Jason Lloyd charged with second degree assault

Jason Bruce Lloyd, 35, Little Falls, was charged by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff with one felony count each of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon and causing or attempting to cause terror through terroristic threats.

On Feb. 6, the Little Falls Police Department received a report of a domestic assault. The victim told officers she was assaulted by Lloyd, who was upset with the children in the home. He allegedly had pulled a butcher knife from a drawer and made threatening comments toward the victim.

The victim told officers Lloyd’s brother was present and that he had intervened. Lloyd eventually flung the knife down and the victim said she and the children went to a friend’s home.

Lloyd allegedly drove to the friend’s home and told the occupant that he planned to cut the victim’s head off.

The officers went to Lloyd’s residence, but he would not  come out. They used a K-9 dog to locate Lloyd inside the house.

Lloyd gave a taped statement after being placed under arrest. He allegedly admitted obtaining the knife, saying he was very angry. He admitted he tracked the victim down, that he had been drinking all day and that he had made a mistake.

Lloyd’s brother told officers he witnessed Lloyd lunging toward the victim with the knife pointed at her and that he allegedly said he would kill her.

If convicted, Lloyd faces a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment and/or a $14,000 fine.