By Bonnie Culverhouse
A woman trying to defend her children will not be charged for stabbing her boyfriend in the back.
Jamarcus Reamer, 39, of Minden was arrested Friday afternoon by Minden Police for cruelty to a juvenile and domestic abuse with child endangerment.
According to Minden detective Lt. Keith King, the patrol division of Minden Police had the case in hand before he arrived on the scene, which was the female’s residence in the 700 block of E. Union.
“Reamer had been verbally abusing a nonverbal autistic nine-year-old boy, who is also his son,” King said. “A 20-year-old, who is not Reamer’s son, told the mother that Reamer had been verbally abusing the younger child for a while, but the mother woke up yesterday (Friday, August 27) and witnessed him doing it.”
King said the mother told Reamer to “get his stuff” and leave the residence, and “they got into it.”
The older son reportedly tried to defend his mother.
“When he did, the nine-year-old came over there and Reamer struck the child, spinning him around,” King said. “When the 20-year-old tried again to intervene, he somehow fell on the floor, and Reamer began choking him.”
The mother reportedly grabbed a knife and demanded Reamer stop strangling her older son.
“He looked at her and went right back to choking the older boy again,” King said. “In her mind, she was in fear of bodily harm or death to her kid.”
At that point, she stabbed Reamer in the back.
“The revised statute is very clear, you have the right to defend yourself and others,” King continued. “It’s probably the only time you can stab someone in the back and not be charged.”
EMS reportedly located Reamer at a girlfriend’s residence. He was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with non-life-threatening injuries.
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