Police: heated argument leads to assault, threatening charges for Jackson man
Jackson — A Jackson man is facing a number of charges after he allegedly struck his girlfriend and threatened to kill her during an argument over the Fourth of July weekend.
Waldo County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from the victim who told police she had been arguing with her boyfriend, Timothy E. Dyer, 33, Friday, July 4, Lt. Jason Trundy said. The argument became heated and when the girlfriend attempted to call police, Dyer knocked the phone out of her hand and also struck her, Trundy said.
The alleged victim then ran to a neighbor's home to call police and that's when Trundy said Dyer threatened to kill her.
When deputies arrived at the home, Dyer allegedly resisted arrest and had to be restrained. No one was injured during the brief struggle, Trundy said.
Dyer was charged with refusing to submit to arrest, domestic violence terrorizing, obstructing the report of a crime and domestic violence assault. Trundy said the couple were arguing about family-related issues.
Trundy said Dyer posted a $300 cash bail and was released from the Waldo County Jail July 5.
Dyer is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, July 22.