CLARKESVILLE — Clarkesville police on Tuesday released information about a weekend aggravated assault that occurred during a domestic altercation in that city April 28.
About 6 a.m. Saturday, officials at Northeast Georgia Medical Center notified Clarkesville police that they were treating a female victim there for injuries suffered in a domestic dispute in the city.
“Information obtained indicated that a male and an undisclosed female had gotten into a physical altercation on the previous evening of April 27, at approximately 10:30 p.m.,” according to a statement from Clarkesville Police Chief Brad Barrett. “The female victim advised that she was forced from a bedroom into the living area of her home by 36-year-old Jason Montgomery during a heated argument.
“The female further stated that Montgomery was in possession of a knife and used such knife by placing it up the victim’s chest while making a threat to stab her in the heart,” Barrett’s statement reads. “Once in the living area of the home, the female attempted to defend herself and, while doing so, received a laceration to her hand from the knife. The victim advised that she then attempted to flee the residence through an exterior door, but while attempting to exit, was grabbed by her hair and pulled back into the living area of the dwelling by Montgomery. The victim advised that Montgomery then threw her down. During this time, the victim continued to make attempts to defend herself. In the process, the victim received more lacerations to her left hand and wrist.”
Police personnel also observed visible injuries to the victim’s face, neck and arms, according to Barrett.
Clarkesville police have charged Jason Elliot Montgomery with false imprisonment, aggravated assault with a knife under the Family Violence Act, aggravated battery with a knife under the Family Violence Act, and tampering with evidence, Barrett said.