CLINTON — A man is facing one felony and one misdemeanor charge after allegedly pouring gasoline on a female, according to court documents.
Harley D.A. Hazlett, 24, is charged with going armed with intent, a Class D felony; and assault with intent to inflict serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor. Defense attorney Harold DeLange on Monday filed a motion for bond reduction. DeLange in the motion states that Hazlett is not a flight risk and would not pose a danger to the community if released. Bond is currently set at $5,000 cash only. Bond review is set for 8:45 a.m. Feb. 13.
According to the affidavit, at 5:10 p.m. Jan. 24, officers were dispatched to Mercy North Hospital’s emergency room for a report of an assault. Officers on scene made contact with a female who stated she was assaulted by a tall white male whom she did not know. The female stated she was outside of her residence when a vehicle stopped near the front of her home. The female stated she observed a female in the vehicle whom she had been verbally fighting with on the phone.
The affidavit continues that the female stated a white male exited the driver’s side of the vehicle and ran in her direction. The female stated as he got closer she could see a red gas can in his hands. The female stated the male approached her and placed his hand around her throat, allegedly making it difficult for her to breathe. The female stated the male allegedly poured gasoline on the top of her head while hitting her in the facial area with his other hand.
The female stated that after he had poured the gasoline on her the male dropped the gasoline can and placed both of his hands on her throat and squeezed. The female stated the male told her he was going to kill her. The female stated she was on the ground when she observed the male walk away from the scene with the gas can in his hands.
The affidavit states that on Jan. 25 an officer spoke with a female at the Clinton Police Department. The female stated Hazlett, her ex-boyfriend, had overheard phone conversations she was having with the alleged victim. The female stated Hazlett wanted to go for a drive. The female stated a total of five subjects entered the car, including Hazlett, who was giving directions to the driver. The female stated they reached a residence where they observed the alleged victim standing outside. The female stated Hazlett got out of the vehicle and began running at the alleged victim while carrying a red plastic gas can. The female stated she observed Hazlett pouring gasoline on the alleged victim and striking the alleged victim with the can. The female stated she told the driver to drive away because she did not know the assault was going to happen. The female stated the vehicle was parked a block away from the scene.
The affidavit states Hazlett got back in the vehicle with the gas can and told the female he was going to light the alleged victim on fire but could not find his lighter. The officer asked the female where the gas can was and the female provided the officer with the red plastic gas can from the front porch of her residence. The female confirmed the gas can was the same one that was used during the alleged assault. The officer spoke to two other identified subjects who were in the vehicle at the time of the alleged assault. Both subjects confirmed Hazlett exited the car, poured gasoline on the alleged victim and was striking her.