Mayfield, Ky. man arrested for assault, unlawful imprisonment after incident

Mayfield, Ky. man arrested for assault, unlawful imprisonment after incident
Aaron Svoboda.

MAYFIELD, Ky. (KFVS) - A man is facing several charges after police received a report of a man threatening to kill his family and himself with a knife.

According to police, in the afternoon hours, a juvenile escaped from a home and called police.

When officers arrived, they found Aaron Svoboda, 36, of Mayfield at a home on East College Street. They say they saw Svoboda at the back door. Police say he tried to run, but after a short chase through the backyard, he was taken into custody.

A large kitchen knife was located outside the backdoor by police.

According to police, Svoboda had restricted movement of family members and taken their cell phones.

Police say Svoboda had a previous domestic violence order from prior domestic-related offenses, and was not allowed around his family.

Svoboda was arrested and charged with four counts of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, three counts of violation of Kentucky emergency protective order/domestic violence order, second-degree fleeing or evading police - on foot and fourth-degree domestic assault - no visible injury.

A Graves County warrant also charged Svoboda with first-degree wanton endangerment, three counts of violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence) - no visible injury and leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid.

He was taken to the Graves County Detention Center.

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