The domestic assault case involving a prominent local contractor that raised questions about a 12-hour “cooling off” period took a dramatic turn Wednesday.
David Chase was granted a temporary order of protection that states the victim must stay away from him.
In court documents supporting the protection order, Chase accuses the woman of harassing and stalking him, as well as criminal trespassing on the night of the offense that occurred in early June.
Chase’s arrest drew heavy attention and public scrutiny because a Metro judge took an unusual step and told a night court commission to not impose a 12-hour cooling off period for Chase after an initial incident involving the victim.
The 37-year-old was charged with a second assault when he came home to find the woman in his apartment after he was released from jail.
In court testimony, the alleged victim claims Chase “dragged her out by her ponytail and threw her outside.”
In a temporary order of protection filed by Chase against her, he says she “harassed, stalked, and assaulted me, and filed false charges.”
The order of protection was granted by a night court commissioner on July 25.
In court documents Chase stated he broke up with her in May, but she wouldn’t move her stuff out of the apartment they once shared, or return his access card.
In court documents, Chase claimed on June 8, the morning of the alleged attacks, she was “trespassing” and that she assaulted him when he returned from jail.
In a recent Facebook post, the alleged victim, whom News 2 is not identifying, thanked all her supporters.
She wrote, “Thank you for all the support, the prayers, the laughs, and taking the time to make things a little easier on me.”
A hearing on the temporary order of protection is scheduled for next Wednesday, August 6.
- July 24, 2014: Case against prominent Nashville contractor David Chase continued
- June 23, 2014: Questions remain about ‘waiving’ 2nd cooling off period for Nashville developer
- June 20, 2014: Judges make changes to handling of domestic violence cases
- June 19, 2014: David Chase’s ex: I thought I was going to die
- June 18, 2014: Nashville police chief sends scathing letter to judge in domestic assault case
- June 11, 2014: Contractor arrested for domestic violence twice in 2 days