ATCHISON, Kan. — Formal charges are pending against a 43-year-old St. Joseph man in connection with a Thursday morning domestic disturbance involving a knife in south Atchison.
Jason E. Markley was arrested and booked into the Atchison County Jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threat criminal restraint. Markley also was booked and held on a $2,500 bond for failure to appear for unrelated 2018 criminal case.
The incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. Thursday when police officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 300 block of South Fifth Street, said Atchison Police Chief Mike Wilson. Officers located a 34-year-old female victim at a home and determined the suspect identified as Markley had left the area on foot. Officers located Markley at the U.S. Amelia Earhart Bridge..
Atchison County EMS ambulance transported Markley to Atchison Hospital for minor injuries he suffered during the disturbance. After Markley was treated and released from the hospital, he was taken into police custody for the failure to appear warrant and transported to jail.
It was the subsequent investigation that led to Markley’s arrest for the allegations related to the morning disturbance.
The victim suffered some scratches and bruises.