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Fulda man charged with assault

FULDA -- An application for a public defender was approved earlier this week for a Fulda man accused of threatening his sister's boyfriend with a knife on Sunday.

Jose Alfredo Jimenez, 19, of Fulda, is charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, terroristic threats, fifth-degree assault, domestic assault, disorderly conduct and under 21 consumption.

The criminal complaint states the Fulda Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 200 block of South Lafayette Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday for a report of a possible assault.

The complainant said he had gotten into a verbal argument with Jimenez in the kitchen of their house, and Jimenez grabbed a knife and threatened to stab the victim, who immediately left the house and called 911.

The officers and a Murray County Deputy located Jimenez at the residence and brought him to the law enforcement center in Fulda, where he offered to give a voluntary statement.

He allegedly admitted he had been consuming alcohol, which impaired his judgment.

He showed a blood alcohol concentration of .17 percent.

Jimenez admitted he had gotten into an argument with the victim, and said he hit the man four times in the face with a closed fist.

He allegedly admitted the altercation was in the kitchen, but said he never grabbed a knife.

He did admit, however, to grabbing a 12 inch baseball bat.

The victim said he got home from work around 2:30 a.m., and Jimenez approached him and started to argue, then said he was going to stab him.

The victim said he was about two or three feet away from Jimenez when the man grabbed a knife.

Authorities confiscated a knife Jimenez allegedly used from the kitchen table.

Bond was set at $5,000, and Jimenez is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Murray County District Court July 23.