Watertown Man Charged With Threatening Girlfriend With A Knife

(Lebanon) A Watertown man has made his initial appearance in court on charges he threatened his girlfriend with a knife. Jesse Lafferty is facing two misdemeanor counts of Disorderly Conduct and Bail Jumping. On Sunday, the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office sent out a press release saying that a missing woman was potentially in danger and that they needed to talk with Lafferty. It started just after 1am Sunday, when deputies were called to residence at Meadows Mobile Home Park in the Town of Lebanon for a domestic incident. According to the criminal complaint, Lafferty allegedly pulled a knife out of the kitchen sink and said he was going to kill his girlfriend. Lafferty reportedly grabbed the woman around the neck and used her as a shield while making stabbing motions at another person. Those at the residence exited and waited outside for authorities to arrive. A second press release issued by the sheriff’s office on Sunday said the woman was located safe and Lafferty was arrested. If convicted, the 29-year-old faces over a year behind bars. Cash bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for November 18th.