Man threatens to “kill anyone who gets in his way” when family won’t give him money

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29-year-old Jahmal Smith was charged with three counts of aggravated assault after he flipped furniture in his family home and threatened his brother and grandparents with a knife.

On August 31st, Metro Police dispatched officers to investigate a domestic disturbance at 612 Oakland Drive. Officer Jonathan Sheppard met with the residents of the home Joe, Doris, and Justin Polk. They advised police that Jahmal Smith had gotten upset with Justin when he refused to give him money. Justin advised police they were in the basement when Jahamal began to argue with him. Jahmal became irate and began flipping furniture and throwing things around the house.

Jahmal Smith (MNPD)
Jahmal Smith (MNPD)

Then Jahmal walked up the stairs and flipped the kitchen table before grabbing a knife. Justin stated that he began to pace around the kitchen with the knife in his hand and made threats against him and their grandparents. Officer Sheppard spoke with Mr. and Mrs. Polk, who explained they had woken up shortly after the altercation started. They told police they entered the living room to find out what was going on when they witnessed Jahmal acting erratically. They advised they were present when Jahmal flipped the table and began threatening he would “kill anyone who gets in his way.” Justin informed that when he called police Jahmal fled the scene.

Officer Sheppard was advised that Jahmal was last witnessed driving a blue Toyota Corolla with a temporary tag. When officers entered the home, they observed several pieces of furniture flipped over and located the knife used in the assault on the couch. Pictures were taken at the scene and police collected the knife for evidence.

Jahmal Smith was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $75,000.

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