Late last week Deputy John Minor was dispatched to a home in Duff. When he arrived he spoke with the victim, Stephanie Morris, of an alleged assault. The victim stated that she was painting when Thomas Fletcher Morris, 54 of Clairfield, entered the room and began yelling at her. She stated that he then put his hands around her throat and choked her while saying he was going to kill her. The victim said she was unable to free herself and was about to black out when Morris released her. According to the victim statement upon releasing the victim Morris allegedly stated he was going to kill everyone and himself.

Deputy Minor then located the victim and took him into custody. He was transported to the Campbell County Jail where he was charged with aggravated assault. This is his 5th booking.