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Police Blotter: Knife pulled in spanking dispute

Rain Smith, NET News Service • Dec 24, 2013 at 12:24 PM

Police responded to a residence on Carters Valley Road, where a woman had reportedly been screaming for help. She told a deputy that her 8-year-old grandson had scratched her on the chest, and when she attempted to whip the child her husband intervened. An argument ensued about how to discipline the boy, according to the woman, with her husband at one point holding a knife to her neck. He left prior to police arrival, and she reported that she wasn't in any fear. A primary aggressor could not be determined, and no action was taken.