KNOX – Formal charges have been filed against a Hamlet man who sparked an AMBER Alert earlier this month after allegedly beating his estranged wife with a gun, stabbing her boyfriend and taking his two children.
The Starke County Prosecutor’s Office charged Francisco J. Mendez-Jimenez, 28, on Wednesday with aggravated battery, criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon, and two counts of battery by means of a deadly weapon.
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