PEKIN  — A former Washington man allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s house, then beat and told her he would stab her to death.

Anthony Jackson, 38, pleaded not guilty Thursday to two counts of home invasion, each punishable by up to 30 years in prison, and misdemeanor counts of domestic battery and aggravated assault. He remains in custody on $250,000 bond.

His victim, who required hospital treatment for her injuries, told police Jackson at one point told her he was going to kill her and started stabbing furniture close to her with a kitchen knife, a prosecutor’s court affidavit stated.

She was preparing her three children for school on Nov. 8 when Jackson kicked in the front door of her Washington home and began screaming at her for failing to answer his phone call the night before, the affidavit stated. The woman said she hadn’t seen him since he moved out in April to take a job in Indiana.

She tried to calm and offered to talk with him after the third child had left for school. Jackson replied he was going to beat her after that child left. When the child did, his beating began, the affidavit stated.

Jackson spit at and slapped her, punched her repeatedly in the face and threatened to push her over a bannister. One of his punches knocked the lenses out of her glasses, the affidavit stated.

The woman persuaded him to let her go to work, but he followed her there and started yelling at her again. The incident ended, and Jackson was found and arrested, after the woman asked a co-worker to call the police, the affidavit stated.