Police: York City woman used blade in assault

  • A York City woman allegedly used a blade during an assault last week.
  • Sharonda Gilchrist, 33, is charged with aggravated assault.
  • Gilchrist remains in York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

A York City woman allegedly cut a man with a razor blade during an assault last week.

Police say Sharonda Gilchrist denied cutting the man and told them she had only pushed him backward.

Gilchrist, 33, of the 900 block of West Princess Street, is charged with aggravated assault and simple assault.

Incident: York City Police responded to Gilchrist's residence about 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 for a report of a stabbing.

When they arrived, police say, they found a man who told officers that Gilchrist was mad at him and cut him with a razor blade.

Sharonda Gilchrist

The man said he had gotten home from work and was in the second-floor bathroom when Gilchrist approached him and began arguing with him, documents state.

She became mad and took a white razor blade and cut him with two slashing motions on his right shoulder, police said. The man was emphatic that he didn't push, hit or choke Gilchrist, according to court documents.

Police say the man had a gaping wound on the back of his shoulder that was bleeding down his arm. 

The cut was smooth and straight, and police say it looked like it came from a razor blade.

Gilchrist told officials the two were arguing in the bathroom when the man grabbed her and choked her, according to court documents. Gilchrist said that to get him off of her, she pushed him backward, police said.

She denied having a razor blade and said the victim must have cut himself on something on the wall or in the bathroom, according to documents.

Gilchrist's neck did not have any marks or bruising on it, police said.

Police searched the bathroom and found nothing that could have cut the man. After the search, Gilchrist was taken into custody.

Gilchrist was remanded to York County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. She does not have an attorney listed.

Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at District Judge Joel Toluba's office.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.