Judge concerned by man’s alleged attack on his wife

John Embry
John Embry

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)-  Saturday a judge had strong words for a man involved in a SWAT situation Thursday night. John Embry was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery against his wife.

When Albuquerque Police were called to the Embry’s home on Sweetwater, neighbors said they saw him on his second story balcony acting erratic, and yelled at police to shoot him.

According to a criminal complaint, Embry threatened his wife with a knife saying he’d cut out her eyes, cut off her nose and cut her from her groin to her throat.

“I’m disturbed by the nature of the allegations, and the threats that were allegedly made and the violence that’s alleged, the weapons that are present,” said Judge Sharon Walton.

Embry has an active restraining order against him and Saturday he was given 10,000 dollar cash or surety bond.