Authorities: SEMO man wrapped in bags threatened wife

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old Cape Girardeau man wrapped himself in plastic bags and showed knives as he threatened to kill his wife.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Joshua David Wright was charged Wednesday with felony unlawful use of a weapon and misdemeanor third-degree assault. A preliminary hearing is April 1. Wright is jailed on $7,500 bond.

The victim told police that she arrived home Tuesday to find her husband on the couch, wrapped in trash bags from his neck to his feet. He allegedly told her, "I'm not going to get blood on me ... when I kill you."

The victim said Wright displayed a knife with her name written on the blade and a second knife with her ex-boyfriend's name on the blade.

Wright denied to investigators wrapping himself in plastic or threatening his wife.

Information from: Southeast Missourian,

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