Man allegedly threatens another with knifeWORTHINGTON — Authorities called to Sungold Heights Sunday morning to investigate a report of a fight involving a knife arrested Jorge Alberto Amaya-Sosa, 25, who was charged Monday with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats.
WORTHINGTON — Authorities called to Sungold Heights Sunday morning to investigate a report of a fight involving a knife arrested Jorge Alberto Amaya-Sosa, 25, who was charged Monday with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and terroristic threats.
The complaint states officers arrived and found several men standing in the yard of a trailer lot. One man stepped forward and said his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend had chased him with a knife and threatened to kill him. Indicating a man in a white sweatshirt as his assailant — Amaya-Sosa — the victim said he thought the man still had the knife.
Amaya-Sosa was standing on the deck of a trailer house with both hands on the railing and a jacket on the railing nearby. No knife was readily apparent to the officers. Three men, the victim’s friends, said Amaya-Sosa had a knife but were unsure where it went.
Amaya-Sosa was handcuffed and put in a squad car. After he was removed from the scene, an officer found a kitchen knife in the snow directly in front of where Amaya-Sosa had been standing.
The victim said his friends had given him a ride to his girlfriend’s house, but when he got out his key to the house he saw Amaya-Sosa come toward him with a knife. The victim stated Amaya-Sosa said, “I was waiting for you.”
When he spotted the knife, the victim ran, he reported, and called his friends. Amaya-Sosa started chasing him on a bicycle, the victim added. His friends arrived and got out of their car, which is when the victim called 911.
The three friends told authorities they had gotten a call from the victim, then arrived and saw him being chased by a man on a bike. When they got out of the car, Amaya-Sosa allegedly got off the bike and headed toward the trailer house, then stopped and raised the knife in the air while threatening to kill them.
At the Nobles County Jail, Amaya-Sosa waived his rights and said he didn’t know what had happened because he was too drunk. He allegedly stated he had 30 beers that day and was leaving his ex-wife’s house when her new boyfriend showed up. He said the boyfriend and some others chased him and hit him in the back and the face while he laid there and told them to do whatever they wanted.
He didn’t have a knife, he said, but had seen one on the ledge of the house where he was found. He did not touch the knife, he stated, just saw it.
Later that day, authorities interviewed the woman who lived in the trailer house. She said Amaya-Sosa was her ex-boyfriend and would not stop calling her. She said she was sleeping when he came by, and she never saw him or let him in.