A runaway teen who came home threatened to stab her mother when the two argued about the teen having run away in the first place, said Bulloch County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Gene McDaniel.
Around 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Bulloch County Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas Scripture responded to a call on Rough Rider Road regarding a family disturbance, according to sheriff's incident reports.
Scripture arrived at the scene and was "motioned to come into the residence quickly," he wrote in reports.
McDaniel said the incident began when a teenaged girl, who had run away from home, returned to the residence and began an altercation with her mother.
"When her mother tried to deal with (the runaway,) the juvenile was resistant," he said.
The teen left the home and returned with a man whom McDaniel was unsure of his relation to the girl. "She called this man to argue with her mother," he said.
During the course of the argument the girl grabbed a kitchen knife and threatened to kill her mother, he said.
By the time Scripture arrived at the scene, the teen had been disarmed and was in her room. But when Scripture began " trying to stabilize the situation," the teen came out of her room and she and the man, later identified as Ed Charles Wells, 21, Rough Rider Road, began arguing again.
Considering the disturbance both the teen and Wells were causing, Scripture placed the girl under arrest, charged with aggravated assault (family violence), terroristic threats, simple battery, disorderly conduct and unruly juvenile, McDaniel said.
Wells continued a verbal tirade and when additional deputies arrived to assist Scripture, they took him into custody as well, charging him with disorderly conduct.
Wells was taken to the Bulloch County Jail, while the teen was transported to Claxton Regional Youth Detention Center, McDaniel said.