CCT Driver Stabbed in Face with Pen; Mableton Woman Charged

Police said the woman also had a knife.

A Mableton woman has been charged with aggravated assault and theft after stabbing a CCT bus driver with his own pen and refusing to give back a borrowed cell phone to a fellow passenger, according to Cobb Police.

Taniesha Nicole Twyne, 21 of Mableton,was riding a Cobb Community Transit bus in Kennesaw when the violence broke out around 3:15 p.m. on Monday outside the Town Center at Cobb at 400 Ernest Barrett Pkwy., according to a news release from police spokesman Officer Mike Bowman.

Twyne and the passenger began arguing when Twyne would not return his phone. The bus driver, 39-year-old Damian Haney of Lawrenceville, attempted to calm the argument when Twyne pulled out a knife, police stated.

During the struggle that followed, the knife was dropped to the bus floor.

Twyne grabbed Haney’s pen from his shirt pocket and stabbed him repeatedly in the face.

Haney was taken to Wellstone Kennestone Hospital, treated for his injuries and released.

Twyne was arrested, treated at Wellstone Kennestone Hospital for minor injuries and then taken to the Cobb County jail for processing. Twyne is being held at the jail without bond.

Pam J February 22, 2012 at 04:03 AM
There are some crazy people out there.
Dominique Huff February 22, 2012 at 12:55 PM
Apparently this 'woman' and I use that to keep the comments within TOS standards, has a record and was already awaiting trial in Cobb Superior Court. It is also reported that she was charged with additional counts as she tried to grab the officers gun when she got to the hospital for injuries. I wish Cobb would have did like Dekalb would have done and shot her. I have seen too many stories where people try to grab an officers gun and get a cap put in them (injury but not killing). Thanks to this 'woman', here comes the anti public transportation crowd saying here comes the crime.
Kiri Walton February 23, 2012 at 01:08 PM
emailed to me from jeanlucpressoir: "Why you want to put that woman in jail, can't you just try to put her on probation? And if she do that again, maybe she'll have to go to jail."


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