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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he threatened to stab a child with a needle at Sanders Elementary School.
According to an arrest warrant, it happened on Sept. 14, just before 8 p.m. Police say 26-year-old Kenneth G. Overton approached a woman and two minors while they were at the playground of the school, which is located near the corner of Terry Rd. and W. Pages Ln.
Police say Overton knew the woman because they had gone to school together. Police also say that he "appeared to be very intoxicated."
While there, police say Overton smacked the woman's buttocks. When she told him not to do this, Overton allegedly walked over to her brother -- who was a minor -- and held up a golf club as if he was going to strike him with it.
He then allegedly pulled out a needle and, "held it back as if he was going to jab it into the minor child."
Police say the woman pleaded for Overton to leave them alone.
That's when, officers say, Overton swung the golf club and hit the child in the groin.
Police say he then fondled the woman, and she told him to stop.
In response, Overton allegedly grabbed the woman's 13-month-old child and threw the child roughly eight feet into the air, "endangering the child's life." He also allegedly took the child and went down the slide with the child, against the woman's wishes.
When he reached the bottom of the slide, police say the woman seized her child and ran to the car. Overton allegedly gave chase.
He then grabbed the woman's 16-year-old brother and put him in a headlock, police say, demanding that he open the trunk door. Police say he then got into the vehicle, and fondled the woman again, telling them they were lucky he didn't physically beat them, and reminding them that he "knows where they live."
Police arrested Overton and charged him with wanton endangerment, as well as menacing, sexual abuse, assault and terroristic threatening.