Woman charged with threatening teen girls, attacking one

Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

Police arrested a Gainesville woman Monday night after they say she threatened two teenage girls with a knife and battered one of them.

Marilyn Gordon
Marilyn Gordon

The 15-year-old and 16-year-old cousins had gone to 1207 NE 25th Terrace to visit their grandmother at 6:30 p.m. When they got to the home, they began arguing with their grandmother's roommate, Marilyn Gordon, 58, according to a Gainesville Police Department report.

Police said Gordon grabbed a large 12-inch knife and approached the two teens in a threatening manner, holding the knife above her head in a striking position. Both victims told police they thought Gordon was going to kill them, the report said.

The victims said they went outside of the home to escape Gordon and that Gordon threw the knife in the kitchen sink. The 15-year-old went back inside the house, and two witnesses told police Gordon began physically fighting with the teen, pulling out some of the teen's hair braids, the report said.

Gordon was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault and one misdemeanor count of simple battery, according to the report. She was being held Tuesday at the Alachua County jail.

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