Man faces numerous charges

Oak Creek resident allegedly threatens woman with knife


— A 41-year-old Oak Creek man faces a felony menacing charge for allegedly threatening a 30-year-old woman with a knife.

Jerome Eugene Delhaute was arrested by Oak Creek Police in the early morning hours Tuesday.

According to court records, Delhaute allegedly pulled out a knife and pointed it at the woman while she was at his home on Sharp Street.

The woman told police she went to visit Delhaute when all of a sudden he "became unstable," records show.

The woman told police she tried to leave the residence three times, but Delhaute allegedly would not let her.

When Delhaute allegedly pulled out a large knife, the woman grabbed a second knife and told the man to "back off," records show.

Delhaute allegedly grabbed for the woman's knife. During an alleged struggle for the knife, the woman's finger was cut.

The woman was later taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center, where six stitches were required to close the wound.

An Oak Creek Police officer went to the home after a 911 call was placed. As the officer arrived, the woman was allegedly running out of the home with Delhaute behind her, records show.

Along with felony menacing, Delhaute also faces misdemeanor charges of false imprisonment, third-degree assault and harassment.

Currently, Delhaute is free on a $2,000 bond. He posted the amount Tuesday evening. His next court appearance is set for Tuesday morning.


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