Man charged with aggravated assault said it was “self-defense”

55-year-old John Ligon was charged with aggravated assault after reportedly reaching into a car and stabbing someone who was pulling up to give someone else a ride.

On September 13th, Officer Lyssed Pacheco was dispatched to 1948 Timberline Way regarding a stabbing. The officer made contact with Joseph Mister, who had a stab wound to his right arm. Mister stated that he arrived at the address to pick up his friend, Shereka Bagwell, who was there. He explained that when he got there, John Ligon, who was already outside of the home ran up to his vehicle, reached in through the passenger side window, and stabbed him with a kitchen knife.

John Ligon (MCSO)
John Ligon (MCSO)

Mister then said that he exited his vehicle and Ligon ran back inside of the residence. Contact was made with Ligon, who was Mirandized, and stated that Mister had assaulted him and he acted in self-defense. Ligon was able to lead officers to the knife and stated that he had cleaned it off. Bagwell said that she did not witness anything but, she had in fact asked Mister to return for a ride.

John Ligon was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. His bond was set at $10,000.

Keem Edwards

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