A 22-year-old man was charged Thursday, Feb. 28 with one class C felony count of terrorizing after police said he used a knife to threaten a woman who was holding a baby.
Charles Jones II was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 26, after police were called to an apartment in the 7100 block of Second Avenue West, according to an affidavit of probable cause. Police got a 911 call from that location, heard a scream and then the call was disconnected.
When a dispatcher called back a woman and a baby could be heard crying and a man was threatening to hurt himself, court records indicate. When officers arrived and knocked on the door, a woman ran out holding a baby and told them Jones was inside the apartment and had a large knife.
The woman said she and Jones had been in an argument and that he had cornered her in the bedroom of the apartment while she was holding the baby and raised the knife towards her to threaten her, charging documents state. She also told police that Jones had been threatening to hurt himself with the knife and had gotten agitated when she called 911.
Investigators wrote in the probable cause affidavit that the woman said she believed Jones would have killed her if she hadn’t been holding the baby.
Jones, who was ordered held Thursday on $7,500 bond, is due back in court March 28 for a preliminary hearing.