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Tallahassee nurse accused of threatening to kill victim with knife

Tallahassee nurse accused of threatening to kill victim with knife
Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-14 09:01:10-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A longtime nurse at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital has been arrested, accused of chasing a victim around with a knife while threatening to kill her.

Kevin Soike, who is employed at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse, was arrested on Tuesday for domestic aggravated assault with deadly weapon.

According to court documents, Tallahassee Police responded to a home in the 2700 block of Oak Park Court in response to a domestic disturbance.

The victim told them that Soike was chasing her around the house with a knife and told her that "it was her time to die." 

The victim, believing that Soike was going to kill her, locked herself inside a room and called the police. When officers arrived on scene, they saw the victim trying to escape the house through a window, but was unable to open it.

Officers then went to the front of the house and knocked on the door. Soike opened the door and was immediately handcuffed. During a search of the home, police were able to find the knife that Soike was chasing the victim around with.  

In an interview, the victim said the incident started with an argument. Police say Soike answered "no" to all their questions, so they transported him to the hospital for clearance due to him being intoxicated. 

After being cleared, Soike was transported to the Leon County Detention Center. He has since bonded out of jail and has entered a conditional plea of not guilty to the charges. 

According to court documents, Soike has been employed at TMH for 30 years as a recovery nurse. 

TMH provided WTXL with this statement regarding the incident:

"To protect the privacy of our colleagues, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare does not provide specific information regarding human resources matters."