Man stabbed by girlfriend claims he was attacked on Nashua trailBy KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent
June 20. 2018 10:21PM
NASHUA — A city man whose girlfriend stabbed him twice with a steak knife after he allegedly assaulted her and held her captive told police that his knife wounds were from an attack on the Temple Street walking path.
Jason Dow, 46, of 43 B Lowell St., is facing charges in connection with the Sunday morning incident.
During a dispute with his girlfriend, Dow had accused her of cheating on him and allegedly punched her in the face, causing a fractured nose, according to court documents on file at Hillsborough County Superior Court South.
He also allegedly confined her to the apartment and prevented her from leaving while grabbing her torso, spitting in her face, pulling her hair and poking her in the face, according to court records.
“(The woman) reported she tried to leave the apartment numerous times, but Jason physically stopped her from doing so by assaulting her,” says a prosecutor synopsis. The woman admitted to stabbing Jason with a steak knife in self defense, according to the synopsis.
She told police that she stabbed him twice, superficially near the shoulder blade.
Both of them were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
The woman told police that her boyfriend of three years had become increasingly more violent and degrading, according to court documents.
While in the hospital, Dow told authorities that he did not know what happened to him because he was intoxicated and high from drinking and smoking marijuana, states court records.
He later told police that he was assaulted and stabbed by a man while walking along the Temple Street path the day before.
“Jason stated he did not know who assaulted him and did not have any further information,” says court documents, adding police did not locate any signs of a struggle or evidence along the walking path toward the Lowell Street residence.
Dow has been released from the hospital. He has been charged with second-degree assault, criminal restraint and four counts of domestic violence simple assault.
His bail was set at $50,000 cash or surety and he was ordered to have no contact with the victim.
According to court documents, Dow has a history of domestic violence arrests, as well as an “extensive criminal history.”