• Woman stabbed in June suffers from nightmares of incident

    By: Natalie Pasquarella


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A woman stabbed outside of work told Eyewitness News about the constant nightmare she lives through, knowing her attackers could still be out there.

    Police said they still haven’t found the people responsible.

    “It’s healed,” Lash said, showing her scars. “Yes, this one’s healed, completely healed.”

    Lash said after an attack in June, her scars on the inside are far worse.

    “It’s just a lot of reliving the whole thing. No sleep. Anxiety,” she said.

    The mother of two suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after she was stabbed four times and robbed in the parking lot after leaving work at Presbyterian Hospital.

    She showed Channel 9 her bandages when the incidient happened. Now, she says the horror continues in her nightmares.

    "It'll happen all over again in my head,” Lash said. “At night, I'll wake up sweating, anxious, feel like you can't breathe."

    Lash and her family are moving because the attacker stole her license, car keys and passports.

    The police told Eyewintess News they need the public’s help.

    “A lead would help us tremendously in this particular type of case,” said Sgt. Brian Scharf with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

    Scharf said officers did arrest a man in connection with another incident at the hospital – an armed robbery – but they’re still investigating if Lejarris Williams could also being connected to the stabbing suspect.

    "We're hopeful we have the right person, but I can't really speculate at this point whether or not he is or isn't,” Scharf said.

    The hospital has also made changes.

    Public Safety Director Kip Clark walked Eyewitness News through the parking lot and showed new lighting. There are also six new officers and two more patrol cars.

    "Keeping this officer out here 24 hours a day to make sure that folks feel safe," Clark said.

    Staff also cut back greenery to improve visibility.

    Lash said she’s not ready to go back to work yet. She’s focusing on her children and moving.

    “I haven’t been able to feel safe in this house since it happened,” she said.

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