A Blue Springs man accused of assaulting a woman earlier this year pleaded not guilty to five charges in Gage County District Court.
Jaime L. Harvey, 34, is charged with first-degree domestic assault, second-degree domestic assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, second-degree false imprisonment and violating a protection order.
His pleas were entered Thursday in court, and Harvey’s next hearing date is Dec. 20.
Harvey was arrested in June after a woman called the sheriff’s office to report an assault.
According to a press release, the victim had been in a car with Harvey in Wymore when they started arguing and he began hitting her. She then tried to get out of the car, but Harvey continued driving, turning off into Blue Springs and continuing to hit her face.
When she tried to call for help on a cellphone, they allegedly struggled over the phone. When it dropped to the floor of the car, the female tried to get out of the car, but Harvey allegedly grabbed her shirt and tried to pull her back in. The door closed on her shirt and Harvey drove off.
The victim’s clothing became stuck on the car while Jaime continued driving, dragging the female beside the car for a short distance.
Her top was ripped off during the incident and as she tried to walk to a neighboring farmhouse for help, the victim heard the tires on the vehicle spinning and saw Harvey turn the vehicle around and accelerate toward her.
She was able to get onto the farmhouse yard and contact the homeowner for help. The victim had an active protection order against Harvey at the time of the incident.
One of the assault charges is from an October 2017 arrest where he allegedly knocked down and repeatedly struck the victim.