Man accused of threatening girlfriend with knife

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A Rome man is accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend while holding a knife to her throat on Henry Street on Saturday, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said Julius J. Deraway, 24, of Lawrence Street, got into an argument with his girlfriend at a residence on Henry Street at about 7:20 p.m. Saturday. Police said Deraway had already taken the woman’s cell phone when she entered the home so that she wouldn’t be able to call the authorities.

When the woman tried to leave, police said Deraway punched her in the face and then pulled her into a bedroom.

Police said Deraway held a pocket knife to the woman’s throat and threatened to kill
her.

Deraway is charged with one count each of second-degree harassment, second-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree menacing and fourth-degree mischief, police stated.

He is scheduled to appear in City Court.

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