Troopers: Woman arrested for assault, threatening relative with small axe
A 67-year-old woman is accused of choking and punching family members, as well as threatening one with a small axe, during an assault in Putnam Township Monday afternoon.
Michigan State Police Sgt. Mark Thompson released a statement regarding the incident that took place just outside of Washtenaw County. Troopers responded at 4:30 p.m. Monday to a home in the 1100 block of Dexter-Pinckney Road for a report of an assault in progress.
The 67-year-old woman, from Gaines, Mich., reportedly punched a 19-year-old Gaines woman and threatened her with the axe, according to the statement. The older woman also choked a 22-year-old Gaines man, troopers reported.
The 67-year-old was arrested and lodged at the Livingston County Jail to await arraignment on felonious assault charges, according to the statement.
The 22-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant for failing to appear in court on an alcohol-related charge. He was turned over to the White Lake Township Police Department.
No one required medical attention, according to troopers