Joppa man charged with threatening girlfriend, roommate with knife

Charges of first-degree assault were dropped against a Joppa man who allegedly threatened his girlfriend and her roommate with a knife in Edgewood Dec. 8, according to charging documents.

Jacob Sills, 35, of the 1700 block of Philadelphia Road in Joppa, was ordered last Wednesday to be held on $100,000 bond in the incident, but was back for a second bail review Monday, when the state dismissed felony first-degree assault charges, before District Court Judge Susan Hazlett. Sills still faces two counts of second-degree assault and is being held on $10,000 bail on those charges.

A Harford County Sheriff's Office deputy went to a home in the 1000 block of Crimson Tree Court in Edgewood Dec. 8, where the victim told the deputy that his roommate's boyfriend, identified as Sills, had threatened both of them with a knife.

The victim said Sills pushed his girlfriend on the couch, pulled out a knife and said he was going to kill her, according to charging documents.

The victim said Sills then turned to him and threatened to kill him also. The victim said he called 911 while the girlfriend ran out of the house.

Sills told the deputy he and his girlfriend were in an argument about drugs, according to charging documents.

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