Kansas City police on Sunday arrested a grandmother accused of using brass knuckles with a built-in knife to slash the face of her son’s girlfriend during an argument.
By CHRISTINE VENDEL
The Kansas City Star
The victim suffered a 10-inch gash down the left side of her face extending from the top of her head to her chin. She required immediate plastic surgery.
Jackson County prosecutors on Monday charged Vera Adams, 42, with first-degree assault, armed criminal action and possession of an illegal weapon.
The incident began about 11:20 p.m. Saturday when the 23-year-old victim got a phone call from Adams, who told her to bring back the car she had borrowed, authorities said. The victim loaded her 11-month-old baby — Adams’ grandson — into the car and drove to Adams’ home in the 1400 block of East 82nd Street.
Adams was waiting outside and told the victim to get into the passenger seat. Adams got in the driver’s seat and started driving to the victim’s home. She yelled at the victim the whole time about “not returning the vehicle on time,” according to police reports.
When they arrived at the victim’s home in the 13200 block of Wornall Road, Adams told the victim to hurry up and get out of the car. The victim apparently didn’t move fast enough, authorities said, and Adams got out of the car, walked to the passenger side and allegedly started pushing and kicking at the victim as she held her baby’s car seat. Adams knocked the victim and the baby to the ground, then slashed at the victim with the brass knuckles when the victim tried to stand, according to court records.
“I got you,” Adams said, according to court records.
The victim called police about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers found the victim sitting on her front steps wearing a bloody T-shirt and holding a blood-soaked shirt against her face.
Police arrested Adams on Sunday night after they were called to her house on another disturbance. She declined to talk to detectives Monday and instead asked for an attorney.
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