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7:44 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

Woman accused of throwing cake, knife during argument

PRESCOTT - A woman was arrested after a fight with her husband in which police said she threw a knife and a cake at a wall, police reported.

The 29-year-old woman was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct per domestic violence after police responded to a neighbor's call reporting "yelling and screaming between a man and a woman" on March 16, the report said.

When police arrived at the home on Gail Gardner Way, they found the shouting had subsided, and the husband answered their knock at the door, saying, "Thank God you guys are here."

He told officers that the fight started over some barbecue food and escalated until he told the woman to get out of the house. "Once he told (her) to get out, she became very irate and began throwing multiple items at him," the report states, and "continued to find items around the house" to throw at him.

She threw a cake at the wall and, he said, threw a knife at a wall, although police did not locate it.

Two children, 10 and 7 years old, saw the fight, and one confirmed that she was throwing things at the husband. The other said he held her down, and police found bruises on her arms.

The man said he did hold her down to keep her from leaving with his car keys.

She was booked into the Camp Verde jail; the case was turned over to the city prosecutor for review of possible charges against the husband.