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Charges reduced in domestic dispute case involving Atkins


A Sidney man allegedly involved in a domestic dispute with a 16-year-old has had the charges reduced in the case.

Scott H. Atkins, 55, was originally charged with making terroristic threats, use of a weapon and child abuse after the incident Nov. 28 at a residence in the 1100th block of 7th Avenue. He now faces third-degree assault charges, according to Cheyenne County Attorney Paul Schaub.

According to Sidney Police and court documents, Atkins is accused of using two different knives and a small caliber handgun during the argument with the juvenile.

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