Man jailed for threatening ex with hammer, crowbar

Man jailed for threatening ex with hammer, crowbar (Image 1)
Man jailed for threatening ex with hammer, crowbar (Image 1)

A 60-year-old Nashville man was arrested Tuesday for threatening an ex-girlfriend with first a hammer and the next day a crowbar.

According to police, the victim already had an order of protection out against John Waters for a previous incident earlier this month.

Arrest affidavits state that on Monday, Waters attempted to assault the victim with hammer but she was able to lock herself inside her apartment at the Granstaff Apartments in Metro Center.

After the ordeal, the victim went to police to file an order of protection violation. An aggravated assault warrant was also taken out for Waters’ arrest.

Early the next morning, the victim was standing outside her apartment with a group of people when Waters again approached.

This time he was carrying a large metal crowbar and began to chase the victim.

Responding officers observed Waters running after the woman while holding the crowbar over his head, the arrest report stated.

Officers were forced to use a Taser on Waters and after he refused to drop the crowbar and charged at them.

Waters was booked into the Metro jail on four counts of aggravated assault, assault on an officer and two counts for violating his order of protection. His bond was set at $200,000.

Waters is scheduled to appear in court June 30.

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