Armed assailant jailed after assaulting woman
NEW MADISON - Darke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a burglary early Sunday morning at 102 Anderson St. in New Madison.
Witnesses reported that Jason Lee Hunt, 20, of New Madison had broken into the residence at by busting through a locked door. He then entered a bedroom, brandished a small handgun, racked a round into the chamber and pointed it at a 21-year-old woman’s head.
Hunt then made demands that she leave with him and threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply. He physically assaulted the female multiple times when she did not comply with his demands.
Other occupants in the home assisted the female in forcing Hunt to leave the residence without further incident. He continued to make threats of killing everyone as he left the home. All occupants left the residence soon thereafter.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday, after a lengthy manhunt, a family member that had been spoken with earlier in the day contacted the Sheriff’s Office and advised them that Hunt was currently with them and that they would soon be coming to the Sheriff’s Office.
Soon after, Hunt was arrested on a charge of Aggravated Burglary, a felony of the first degree. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Darke County Common Pleas Court for his initial appearance and bond hearing.
According to Darke County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly Ormsby, the case will be reviewed to see if additional charges could be filed before Jan. 23 when the Grand Jury is scheduled to hear the case.
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