Woman arrested for assaulting bus driver with knife in Winston-Salem

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Hope Nicole Vinson

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A woman is in custody accused of assaulting a bus driver with a knife on Wednesday morning.

Hope Nicole Vinson, 26, is charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and disorderly conduct by violence.

Officers responded to the Clark Campbell Transit Center, located at 100 W. Fifth St., in reference to a stabbing call at 10:18 a.m.

Investigation revealed that Vinson got on WSTA bus No. 1049 and started yelling out a window because she was upset.

The bus driver, Terry Lee Martin, told Vinson to stop yelling and using profanity.

Vinson refused and Martin got off the bus to go get security personnel. Vinson followed him off the bus and used a pocket knife to attack Martin and cut him across his nose and underneath his eye.

Martin was transported to Forsyth Medical Center to be treated for his injuries. His injuries are not life threatening but did require emergency medical treatment.

Vinson was placed in the Forsyth County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 11.