Police: Man threatened roommate with machete

Police: Man threatened roommate with machete

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Police arrested a 63-year-old Jonesboro man after they say he threatened to kill his roommate with a machete.

Just after 5:30 p.m. Thursday officers responded to a domestic disturbance call in the 900-block of West Jefferson Avenue.

The 51-year-old female victim said her roommate, James Wade Robinson, was angry at her over money that he believed she owed him and had locked her out of the residence.

After she finally got inside, she went to her bedroom and slammed the door, making Robinson even angrier, she said.

When she stepped out to use the bathroom she said Robinson pushed her down onto the floor.

The victim told officers when she got up, she noticed that Robinson had grabbed a machete from under his bed.

According to the woman, Robinson raised an 18-inch machete and said he would kill her if she called police."

The victim then walked out of the home and called 911, the incident report stated.

Officer Jeremy Smith then spoke with Robinson whom he described as "constantly moving and twitching." Smith also noted in his report that Robinson's speech was "very rapid and mumbled."

Robinson reportedly admitted to asking the victim for some money, but said "nothing else happened."

He denied owning a machete.

After getting Robinson's consent to search his room for any weapons or narcotics, Smith stated he found a machete blade matching the description given by the victim.

Smith seized the weapon then took Robinson to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was charged with aggravated assault on a family or household member, first-degree terroristic threatening, and second-degree assault on a family or household member.

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