BUHL — Police say a Buhl woman threw a knife at her adult son and threatened to kill him during an argument.

Tracy Lynn Allred, 47, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, and resisting/obstructing an officer.

According to a police affidavit, officers were called to Allred’s house Tuesday night. Her adult son, Jeffrey, told them his mother had punched him in the face, thrown a knife at him and slashed a tire on his truck after he got angry with her about a phone conversation he overheard.

Jeffrey said that when the two started arguing, his mother hit him and said she was going to kill him, and he shoved her away. As he was leaving the house, his mother threw a 14-inch kitchen knife out the front door at him, Jeffrey said. The knife did not hit him.

Jeffrey told police that he picked up the knife and put it in the back of his pickup truck; Tracy allegedly went back inside and came out with another knife, which she used to slash a tire on Jeffrey’s truck.

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When questioned by police, Tracy said that she slapped her son in the face and the two “shoved each other around” before Jeffrey left, according to the affidavit. She admitted to throwing the knife, but said it was not close to Jeffrey, police said.

Tracy told officers that she slashed her son’s tire because he “came back after her,” according to the affidavit.

Aggravated assault is a felony; battery and resisting or obstructing an officer are misdemeanors.

Allred was jailed on a $30,000 bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 4.

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