Man jailed for assault after allegedly attacking girlfriend

Posted 9/22/21

A Jefferson County man is facing two  charges of second-degree domestic violence assault after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend during an argument about a firearm.

Jason L. Taylor-Deen, …

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Man jailed for assault after allegedly attacking girlfriend

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A Jefferson County man is facing two  charges of second-degree domestic violence assault after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend during an argument about a firearm.

Jason L. Taylor-Deen, 41, was arrested and booked into Jefferson County Jail just before 2 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1.

Taylor-Deen was arraigned in Jefferson County Superior Court on Friday, Sept. 10 on two felony counts of second-degree assault.

He appeared via video from Jefferson County Jail for his arraignment, and entered pleadings of not guilty. A hearing on future court dates was scheduled for Friday, Sept. 17.

The alleged assault was stopped when three officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to an open-line 911 call at a mid-county home. 

Emergency dispatchers sent officers to the home after they received a 911 call from the home.

The call was largely silent except for voices in the background that sounded like a possible domestic disturbance was happening.

According to court documents, a man could be heard in a very aggressive tone saying, “YOU F****D UP” before the voices became faint.

Dispatchers said a woman could be heard saying “Stop,” while the man was yelling obscenities, coupled with the sound of items crashing in the background.

When the three officers arrived, the girlfriend was screaming and Taylor-Deen was outside, dragging the woman by the hair back to the residence after she had been strangled.

Two officers ran into the home as the woman escaped and ran to the third officer, according to court documents.

Taylor-Deen was handcuffed and an officer said he became unresponsive while he was on the floor. An aid unit was called, and he was taken to Jefferson Health Care in Port Townsend for observation.

On the way to the hospital, he allegedly became aggressive with the aid crew and was given ketamine.

The victim said she had been dating Taylor-Deen for eight months but when he came home that night he was upset about bad news he got at work.

He allegedly started yelling at the woman, according to court documents, and wanted to know where her firearm was at so he could take his life.

The woman said she had been in bed when Taylor-Deen came into the room and punched her on the side of the head. He then allegedly pulled her out of the bed by her hair and then down the stairs.

The woman said when she was being dragged down the stairs “she was able to put her phone on silence and push the 911 emergency SOS and dropped her phone on the stairs.”

After the woman was dragged outside, they went across the yard to where her ex-husband’s truck was parked and Taylor-Deen started hitting it with a baseball bat.

He then allegedly grabbed her by the neck and started choking her until she was able to get one of his hands off of her.

Taylor-Deen then dragged her by her hair to her car in the carport, where she had told him the gun was in the trunk.

She later told police she was stalling for time because she knew police were on the way; her firearm had actually been locked up inside the home at the time.

Taylor-Deen held on to her hair as he searched for the gun in the trunk, and became irate because the trunk light wasn’t very bright.

At one point, she said, he thought he had found the weapon, but it was the tire-changing kit. She said he then took the tire-changing kit out of the trunk and hit her in the face with it.

Inside the home, deputies found items that had been strewn about the bedroom and damaged items elsewhere in the home that had been knocked over.

The woman had abrasions on both arms and her left leg, and both eyes were swollen and purple. She was taken to the hospital for a medical review.

Taylor-Deen was taken into custody after he came to at the hospital, and was taken to the county jail.

Taylor-Deen remains in custody in Jefferson County Jail in Port Hadlock, with bail set at $25,000.

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