911 tape: Woman says actor Sheen brandished knife

The wife of actor Charlie Sheen told police her husband held a knife to her throat, pinned her on a bed and threatened to kill her after she told him she wanted a divorce.

“You better be in fear. If you tell anybody, I’ll kill you ,” an arrest affidavit quotes Brooke Mueller Sheen, recounting her husband’s alleged statements before his Christmas Day arrest.

The affidavit said Sheen denied threatening her with a knife.

Aspen police on Monday released audio of a four-minute 911 phone conversation, during which a woman who identified herself as Brooke says she was threatened with a knife as other members of her family were nearby. The woman told authorities at one point, “I thought I was going to die for one hour.”

“He’s trying to sneak out the back right now,” she said toward the end of the conversation.

When asked to identify her assailant, the caller pauses, before answering, “It’s Charlie Sheen … I’ve got to file this report.”

Police responded to a home at 320 W. Hallam St. after receiving a 911 call at 8:34 a.m. An ambulance also was dispatched to the house, but police said in news release the victim’s injuries didn’t require transportation to the hospital.

Sheen, 44, was arrested on suspicion of felony second-degree assault, felony menacing and misdemeanor criminal mischief. He was booked into the Pitkin County Jail under his full name, Carlos Irwin Estevez, of Encino, Calif. Sheen posted $8,500 bond and was released about 7 p.m.

Sheen will return to court Feb. 8. Chief Deputy District Attorney Arnold Mordkin said Monday that no decision on whether to prosecute Sheen is expected until shortly before that.

Charlie Sheen stars in CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” and Brooke Mueller Sheen is a real estate investor. The couple married in May 2008 and have twin boys born in March.

In 1996, Charlie Sheen was charged with attacking a girlfriend at his Southern California home. He pleaded no contest and was placed on two years’ probation. In 1998, his father, actor Martin Sheen, turned him in for violating parole after a cocaine overdose sent him to the hospital. He was later ordered to undergo a rehabilitation program.

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