By Bonnie Culverhouse
A verbal argument turned into domestic violence Saturday night when a local woman used a knife on her male partner.
Tynequa Lott, 22, of the 600 block of Marion St., Minden, is charged with domestic abuse battery with a deadly weapon with child endangerment and on an active bench warrant.
Minden Police Chief Jared McIver said Sgt. Christopher Cayer was dispatched to the Marion Street address around 5 p.m. Saturday in reference to a domestic disturbance. At the same time, Lt. Chris Hammontree was dispatched to the complainant’s address in the 1300 block of East Street.
“When Sgt. Cayer arrived at Marion Street, Lt. Hammontree advised him that his subject was stabbed by Lott,” McIver said. “Cayer called Lott out of her residence, then he secured the scene. Lott’s 1-year-old child was present, and Cayer handed him over to a family member.”
Lott reportedly told Cayer that she and her partner were getting dressed to attend a party when they began arguing. She told officers she went to her bedroom and called her mother and, while talking on the phone, continued arguing with the other subject while he stood at the door.
“She said her partner grabbed her phone and refused to return it,” said the chief. “Lott grabbed her partner with force, trying to retrieve her phone and as he bent over, she began striking him to the back of his head with a closed fist.”
Lott told the officers she was pushed off her partner, took the child and attempted to leave the residence, but her partner refused to allow her to leave.
“So she armed herself with knife and commanded for him to move and allow her to leave,” McIver said. “She said she jabbed the knife in his direction, stabbing him.”
The partner reportedly fled the residence and called 911 for emergency assistance.
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