(Aurora, Ind.) – A threat against a woman’s life as the suspect’s children looked on has an Aurora man behind bars.
Aurora Police responded to the 500 block of Indiana Avenue on Tuesday afternoon for a report of a man threatening a woman with a knife.
Todd Hennry Ames, also known as Todd Hennry Miller, is charged with Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon (Class C felony) and two counts of Neglect of a Dependant (Class D felonies).
“According to the female victim, Ames was driving by her residence with two children in his vehicle when he yelled a threat at her. The victim further told Officers that Ames pulled over and exited his vehicle and was yelling and screaming at her and pulled a knife out of his pocket and pointed it at her and threatened to cut her. The victim told Officers that she began to back away when another neighbor witnessed the incident and he began yelling at Ames,” Chief of Police Bryan Fields said in a release.
Both sides said there have been ongoing disputes between them.
Ames drove to his home after the female victim’s boyfriend came out of the residence and began yelling at him.
Ames told police he had thrown the knife out of his vehicle. Officers later found the blade hidden in a cardboard tube concealed in a heating a cooling vent in his home.
Ames children, ages four and two, were in his vehicle during the incident. The Department of Children’s Services was notified said police.
Ames is held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on $1,500 cash and $75,000 surety bond.