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A Lawrenceburg man is accused of holding a knife to a woman’s throat and threatening to kill her during a domestic dispute earlier this month.
Jeremy Grant Thornton, 37, of 104 Scott Court is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and unlawful imprisonment from an incident at his residence July 7. He was ordered held on a $5,000 bond July 9 by Anderson District Court Judge Linda Armstrong, and is scheduled to appear in court July 19.
In his complaint, Lawrenceburg Police officer Nathan Doty alleged that Thornton grabbed a kitchen knife during an argument with the victim, grabbed her around the neck in a choke hold.
“He put the knife to her throat and stated ‘I’m going to kill you [expletive]. I’m going to do it.’”
He added that the victim told him she was “dreadfully scared of [Thornton].”
Doty said he found Thornton outside of a neighbor’s home when he arrived, and that Thornton was “highly intoxicated.”
Doty said he charged Thornton with unlawful imprisonment because the victim claimed that she was able to get out of the choke hold and reach the back door when Thornton “grabbed her by the neck and threw her back into the residence.”
The victim told Doty that she was later able to pull away from Thornton and get outside.
In his report, Doty said the victim “had significant marks around her neck and what appeared to be finger marks.”
Thornton is also charged with third-degree terroristic threatening and alcohol intoxication in a public place.