Onondaga County Sheriff Kevin E. Walsh reports that deputies arrested a man last night after he cut a woman’s neck with a kitchen knife.

At about 7:10 PM yesterday evening,  50 year old Alice Powers of Mattydale called the 911 Center during a dispute at her residence with her live-in boyfriend, 52 year old  Douglas Kirts

While she was on the phone, Kirts grabbed a kitchen knife, pushed it against Powers neck and said “I am going to slit your throat”. The blade of the knife caused a minor laceration to the left side of Powers neck.

Powers was treated at the residence by Rural Metro paramedics for the laceration.

Kirts was arrested at his residence by Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Bollinger and charged with the felonies of Assault in the 2nd degree.