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Man charged after threatening woman with knife

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 01, 2013 5:00 AM

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A local man has been charged after allegedly threatening a woman with a knife.

Gary Oldaker, 48, was charged on Sunday with first-degree harassment and on Monday with an alcohol violation.

According to a police complaint, officers responded to the Iowa River bridge on Highway 6 East following a report that a man was threatening a woman with a knife. Upon contact with Oldaker, officers reportedly discovered he smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech, and could not stand or walk. He was taken to the emergency center for an alcohol detox. The woman told officers Oldaker threatened to slit her throat and throw her in the river. Oldaker was found to have six prior convictions of public intoxication.

First-degree harassment and an alcohol violation are both aggravated misdemeanors.

— by Cassidy Riley


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