NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police said a man tried to attack his ex-girlfriend twice in two days During the second attempt, police said he charged at officers with a weapon in hand.
On Monday, Metropolitan Nashville Police said 66-year-old John Waters attempted to attack his ex-girlfriend and her friend with a hammer.
The victim was able to lock herself inside her apartment, but police said Waters tried to break down the door with the hammer.
A Davidson County affidavit said Waters had assaulted another woman at the apartment, believing it to be the victim.
After the incident, the victim took out an order of protection against Waters.
Police said Waters returned to the ex-girlfriend’s apartment on Tuesday. Officers responded to the scene for a burglary call, but he had fled.
While police were still investigating, they said Waters came back and started chasing the victim with a crowbar in hand. Officers identified themselves to him, told him to drop the crowbar, but he allegedly refused and charged at them.
Officers said they were forced to tase him in order to take him into custody.
After being checked out at the hospital as a precaution, Waters was booked into the Metropolitan Jail. He was charged with eight offenses, including four counts of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault of an officer, and two order of protection violations.
His bond was set at $200,000.