A Woonsocket man faces a felony domestic assault charge after he chased a woman down Privilege Street waving knives following a disagreement about sneakers Oct. 28.
Officers were called to 562 Privilege St. at noon for a report of a person with a knife. They spoke to a woman who said she had arrived at the address to speak with her mother, encountering Jeremy Knott, 20, who lives in the third floor apartment there, according to Officer Joseph A. Zinni's report.
The two argued about about the woman taking Knott's sneakers, according to a statement from the woman's mother. The woman left the building to avoid a confrontation, and thought the incident was over, remaining near her car. But a short time later, Knott came running out of the apartment with multiple knives, yelling at her, stating he was going to kill her, she told Zinni.
The woman ran toward Rathbun Street as Knott chased after, swinging the knives only a few feet behind, according to the report.
The woman said Knott stopped at 542 Privilege St., and began to stab the side of the building with a knife, then ran back inside the 562 Privilege St. apartment. She told Zinni she was in fear for her life.
Zinni checked the area and found a broken knife near 542 Privilege St., along with puncture marks in the side of the building consistent with the woman's story.
The woman's mother told Zinni she heard the two arguing, then Knott came into the apartment's kitchen and began rummaging through a cabinet, grabbing a handful of knives and running toward the door. He returned a short time after and dropped them on the floor, the mother said.
Zinni arrested Knott, charging him with domestic assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, and domestic disorderly conduct.