REPORT: Woman tells police "hell yeah" she would attack co-worker again
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The woman that was arrested last Friday night for attacking a co-worker at the Bellagio hotel-casino told police "hell yeah" when she was asked if she would do it again.
According to the report received from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Brenda Stokes (also known as Brenda Wilson) also told police officers "I would have whooped that ass, I would have killed her" and that "I should have killed her."
LVMPD responded to a call that a female employee was in custody for cutting another female employee at the Bellagio on Dec. 21.
Upon arrival, police officers made contact with Stokes, who was wearing a white sweatshirt and white sweatpants that were stained with blood.
Stokes, age 50, told police officers that she had been friends with the co-worker she was accused of slashing but had recently began receiving harassing phone calls from the victim.
Stokes allegedly approached the victim, 44-year-old Joyce Rhone, at a blackjack table on the night of Dec. 21 with razor blades in each hand. Wilson is accused of then swinging at Rhones' face, cutting her multiple times.
A casino patron at the table stopped the attack and held Stokes for security. Two razor blades were recovered from the scene of the attack by hotel security. Stokes also had three more razor blades in a bag in her possession.
Rhone was hospitalized with deep cuts on her face.
Stokes also told police that she had gone to her doctor earlier in the week and told him that she needed to be admitted to the hospital because she felt like she wanted to hurt someone. She also told police that although she takes Xanax occasionally for anxiety, she had not taken it the day of the attack.
Police are currently searching for a 10-year-old girl that reportedly left her home in the company of Stokes earlier in the day on Dec. 21. They were supposed to be shopping and it was not unusual for the girl, Jade Morris, to spend time with Stokes.
The case was initially treated as a missing persons but homicide detectives have now taken over the investigation.
Jade, who is about five feet tall and 70 pounds, was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and a long brown jacket.
Stokes was driving a red, 2007 four-door Saab when she picked up Jade.
Stokes is engaged to the father of the missing girl.