Covelo Woman Arrested for Stabbing Sister
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
While responding Deputies were advised that the victim, Eugenia Phillips, had been transported to the Covelo Volunteer Fire Department by personal vehicle. Another update advised that she had been transported to the Covelo Airport for air ambulance transport.
While Eugenia waited to be transported, the investigating Deputy spoke to her briefly. She was subsequently transported by Cal Star to an out of area trauma center due to multiple life-threatening stab wounds to her torso.
The investigating Deputy concluded that Eugenia and her sister, Audrina Phillips, had an argument over rights to a piece of property on Refuse Road.
The argument became physical and became extremely violent when Audrina produced a knife and stabbed Eugenia with it multiple times.
Two male adults witnessed the stabbing and restrained Audrina for several minutes before she freed herself and left the scene.
Audrina was later transported by ambulance to Howard Memorial Hospital and treated for minor injuries sustained during the fight.
After being treated Deputies arrested her for attempted murder and she was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail to be held in lieu of $125,000.00 bail.
On 05-12-2015 Sheriff’s Detectives conducted follow-up investigations into the incident and learned Eugenia was expected to survive her injuries.