A woman visiting friends was assaulted by her estranged husband, who showed up at the residence last Tuesday. The man also attacked the owner of the home, who had come to the woman's aid.
James Edward Pack II of Agee Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault, especially aggravated burglary, simple assault, and unlawful possession of a weapon. His bond totals $27,500.
Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr. of the Smithville Police Department says the man went to 167 Village Place where his estranged wife was visiting friends. He says the man tried to burst through the front door, but the people inside the house kept him from entering. The woman tried to flee through the garage, but her husband went around the house and through an open door to the garage where he caught up with the woman and began assaulting her.
The owner of the residence, who was outside, witnessed the attack and went to the woman's assistance, but he suffered a serious cut to his arm after Pack allegedly attacked him with a razored device.
Though seriously wounded, the man was able to restrain Pack until police officers arrived.
Pack was taken into custody.