A Canton man is out on bond after an alleged domestic assault led to a car chase.

Jace Theodosiou, 25, was arrested Jan. 5 for the offenses that allegedly occurred back on Dec. 19 of last year.

Court documents allege that a domestic dispute turned violent when Theodosiou “did assault and strike [the victim] by holding him down by the right arm and repeatedly striking him about the head with a closed fist.”

It is further alleged that Theodosiou then fled in the victim’s vehicle on US 276 when a Haywood County Sheriff’s Deputy showed up to investigate. Eventually, he somehow crashed.

“The defendant was driving negligently leading to an accident causing property damage in excess of $1,000 and the defendant was driving while the defendant’s driver’s license was revoked,” one document reads.

According to an affidavit, Theodosiou admitted to consuming alcohol.

The events of Dec. 19 weren’t his only brush with the law. Earlier last year, Theodosiou, who was an in-home nurse, turned himself in and faced serious charges after allegedly overdosing on controlled substances prescribed to a Canton child he was supposed to be caring for.

That indictment notes that Theodosiou did “inflict serious physical injury upon [the victim], a child under the age of 16 years, while providing care to and/or supervision to the child, when defendant withheld medication from the child, resulting in serious physical injury to the child. Defendant’s willful conduct and/or grossly negligent omission in the care of the child was a reckless disregard for human life.”

Theodosiou was released from the Haywood County Detention Center after a family member paid his bond in full. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 3.

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