Pregnant Teen Throws Knives At Mother, Fiancé

FERNDALE (WWJ) – A Ferndale mother who was trying to break up an argument in her home called 911 as her pregnant teenage daughter threw knives at her.

According to police, the situation began on March 28 when 18-year-old Jenna Spraggins began arguing with her 19-year-old fiancé over circumstances leading up to their future wedding, including the fact that he had not yet bought her a wedding ring.

Trying to dissolve the argument, the mother told Spraggins to go to her room, then went outside to avoid the yelling.

Moments passed and the mother continued to hear the argument escalate, so she went back inside to investigate. Police said when she walked in the house, she found the teenagers yelling and hitting each other.

The mother told police she was trying to separate the fighting couple when her daughter hit her and ran into the kitchen.

Police said Spraggins grabbed knives from the kitchen and started throwing them at her mother and fiancé. That’s when the mother called 911 around 4:30 pm.

Spraggins was arraigned in Ferndale District Court on March 29 and was released after posting 10 percent of her $2,500 bond. She is due in court on Thursday to face two felony assault charges and two misdemeanor counts of domestic violence.


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