A man accused of forcing a tool resembling an “ice pick” into his roommate’s penis earlier this year was jailed on assault charges Sunday.
Jason Dee Maughn allegedly attacked his unidentified male roommate in their Salt Lake County home on August 30, Fox 13 reported, citing a probable cause affidavit. A warrant was reportedly issued for his arrest on September 5.
According to Deseret News, the suspect was taken into custody on November 18 “without incident” in Riverside, California, where he was thought to have been residing with family members. He was officially booked on multiple charges Sunday.
The affidavit said the two men argued before the suspect launched the attack on the victim.
According to the news station, officials said Maughn held his roommate at gunpoint before forcing him to “sit in a chair before handcuffing him to the armrests.” From there, the suspect told the man he had a choice to “either be taken to the desert to be killed or Maughn could drive a nail into [victim’s] penis,” the affidavit reads.
Police said the victim was told he would be shot by the suspect if he attempted to defend himself.
Rather than take the chance of being killed in the desert, the victim decided to have the nail driven into his genitalia, according to officials. The suspect then forced “a tool resembling an ice pick” through the victim’s penis and a wooden plank with a “rusty hammer,” police said.
Police said the victim was allowed to leave following the ordeal, and reported to a health facility for care the following day. The extent of his injuries haven’t been revealed.
Maughn was taken into custody on multiple charges, including mayhem, kidnapping and aggravated assault, online records show. He is behind bars at Salt Lake County Jail with a $250,000 bond.
This is a developing story. Check back with CrimeOnline for the latest updates.
[Feature Photo: Jason Maughn/Salt Lake County Jail]