Upon arrival at the home Deputies made entry and were confronted by the 6 year old child who appeared larger …than normal for a 6 year old and weighed approximately 100 pounds. The male child immediately charged at deputies and had a large butcher type knife in each hand. As the male charged at the Deputies and was waving both knives in a slashing motion and attempting to stab the Deputies.
One shot of pepper spray was sprayed at the child which caused him to drop the knives and fall to the ground. The child was then taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Mertitus Medical Center for a mental evaluation. No criminal charges are being filed at this time due to the age of the child. The child was not harmed as a result of the pepper spray. No Deputies were injured.
The child’s grandmother did suffer a laceration on her hand but refused medical treatment.