(Denton, Md) - Maryland State troopers arrested a Delaware woman in connection with a stabbing in Dorchester County.

The victim is identified as Shanyda Milton, 25, of Hurlock, Maryland. Milton was transported via ambulance by emergency medical personnel to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Dorchester, where she is being treated for her injuries.

The accused is identified as Shameka Matthews, 26, of Laurel, Delaware. She is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, reckless endangerment and malicious destruction of property. She is being held without bond at the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Shortly after 5:00 am Friday morning July 21, 2017, troopers from the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack responded to a home in the 4700 block of Jones Village Road in Hurlock on a report of a domestic situation. Responding troopers found the victim outside the home with multiple stab wounds to her upper body. Police believe the two women involved in the dispute are sisters.

Investigators learned the victim and the accused were engaged in a verbal argument before the altercation turned physical. The preliminary investigation indicates Matthews then retrieved a box cutter and stabbed Milton as other family members tried to stop the altercation outside the house.