Largo Man Held Knife to Wife’s Throat, Pasco Deputies Say
She is a witness in a case against him on grand theft charges and he wanted the charges dropped, according to Pasco deputies.
PASCO COUNTY – A Largo man threatened to kill his wife unless she helped make unrelated criminal charges against him “go away,” the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said.
Christopher Saranovic, 33, of Largo, was charged with one count each of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Domestic Battery, Tampering with a Witness/Informant by Intimidation/Threat, and Driving with a Suspended or Revoked License. The incidents happened in Pasco County, deputies said.
New Port Richey police charged him Oct. 3 with one count of Grand Theft Auto Parts/Accessories. His wife is a witness in that case.
Deputies said Saranovic pushed his wife to the ground and held her there. While holding a knife against her throat, he threatened to kill her and told her, “Do whatever you can to make these felony charges go away or I’ll kill you and dump your body.” The knife cut her throat and left a small wound that was visible the day after the incident.
While contacting Saranovic about the incident with his wife, a deputy saw him driving a car. The deputy ran a routine check and said he discovered that Saranovic’s license was suspended on Jan. 6, 2014.
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