OKLAHOMA CITY – A man is facing multiple charges after co-workers say he threatened and attempted to hit another employee.
On Feb. 11, officers were called to a business in the 800 block of S.E. 29th St. on an assault.
Witnesses told police that 31-year-old Mitchell Ivory had been reprimanded for an altercation with another employee.
When he was told to go home, he allegedly accused the staff of all being “racist.”
Once Ivory was gone, several other employees were called into the manager’s office.
According to the arrest affidavit, witnesses say Ivory returned to the building and allegedly said “I’m going to end him.”
When he reached the office, the employees say he was holding a hammer.
“They both stated [Ivory] looked like he was going to strike [victim] with it. So they grabbed his arm with the hammer, and pushed [Ivory] to the ground,” the affidavit reads.
At that point, witnesses say Ivory scratched one of his co-workers as he was struggling to get up.
Authorities say Ivory was inside his car when officers went back outside.
“[Ivory] made the voluntary statement that he ‘wasn’t going to hurt anyone’ and that [victim] started it,” the affidavit read.
Ivory was arrested for assault with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery.