Lafayette man charged for putting knife to ex’s throat

Ian Ferguson (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Ian Ferguson (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — A Lafayette man is charged for putting a knife to his ex-girlfriend’s throat and demanding prescription medication.

According to court documents, 36-year-old Ian Ferguson approached his ex-girlfriend after she arrived home from the pharmacy despite having a protective order against him.

The woman ran indoors and Ferguson forced his way inside, pushed her up against a wall, and held a knife to her throat. He demanded she give him her purse and medications.

The woman’s daughter then yelled at Ferguson and he ran off. Police later found him in a nearby alley.

Ferguson faces three felony charges including attempted robbery and intimidation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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