POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - Authorities in southeast Missouri's Butler County say an 11-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly trying to stab a sheriff's deputy and threatening a relative with a knife.
The (Poplar Bluff) Daily American Republic says Butler
County sheriff's authorities are seeking felony charges of assault and
armed criminal action.
The boy has been referred to county juvenile authorities, and his name hasn't been released.
Court documents allege that during a dispute with
his mother Monday, the boy grabbed a knife and chased her before she
sought refuge with two other children in a bedroom.
Authorities say that the boy then tried to stab a
responding deputy through a doorway opening before the child was
disarmed and arrested.
Information from: Daily American Republic, http://www.darnews.com
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