WHEAT RIDGE - A Lakewood mother was arrested Friday, accused of stabbing herself and her toddler on a Wheat Ridge walking trail last month.
Stephany Harwood, 21, is facing charges of child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.
She told police she was walking on the Greenbelt path Aug. 22 when a man came out of the bushes, chased after them and attacked the two with a knife.
The toddler was stabbed one time in the stomach. Harwood allegedly stabbed herself in the leg. The injuries were non-life threatening.
Harwood told police she knew her attacker. Investigators released a name and picture of the supposed attacker in hopes of locating him.
However, after a lengthy investigation, authorities believe Harwood made up the story and actually committed the attack herself.
Investigators have not revealed a motive behind the stabbings.
She is currently being held at the Jefferson County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.
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