Michael Batchelor charged with assault & harassment of child’s mother; threatens to kill her

Michael Batchelor charged with assault & harassment of child’s mother; threatens to kill her

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33-year-old Michael Batchelor is jailed on domestic assault and harassment charges after showing up at the home of his child’s mother Wednesday and threatening her life and to shoot up her apartment. The harassment started that same morning when he advised he was coming to see his child, and Jakytra Johnson told him he wasn’t currently welcome there and he needed to make better arrangements with more advanced planning as he had recently made threats to her.

He showed up later that afternoon after multiple calls and threats to end her life. Multiple witnesses at the residence were able to take video and corroborate the events to the police. One of the videos shows Batchelor making threats on Johnson’s life and attempting to assault her daughter’s boyfriend, Chris Jones.

Michael Batchelor (MNPD)
Michael Batchelor (MNPD)

Later, when officers were taking the report, Batchelor continued to call her phone, causing the officer to speak to him and order him to cease contact with the victim. Batchelor called back five more times while the officer was still taking the report.

Michael Batchelor was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on May 19th, charged with domestic assault/fear of bodily injury, and harassment/repetitive calls. A commissioner set his bond at $20,000. He remained jailed at the time of publication.

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