A household argument in the 200 block of Banks Street Tuesday afternoon escalated, resulting in the arrest of a woman, said Waycross police.
Police Capt. Benji Hersey said that Jamonda Faison, 23. 205 Banks St., was taken into custody in the yard of the residence at 2015 Banks St. at about 3:10 p.m. Tuesday. As officers arrived, Hersey reported, they saw Faison pointing a handgun at a man who was inside the house.
Hersey said they had been called by the man who reported that he and Faison had argued and that she had taken a hammer and tried to attack him with it. He said he was able to wrest it away from her and throw it into the yard.
The man said Faison then took a gun from a cabinet drawer and that he was able to wrestle the pistol away from her as well. He tossed the gun into the yard too, Hersey said, adding that Faison left the house to retrieve the gun and the hammer.
“The officers were able to arrest her,” Hersey said. “She and the complainant reside at the house. There were two young children who witnessed this, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old.”
Because the violence occurred in the the presence of the children, Faison was charged with cruelty to children, Hersey said.
Charges included battery (family violence), terrorism (family violence) and two counts of cruelty to a child (family violence), he said.
Faison was in the Ware County jail, he said.