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Wakeman man charged after disturbance involving knife

By Brandon Addeo • Apr 4, 2019 at 9:00 PM

PERKINS TWP. — Authorities are looking for a Wakeman man accused of pulling out a knife and verbally threatening another man inside a store Monday.

Perkins Township Police officers filed charges against Charles Baker, 74, of Hanford Road, of aggravated menacing and carrying a concealed weapon. Both counts are first-degree misdemeanors.

Perkins police responded to a West Perkins Avenue store for a disturbance involving a knife, according to a police report.

A man told officers that another man, who he knew only as “Baker,” pulled out a knife and threatened him following a disagreement, the report states. The man told police he knows Baker and that Baker has pulled out the knife before in a “playful” manner. But the man told police he did not believe Baker was acting playfully this time, according to the report. 

Baker denied pulling out a knife but told police he did argue with the man and suggested they could take the matter outside, the report states. Officers took the blade, a four-inch folding knife, and released Baker until they were able to view security video of the incident.

Police later received surveillance video from the store, which allegedly showed Baker holding the knife as he appears to confront the man, according to the report.

Officers filed charges against Baker and said they would attempt to serve him.

 

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