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Arcata woman convicted of assault with a deadly weapon

EUREKA - An Arcata woman accused of felony assault with a deadly weapon has been found guilty by a jury in Eureka. Convicted was 33-year old Elmy Workman.

On May 20, this past summer,  Workman’s son, Dennis was in an argument with Angela Pitts, the mother of his child near the 500 block of G Street in Arcata. The argument escalated and derogatory words were allegedly spoken by Pitt’s regarding Elmy Workman who was nearby in a car.

Workman then allegedly got out of the vehicle with a knife and stabbed Pitts deep in her abdomen causing life threatening injuries.Workman is facing up to seven years for the crime. The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Zachary Curtis.