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.