WARREN — A Warren woman was charged with stabbing another woman last week for no apparent reason.

Claire Turner, 31, was arrested Friday, July 15, and charged with Class B aggravated assault.

According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the victim said Turner approached her as if she wanted a hug and then Turner stabbed her with a serrated knife. The victim was having trouble breathing and was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

Police were able to speak to the victim at the hospital. Her condition was not detailed in the police affidavit.

The stabbing is alleged to have occurred Wednesday night, July 13, and Turner was arrested two days later.

Much of the hearing held Monday, July 18, in the Knox County court was centered on whether Turner was competent to understand her rights. Defense attorney for the day Marina Sideris asked a state examination be done on Turner to determine if she was competent.

Justice Jeffrey Hjelm set bail at $1,000 cash. She is on probation for a domestic violence assault in December 2021 and is being held on a probation hold. Justice Hjelm said jail was not the appropriate place for a person with mental health challenges but bail was needed in the interim for public safety.

Also on July 18, a hearing was held in court on an unrelated case involving Christopher D. Hooper, 44, of Warren, who was arrested for domestic violence assault for an assault that occurred July 6 in Thomaston.

He pleaded not guilty. Bail was set at $5,000 cash.

An affidavit filed by Thomaston police in court said that Hooper slapped an elderly woman in the face in Thomaston.