SECURITY-WIDEFIELD – An El Paso County man who touched off a standoff is week is accused of threatening to kill his father in law.
According to court documents, 36-year-old Jerrell Evans attacked his father in law in his own home and in front of Evans’ wife and four children on October 8th.
The victim, Donald Pate, told responding deputies that Evans was drinking and pushed him down several stairs in an attack that spanned many rooms in the home.
Pate also said to deputies Evans kicked him in the face, choked him several times and stated he was going to kill him. Pate said he was on the phone with 911 dispatchers when part of the attack was taking place and that Evans tried to hang up the call.
During part of the altercation, Pate told officers Evans had a kitchen knife in his hand. According to the affidavit, Evans left the house saying “I’m going to kill you, I’ll be back later.”
Evans is facing charges of menacing, assault, harassment, obstruction, child abuse and domestic violence.
In the court documents, Pate said to officers that his daughter, who is married to Evans, tried to stop the attack and that her four children were in the kitchen during parts of the alleged assault.
The next day, deputies arrived at the home on McBurney Blvd. and attempted to speak with Evans. He refused to come out of the home for several hours and deputies said he threatened suicide by cop and used vulgar language to refuse their commands.
The SWAT team was called in as was the Crisis Negotiations Unit. Evans was eventually coaxed from the home without incident.
He will be in court on October 17th and has a hearing scheduled for a permanent restraining order later in the month.