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2 suspects arrested in connection with stabbing at Virginia Beach adult entertainment club

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Nov 14, 2018
and last updated 2020-02-26 16:03:14-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Two women were arrested after an October stabbing at the Mermaids Gentleman’s Club.

On October 28 at approximately 1:40 a.m., dispatchers received a call in reference to a stabbing at 1724 Potters Road. When officers arrived, they located a 22-year-old woman with life-threatening stab wounds.

The two suspects, identified as 27-year-old Norfolk woman Joy Ann Depenbrock and 25-year-old Virginia Beach woman Evelyn Nicole Thomas, were not on the scene when police arrived.

Depenbrock has been charged with felonious assault and Thomas has been charged with aggravated malicious wounding.

On October 22, 2019, Thomas pleaded guilty to unlawful wounding.

Thomas was sentenced to serve 30 days with good behavior for three years on Monday. A judge ordered Thomas to one year of supervised probation for one year with no contact to the victim.

Depenbrock was sentenced to 5 years with all but time served suspended and no contact with the victim. She served approximately 7 months in jail.

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