A Texas County Sheriff’s Department investigation of an incident Oct. 20 at a residence on Highway B has led to a trio of felony charges against a Houston man.

Nicholas M. Jones, 27, of 18100 Highway B in Houston, is charged with third-degree domestic assault, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest for a felony (all class E felonies).

According to a deputy’s report, two officers responded at about 9:45 p.m. after a woman called 911 regarding a domestic assault in progress at Jones’ residence. The woman said Jones was drunk and had grabbed her by the throat, struck her in the forehead and poked her in the eye with his finger, pushing her backward.

Upon arrival, the deputies observed the woman locked inside a van outside the house, reportedly to keep away from Jones. The woman told the officers the incident had begun when she grabbed her phone away from Jones.

When the officers entered the residence, they saw Jones sitting in a chair with a baseball bat in his hand. When he was asked to drop the bat and come to the officers for questioning, Jones instead stood up with the bat in hand, walked to the middle of the room and yelled that he wasn’t going to jail, according to the report.

Both officers told Jones to put down the bat multiple times, and he finally complied when they drew their tasers. But the report said he then moved into a dark kitchen area and again refused to comply with several commands, grabbed a dinner knife and threatened to kill himself.

The report stated that at that time a taser was deployed at Jones, causing him to fall to the floor. He was taken to the Texas County Jail and is held on $250,000 bond.

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