Man faces imprisonment, menacing charges following domestic dispute

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A 39-year-old man is accused of threatening his girlfriend with a knife and trying to stop her from leaving their Rome-Westernville Road home Monday afternoon, according to law enforcement officials.

Police said the girlfriend returned home around 4 p.m. Monday and found Travis J. Roberts intoxicated in the basement.

The law enforcers added that the girlfriend told Roberts she was leaving him and she went upstairs.

Police said Roberts grabbed a kitchen knife and started cutting himself, then grabbed her by the arm to keep her from leaving. Police said Roberts slammed the woman to the ground and made threats about killing her, while still holding the knife.

The woman managed to convince Roberts to let her up, authorities said, and she fled the home and went to the police station on North James Street.

Law enforcers went to the home and Roberts was taken into custody.

Roberts is charged with one count each of second-degree imprisonment, second-degree harassment and second-degree menacing, police stated.

He is scheduled to appear in City Court.

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