A Randle man is being held on $100,000 bail after authorities say he choked a woman with a scarf and then attacked her with a knife before stealing her purse and cellphone.
Jason A. Green, 30, was charged with second-degree assault — domestic violence, harassment — threat to kill — domestic violence and first-degree theft — domestic violence.
During a preliminary hearing in Lewis County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon, Lewis County Prosecutor Jonathan Meyer requested Green be held on $100,000 bail — an amount Judge Andrew Toynbee later imposed — saying Green was convicted of similar harassment before and has another pending felony case.
According to a probable cause affidavit, on Aug. 7, Lewis County deputies spoke with a woman who had visible bruising on her neck and a cut on her shin.
She said she was in a vehicle with Green when an argument they were having became physical.
The woman said Green choked her with his hands until she bit him, and then he wrapped a scarf around her neck — squeezing to the point that she couldn’t breathe.
Green then allegedly brandished a knife and told the woman he was going to kill her. She was able to get out of the vehicle, but not before Green cut her on the shin with the knife. Green exited the vehicle and allegedly stole the woman’s cellphone and purse and then left in the vehicle.
The woman told authorities she walked to a Randle convenience store and called 911.
Green was arrested and booked into the Lewis County Jail Monday afternoon.
Green has an arraignment hearing set for Aug. 22 and was further instructed to avoid contact with the alleged victim.