An Albion Park Rail drug addict who stabbed a woman in the stomach with a bright pink knife has been sentenced to at least nine months behind bars.
Kerrie Stone was looking for a male associate when she turned up at the victim’s Oak Flats home just after 5am on September 16 last year.
Stone knocked on the door but was told by the victim she was at the wrong unit and to leave.
However, Stone pulled the knife out and demanded to know where the man was.
She then pushed the knife into the victim’s stomach before walking into the unit, taking a set of car keys belonging to the man she had been looking for (who was inside the whole time) and exiting the unit.
The woman then got into the man’s Mitsubishi Triton and drove off.
The victim told a friend to call the police, who arrived a short time later, along with paramedics.
She was treated at the scene.
Meantime, the male owner of the vehicle contacted police at 10 o’clock that morning saying his vehicle was parked in the grounds of Shellharbour Hospital.
It was subsequently towed to a police holding yard for forensic examination.
Stone was arrested 24 hours later at her home in Bolwarra Place.
She was charged with reckless wounding, to which she peladed guilty.
In court on Tuesday, defence lawyer Matthew Barnes said Stone had been addicted to methamphetamine at the time. He said she was committed to undertaking drug and alcohol counselling when released from prison.
Magistrate Michael Stoddart imposed an 18-month prison term, with a nine-month non-parole period.
With time served, she will be released on August 4.