A reportedly drunken Marlborough man has been accused of holding a knife to the throat of another man he accused of being a "snitch."
On Friday, Aug. 30, police responded to Maple Street for a reported armed assault. When they arrived, a man told police that Cody T. Riekstins, 21, of 38 Maple Street Apt. 1 had come into his room while intoxicated and accused the man of being a "snitch," according to the police report.
Riekstins allegedly then punched the man's stereo, bloodying his knuckles and pressed a small, red pocket knife to the man's throat, he reportedly told police. The man was not harmed, but there was blood on his neck from Riekstins' wounded knuckles, according to court records. Riekstins then allegedly cut slices into his own chest and stated "See this, I will do this to you next," according to the police report.
Once Riekstins settled down, the man — who has known Riekstins for some time — bandaged his hands. When police went to Riekstins' apartment, he came to the door intoxicated, with bandaged hands and a 12 inch scratch across his chest, according to court records. Riekstins stated he did not remember the incident, according to the police report.
Police arrested Riekstins based on the evidence. During booking, he became uncooperative, grabbing one officer's wrist and verbally berating others, according to court records. Riekstins was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, vandalizing property, threatening to commit a crime and assault and battery on a police officer.