Man holds toddler at knife-point, police say - KMOV.com

Man holds toddler at knife-point, police say

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Mark Orrick is charged with child abuse (KMOV) Mark Orrick is charged with child abuse (KMOV)

IRONTON, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- An Iron County man is facing criminal charges after police said he held a knife to a toddler's throat during a domestic disturbance.

Police said they were called to a home on County Road 101 in late November on a report of a domestic situation. Once there, they reportedly witnessed Mark Orrick threaten the small child.

Iron County officers said in a Probable Cause statement that Orrick threatened to kill the child and held a knife to his throat. He also reportedly used the child as a shield as he resisted officers' arrest attempts.

Orrick is charged with child abuse, armed criminal action, assault on law enforcement and resisting arrest.

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