Mesa man admits to swinging knife at woman, driving vehicle at victim and her father - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Mesa man admits to swinging knife at woman, driving vehicle at victim and her father

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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 4:12 pm

A man moving out of a Mesa residence threatened someone with a knife Wednesday night, police said.

About 6 p.m., police were called to the 1700 block of West Isleta when a woman said Robert Vann swung a kitchen knife at her multiple times, striking her once on the arm. According to police, the victim’s parents and daughter were present at the time and Vann threw a chair at the door where her dad was standing. Police said Vann then got in his vehicle and drove it toward the family, stopping a few feet from them, before leaving the area.

After being contacted by police, the suspect met officers at the Dobson police station. Vann was taken into custody without incident. Under Miranda, Vann admitted to swinging the knife as he approached the victim, and driving his vehicle at the victim and her father, to try to scare them.

Vann was booked on three counts of aggravated assault, as well as misdemeanor charges.

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