Sheriff: Man charged with assault after chasing victims with butcher knife | Crime
A Region 8 man faces assault charges after investigators say he threatened two people with a butcher knife.
Baxter County sheriff’s deputies arrested 46-year-old Randy Wilson of Salesville and charged him with felony aggravated assault on a family or household member and terroristic threatening in the first degree.
Just after 3 o’clock Tuesday morning deputies were dispatched to a violent domestic disturbance call in the 200-block of River Acres Drive.
Two people, including Wilson’s wife, told 911 operators they had barricaded themselves in a bedroom after Wilson threatened them with a knife, according to a report from Sheriff John Montgomery.
When deputies arrived at the scene they reportedly saw Wilson trying to force his way into a room and arrested him.
At the time of his arrest, Sheriff Montgomery said Wilson did not have a knife or weapon or his person. Later, during questioning, Wilson reportedly told investigators he had put the knives away in a kitchen drawer. Deputies later retrieved two large butcher knives from the drawer.
The victims told deputies Wilson had chased his wife down the hallway, attempting to stab her with the knives. They say he also threatened to shoot them.
Sheriff Montgomery said deputies found marks on the bedroom door that appeared “consistent with someone having jabbed a knife or similar object into the door.”
Wilson is being held at the Baxter County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000. He’s scheduled to appear in Circuit Court on Thursday, December 6.