Tucson man jailed for allegedly attacking girlfriend, her daughter

Tucson man jailed for allegedly attacking girlfriend, her daughter

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A knife-wielding Pima County man allegedly attacked his girlfriend and her teen daughter, authorities said.

According to the Pima County Sheriff's Department, Kraig Clifford Lemme is facing two counts of domestic violence attempted murder, two counts of domestic violence aggravated assault, three counts of domestic violence kidnapping and one count of domestic violence disorderly conduct.

PCSD said Lemme had been living with his girlfriend and her two daughters but was kicked out of the home a few days before the Aug. 13 incident.

Authorities said the incident started when Lemme got mad at his girlfriend for taking her older daughter to the MVD for a driver's license test.

Lemme was drinking and allegedly cut his girlfriend's neck and face during the argument, according to the PCSD report.

When his girlfriend's older daughter tried to stop the attack, Lemme allegedly chased her upstairs and cut her face in front of her sister.

"He then held all three at knife point and took away their cell phones and put them in the toilet," a PCSD deputy wrote in the interim complaint. "He told them they could not call the police or an ambulance."

Lemme's girlfriend's older daughter was able to escape and call for help. Both women needed medical treatment for their wounds.

His girlfriend and both of her daughters said Lemme has a history of violence, including assault. The PCSD confirmed previous reports exist.

According to the complaint, Lemme said authorities were "taking sides against him and he doesn't like police."

He is being held on a $75,000 bond.

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