Man faces assault charges after chasing roommate around with kitchen utensils
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
A man faces a charge of first-degree assault after chasing his roommate around the house with kitchen utensils and making slashing motions, saying “I’m going to kill you.”
On Monday, Vance Rios, 24, tackled his roommate and hit him in the face with a metal spatula, cutting his nose, court documents say. Rios then chased the roommate around the home with a kitchen knife; the victim eventually took refuge in the basement, documents say.
Rios returned to the kitchen and got a butcher’s knife, grabbed a piece of metal, and began making “sharpening noises” while repeating “I’m going to kill you” and “I’ll stab you,” court documents say.
The victim had minor injuries to his face and body.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.