Is a Pen Mightier than the Sword?

April 4, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A north valley woman is in jail tonight accused of stabbing her neighbor with a writing pen.Merced County Deputies said 26-year-old Nakia Rhodes got into an argument with the neighbor over money. When the fight turned physical, investigators said Rhodes first punched the victim, then stabbed her several times with a blue ball-point pen.

The victim had scratches, bruises and a puncture wound in her chest. She's expected to recover.

Rhodes was arrested and remains in jail on assault charges.