Purdy teen faces felony assault charge

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

17-year-old accused of threatening classmate

A Purdy teen has been charged with the felony of second degree assault after allegedly threatening a juvenile classmate on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the recycling center at Purdy School.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Johnathan William Gee, 17, of Purdy, pulled a lock blade knife and held it to the victim's throat while threatening to "slit his throat like a pig."

The victim reportedly received a cut on his left palm while trying to defend himself during the altercation. The victim told law enforcement officials that he was in fear for his life, according to the affidavit.

Charges were filed by Barry County Prosecuting Attorney Johnnie Cox on Jan. 17. Gee was released from the Barry County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bond.

No arraignment date had been set at press time.

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