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After a brief scuffle with officers, a Lancaster man was arrested on charges of threatening a woman with a steak knife.
Michael Calvertis Chavis Sr., 50, of 110 S. Hughes St., was arrested Sept. 9 and charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
Police responded to a home on South Hughes Street shortly before 11 p.m. about a report of a man threatening people with a knife, the report said.
When officers arrived, most of the residents were out of the house.
After entering the home, officers opened a door into a room where they found Chavis. Once the door was opened, Chavis dropped something behind his back that officers later identified as a steak knife, the report said.
Chavis was ordered out of the room, but struggled with officers when he tried to go back inside the room, the report said.
He jerked away, though an officer grabbed him and placed him on a couch. When he continued to be combative, another officer was forced to use a taser on him, the report said.
“Chavis then flipped over on his back, where I again grabbed his left arm and rolled him back over to his stomach,” a responding officer wrote in the report.
The officers then noticed a black-handled silver-blade knife on the floor where Chavis had been standing, the report said.
A woman later told officers Chavis had been causing a disturbance earlier in the evening, so she went inside a room and locked the door.
She said Chavis then began beating on the door and yelling, so she left the house. When she got outside, she noticed that Chavis was behind her with what appeared to be a steak knife, the report said.
She told officers that’s when Chavis cursed at her and threatened to kill her, before he went back inside the home and locked the door, the report said.
Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416