A family dispute led to an aggravated assault charge for a pregnant Lilburn woman whose parents wanted her out of the house.
According to an incident report from the , the 29-year-old daughter, who is six months pregnant, put a knife to her stepfather’s throat after an argument escalated May 11 at a residence in the 200 block of Hokes Place. No injuries were reported, but the stepdaughter was arrested.
In his incident report, officer G.J. Reed wrote that the mother and daughter had been arguing and that sometime after the stepfather had returned home from work, he told the daughter he wanted her out of the house. What started the argument was not revealed in the police report.
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The argument then turned when the daughter went into the kitchen and returned with a 10-inch knife and held it to the stepfather’s throat.
“I thought she was going to cut me, so all I could do was stand there and be bold,” the stepfather told Reed.
The stepdaughter was in her bedroom when police arrived. She told police, “They want to throw me out of the house and I told them they just couldn’t throw me out.” She said she went into her bedroom to get awat, but the arguing continued with the stepfather. She said, “He chest-bumped me and I felt like I needed to protect myself and my baby, and went to the kitchen and got a knife.” She had the knife hidden between the mattresses of the bed, but willfully gave it to police.
As the Officer Reed was escorting the stepdaughter to the patrol car, other family members who had arrived at the residence began screaming at the mother, saying “That’s your daughter. How could you have your pregnant daughter locked up?” Family members left the premises after being told several times to leave, according to the incident report.
The stepdaughter was taken to the county jail and the knife placed into evidence at police headquarters.
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