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Man accused of threatening to slash baby's throat

SALEM (AP) – A south-central Illinois man is accused of threatening to cut a 2-month-old baby's throat and refusing to let a woman leave the bathroom during a dispute at his home.

WJBD Radio reports that authorities in Clinton County have charged 25-year-old Jesse Gilbert of Wamac with felony domestic battery, unlawful restraint, endangering the life and health of a child and resisting a peace officer.

Police say they were called last week to Gilbert's home after fielding a report of a fight involving a knife.

Police say they initially found no sign of Gilbert but arrested him later after they returned to the residence and saw him run.

Gilbert doesn't have a listed home telephone number, and it isn't clear if he has an attorney.


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