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Silver Springs man arrested after threatening, lunging at officers with knife

A 56-year-old Silver Springs man was arrested after he allegedly attacked a victim, threatened officers, and lunged at them with a knife before he was tased.

Officers from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reported to a call about a domestic battery on the evening of Monday, September 6.

The caller reported that she received a “concerning phone call” from the victim regarding an alleged attack by Randal Adkins.

Upon arrival, a deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office says he observed visible injuries to a victim’s nose and face. The victim says that after she returned from the community pool, Adkins, who was highly intoxicated, began arguing with her. She claims Adkins struck her in the face, causing her to fall and hit her face on the cement driveway, according to the report.

The victim alleges Adkins then grabbed his knife and began waving it around and cutting up the camper. At one point, Adkins allegedly waved the knife near her and sliced her neck, according to the report.

The deputy made contact with Adkins, who was sitting inside of his camper while holding a large pocket knife.

The deputy says Adkins would not comply with his commands and at one point, allegedly threatened to jump out of the camper with the knife and “put it through” the deputy’s heart.

After continued negotiations failed, Adkins allegedly lunged towards and threatened another officer on the scene.

Adkins was detained shortly thereafter and transported to the Marion County Jail. He faces three charges, including two counts of aggravated assault on an officer, as well as aggravated battery with the use of a deadly weapon. His bond is set at $30,000 and he is next due in court on Tuesday, October 12, according to jail records.