A Morganton man behind bars after violently attacking his significant other now faces over a decade in prison.

Kalone Jujuante Maxwell, 26, was hit with several felonies on May 29 after Haywood County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the call for the domestic incident which allegedly began with some kind of kidnapping.

According to court documents, Maxwell assaulted the victim by “striking her repeatedly about the body and striking her about the legs with a knife sharpener.” In addition, Maxwell allegedly grabbed her throat and choked her to the point that she “lost the ability to breathe.”

Maxwell allegedly cut her nose, cheek and left arm with a kitchen knife. The documents allege that the assaults with the knife and knife sharpener caused “serious injury.”

Court documents note that at some point during the attack, Maxwell told the victim “I’m going to kill you” and stated “I should have stabbed you more so you couldn’t call the police.”

Maxwell was ultimately charged with injury to personal property, assault with a deadly weapon, communicating threats and assault on a female, all misdemeanors, as well as felony kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

Maxwell has a fairly extensive criminal history and has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, assault on a female, assault by strangulation breaking and entering a place of worship, larceny of a motor vehicle, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and resisting a public officer.

He is scheduled to appear in court June 16.

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