A Kennebec County grand jury has indicted two Waterville women on aggravated attempted murder and other charges after they allegedly conspired to lure a woman to a remote location in China and stab her in November.

Carissa Butkewicz, 23, and Tiffany Glidden, 20, both of Waterville, were indicted Wednesday on charges of aggravated attempted murder, attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, elevated aggravated assault, aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit elevated aggravated assault.

According to police, the two texted 24-year-old Katheryn L. Hopkins and asked her to meet them on Fire Road 17 in China Nov. 4.

When Hopkins arrived, Butkewicz entered her vehicle and stabbed her in the stomach with an 8-inch kitchen knife, Hopkins said. Glidden, who had been hiding behind a tree, then emerged and smashed Hopkins’ windshield with a baseball bat as the injured woman attempted to flee the scene, according to police.

Hopkins, who sustained life-threatening injuries in the attack, drove about a half mile to a house, where a resident called an ambulance. She was taken to MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta, where she remained for 10 days before being released.

After the attack, Butkewicz and Glidden got a ride to the End Zone, a sports pub and restaurant in Waterville, police said.

Karen Willette, who drove the woman to the establishment, told police that Butkewicz told her, “I just hurt someone really…bad,” according to an affidavit filed in connection with an application for an arrest warrant.

Maine State Police arrested Butkewicz the same day. Glidden surrendered herself to Waterville police the next day. Both women were wanted at the time of the stabbing on unrelated charges.

The identical six-count indictments also charged the pair with conspiracy and assault, including elevated aggravated assault.

Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney has declined to discuss the motive for the attack. Butkewicz and Glidden had previously been scheduled to appear in Kennebec Superior Court on Jan. 13 for a status conference.

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