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Rock Hill mom charged with slashing tires, after encouraging daughter to slash them

Kanetra Barnwell
Kanetra Barnwell Rock Hill Police Department

A Rock Hill woman was charged by police Sunday with slashing the tires of a man’s car, after she encouraged her juvenile daughter to slash the tires, police say.

The child was unable to slash the tires, a police report states. The mother, 38-year-old Kanetra Barnwell, was charged after police say she finished the job.

In the incident on Glenarden Drive, Rock Hill Police Department officers were responding to a report of an assault. They were told by the victim that he saw Barnwell get a knife from her car trunk and “encouraged her juvenile daughter” to slash the tires of the victim’s car, a police report states.

The child was unable to slash the tires. Barnwell took the knife and slashed the tires, the report states, and then the two struggled over the knife.

Barnwell alleged the victim was disorderly. Officers charged Barnwell because witnesses saw her slash the tires and they said she was the primary aggressor in the altercation.

Barnwell was charged with malicious damage to property and assault and battery, reports show.

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