Deputies believe that the young teen took the used butts with the plan to smoke the stubs. The boy's mother and 18-year-old brother then got involved in a dispute that deputies say grew into an altercation. Authorities accuse the mother and daughter of using weapons against their neighbors.

The daughter accused of assault with a deadly weapon is a 21-year-old Linda, California woman who authorities accuse of using a baseball bat to strike the 18-year-old older brother of the teen believed to have taken the butts. The 18-year-old was struck in the head with the baseball bat-he was also allegedly stabbed in the left arm by the 35-year-old mother accused of assault with a deadly weapon.

Deputies further accuse the 35-year-old with stabbing the 43-year-old female neighbor several times in the dispute.

The mother and son who were reportedly injured in the altercation were each treated for minor injuries at Rideout Memorial Hospital and then released, according to the hospital.

Meanwhile, deputies arrested the mother and daughter and placed them on the Yuba County Jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. The incident reportedly occurred around 12:30 a.m. Monday. The mother and daughter were released from the jail on the same day. Authorities say that court dates have not been set for the two women.

Source: Mercury News, "Alleged theft of smoked butts called trigger for knife attack on mom," Rob Parsons--McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Aug. 7, 2012