A Casper man is accused of shoving his ex-girlfriend, holding knives to his own throat, and violating his probation.

Twenty-eight year old Miles Ferguson has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of unlawful contact, interference with a 911 call, and property destruction.

Investigators with the Casper Police Department say on Saturday morning, February 7th, officers responded to an incident on South Blackmore Road, where the victim claimed that Ferguson had chased after her, with a knife.

Officers saw that she had a red mark near the left side of her temple.

When police confronted Ferguson, he held two knives to his throat, but then surrendered when officers drew their guns on him.

When interviewed, Ferguson said he and his ex-girlfriend had been arguing over drug use, then claimed he was trying to run away and was being chased.

As for the knives, he said he did not attempt to harm anyone other than himself.

The victim also said that about $3,000 worth of damage was done to her car and that Ferguson was responsible.

Ferguson claimed it was old damage caused by someone else, but investigators were able to match a partial footprint on the car, to one of his shoes.

Prosecutors noted that Ferguson was on probation at the time of the incident, for a June 2014 DUI charge, and have filed a motion to have his probation revoked.

Ferguson is being held on $2,000 bond awaiting trial, and could face up to six months in jail on each of the various charges, if convicted.