Man found guilty of assaulting girlfriend with a knife



FLINT TWP. — A Flint Township man has been found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend with a knife and threatening to kill her and her children.

A Genesee Circuit Court jury returned the verdict against Jason Malik Maddox, 40, Dec. 5. He now faces up to 15 years in prison on two counts of felonious assault and one count of domestic violence.

Testimony showed Maddox and his girlfriend were arguing when he punched her in the face, hit her in the head with the handle of a knife, bit her on the arm and threatened to kill her and her children, according to the Genesee County Prosecutor’s Office. The victim’s 11-year-old son climbed out a window and ran to a neighbor’s home, where he called 911.

Maddox, a four-time habitual offender, will be sentenced Jan. 17 by Genesee Circuit Judge David J. Newblatt.