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Deputies: Man arrested for death threats after victim protected self with nunchucks

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An Evansville man is in custody after police say he slashed a tire and made death threats.

On Thursday morning around 4:40, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office responded to a call at the 5900 block on Moline Drive regarding a harassment.

Before deputies arrived, the caller says 38-year-old Charles Oldham, of Evansville, was yelling at a female, slashed a tired on a vehicle with a knife, and was threatening to kill people.

When deputies showed up to the scene, they spoke with two victims separately who say they heard a female screaming outside their residence and then someone started knocking on their door.

A 56-year-old victim from Evansville says he opened his door to a female who claims someone was chasing her, and he let her inside. That's when, according to the victim, Oldham walked up to the front steps with a knife in his hand. The 56-year-old victim says he advised Oldham to leave, but Oldham responded, "I will get you guys and her too."

According to the victims, Oldham walked towards the 56-year-old's vehicle and stabbed the driver's side tire with the knife he was holding.

Afraid of what Oldham might do next, the 56-year-old victim grabbed a baseball bat, and the other victim, protecting the female inside, grabbed a pair of nunchucks.

Both protectors went outside to look at the vehicle, and that's when the 56-year-old victim says Oldham threatened to kill the both of them. The victim carrying the nunchucks then jumped into action, hitting the suspect over the head with the nunchucks, causing a laceration.

According to deputies, when they spoke with Oldham, he denied having a knife, but looked at the victims and yelled out, "If I had a knife, I would have killed you."

The female victim left the scene prior to the deputies' arrival and could not be located.

Oldham was transported to Deaconess Hospital by AMR, where he was treated for the laceration on his head, caused by the nunchucks, and a chipped bone in his elbow.

After he was released from the hospital, he was transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center where he is being charges with two counts of Intimidation w/ a weapon, a Class C Felony, and Criminal Mischief to a Vehicle, a Class B Misdemeanor.

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