Region 8 man accused of attacking wife with an axe

Jason Thomas Marshall Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office
Jason Thomas Marshall Source: Baxter Co. Sheriff's Office

HENDERSON, AR. (KAIT) - A Region 8 man faces multiple charges after Baxter County Sheriff's deputies say he attacked his wife with an axe.

Monday afternoon 911 received a domestic disturbance call from a woman in the Henderson area.

A short time later the victim called back saying she and her children had escaped but needed medical help.

An ambulance was dispatched to the intersection of CR 46 and US Highway 62 where the woman, 41-year-old Elizabeth Ann Marshall, and her nine-year-old son were transported to the Baxter Region Medical Center.

Deputies then went to the woman's home where they found 29-year-old Jason Thomas Marshall.

When deputies tried to arrest Marshall they say he fought back.

After a brief struggle, deputies used a Taser to subdue him.

Marshall was taken to the Baxter County Detention Center where deputies say he continued to be combative and caused damage to the booking area.

He was placed in a holding cell in restraints.

Investigators say Marshall hit his wife in the arms, head, back and pelvic areas.

When her nine-year-old son came to her rescue, deputies say Marshall picked up the boy and slammed his head against a wall.

Elizabeth Marshall, her son and 16-year-old daughter managed to escape the house.

As they were driving away, investigators say Marshall grabbed an axe and swung it at his wife, barely missing her.

He hit her vehicle instead.

Jason Marshall is charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

At the time of the attack Marshall was on parole on a previous conviction of aggravated assault on his wife.

Investigators say he spent time in the Arkansas Department of Corrections for attacking her with a knife.

Marshall is being held on $250,000 bond.

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