CROWN POINT — A Munster man was charged Tuesday with several felony counts alleging he held a gun to a woman's head and threatened to rape her children during an argument.
Nikola Kutansky, 32,* became angry after the woman arrived at their Munster home, found him sitting in a car with another woman and told him she was moving out, Lake Criminal Court records allege.
Kutansky became angry, retrieved a gun from inside and pointed it at the woman's head, records say.
The woman called 911, and Kutansky allegedly threw the gun into her car and went inside.
The woman told police she went inside to gather her property and Kutansky hit her in the head with the butt of a handgun and then held the muzzle to her temple while threatening to kill her and "rape her kids until they bleed," records allege.
Kutansky put the gun to her lower back, began shoving her toward the front door and said he was taking her children — who were in her vehicle outside — for a ride, records say.
Kutansky is accused of threatening to shoot up her vehicle when she attempted to enter the driver's side. The woman told police she walked around to the passenger side, dialed 911, dropped the phone in a child's lap and told the child to repeat their address and "he had a gun."
When Kutansky noticed the phone, he demanded she hang up and then went inside the home, records say. She met police in front of the house.
Kutansky was not in custody Wednesday, according to court records.
Kutansky was charged with kidnapping, two counts of domestic battery, intimidation and pointing a firearm.
* Editor's note: This story has been updated to correct Nikola Kutansky's age. The Times regrets the error.