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Police: Man with knife forced way into ex-girlfriend's apartment

John Rick (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office) John Rick (Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office)
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) -

Police arrested a man accused of forcing his way into the apartment of his former girlfriend and threatening her with a knife.

Mountain Home Police Chief Carry Manuel states that John Rick, 46, of Mountain Home was arrested Saturday night following the incident.

Police were called to the apartment of Rick's former girlfriend around 9:30 p.m. The woman told police Rick came in to her apartment and was told to leave.

Rick reportedly refused, pulled a knife and told her that if she called police "he would cut her to pieces," Manuel said.

A fight broke out and the woman was struck several times, but was not seriously injured. Rick left the area after the fight.

Officers caught up to him a short time later and arrested him. Manuel states Rick was "intoxicated and in possession of a knife."

Rick was arrested on charges including aggravated assault, criminal trespass, fleeing, public intoxication and possession of a controlled substance.

He is in the Baxter County Detention Center and is being held without bond.

In a separate case earlier this year, Rick was arrested when he shot through the front door of an apartment and fled officers on a moped, according to Manuel.

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