Police say man threatened his wife

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 06, 2011 7:20 AM

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A Cedar Rapids man was arrested by Coralville police after he allegedly threatened to slit his wife’s throat.

Billy Dean Lingo II, 38, was charged June 3 with third-offense domestic-abuse assault.

According to a complaint, Lingo and his wife allegedly got into an argument in his wife’s vehicle on the 500 block of First Avenue.

During the disagreement, officers said Lingo allegedly told that his wife she “should shut her mouth” or he would “punch her in the mouth.”

Police said the defendant then allegedly produced a knife and said “I’m going to slice your throat, you [expletive], and you’ll bleed the [expletive] out.”

Lingo was convicted twice before with domestic assault, once in 2002 and again in 2009.

Third-offense domestic abuse is a Class D felony punishable by a maximum fine of $7,500 and up to five years in prison.

— by Brian Albert

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