Police: Man threatens mom, firefighters with knife

2013-08-23T04:00:00Z 2013-08-23T05:13:41Z Police: Man threatens mom, firefighters with knifeBrian Wellner bwellner@qctimes.com The Quad-City Times

A Davenport man held a knife to his mother's throat and threatened four firefighters who were responding to an emergency call at his home this week, police said.

Roger J. Golden, 30, of 1125 Gaines St., was arrested Thursday afternoon on four Class D felony counts of intimidation with a dangerous weapon and an aggravated misdemeanor count of domestic assault. He was in the Scott County Jail on $5,000 bond.

Police and firefighters responded to an emergency call at his home about 5:14 p.m. Monday.

Golden lunged at four firefighters with a knife, forcing them off his front porch and into his yard, according to an arrest affidavit.

Golden lives with his mother and prevented her from entering the home by pulling a knife on her, the affidavit states. He then grabbed her in a choke hold and held a knife to her throat, the document states. She wasn't injured.

Golden also threatened his live-in girlfriend with a knife by pointing it at her when she was standing a foot away, the affidavit states. She refused an order of protection.

When officers tried to arrest Golden, he assaulted a uniformed Davenport police officer by kicking him three times and trying to bite him on his right forearm, the affidavit states.

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  1. Iknowthetruth
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    Iknowthetruth - August 31, 2013 12:07 pm
    To clarify, I was looking for houses for myself to buy, it would be impossible for him to buy a house, because he would not even look for a job, he was too busy living off his mom and using her money to buy his smokes. The reason I had payday loans? To fix my car so I could get to work at my job that I have successfully held down for eight years. It is impossible to be a Gold Digger when I am the only one working,. I didn't want a house-pet, that is why I dumped him, he was never going to get a job, we were together for three months, and that is all it took for me to see that he was perfectly comfortable with his current situation, and he was too mentally ill for me to deal with. You weren't there, and you don't know what happened between us, I did suggest that his mom needed to be somewhere that she needed 24 hour care, and if you can't see that, I don't know what to tell you. If we went anywhere out of town, I was on edge that she might need help and no one would be there. All I asked was that he get a job, find a car so I wouldn't have to tote him and his mom everywhere, and get insurance at his job to get better mental health help so he could manage his mental health. He doesn't see that life as an option. For this reason, he can be very volatile. I feel sorry for you, you have a lot to take care of, and I wish you, and roger, the best. He is a kind person, a good person, and he doesn't belong in jail, that is for sure. He needs more help with his issues that he gets and that makes me sad.
  2. lindak70
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    lindak70 - August 30, 2013 2:35 pm
    Tiffany...grow up...you dont even know him at all......he would never hurt anyone including me...You dont even know what really happened that day....so stfu....as for you, i know all about u wanting him to buy you 100k houses and you owing lots of $ out for payday loans....you are nothing but a gold-digger who didnt get what you wanted....so STOP lying and put down the crack pipe! true....he has issues to deal with and he is now working on them thanks to the help from me! i think that you just want him to look bad cause he didnt want to become your "housepet" and i don't blame him....no man should ever be treated that way...and by the way i know that you even wanted to stick his mom into a nursing home.....what kinda friend were you? none that i can see....so unless you know all the details you need to shut up and get a life! you're just a mistake who should be quiet and and leave him alone!
  3. Iknowthetruth
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    Iknowthetruth - August 28, 2013 11:52 pm
    I dated him for a while. He is deceptively nice and highly intelligent. He has had a rough life, and I do feel very sorry for him.Him living with his mom? A necessity, and any one of your would do it for your mom if she was sick. However. If I may put my two cents in, and I think I have earned the right. This guy went straight from sweet, to scary with me. He put his hands around my throat and hit me in his sleep, he has wicked nightmares and It started becoming apparent to me that his logic is not normal based on some comments he had made to me. When we broke up, he tried to put a filthy ad on craigslist and had my phone number and general vicinity on it, thank God he was stupid enough or crazy enough to use my email address to refrence the ad or it would have gotten approved and put on craigslist. It was enough for me to see it, I guess. Linda I would have to say ut your losses and become unreachable, if he is this out of control to take on cops and try to hurt his mom, then, you are not safe. Listen to me, or don't. I am just glad it wasn't me.
  4. progolfer
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    progolfer - August 25, 2013 2:04 pm
    what an idiot...his girlfriend is all defensive....must be an abused woman....NO normal person would stick a knife to his sick mothers throat....defending him is completly moronic....for that reason only he should be locked up in a mental hospital for the rest of his pathetic life
  5. lindak70
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    lindak70 - August 23, 2013 9:09 pm
    opinions are like ____________...everybody has one.....but if only you knew him in real life, you wouldn't be saying these things....people make mistakes....and he's learning the hard way...sorry to say.....if only you knew what he'd been through.....you'd change your opinion....he's never been in trouble before so i am able to forgive him.....he's well aware of needing help and he will get it....but he just went about it the wrong way.....so now he has to suffer the consequences.....and his mom suffers from heart problems so somebody has to care for her.....she doesn't deserve to suffer in a blood-sucking nursing home.....so idc what you people think...i know him better than anyone and he will be just fine....
  6. writingmomma
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    writingmomma - August 23, 2013 4:04 pm
    He sounds like he could use a few months in treatment facility or nut house!!!
  7. M404
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    M404 - August 23, 2013 2:20 pm
    ohhh...he was under the influence of alcohol and suffers mental problems?!? My bad. That solves everything. Hopefully, you and mommie can bail him out. He is WAY-COOL.
  8. JGross
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    JGross - August 23, 2013 1:58 pm
    Are you and Brandie Redell sisters?
  9. lindak70
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    lindak70 - August 23, 2013 1:44 pm
    i didnt say tht the firefighters lied...but i AM saying the PD lied!! He was under the influence of alcohol and suffers mental problems...i tried to tell the PD about him but they didnt want to hear it! all they wanted to do was make themselves look superior....he tried to cooperate with them.....but they assaulted him first...but nobody wants to hear that side of the story.....they wouldnt even listen to his mom....so you tell me.....is this really justice? NO!!! there's 2 sides to every story duhhhh....and yes IM emotional cause he doesn't deserve this! He's never been in trouble before in his life!! Unlike some of the drug dealing, crackheads that get away with murder in this rotten town!!
  10. momof4
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    momof4 - August 23, 2013 1:24 pm
    So all the DPD and firefighters that were there lied and now the DPD officers are "money hungry morons"? Really?? How is arresting someone with a knife make them "money hungry". That makes absolutley no sense. No offense, but your bf is the one that looks like a moron.
  11. katara
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    katara - August 23, 2013 12:55 pm
    An emotional 2 year old...
  12. lindak70
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    lindak70 - August 23, 2013 12:41 pm
    NO SLAP ON THE WRIST MORON!! HE'S STILL THERE!! AND THE POLICE ASSAULTED HIM FYI!!
  13. lindak70
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    lindak70 - August 23, 2013 12:39 pm
    this is is roger's gf!! so all you idiots don't know what really happened. He lives with his mom who is sick and not healthy!! The DPD are fricken idiots and money hungry morons!! He would never hurt anyone in his life! Therefore I am going to sue for slander because this story is NOT true!! I was there and he did NOT threaten his mom or me!! The police lied to the papers!! Unless you were there, you have NO ROOM TO TALK about him or what happened!! Get the facts straight morons!!
  14. Orpheus
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    Orpheus - August 23, 2013 11:37 am
    "Not getting shot" does not equate to "getting a slap on the wrist".
  15. finch
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    finch - August 23, 2013 11:16 am
    Yeah, the police officers did a good job here. Kudos to them.
  16. atlasshrugged
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    atlasshrugged - August 23, 2013 9:05 am
    Yikes - nice mug shot - now I know why tigers eat their young....
  17. writingmomma
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    writingmomma - August 23, 2013 8:49 am
    You mean this guy tried to assault a police officer and he had a weapon? Wow, you mean they didn't gun him down with 46 rounds? Oh yea, he gets a slap on the wrist!
  18. Watchfulmom
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    Watchfulmom - August 23, 2013 1:42 am
    What's that old saying? You can tell the type of man by how he treats his mother. Living at home with mom would be another red flag. I feel bad for the police and fire fighters that had to deal with that. I hope he gets put in his place. They really need to stiffen the penalties on assaulting police etc.
  19. Morticia
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    Morticia - August 22, 2013 9:17 pm
    He's Mister Happy I see.
  20. Arc Angel
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    Arc Angel - August 22, 2013 8:54 pm
    What about the 2 chicks who stole MDA $$$$$.Cant comment??
  21. everyone has an opinion
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    everyone has an opinion - August 22, 2013 7:02 pm
    should have shot him like they do the biting dogs!!
  22. Billyboy56
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    Billyboy56 - August 22, 2013 5:15 pm
    Too bad they didn't let the K-9 officer disarm him
  23. Roy Munson
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    Roy Munson - August 22, 2013 5:10 pm
    This man has a scowl that could even scare Little Nicky.
  24. george the barber
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    george the barber - August 22, 2013 4:30 pm
    A 30 year old tough guy, still living at home with his mommy. Look at that picture. I am sure that his mommy and his live in girlfriend are quite proud of him. Throw the book at him.
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