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Bristol man charged with incest, aggravated assault

Rain Smith • Jan 26, 2012 at 2:07 PM

BRISTOL — A Bristol man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to cut off the head of a family member who spurned his sexual advances.

He was reportedly armed with a machete when making the threats, adding he'd, "kill everyone in the house."

Phillip Morrell, 53, of 632 Morrell Town Road, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with incest and aggravated assault. A Sullivan County Sheriff's Office incident report states officers responded to his residence at 9:30 p.m.

An adult blood relative of Morrell's claimed he had entered her room, climbed on top of her in the bed and asked her to have sex multiple times. The woman reported previously being sexually assaulted by Morrell, both earlier Wednesday evening and on past dates.

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