A woman faces felony assault charges for threatening to cut a 10-year-old girl’s throat with a box cutter.
The woman, Kimberly Gaylene Martin, 35, reportedly admitted to the crime when questioned by police. She faces three to six years in prison if convicted on the charge of aggravated assault. Her preliminary hearing date has been set for July 23.
Martin was arrested after police answered a disturbance call on Yager Road regarding an armed person. When they arrived, they talked to Martin who confessed to making the threat against the 10-year-old girl and the child’s mother.
According to McMinnville policewoman Leilani DeFore, Martin became angry when the little girl came to her residence. She had reportedly warned the girl not to come back around her 13-year-old son. When she came back after the warning, that’s when Martin said she pulled out the box cutter and flipped open the razor to expose it while making the threat.
“Ms. Martin stated that she exposed the box cutter while threatening to cut her throat as well as her mother’s throat if she did not stay away from her son,” DeFore said in her warrant against Martin.
The girl ran home after hearing the threat and reported what happened to her mother.