11-year-old Lehigh girl accused of battery, aggravated assault

An 11-year-old Lehigh Acres girl was arrested Wednesday after threatening her mother’s friend with a knife, according to Lee deputies.

The girl, who lives in the 400 block of Greenwood Avenue, faces charges of domestic violence battery and felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

According to Lee County Sheriff’s Office reports:

Deputies arrived to the house and found everyone calm and a kitchen knife with a 6-inch blade on the hood of a car in the driveway. A 33-year-old woman, who lives with the girl and her 31-year-old mother, said the girl was doing dishes when a disagreement between the two escalated to where the girl became angry. She threw a toy at another person in the house.

The girl then charged at the woman “and violently waved the knife in her face while she was approximately an arm length away.” The woman jumped out of the way, grabbed the girl’s arm causing her to lose grip on the knife and grabbed it from her.

The knife was placed on the hood of a car parked outside. The girl ran outside and threw items at the woman’s car.

The woman said she "feared for her life" and called officers, according to the report.

After deputies arrived, the girl said she had no intentions of stabbing anyone, according to reports.

The girl’s mother also gave deputies a statement and the girl was arrested.

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