A McDowell resident was arrested recently for allegedly assaulting a family member.

According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Michael Tackett, 40, of McDowell, came into a relative’s home “with two butcher knives” and hit the alleged victim.

He allegedly also “extinguished fire extinguishers all over the home,” the citation says.

He was arrested at ARH Highlands after a criminal complaint warrant was filed against him on Nov. 22. He was charged with fourth-degree assault, second-degree burglary and first-degree wanton endangerment in the case.

Tackett entered a not guilty plea to those charges during a hearing in Floyd District Court last week. District Judge Jimmy R. Marcum placed him under a $2,500 cash bond and scheduled a preliminary hearing for Dec. 4.

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