A man from Nixa is in police custody after investigators say he threatened to kill a woman with a hatchet.
Officers responded to a distress call at around 7:30 a.m. on New Years Day after dispatchers reportedly heard someone on the phone say, “why are you trying to kill me?”
Reports say when police arrived, they found 31-year-old Simon Scholz on top of the victim in a bed at the residence.
After following instructions from authorities, Scholz was arrested without further incident.
He also admitted to taking meth, heroin and PCP earlier that morning, and told investigators that he believed the victim had been taken by aliens, and that he had to kill her.
Scholz faces charges of first-degree domestic assault, armed criminal action, and second-degree kidnapping.