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March 20, 2012

Woman accused of teacup assault misses court

McALESTER — A McAlester woman accused of assaulting another woman with a teacup bailed out of jail and then missed her court date.

Amber Nicole Stidham, 26, posted a $10,000 bond Thursday and was released form the Pittsburg County Jail. Then she failed to appear Friday for her scheduled court appearance.

According to court records, Stidham’s bond was revoked and a bench warrant was issued.

Stidham is facing a charge of aggravated assault and battery for allegedly striking Carol Joy Stidham in the mouth with a cup of tea.

According to court records, the altercation took place March 11 and Carol Stidham’s lip was split up to her nose and a tooth was knocked out by the alleged assault.

When police contacted Amber Stidham, she allegedly told the officers that she had been arguing with Carol Stidham in the driveway of a McAlester home when “she threw her cup of tea at Carol hitting her in the face,” court documents state.

McAlester resident Casey Biafore witnessed the alleged assault. “I thought it hit the truck the way it sounded,” Biafore told the News-Capital regarding the cup of tea hitting Carol Stidham’s face.

Contact Rachel Petersen at rpetersen@mcalesternews.com.

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