A fight between two parents ended with both of them in jail Monday after the woman pointed a loaded gun at her husband, according to Charleston police.
Taneshia Denise Ancrum, 33, of Cruill Drive, was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and released from the Charleston County jail on a $25,000 personal-recognizance bond.
Her husband, Austine Jarod Huggins, 29, of the same address, was charged with criminal domestic violence and also released.
Officers went to the house about 12:20 a.m. Monday after one of their children called 911, according to an incident report.
A Smith and Wesson 9 mm pistol was lying on a bed, with a live round in the chamber and five more in the magazine, according to the incident report. Officers said Ancrum told them she got the gun from a dresser drawer when she and her husband were physically fighting in the kitchen.
Two children witnessed the fight. They told police that after their father tried to hit their mother with the microwave, their mother picked up a kitchen knife, then both of them dropped their weapons and grabbed each other. Ancrum then got Huggins' gun, pointed it at him and told him to get out or she would shoot him, according to the report.
The children were turned over to their grandmother.
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