Local: Tucson boy attacks father with knife; girlfriend also arrested

Posted on September 27, 2011 by


Photo courtesy Pima County Sheriff's Department.

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department issued the following press release earlier today:


On September 26, 2011, at approximately 5:20 p.m., deputies from the Rincon District responded to the 4800 blk. of Camino de los Olivos in reference to an Incorrigible Juvenile problem. Deputies were advised while enroute that fourteen (14) year-old Andrew Lynds had attacked his father with a knife. The father was able to get out of the residence to call 911.

Photo courtesy Pima County Sheriff's Department.

Upon arrival, deputies found Andrew Lynds outside the residence. Mr Lynds (father/victim) and Angela Swink (Andrew’s girlfriend) were also standing outside. Andrew confronted the deputies; however, they were able to restrain him without incident. The deputies then turned their attention to the father who was bleeding.

The father explained that he arrived home and discovered that his home had possibly been broken into. Andrew is currently in the custody of CPS and was not supposed to be at the Lynd residence. As the father was walking into the residence, Andrew tackled him from behind and put him in a headlock. The father told deputies he saw the knife and was fearful that Andrew was going to kill him. He advised he wrestled with Andrew and that in the process, his hand had been cut.

It was discovered that Andrew and Angela had broken into the residence. Evidence inside the residence and statements made through further investigation indicated that Andrew and Angela were intent on killing Mr. Lynds at the residence. Further information indicated they also intended on killing Mrs. Lynds shortly thereafter at another location.

Andrew Lynds was arrested and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention for Conspiracy to Commit Murder, Burglary in the First Degree and Domestic Violence/Aggravated Assault. Angela Swink was arrested and booked for Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Burglary in the First Degree.


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