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He was told he wasn’t cutting a cake correctly. Then the assault allegedly occurred.

Charles Piehl is accused of assaulting a relative and a Grayson County sheriff’s deputy after an argument over the size of cake slices escalated.
Charles Piehl is accused of assaulting a relative and a Grayson County sheriff’s deputy after an argument over the size of cake slices escalated. Grayson County jail

A Grayson County man was arrested for domestic assault and assaulting a police officer after an argument involving cutting a cake.

Charles Piehl, 45, was cutting portion of a cake for family when he was told by a female relative that the slices were too big, according to court records. They began to argue, and Piehl allegedly slammed the woman to the ground and then placed her son in a choke hold, records show.

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department was called, and a deputy ordered Piehl to place his hand on his head, but he instead went to light a cigarette, according to Piehl’s arrest report. The deputy removed the cigarette from Piehl’s mouth, and Piehl then turned toward the officer and pushed him, court records show.

After being pushed, the deputy used a stun gun Piehl, who kicked the deputy twice while on the ground.

Piehl was handcuffed and taken to the Grayson County jail, where he was charged with assault of a police officer, domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, menacing, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

Mike Stunson: 859-231-1324, @mike_stunson

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