Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for threatening to ‘cut up’ woman


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Aaron Lucio Jr.

REXBURG — A Madison County man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for abusing and threatening to “cut up” a woman.

Aaron Lucio Jr., 43, was charged with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after an incident in December. Police reports show on Dec. 15, a heavily intoxicated and violent Lucio drew a pair of large kitchen knives and threatened to kill and cut up the victim. He also pushed the woman against a wall causing a concussion and pulled neck and back muscles.

After he was arrested and booked into the Madison County Jail, Lucio began banging his head against a plexiglass wall, causing significant damage. Police had to use a Taser to subdue him. He was given additional charges for the incident.

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In January, as part of a plea agreement, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office dropped charges of witness intimidation, malicious injury to property and resisting officers. Lucio then pleaded guilty to felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and misdemeanor domestic battery.

District Judge Greg Moeller sentenced Lucio to four years fixed and one year indeterminate for the aggravated assault. Lucio also received six months for the domestic battery, which he will serve concurrently with the other sentence.

Lucio was also ordered to pay $3,000 in fines, court fees, and a $5,000 civil penalty.

This is not Lucio’s first encounter with the law. His Idaho criminal record includes more than two dozen felony or misdemeanor charges related to theft, physical abuse or alcohol abuse.