Desmond Lorenzo Law

Desmond Lorenzo Law

A Ringgold man was arrested after he allegedly threatened to kill people with a box-cutter during a party, police say.

According to the Catoosa County Sheriff's Department:

Desmond Lorenzo Law, 26, of Sparks Street, was arrested Friday, Nov. 24 on charges of aggravated assault, terroristic threats and acts, and pedestrian under the influence. His bond was set at $500.

Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Ooltewah-Ringgold Road around 1:25 a.m. on Nov. 24 after receiving a call that someone had threatened to kill party-goers with a knife.

Deputy Bret LaMountain says he learned from victims that Law had actually pulled a box-cutter out after being confronted for inappropriate actions toward a female at the party.

"When I arrived on scene, I was informed that the offender, Desmond Law, had left on foot," LaMountain said. "I observed a male victim to have a laceration just under his jaw line near his throat and blood on his shirt."

Witnesses said Law was dropped off at the party during the night, and that the violent encounter began with Law allegedly "rubbing up against a woman inappropriately".

Shortly thereafter, a male at the party told Law to leave, at which time Law whipped out the box-cutter and cut the male, reports show.

"The victim advised Mr. Law was intoxicated and belligerent, brandished what appeared to be a box-cutter and threatened to kill anyone who came near him," LaMountain said.

The victim added that Law put the box-cutter to his neck before he was able to push Law outside the residence.

Deputies later found Law walking along Ooltewah-Ringgold Road not far from where the incident occurred.

"Mr. Law was heavily intoxicated, but complied with orders prior to being taken into custody," LaMountain said.

Adam Cook is a general assignment reporter and covers the Walker-Catoosa County area. He has been a reporter since 2009. He can be reached at The Catoosa County News office at 706-935-2621 and by email at