Police: Upset father with cattle prod assaulted man

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BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Bellingham man is facing assault charges after allegedly poking another man with a cattle prod because he was dating his 25-year-old daughter.

The Bellingham Herald reports that 52-year-old Vincent Price Jones was arrested Tuesday, more than a month after Norman Gerstner reported the man for attacking him.

Police say Jones barged into the home Gerstner was sleeping at and pushed the cattle prod — a pressure-activated shocking device used to move livestock — into Gerstner’s chest. He also reportedly picked up a knife and brandished it and at one point threatened to cut off a part of Gerstner’s body.

Jones has no known criminal history. He is in Whatcom County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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6 comments

      • i call bs

        article does not mention that the daughter was disabled or the boyfriend was a homeless drug addict. i checked 3 different news posts about this and found nothing that mentions what you have posted. so i call bulls*it
        learn the facts.

        • Donte Jones

          She’s got the mentality of a fourteen year old and this 37 year old has been trying to take advantage of her. The reason you’re not seeing all the facts in the news is because the police aren’t releasing all the facts. It’s a pretty surreal feeling seeing a story online about your family and seeing how much they distort/edit/omit the facts. Honestly it’s kinda hard to believe until you see it happen to you. Thankfully that’s why we have a legal system everything will come out in court. Whether or not they’ll post THAT story is another thing.

  • Donte Jones

    I’m her brother and yes she is autistic, my dad is her legal guardian, and the police are now omitting certain facts to the press because they refused to help after this guy lured my sister over to his friends place to stay the night and only after I took down their names and threatened to go to the paper did they finally do their jobs. So call bullshit all you want there’s a lot more to this story that they’re not telling you.