Jones County husband assaults wife with skinning knife

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Jones County Sheriff's Department

Jones County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call on Panther Branch Road on December 29, 2013, in reference to a wife being assaulted by her husband.

The victim told deputies that Harold Nelson Ainsworth became irate after a verbal altercation.  Ainsworth went to his truck, retrieved a skinning knife, grabbed the victim by the chin; put the knife to her throat which caused a laceration of approximately 4 inches in length.

The suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived but was later taken into custody without incident.

Ainsworth was charged with Aggravated Assault – Domestic Violence.

Justice Court Judge Howell Beech set bond for Ainsworth at $5000.00.