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Police: Officers use Tasers to subdue Utah man



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TAYLORSVILLE -- Officers had to use Tasers to subdue a Taylorsville man accused of slashing up his estranged wife's home and threatening to kill her.

Officers were called to the home near 5900 South and 4000 West on Tuesday. When they arrived, they found 29-year-old Jack Lee holding a machete. According to a probable cause statement, Lee told the officers to shoot him and refused to drop the weapon.

The officers used Tasers on him and took him into custody.

Lee's wife Amber told police she had been watching television in bed when her estranged husband entered her house and started slashing up the doors, furniture and walls. She said she heard him scream, "You ruined my life, now I'm here to end yours."

She then yelled for her roommate to get a gun and the pair locked themselves in her bedroom. The probable cause statement goes on to state Lee followed the women upstairs, slashed down the door and started strangling Amber, saying "You ruined my life, now you die."

Lee faces charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault and criminal mischief.

According to the probable cause statement, the couple had been separated since July and Lee had not lived in the home since that time.

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