West Jordan teen in custody after allegedly headbutting his mom, threatening her with machete

Posted at 2:58 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 16:59:48-05

WEST JORDAN, Utah — Police booked a 15-year-old boy into juvenile detention Saturday after the teen allegedly threatened his mother with a machete he had received as a Christmas gift and also headbutted her.

Sgt. Keith Bronson, West Jordan Police Department, said officers were called to a home in the area of 6300 South Dixie Drive in West Jordan regarding an ungovernable juvenile around 4 p.m.

Police learned that the teen had been playing a board game when his mother asked for some help around the house. The teen refused the request, and an argument ensued. The game was tipped over during the argument, and the teen demanded that his mother help him find all of the pieces, but she declined and instead went to her room.

Bronson said that the teen responded by grabbing a machete he had received for Christmas and threatening his mother with the weapon. The teen allegedly headbutted his mother, hurting her nose.

At that time the mom called 911, and police arrived to take the teen into custody. He was booked on aggravated assault and assault charges. The identity of the suspect has not been released, as he is a minor. It does not appear the teen has a previous history with legal troubles.