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Mayfield Man Charged with Threatening Family
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MAYFIELD - A Mayfield man was charged with assault, unlawful imprisonment and other offenses after police say he threatened family members.

The Mayfield Police Department said officers responded on Saturday to a home on East College Street, where they said 36-year-old Aaron Svoboda was threatening to kill himself and his family with a knife. A child had escaped from the home and fled down the street to call 911.

Svoboda attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended after a brief chase. 

Officers said they found a large kitchen knife outside the home. They also found Svoboda had been restricting the movement of family members, and had taken their phones to prevent them from calling for help.

Svoboda has a domestic violence order in place for prior domestic related offenses, and was not allowed to be around his family. 

He was arrested and booked into the Graves County Detention Center on four counts of first degree unlawful imprisonment, violation of an emergency protective order, second degree fleeing or evading police, fourth degree assault, first degree wanton endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident.

This article has been edited. It originally said the man held family members hostage, but the police press release did not use those words to describe the situation and no demands were made. We apologize for the error.

Published 09:20 PM, Sunday Sep. 08, 2019
Updated 12:47 PM, Tuesday Sep. 10, 2019

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