(CNN) -- Brooke Mueller Sheen told a 911 operator last week that husband Charlie Sheen held a knife to her throat and she feared for her life, according to the phone call that led to the actor's arrest on domestic-violence-related charges.
The 911 tapes, released by Aspen, Colorado, police Monday, reveal a shaken Mueller Sheen repeatedly insisting that she had to file the report.
"My husband had me ... with a knife, and I feared for my life, and he threatened me," she told the emergency operator early Friday morning.
Mueller Sheen said that members of her family were present and the two were in separate rooms, but, she said, Sheen still had the knife and was "trying to sneak out the back."
"I thought I was going to die," she said.
Mueller Sheen identified herself as "Brooke" when the dispatch operator asked her name.
"Charlie. It's Charlie Sheen," she said when the operator asked her husband's name.
Sheen and his wife have been married since May 2008. The couple has twin sons born in March.
Sheen denied wielding a knife or strangling Mueller Sheen, according to the police report filed by the officers who responded to the call. He admitted the couple had been arguing for several hours and that the argument had gotten very heated.
Sheen admitted to having a folding knife in his travel bag, which officers said they found with the knife locked in a open position.
Mueller Sheen told the officers that Sheen attacked her when she said she wanted a divorce, holding her down on the bed by neck with one hand while the other held a knife against her throat.
He threatened to have her killed, she told the officers, and only relented when she apologized and told him she loved him.
Sheen, 44, was charged with second degree assault and menacing, both felonies, and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor, police said. He was released from the Pitkin County Jail at 7 p.m. Friday after posting $8,500 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court February 8.
Colorado law also mandated a protection order against Sheen for his wife. The order requires that Sheen leave the couple's home and stay away from his wife, not contact her and not possess any kind of weapon or drink alcohol
Sheen spokesman Stan Rosenfield said Monday that Sheen had returned to Los Angeles, but Rosenfield had no other comment.
On Friday, Rosenfield cautioned against jumping to conclusions.
"Do not be misled by appearance," he said. "Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day."
Sheen -- whose real name is Carlos Irwin Estevez -- is the son of actor Martin Sheen. He has two brothers and a sister -- Emilio, Ramon and Renee Estevez -- who also are actors. He currently is starring in the popular television comedy "Two and a Half Men," with co-star Jon Cryer.