Ordinary Violence #9

State police tasered a Glen Aubrey man after he allegedly threatened troopers with a knife.

On Tuesday, police responded to a report of a domestic dispute at the Leekville Road residence of Jacob Smith. Smith allegedly assaulted his wife and son.

They say troopers arrived to find 40-year-old Smith had barricaded himself inside his residence. The two alleged victims had already made it out of the house. Police say one did so by jumping out of a window.

Police say Smith was yelling at troopers to shoot him and to leave. They say Smith threatened troopers with a large kitchen knife. Trooper Seth Little tasered Smith to subdue him so they could take him into custody.

“We respond to a lot of domestic disputes. It’s not so frequent that we encounter somebody with a knife that is telling us to shoot him.  That’s probably what made this one a little different,” said Captain Eric Janis.

He’s in jail with no bail and has been charged with assault with additional charges pending.

His wife and son have been released from the hospital after being treated for minor injuries.


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