SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A female transient who allegedly stabbed a man in the East Village last week in what a prosecutor called an "unprovoked" attack pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
Maryann Victoria Reeves, 24, was ordered held on $75,000 bail. She faces four years in prison if convicted.
Deputy District Attorney Daniel Gochnour told Judge Lorna Alksne that Reeves, in an alleged "senseless, violent and unprovoked" attack, stabbed the
39-year-old victim in the neck with a "Rambo-style" knife.
The victim -- whose name was not released due to the ongoing investigation -- suffered a 1/2-inch puncture wound and was treated at a hospital for a non-life threatening injury, the prosecutor said.
Reeves was arrested Christmas Eve morning in the 300 block of Park Boulevard near K Street, the location where the victim was stabbed about 7:40 p.m the night before, police said.
Police Officer Robert Heims said the victim was attacked as he attempted to bum a cigarette from someone in a group of people.
Reeves -- who on jail records is listed at 5 feet 7 and 395 pounds -- walked up to the victim and told him to get away from her things just before
she allegedly stabbed him in the side of the neck, according to Heims.
The defendant fled but was arrested hours later.
Reeves will be back in court Jan. 11 for a readiness conference and Jan. 13 for a preliminary hearing.
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