Rochester Hills man found hiding in trunk of car after threatening fiance with hunting knife

Man has 3 previous convictions for domestic violence


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – A 52-year-old Rochster Hills man was arrested Thursday after police said he threatened his fiancee with a large hunting knife and hid in the trunk of her car.

Officers responded at 12:47 a.m. to a domestic violence call in the 3200 block of Grant Road. Police said they found all the doors to the home barricaded from the inside with chairs.

After police made several attempts to get inside, a 40-year-old woman opened the door and said she had been assaulted by her fiance, who fled the home before officers arrived.

The woman said her fiance had been drinking when an argument started and he rammed her face into a closet door. The woman said she grabbed a kitchen knife to defend herself, and the man grabbed a large hunting knife and told her to put the kitchen knife down or he would stab her in the neck.

She said that when she put down the kitchen knife, her fiance held the hunting knife to her face and said he was going to kill her. The woman used SIRI voice commands to call 911 on her phone, and the man threw her phone and ran out the back door, police said.

A K-9 tried to track the man, but couldn't find his scent.

The woman called police about three hours later because her keys were locked in her car.

After a deputy unlocked her car, he and the woman heard a noise coming from the trunk. They opened the trunk and found the man hiding inside. He was taken into custody without incident.

The man is being held in the Oakland County Jail. He has three previous convictions for domestic violence.