The sheriff’s department has arrested a 46-year-old local man and charged him with aggravated assault after he allegedly threatened to kill a woman and child with a knife.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, Christopher Neal Patterson was taken into custody after a deputy dispatched to a Big hickory Court home to check out reports of a domestic situation spoke to a woman who told him that Patterson had threatened and assaulted her. Ray said the woman told the deputy that Patterson had held a knife to her throat and told her that he was going to kill her and their youngest son.
His bond was set at $5,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 28.
Meanwhile, Nicholas Paul Benedict, 26 was also charged with aggravated assault, as well as being charged with simple possession on Dec. 18.
Ray said Benedict assaulted his girlfriend by hitting her in the abdomen with a broom handle and shoving her into a wall, leaving physical marks. A search of his person allegedly revealed a container holding peach pills believed to be Subutex and white pills believed to be Hydrocodone.
His bond was set at $5,000, and he will appear in court on Jan. 7
Keith Crum, 45, was arrested on Dec. 16 and charged with committing a domestic assault on Oct. 25.
The sheriff said a deputy dispatched to a Wolf Creek Road residence to check out reports of a domestic assault spoke to a woman who said Crum had grabbed her by the throat and caused bruising and bleeding. Though Crum had left the area, the woman reportedly told the officer that she feared that if Crum returned he would cause her bodily harm.
Crum was apprehended on Dec. 16. His bond was set at $2,000, and he will appear in court on Feb. 25.