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Fairmont man, 25, faces felony counts

FAIRMONT — A Fairmont man is facing a felony charge in Martin County.

Luis Burgos, 25, has been charged with assault in the second degree, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison and a $14,000 fine. He also has been charged with making threats of violence, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to the complaint:

On Nov. 21, a Fairmont police officer was dispatched to a call in the 500 block of East Third Street. The officer called the complainant’s phone and spoke to a man who said Burgos was threatening to harm himself and others.

The officer arrived and found a second man holding down Burgos as he flailed. The officer observed that Burgos seemed out of control and had a deep laceration on his hand that had been bleeding.

The officer spoke with the second man, who said Burgos went after a woman with a knife. The man said he tried to stop Burgos and when he pulled the knife away, Burgos grabbed the blade with his own hand.

Later the man told the officer he had come to the residence to help the woman gather some belongings and Burgos became upset when he found out she was leaving.

The man said Burgos went to retrieve a knife and heard Burgos say he was going to kill the woman. The man said he and Burgos struggled for a few minutes, causing the laceration on his hand.

Burgos was later advised of his rights and interviewed. Burgos admitted he told the woman he was going to kill himself. When told that he had stated he was going to kill the woman, Burgos denied this.

A check on Burgos’ criminal record shows a conviction for threats of violence in June, which is a qualified domestic violence-related.

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