A Sullivan man was charged for allegedly striking his landlord with a flashlight last week.
Jason D. James, 39, was charged Friday in the Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with third-degree felony assault, and misdemeanors of resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to the 8700 block of Little Indian Creek Road, Sullivan, Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10 p.m. for a report of an assault. He is being held on a $10,000 bond.
James and his wife had left the scene in a maroon Buick when deputies arrived. The victim, James’ landlord, told authorities an argument began between him and the tenant with the victim getting struck in the chin with a flashlight, causing injury.
Deputies searched for the vehicle occupied by James and his wife in the area of Highway 47 and Highway 30. It was stopped on Pond Ford Road near Highway 30, authorities said.
James allegedly fled on foot during the stop. A deputy gave chase on foot, encountering James three different times, each involving a physical altercation, the sheriff’s office said.
Ultimately, he was taken into custody by the deputy.
James had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a charge of driving while revoked.