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LMPD: Man punches, threatens mother, brother, dog after he's told to move out

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Jason L. Godard (Source: LMDC) Jason L. Godard (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man angry because his mother told him to move out of her house staged a violent attack against the woman, her other son and the family dog, according to police.

Arrest records say Jason L. Godard, 39, returned home intoxicated on the night of December 12 and started punching his mother while she slept in a chair, dragged her by the hair to the floor, hit her with a walking stick and threatened to rape and kill her and his brother. Police said Godard ripped his mother's pants partially off and tore her shirt sleeve and underwear. The arrest report states Godard's brother tried to pull Godard off their mother.

The woman's dog then attacked Godard, who punched the dog in the face, according to police. The dog bit Godard who put the animal in a headlock and stated he would kill the dog by throwing it over a bridge and "watching it hit the ground," police said.

After Godard's mother pulled the dog away from her son, records indicate Godard knocked the phone out of her hand and pulled the landline out of the wall to prevent her from calling the police.

As Godard's mother and brother tried to leave the home, police say, Godard grabbed his brother by the back of the shirt and started punching him in the back of the head causing weakness and shakiness.

Eventually, the victims made to a neighbor's home, and the neighbor called 911. Police said Godard fled the scene with his mother's dog.

Godard's mother suffered a broken cheekbone that required surgery; a contusion to her chest wall; a black, swollen eye; burst blood vessels in her eye; bruising and pain all over her body and chunks of missing hair. Godard's brother suffered large bruises on his head.

Godard is charged with felony second-degree domestic assault and first-degree wanton endangerment as well as fourth-degree assault, second-degree cruelty to animals and third-degree terroristic threatening, all of which are misdemeanors.

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