Posted 9 months ago
By John Axtell
A Chadron woman originally scheduled for trial this month in Dawes County District Court for allegedly slashing 3 of her family members with a box cutter during this year’s Fur Trade Days celebration has instead accepted a plea agreement.
47-year old Sherlynn Lame was facing 3 counts each of 2nd-degree assault and felony use of a deadly weapon, but will now be sentenced February 11 on single counts of terroristic threats and attempted 2nd-degree assault.
Court documents show that Lame and her extended family were together when a disagreement escalated and she allegedly slashed 3 male family members with a box cutter, then threatened to kill a Chadron police officer as he was helping arrest her.
Two of the family members who were slashed were taken by ambulance to Chadron Community Hospital, where they were treated and released.