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Fulton woman arrested for threatening children

By ABC 17 News Staff, news@kmiz.com
Sherree Burruss, Sports Reporter, sherree.burruss@kmiz.com
Published On: May 30 2013 07:41:00 AM CDT
Updated On: May 31 2013 12:36:25 AM CDT

Police arrested Gwendolyn Bruce Wednesday night for chasing her children with a knife.

FULTON, Mo. -

Police arrested Gwendolyn Bruce Wednesday night for chasing her children with a knife.

Officers were called to a disturbance at around 7:30 p.m. at a home on Pioneer Drive in Fulton.

The Callaway County prosecutor charged Bruce with second-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Bruce could face up to 11 years in jail.

Court documents reveal Bruce was spanking her 6-year-old with a flip-flop and yelling.

Her 17-year-old son moved the younger son away.

Court documents read Bruce then grabbed a butter knife, then a steak knife and chased her 17-year-old son around the house.

Police say she was threatening to kill her son and chased him outside.

Law enforcement arrived at the scene and arrested Bruce.

"As a parent, it's angering because I have four kids and there is no way that thought crosses my head even on the worse days so I couldn't imagine what caused somebody to do that," Lance Miller, Bruce's neighbor, said.

The 6-year old and 17-year-old son are in the care of family members.

Bruce is in the Callaway County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

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