JACKSON'S BOND REDUCED BY JUDGE NIBERT - Held After Assault And Malicious Wounding

Judge David Nibert reduced the bond of a Calhoun man from $150,000 to $25,000 after his attorney Shannon Baldwin said she felt he was not a risk.

Baldwin told Judge Nibert that Jackson was a responsible person and had a "good job" with a masonry company. Nibert expressed concern Jackson had at least one prior assault charge in Georgia, but he apparently was not found guilty.

Baldwin indicated a cutting incident with a knife was accidental, although there appeared to be a problem with choking, saying there is no ill-will between the parties at this time. "It was something that got out of hand," she said.

Douglas R. Jackson, 44, of Chloe has been held in Central Regional Jail after he was charged on multiple counts, including domestic assault, domestic battery and malicious wounding.

Calhoun Prosecutor Matt Minney opposed the bond reduction, saying there was "intentional choking" and that Jackson had some prior problems. "The magistrate (Postalwait) set the bond to protect the victim."

Minney then requested a cash bond, but Judge Nibert said Jackson could use a bondsman.

Nibert advised Jackson he is not to have contact with the victim, and if he violates any one of a number of conditions related to his bonding, he will return to jail.

Jackson's case is set for a Grand Jury on May 5.