Mid-State Father Allegedly Chases Daughter With Knife After "Coming Out"

Ike S. Wright--Metro Police

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A father was jailed over the weekend after allegedly becoming "enraged" at his daughter after "coming out" and chasing family members with a knife.

According to the police affidavit, Ike Wright was intoxicated and became enraged at his daughter when he found out she was a lesbian. An argument followed and resulted in Wright taking out a knife and waving it at his daughter, her girlfriend and his son.

Wright allegedly waved the knife at each victim individually in "separate threatening actions."

Police say when they spoke with Wright, he was "angry and agitated." He "ranted about his daughter being a lesbian throughout the interaction" and admitted to having a knife. Police found the weapon in Wright's kitchen and arrested him for Aggravated Assault With a Deadly Weapon.

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