Anthony man accused of battering woman with protection order against him

Jamie Robert Price

An Anthony man was charged with domestic battery after allegedly strangling a woman and burning her with a lit cigarette after she wouldn’t buy a drill for him at a pawnshop.

Jamie Robert Price, 44, was also charged with violating a domestic violence protection order, even though he’s been living with the victim since September.

The victim told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Price became upset with her when she wouldn’t buy the drill and jumped on her while she was in bed. She said when he jumped on her, he pushed the right side of her head against the bed and then placed his fist against her head and throat, making it difficult to breathe, according to the sheriff’s office report.

The victim said she asked Price to stop at least three times before he did. At that point, the victim noticed three skin tears on her lower right arm, the report said.

The victim said after a few minutes, Price again asked her to go get the drills he wanted out of the pawn shop. When the victim again said she couldn’t afford to pay for the drills, Price came back into the room and jumped back on her while she was laying on the bed, according to the report.

The victim said Price was holding a lit cigarette that burned her on the chest. She said she suffered more skin tears on her right and left hands. The victim said before Price got off her, he punched her in the head with his fist, the report said.

The deputy observed significant bruising on the victim’s arms from her fingers to her elbows. She also had abrasions that appeared to have been recently bleeding, according to the report.

Price was convicted in May 2013 in Marion County for aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping/false imprisonment, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. The victim has a non-expiring Marion County injunction against Price that was served in 2015. The injunction states that violence is prohibited, and Price shall have no contact with the victim or go within 500 feet of her address. Both requirements were violated.

Price is being held in the Marion County Jail on $35,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Marion County Court on Jan. 7.