Police: Man attacks girlfriend wielding taser, machete

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, December 05 2016 Dec 5, 2016 Monday, December 05, 2016 1:01:00 PM CST December 05, 2016 in News
By: Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Edward A. Rosson

COLUMBIA — Columbia police officers arrested Edward Rosson Sunday night after he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend while holding a machete in one hand and a taser in the other.

Officers arrived at a home in the 1000 block of Eighth Street just before 10 p.m., arresting Rosson over an hour later.

The victim, who police say was in an intimate relationship with Rosson, said she was asleep in her bedroom when Rosson came in with the taser and machete. 

The victim said she got out of bed and was chased by Rosson around the house as he sparked the taser and tried to shock her. She said Rosson punched her on the side of the face and threatened to kill her before she was able to climb out a window and escape.

The victim said that two other people were in the house during the attack.

When police arrived, they say they found two pipes and several plastic baggies in plain view.

Rosson was arrested on suspicion of armed criminal action, domestic assault in the second degree, two instances of second degree assault and use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bail was set at $89,500.

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