Man charged with aggravated assault after hitting, biting ex-girlfriend

Staff Reports • Oct 27, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Police charged a Lebanon man with aggravated assault Monday after officers found a woman beaten and bit and her toddler with a broken leg.

Jakob Cox, 20, was charged after officers responded to a house on Inman Court to find a woman who was hit and bit and her toddler, who had a broken femur.

An officer arrived at the house at 4:22 p.m. in response to a domestic assault and saw Cox get on his bicycle and ride away.

The officer entered the home to find the woman, as well as her young son laying on the bed crying. The woman told police Cox, her ex-boyfriend, was at the house and in another room with the toddler.

When she heard the toddler begin to cry, she went to the room, but Cox would not let her inside. He told her he was throwing the toddler in the air playing with him and caught him by the leg when he almost dropped the toddler.

When she tried to enter the room, she and Cox got into a fight, and he busted her lip and bit her.

Wilson Emergency Management Agency paramedics responded to the scene and said the toddler had a possible broken femur and then took the toddler to Monroe J. Caroll Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Cox was charged with aggravated assault, two counts of interference with emergency calls, domestic assault, failure to appear and two counts of violating conditional release. He remained in the Wilson County Jail on $9,500 bond.

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