• Two women charged with assault with deadly weapon after fight

    By: Nate Stewart


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Police say a fight between two women left one in the hospital and a car smashed into a northeast Charlotte home.

    Police said the argument started just after sunrise this morning. Neighbors who saw it said they woke to see a car smashing into a house over and over and another woman being stabbed.

    Channel 9 cameras were rolling as police hauled Melanie Hannah off in handcuffs and placed her in the back of a squad car.

    Officers say she stabbed Larnetta Adams.

    Police said the fight between the two women started inside this home on Oren Thompson Road in northeast Charlotte around 6 a.m. Wednesday. They said things quickly escalated when Adams tried to drive off with Hannah's arm rolled up in the driver's side window. Then, while still attached to the car, investigators said she hit the gas smashing Hannah into the front of the house.

    "At first I thought, 'Maybe OK celebrating New Year's, maybe somebody did it accidentally.' But he (my husband) said the car backed up and kept ramming into the house," said neighbor Valerie Myers.

    Two doors down, Myers said her and her husband were asleep when they woke up to chaos.

    "He said a car is ramming in a house, I'm like, 'You're dreaming.' He said, "No. A car in going into the house,'" said Myers.

    Police say Hannah rolled off the car and into the house, grabbed an iron rod and started hitting Adams in the head. Detectives said next she dropped the rod, grabbed a knife and stabbed Adams in the shoulder. Friends visiting the house told us the argument was over money.

    "I think that was pretty much was it was," said a friend.

    Adams was released from the hospital with minor injuries and both women are in jail Wednesday.

    Both are charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

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