Man arrested on suspicion of threatening with knife


A man was arrested on a warrant Friday on suspicion of threatening a construction worker with a knife.

Police put out a warrant for Jack Ray Kenfield, 44, after he reportedly approached a man laying carpet in a new home on Moffat County Road 3. The suspect reportedly threatened to cut the man with a knife after he refused to give him $20, according to court records.

Police are pressing charges of criminal menacing and mischief in the case.

The victim identified the suspect to police, according to the arrest warrant.

The victim said that the man entered the house he was working on, pointed a folding knife at him and said, "I am going to cut your throat," and "I am going to cut you into pieces." The victim then threw the knife blade several times, finally sticking it into a roll of carpet padding, according to court documents.

The suspect allegedly offered to pay the victim $100 if the victim would watch him cut another woman's throat.

The worker was able to kick the knife out of way, and soon after, the suspect sped away from the scene in a pickup, according to court documents.

The suspect faces trespassing charges in a separate case that occurred days earlier, according to court documents.

The man was arrested June 2 on charges of first and second degree criminal trespassing.

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