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Authorities: Man pulled butcher knife on two deputies
Tareek Damirio Jenkins
Tareek Damirio Jenkins

A Gainesville man allegedly grabbed a butcher knife and turned it toward two deputies investigating a domestic call, according to authorities.

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded Wednesday, July 4, to the 2400 block of Floyd Road regarding a domestic investigation.

Sheriff’s office Lt. Scott Ware said Tareek Damirio Jenkins, 20, was breaking items within the home and “refused to leave.”

“Deputies were able to finally calm Jenkins down enough to the point that it appeared that he was leaving the residence. Just before the doorway leaving the residence, Jenkins grabbed a butcher knife from the kitchen and turned in the direction of two deputies who were in the home,” Ware wrote in a news release.

Jenkins was then arrested and booked in to the Hall County Jail. A collective $14,350 bond was set for three charges of obstruction of an officer, with two of those being felonies.

Jenkins was also charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer, and no bond has been set on that charge.

No attorney information was available Thursday afternoon from court officials.

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