York man charged with kidnapping, criminal domestic violence

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comNovember 1, 2013 

Jonathan Chase Jamieson

— Bruised and bloody, a York woman told police on Thursday that she hit her husband in the face with a pot after he dragged her up the stairs of their home, pinned her against a wall, stopped her from leaving the house and blamed her for losing his job, deputies say.

At about 10:45 p.m., the woman, 20, told York County sheriff’s deputies that she had just been assaulted by her husband, Jonathan Chase Jamieson, 26, as she was trying to leave to go to work. She said he “appeared out of nowhere” and prevented her from opening the door to her car so she could leave.

Jamieson began yelling and shouting profanities at her, angry that she had called deputies a day earlier, according to a sheriff’s report. He pushed her to the ground and pulled her up by her hair, she told deputies. He blamed her for his losing his job and told her he would make her lose her job.

The woman screamed for neighbors to call 911 as Jamieson dragged her toward the house, the report states. putting his hands over her mouth and carrying her into the house. Once inside, Jamieson locked the door behind them and threw her into a wall, the report states.

During her efforts to escape, the woman grabbed a pot off the kitchen stove and swung it at Jamieson, hitting him in the mouth, the report states. She then ran to her car and drove to work.

Managers at her workplace allowed her to leave so she could report the assault, the report states. Deputies saw cuts in her mouth, bruises on her face and swollen knees.

Deputies found Jamieson at the home and charged him with two counts of criminal domestic violence and kidnapping.

A day earlier, the woman reported, Jamieson had assaulted her because he did not like the Halloween costume she planned to wear to work. He bumped her with his chest before she managed to run out the door. Jamieson threw their dog out the door, and then threw the dog’s bed and food at her.

After she made it into her car, she told deputies, Jamieson grabbed her keys and would not let her get out. She hit him, got out of the car, pushed him and ran to a neighbor’s house, the report states.

Deputies went to the house, but Jamieson was not there, the report states. Police stood by as the woman gathered items for her and her daughter.

Jamieson was being held Friday morning at the York County jail under $14,260 bond.

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