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Charges dropped against Buhl woman accused of throwing knife

Charges dropped against Buhl woman accused of throwing knife

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TWIN FALLS — The prosecutor’s office has dropped two charges against a Buhl woman previously accused of throwing a knife during an argument with her adult son.

Tracy Allred, 47, was charged two weeks ago with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and resisting or obstructing an officer. The aggravated assault and battery charges have since been dismissed.

“We didn’t believe, with the witnesses we had and evidence we had at the time, that we could win that case beyond a reasonable doubt,” Twin Falls prosecuting attorney Grant Loebs said.

At the time of Allred’s arrest, her son told police that his mother had punched him in the face, thrown a knife in his direction and threatened to kill him after the two got into an argument about a phone conversation he overheard, according to a police affidavit.

The affidavit said Allred admitted to slapping her son in the face and throwing the knife, though she pointed out that the knife was not close to hitting her son.

The prosecutor’s office made a motion Friday to dismiss the charges, but Loebs noted in an interview that Allred could hypothetically be charged again if the prosecutor’s office were to find stronger witnesses or evidence.

“Sometimes these things can change,” Loebs said.

Allred is still charged with resisting or obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor.

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