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Man Charged With Aggravated Assault Three Times in Two Days

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- A Davidson County man has been charged with aggravated assault three times in two days according to police affidavits.

John Alfred Waters violated an order of protection on Monday when he attempted to assault his ex-girlfriend with a hammer. He first assaulted another female at the location of his ex-girlfriend's apartment, mistaking that woman for his ex. The intended victim was able to lock herself in her apartment, at which time Waters unsuccessfully tried breaking down the door with his hammer. 

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On Tuesday, the woman filed an order of protection warrant and charges of aggravated assault. When she returned to her apartment from filing the complaints, the victim was standing outside with neighbors when Waters again returned, this time with a large metal pry bar. 

Police happened to be at the scene for a different incident and observed Waters chasing the victim with the bar raised over his head in an aggressive manner. It was at that point they were able to step in and asked Water to drop the pry bar. Waters refused and then charged at the officers, forcing them to tase him so they could "effectuate the arrest." 

Waters was not only charged with a second count of aggravated assault against the victim, he was also charged with aggravated assault of an officer with a deadly weapon.   

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