Nacogdoches - Mary Grigsby says she tried to keep the peace Sunday morning, but 19 year old Ebony Carter wouldn't hear of it.
"Of course, she was in a rage at that time. There was no talking to her," said Grigsby.
The woman with a neat home on South Mound in Nacogdoches says she was visiting with her 21 year old son and his female friend when Ebony knocked on the backdoor and trouble followed.
"She was upset because the other girl was here and she just went from there," shared Grigsby.
A gaping hole is in Grigsby's backdoor. She said it was placed there when Carter kicked it in.
"And the next thing I know she was running through my house trying to jump on the girl," said Grigsby.
Grigsby convinced Carter to get out of the house, but things got worse when garden loppers were spotted.
"She picked that up. And she grabbed and she hit him in the leg with that. And that's when she popped the knife. She stabbed the girl's tire," said Grigsby. "All that while she had the baby, the little baby strapped to her chest and my other granddaughter was just standing there frozen. She couldn't move. She was scared."
Surprisingly, Carter is the one who called police. She was wanting to turn her estranged boyfriend in for outstanding traffic tickets. He got arrested, but so did Carter. The grandmother was left explaining it all to a two year old.
"I talked to the baby because she seen the police taking her off and she's just asking for her mom and I told her she will be back soon."
Even though Grigsby has few visits with the girls she called the children's other grandmother to come pick them up. Under the circumstances, she wanted them to be in a familiar place.
Photographs of Grigsby's 21 grandchildren hang on her walls. She has only one of her son's two year old daughter taken when she was a newborn.
There's no picture of the newest baby. Arguing gets in the way of visits says Grigsby.