Crime — 27 June 2014 — by Rowland A. Parks
Sandhill man remanded for threatening wife with shotgun

He allegedly caught his wife with another man in their home

A Sandhill man was remanded to prison after he was arraigned on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, threat of death and harm upon his wife, whom he allegedly found being caressed by another man in their home on Sunday.

Ainsworth Dawson, 38, a bus driver/mechanic, pleaded not guilty to the charges when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann Marie Smith this afternoon.

Police charged Dawson with one count of aggravated assault with a firearm because he allegedly pulled out his 16-gauge shotgun, pointed it at his wife and threatened to kill her. He was also charged with one count of harm for allegedly choking his wife until she became unconscious. After pointing the shotgun at her, Dawson allegedly told her: “I wan kill yoh.”

Smith remanded him to prison until his next court date on July 9, 2014.

The allegations against Dawson are that on Sunday, June 22, sometime in the evening, he returned home and found his wife being caressed by another man.

He and his wife then got into a heated argument and that is when he threatened her with his shotgun.

His wife alleged that he grabbed her around the neck and choked her until she lost consciousness. She reported the incident to police and demanded court action against her husband.

Dawson and his wife are the parents of a one-year-old son. His wife had a party for their son on Sunday.

Dawson is a mechanic and driver who was employed by the Police Department two years ago.

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