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Threatening wife with knife earns Elkins jail time
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A man who threatened his wife with a butcher knife has been sentenced to six months in jail.The man, Danny Ray Elkins, 60, had the charge of felony assault amended down to domestic assault and entered a plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke. He was directed to serve six months which will be served along with other jail time he is now serving.His sentence comes after police were called to his house off Sparta Street.“While we were on the way, the victim told dispatch her husband had a butcher knife and was threatening to kill her and the police would have to kill him,” said McMinnville patrolman Robert Hammond in his warrant against Elkins.It was learned when police arrived that Elkins became mad when his wife announced she was leaving. She said he pushed her and would not let her leave the house.“When she went back to the bedroom, she said he approached her and was swinging a butcher knife,” Hammond said, noting he reportedly put the knife in his waist band when he heard police coming.Officers found the knife in the kitchen when they arrived.