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CROWN POINT — A Gary woman was wanted Friday on charges alleging she slashed her sister-in-law's face after her brother urged the two women to start getting along.

Jamecia L. Allen, 37, is accused of causing an injury to the woman's face that required 15 stitches to close, court records say.

Allen's sister-in-law told police she and her husband, Allen's brother, went to a family party Dec. 31 in the 1500 block of East 36th Place, records state.

Allen's brother hugged both of the women at the same time and told them he loved them both and wanted them to reconcile because it was a new year, records allege.

His wife wanted nothing to do with Allen, because Allen was "obnoxious and rude," records state. 

The woman told police she turned away from her husband and Allen and was served a drink just before Allen "swung at her in a slashing motion." The woman lunged at Allen, knocking her down, records state.

Family members held Allen back as the woman went downstairs, where she looked in a mirror and realized her face had been cut open, according to documents. She told police, "It was horrible."

The woman told police she and her husband made their way out of the residence and called for an ambulance.

Allen was charged Thursday with felony battery by means of a deadly weapon and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

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