41-year-old Jonathan Washington was charged with aggravated assault after reportedly attacking his ex-girlfriend and her friend with a metal towel holder after she accused him of stealing her money.
On December 8th, Clarksville Police Officer Nicholas Rodriguez responded to a domestic violence call at the Quality Inn at 3095 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard. Upon arrival, contact was made with Debra McGowan, who reported that her friend came to Room 226 to confront Jonathan Washington about infidelity and to retrieve the money and bank cards that belonged to her. These items were allegedly taken by force by Jonathan in Oak Grove. The victim stated she still had bruises on her face from that incident.
Debra continued, saying that she and the witness knocked on the door. Jonathan stuck his head out the window and shouted at the witness, threatening to hurt them. The victim knocked again and said, “just give me the money you took out of my account.” In response, Jonathan opened the door, threw a remote at the witness, and closed the door. A few seconds later, Jonathan opened the door again and Debra saw a “silver metal object” in his hands. He chased both of them towards a staircase where he struck her in the back of the head and continued after the witness. Debra got inside her car and locked the doors. Officer Rodriguez noticed a bump and a small laceration on the back of her head that was still bleeding.
Officers found Jonathan at 107 Holiday Drive. He stated Debra and the witness had a machete and a taser that resembled brass knuckles. He chased them down the stairs with a metal towel rod but claimed he did in self-defense. Officers were unable to locate a taser or machete but found a towel rod and remote near Jonathan’s room.
Jonathan Washington was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. He was later released on a $10,000 bond.