A Kansas City man is charged with felony domestic assault for an incident in June here he is accused of repeatedly choking his partner.
Jason Harrison, 41, is being held in the Platte County Detention Center on $10,000 cash-only bond. He has pleaded not guilty and requested a reduction of bond, which was denied. Harrison is scheduled to appear in court in August before judge Quint Shafer.
On June 28, Kansas City officers responded to a disturbance in Kansas City North, according to court documents. The victim reported she had been assaulted by Harrison. The told police the day had started well with breakfast and a move into a new apartment. During the move, she notices Harrison was sweating and became concerned he was affected by the heat. She soon realized he had been drinking, though he had been released from jail on a DWI conviction just the week before.
The victim went for a drive, she said, to think about the situation. She was upset Harrison was drinking again and the two argued over the phone. She returned to the apartment building and Harrison reportedly was caught by neighbors urinating outside the building before he got into the car with the victim. They drove to a nearby gas station off Barry Road and continued to argue. Harrison allegedly punched the inside of the windshield hard enough to crack it and then grabbed her by the throat when she pulled over. After squeezing her neck he let go and instead pulled her hair, forcing her head backward. She struggled and Harrison again grabbed her by the throat, holding her with both hands.
According to court documents, Harrison told the victim she wasn’t going to get him sent back to prison. She was able to drive to the gas station and park, but he again grabbed her throat, this time choking her. Harrison told her to drive back to the apartment and he would pack his things and leave. She dropped him off at the apartment and left to call police.
Officers observed marks on the victims throat and bruising on her arm where she said Harrison had punched her the day prior. Harrison told police the two had argued in the car and he had hit the windshield but he denied assaulting her.
Previously, Harrison was found guilty of domestic assault in Jackson County and had served a 217 day sentence.