By Jim Clark
Police were dispatched to a Pearl St. residence last week on reports of a dispute in progress.
Upon arrival, officers reportedly found a male and female arguing with an apparently intoxicated individual, Carlos Sanchez, 22, on the residence’s front porch.
Officers separated the disputing parties and led the alleged victims inside for questioning about what had transpired, while Sanchez was detained outside on the front porch.
The female victim reportedly told officers that she had been drinking with Sanchez, a roommate in the residence, earlier in the evening and that an argument had broken out between them.
The female victim further stated that she decided that she would leave the residence for the evening with her two-year-old son in order to avoid dealing with Sanchez.
It was then that the female victim said that Sanchez pushed a stereo system off the kitchen counter, whereupon it fell to the floor, smashing into pieces. She further reportedly told officers that Sanchez grabbed a knife and threatened to stab her if she tried to leave.
Sanchez reportedly put the knife down then joined the two victims on the front porch, where officers found them arguing when they arrived.
Sanchez was placed under arrest and charged with assault with a dangerous weapon and destruction of property over $250.