Marlon Alvarado-Sanchez threatens roommate with knife, tells him “I only fear God”

Marlon Alvarado-Sanchez threatens roommate with knife, tells him “I only fear God”

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41-year-old Marlon Alvarado-Sanchez was involved in an altercation with his roommate, Carlos Cruz-Zuniga, at their shared residence at the Willow Apartments on March 9th. When officers arrived at the mentioned location, they made contact with Carlos. Carlos told officers that the altercation started because Marlon kept belittling him because he didn’t have money. Carlos stated that he tried to stand up for himself, but that was when Marlon got aggressive. The dispute escalated when Marlon pulled out a knife and tried to stab Carlos. Carlos stated that he was able to push him away but got a minor cut on his hand. He proceeded to run to his vehicle and call the police. While officers were talking to Carlos, Marlon sent him multiple voice and text messages on WhatsApp. In the messages, Marlon said, “If you’re a man you will have a knife fight with me until one of us dies. If you don’t kill me, you know what will happen. I only fear god. We’ll see each other again.” Officers made contact with Marlon at the original address, who was asleep in his room. Officers called the number that was sending messages to Carlos, and his phone rang. Marlon was taken into custody for aggravated assault on March 9th.

Marlon Josue Alvarado-Sanchez (MNPD)
Marlon Josue Alvarado-Sanchez (MNPD)

Marlon Josue Alvarado-Sanchez was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on March 9th, charged with aggravated assault. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $20,000.

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