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Sparta man arrested for threatening to kill wife

Thomas Sherwood

Thomas Sherwood

A Sparta man is in the Kent County Jail after assaulting his wife and threatening to kill her.

According to Sparta Police Chief Andrew Milanowski, Officer Cook responded to the police office at 8:15 a.m. on March 20 to meet a woman regarding a domestic assault complaint. The woman, who is the wife of the suspect, said the couple was having a discussion when her husband, Thomas Sherwood, became upset. They both stood up and he grabbed her and threw her to the floor. He then took a pistol from his pocket and put it to her head and told her he was going to kill her.

The woman reportedly pleaded with him and convinced him he needed help and that she would take him somewhere to get that help. He agreed and they left together and sought that help. Once she was away from him, she returned to file the police report of the incident.

Sherwood, 34, was arrested a few days after being released from the care facility he signed himself into. He was lodged on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon (a 4-year felony) and domestic violence (a misdemeanor). Habitual offender was also added. At the pretrial arraignment, two other charges were also added: assault with intent to commit murder, and a felony firearms charge.

Bond was set at $250,000 cash surety. He is currently awaiting trial.

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