Police have charged a 36-year-old Evanston woman with stabbing another woman in a dispute over a man they both knew.

Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther says officers were called about 7:50 p.m. Tuesday to the running track behind Evanston Township High School, where they found a 40-year-old woman who’d been stabbed three times in the back and left shoulder.

Guenther says fire paramedics treated the victim, an Evanston resident, for the non-life-threatening injuries at the scene and transported her to a hospital.

He says interviews led police to take Adria Joi Marjorie Watkins of 424 South Blvd. into custody at the scene.

He says Watkins and the victim, who’d known each other for a decade, got into an argument over the phone earlier in the day about “a mutual male acquaintance.”

When they saw each other at football practice at the school that evening, their argument resumed and led, Guenther says, to Watkins stabbing the victim three times with a small kitchen knife.

Watkins now has been charged with one felony count of aggravated battery and is scheduled to appear in Skokie district court at 9 a.m. on Nov. 9.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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