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A Middlesex Township man is in Cumberland County Prison after police say he attacked a man with a knife during a domestic dispute Thursday.

Ricky Poteat, 56, is charged with felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats after he cut a man’s face with a knife, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Middlesex Township Police.

Around 2:43 p.m. Thursday, Poteat got into an argument with a woman at his home in the 800 block of Marshall Drive in Middlesex Township, police said.

The victim, an adult son of the woman, attempted to intervene in the argument when Poteat punched him in the face. He then retrieved a knife from the kitchen and attacked the man with it, according to the affidavit.

Poteat knocked the victim to the ground and slashed him in the face with the knife, police said.

Poteat fled the scene when the woman yelled for someone to call police, according to the affidavit. Poteat was arrested and taken to Cumberland County Prison with bail denied, according to court records. Magisterial District Judge Paul Fegley said in denying Poteat bail that he was a threat to himself and others, court records show.

The victim suffered deep lacerations to the corner of his mouth, as well as other injuries to his forehead and face, police said.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled in front of Fegley at 9 a.m. Nov. 20.

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