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Charges in Butcher Knife Scare

(La Porte, IN) - A butcher knife was involved in a case resulting in criminal charges in La Porte. Jimmy Nicely, 40, was being held in the La Porte County Jail without bond.


According to police, Nicely was inside a home in the 500 block of Talley Street on New Year’s Day.  A man who checks on him on a regular basis came inside. Nicely, sitting on a couch got up, and went into the kitchen then returned with a butcher knife.


Per court documents, Nicely was walking toward him with the knife when the man fearing for his life bolted out of the residence and called police.  Nicely was arrested without incident for criminal recklessness, police said.


He’s expected to undergo a mental evaluation as the case proceeds toward possible trial.


Nicely could face an up to 30 month prison sentence on the Level 6 Felony charge.

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