A woman who pulled a kitchen knife and a spatula during a fight with her mother has been released on time-served.
The woman, Mikha L. Piper, 29, entered a guilty plea to the lesser charge of domestic violence and was given an 11-month, 29-day probationary sentence. She was originally charged with felony assault which could have cost her a minimum of three years in prison.
Police arrived at a residence on Red Road to find her mother’s boyfriend holding Piper at bay with a broom. Piper was clutching a kitchen knife in one hand and a spatula in the other.
“She was advised to drop the weapons and she tossed them into the sink,” said McMinnville police officer Chris Odom.
The officer said he spoke to Piper’s mother and learned her daughter became angry at her after she refused to give her a ride to Nashville. She noted that her daughter had been drinking most of the night.
“She (Piper) spit in her mother’s face and grabbed her around the throat with her hands,” Odom learned during the conversation, noting the mother’s boyfriend had to intervene. It was at that point Piper went to the kitchen and armed herself.
“He stated that she started coming at him with the knife and spatula and he held her off with the broom,” Odom said.