A man who had been drinking moonshine will serve a month in jail after threatening a woman with a knife.
The man, Daniel Ray Dalton 32, was ordered by General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and to get mental health treatment and undergo the batterer program on the charge of domestic assault and reckless endangerment.
According to the victim, Dalton was drunk when she and he got into an argument. She said he came into the trailer and started insulting her.
“He had a pocket knife open, came close to her and stuck it in the wall,” the judicial commissioner wrote of the victim’s side of the story in the warrants against Dalton. “He pulled it out of the wall and said she was lucky it wasn’t in her head.”
Dalton’s children were nearby and witnessed the incident. “The children, ages 2 and 4, screamed for daddy to stop,” the warrant reads, noting Dalton then told the victim he could kill her and get away with it.
Dalton then grabbed the keys and left the residence.
The court ruled Dalton can have no contact with the victim until he completes his batterer intervention course.