A Cummings man out of jail on bond heard formal charges announced to him Friday during his first appointment in district court less within two weeks after his arrest for some domestic discord.
Jason W. Pantle, 42, faces three felony charges that include aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery and criminal threat. Judge Robert Bednar of the District Court of Atchison County ordered Pantle to provide a DNA sample after it came to light that the procedure was overlooked when he was initially booked into the county jail due to a clerical error after his arrest May 2. Soon after booking, Pantle bailed out of jail on $2,500 bond.
Atchison County Sheriff’s Office authorities arrested Pantle on allegations that he choked his 31-year-old wife in a way restrictive of her airwaves, which arises to a felony offense in accordance with statutory guidelines. The sheriff’s report indicates he also suffered minor injuries, but was not examined by Atchison County EMS. The disturbance occurred at their residence along Meade Road.
Pantle told the court of his intent to hire a lawyer to represent him. Bednar ordered the initial court-order for Pantle to have no contact with his wife to remain in place despite a request from her to drop it. Pantle’s next court appointment is set for the 9 a.m. criminal docket on Friday, May 24, in Atchison County District Court.