Ogden woman tackled by officer while waving knife

Tuesday , August 26, 2014 - 1:36 PM


Genifer Jaimez was arrested and booked into the Weber County Jail for aggravated robbery, assault...

OGDEN — A 36-year-old woman was arrested after police said she used a knife to threaten her boyfriend into giving her his belongings.

Police say Genifer Jaimez, of Ogden, was arguing with her boyfriend Sunday in their apartment over his iPod and phone when she pulled out a 12-inch knife and told him she was going to cut off his finger if he did not let her have his things.

The boyfriend ran away in fear for his life, according to the probable cause affidavit.

Jaimez allegedly chased after her boyfriend, but was stopped by a mutual friend, who was in the apartment at the time. The friend told police that Jaimez tried to stab him with the same knife.

Jaimez eventually left the apartment and was found by police walking near 2700 North and Washington Boulevard. When an officer tried to stop her, she ignored his commands. He then noticed a knife in the right side of her cargo pants pocket.

The officer wrote that he then tried to grab the knife, but she swatted it away. “She yelled, ’That's my knife, don't touch it!’” She pulled the knife out of her pocket, held it in the air and appeared to be swinging it toward the officer, he wrote. The arresting officer tackled Jaimez to the ground.

“I was able to hold (Jaimez) down until other officers arrived on scene to assist me in placing her into custody.”

The woman was found with a broken glass pipe in the pocket of the coat she was wearing. She was also found with an iPod and a phone, which match those that were taken in the robbery, reports said.

Jaimez was booked into the Weber County Jail on charges of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; an assault against a police officer; a second-degree felony; use or possession or drug paraphernalia and interference with arresting officer; both class B misdemeanors

Contact reporter Morgan Briesmaster at 801-625-4268 or mbriesmaster@standard.net. Follow her on Twitter at @SE_mbriesmaster. Like her Facebook page at http://facebook.com/SEMorganBriesmaster.

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