Police: Local teen attacked grandparents in cellphone dispute


TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) Police took a Temple teenager into custody after the girl attacked her grandparents as they tried to take her cellphone away.

Officers responded to a report of a disturbance on Friday in the 2300 block of Ridgeway Drive in Temple where they found the girl’s 76-year-old grandmother and 71-year-old grandfather with “visible injuries to both forearms,” a police report says.

The 14-year-old girl’s grandfather told officers he knew she wasn’t trying to hurt him, but that she was upset when they tried to take her cellphone.

“He stated that she hit her grandmother in the head multiple times with a closed fist, causing her pain,” the report says.

The girl, who faces an injury to elderly-family violence charge, was taken to the Bell County Juvenile Detention Center in Killeen.