A 20-YEAR-OLD Monte Lane woman was arrested and taken to Jackson County jail last week after police were called to the home she lives with her parents after she and her juvenile sister got in a fight.
According to a Jefferson Police Department incident report, the responding officer met with the parents of the females who said that their two daughters started arguing and fighting prior to the father calling 911. The officer went to the basement of the house where the two girls were and met with them. The 16-year-old sister said that she asked her older sister why she wouldn’t drive her to school since she was always up anyway instead of making their parents get up that early to drive her. Both daughters told the officer that a heated verbal argument ensued between them ending with the older daughter locking the juvenile out of the basement after the juvenile stormed out the back door.
According to the juvenile, she banged on the door to get her sister to let her back in the basement. When the older sister opened the door, she immediately put her fists up as though to strike the juvenile. The juvenile aid she also began yelling and cursing at her while making statements, such as “Come at me, I dare you.” The juvenile said she then charged her older sister and grabbed her by the throat.
The older daughter would not provide details about the situation even when asked multiple times, according to the report. She said her sister grabbed her, but she would not specify where or how. She also would not detail what the argument was about nor was she willing to give any details as to any threats or types of verbal communication exchanged by the two.
Neither sister had any marks on them. Due to the older girl’s unwillingness to provide details and the juvenile’s story and multiple statements of “it was both of us,” the officer deemed both individuals to be aggressors in the situation. The 20-year-old was arrested and charges with simple assault family violence for putting her fists up and yelling at the 16-year-old, putting her in fear of immediately receiving a violent injury, the incident report states. The juvenile was also charged with simple battery family violence for initiating the situation and grabbing the 20-year-old . She was left in the custody of her parents.
The 20-year-old was taken to the Jackson County jail.