Man charged over allegedly making threats with knives
Tu Reh, 29, of Austin was charged on Tuesday in Mower County District Court with felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, felony terroristic threats, and misdemeanor domestic assault.
According to the court complaint, Austin police responded to a domestic disturbance call at 8:39 p.m. on Sunday in the 700 block of Eighth Street Northeast. They found a woman outside holding a small child. She told police she and Reh had been arguing when he grabbed a knife and threatened to kill her.
She said she got the knife away from him and threw it behind the garbage. Then he grabbed a bigger knife and threatened to kill himself.
When he walked into a child’s bedroom with the knife, she grabbed the child, left the home and called the police. Reh pushed her away from the door as she tried to leave, she said
Police arrested Reh, who was allegedly intoxicated, according to the complaint.
The woman told police Reh had threatened and assaulted her before, but she was “too scared” to call the police, according to the complaint. She said she was afraid he would get out of jail and harm her or her children.
Felony second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, while felony terroristic threats carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Reh will appear in court again on Dec. 28.