A woman has been given a month in jail after she threatened her husband with a butcher knife when he came home after drinking beer with his buddies.
The woman, Melissa Rabideau, 34, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the reduced charge of domestic assault. She had originally been charged with aggravated domestic assault which carries three to six years.
As a result of her guilty plea, she was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, the balance of which will be served on probation. She will also have to undergo anger management classes and is to have no contact with her husband until both have completed classes.
Mr. Rabideau told police he had been out with some friends the night in question and had a beer.
“When he got home, his wife stated that she wanted him to leave the residence and went into the kitchen and got a butcher knife and told him that ‘I will kill you’ at that time,” said McMinnville policeman Austin Wortman.
The husband left the residence and went to a neighbor’s home where he called 911. He returned when police arrived and showed them where his wife put the butcher knife. Wortman said the woman momentarily resisted being placed into custody and had to be physically restrained. The resisting arrest charge was dropped as part of her plea bargain.