A domestic disturbance turned threat to kill after a Fort Myers man forced his girlfriend and child into a car and sped away, crashing red lights and wielding a sword at the woman.
Bryan Alec Jobson, 22, remains in Lee County Jail on $20,000 bond and charged with aggravated assault, kidnap and false imprisonment, cruelty toward a child, reckless driving and battery. He will be arraigned May 24
Jobson was also in court May 3 for probation violations on a 2018 burglary and criminal mischief case.
A Lee County Sheriff’s Office report said Jobson was preparing food the evening of April 24 when an argument over going to Chick-Fil-A began between him and his girlfriend, also the mother of his two children.
She told police she was in a six-year relationship with Jobson and had just moved back in with him a week earlier after staying with her mother while Jobson was in treatment for anger issues.
The argument escalated outside, the report said, until Jobson grabbed the woman by her head and pulled her into the apartment. A witness confirmed the account.
After a brief period of calm the argument reignited when the woman left the apartment with a male child and Jobson threatened to punch her unless she got in their car.
The Sheriff’s report said Jobson then drove out of their apartment complex at high speed, fast enough to make the car “drift” around a corner, the woman said.
The woman said that while driving Jobson grabbed one of two swords in the car and menaced her with it, telling her “if you leave again I will kill you.” The swords were later found in the back of the car at the child’s feet.
A Sheriff’s Office deputy saw the car leave the complex, speed through red lights on Gladiolus Drive at A&W Bulb Road and Bass Road, swerving in-and-out of traffic.
The deputy stopped the car near Lakes of Laguna Drive and arrested Jobson on the charges. The report said Jobson had a a cut to his right hand.
The Sheriff’s Office notified the Department of Children and Families due to a child being involved, the report said.
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