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Employee puts HR representative in choke hold, stabs her with pen while resigning from Troy company

Sakyra Ellis accused of attacking human resources employee

Sakyra Keyona Ellis (WDIV)
Sakyra Keyona Ellis (WDIV)

TROY, Mich. – A 28-year-old woman is accused of attacking a human resources employee while resigning from a Troy company.

Officers were called to a business on West Big Beaver Road around 1:30 p.m. July 3 after reports of an employee being stabbed with a pen.

The human resources employee said Sakyra Keyona Ellis, 28, of Redford Township, was resigning from the company and turning in her equipment when she turned in a broken computer tablet.

When the HR employee told Ellis she had to pay $500 for the tablet to be fixed, Ellis got angry, officials said. She put the HR employee into a choke hold and stabbed her with a pen, according to authorities.

Ellis fled the office before police arrived, but her black 206 Nissan Altima was pulled over near I-75 and West 14 Mile Road. She was arrested and charged with assault and battery.

Ellis was arraigned Friday and is being held on $250 bail.


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