A Lincoln man is behind bars Saturday night after police say he held a gun to his wife's head. It was a scary situation fore more than just the family - the entire neighborhood was shook up.
One neighbor said, "I mean, I couldn't imagine what's going through the person's mind."
Police say 25 year old Michael Esau violently threatened his wife. They say he chocked her and while holding a gun, told her he would kill her. Neighbors in the South Lincoln neighborhood say they're shocked that something so brutal could happen here.
Brooke Marco says, "I mean, it's a pretty, you would think, safe neighborhood here. I've lived here for three years now and I don't know, it's just scary to think something like that happens."
Luckily, the victim wasn't hurt. But police say they did find drug paraphernalia in the home. They also say a child was in the home at the time of the incident.
Marco says, "Kids being exposed to that. It's, I mean, it's detrimental. I couldn't even imagine."
Lincoln police tell us this isn't the first time that the suspect has used a gun. They say on a previous occasion, he had fired off his gun inside of the home. Police say that led to an additional charge of discharging a weapon within city limits.
Neighbors say the victim is doing ok and that she's able to get through this. Marco says, "Nobody should be trapped in their own home and feel that they're a prisoner in their own home."
Esau is facing multiple charges including making terroristic threats, false imprisonment, and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
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