Kingman man grabs Weedwacker when mom tries to dispose of his pot

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KINGMAN, Ariz. -- Mohave County sheriff's deputies say a 21-year-old Kingman man allegedly threatened his mother with a Weedwacker after she told him she was going to dispose of the marijuana he was growing.

Nathaniel Edward Grimes was arrested Sunday evening on a felony charge of aggravated assault per domestic violence, along with misdemeanor charges of criminal damage and trespassing. 

Mohave County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Trish Carter said deputies responded to a Kingman home after receiving a call from Grimes' mother. She told them she recently learned that her son was growing marijuana in his garage and she had tried to convince him to destroy it, but he refused.

She then told her son that she was going to dispose of the marijuana, but she said she retreated when he picked up a handheld Weedwacker and started coming toward her.

Grimes apparently left the scene when deputies arrived.

A K-9 was used to track Grimes for nearly a mile. He jumped a fence into a wrecking yard when he noticed the deputy with his K-9. The dog was deployed and Grimes was taken into custody.

Carter said Grimes suffered two small puncture wounds to his forehead and was treated by medical personnel.

Grimes was booked into the Mohave County Jail.

Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement Team (MAGNET) detectives executed a search warrant at Grimes' residence and found a small marijuana grow operation.

The investigation continues and more charges are pending.