Abilene man allegedly threatened to kill family with machete

POSTED: 2:54 PM May 05 2013   UPDATED: 1:41 PM May 06 2013
Kenneth Patterson
ABILENE, Texas -

An Abilene man was charged with aggravated assault Friday after he allegedly threatened to kill his entire family.

According to police, 62-year-old Kenneth Patterson had a machete within reach when officers were called to his home on Teresa Lane just before midnight Friday.

One of Patterson’s family members told police Patterson had been swinging the machete around and said he was going to kill everyone in the house, including the children.

Patterson is charged with second-degree felony aggravated assault and, as of Sunday, was in the Taylor County Jail on $10,000 bond.