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Oxford man threatened to stab live-in girlfriend, police

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Johnson County Sheriff's Deputies arrest an Oxford man after he allegedly assaults his girlfriend and the responding deputies.

Pattrick Rios was booked in the Johnson County Jail Sunday on charges of assault with a weapon on peace officers and domestic abuse assault.

Criminal complaints say that around 6 a.m. Sunday, deputies were called to his home on Kay Drive in Oxford for a domestic dispute call.

When the deputies arrived, they found Rios in a bed upstairs with a blanket partially covering him. When asked about the dispute, he allegedly told them that "we can do this the easy way or the hard way."

Deputies say at that point, they went to pull the blanket off of him and he pulled out a knife from under the pillow and "reared" with it, making it seem like he was going to stab at the deputies.

Complaints say he was warned several times to drop the weapon, but after he refused to drop the knife, authorities tased him and were able to put him in handcuffs.

The original domestic dispute called stemmed from a fight with his live-in girlfriend. Reports say he grabbed knives from the kitchen and threatened to kill her and her children.

The reports go on to say that he put a pillow on his girlfriend's face and poked her in the forehead with a knife, but she was able to get away from him. After she escaped, and ran into the bathroom, Rios apparently followed her in and pulled a towel bar off the wall, hitting her with it.

After that, the arrest report says that he told her that she should lay down and go to sleep because it was easier for him to kill her; he also told her to pray.

Sheriff's deputies say that she had visible injuries to her forehead, neck, thigh and cuts to her ankle, also the knives he allegedly grabbed from the kitchen were found in the bedroom.

As of Monday afternoon, Rios was in the Johnson County Jail on a $10,000 bond.

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