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Man's girlfriend stabs him in self-defense after he assaults his mother

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A Jackson man was being held on bond Tuesday night after being arraigned on charges in a Monday night incident in which his girlfriend stabbed him in self-defense inside his mother's apartment, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.

The release said 18-year-old Billy Lee Mullin, Jr. was arraigned in Jackson City Court Tuesday morning on charges of false imprisonment (a Class A misdemeanor) of his mother and domestic assault (also a Class A misdemeanor).

Mullin's preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in city court on Aug. 11, which will be his 19th birthday.

Mullin was being held in the Madison County Jail on a $15,000 bond Tuesday night.

The release said Jackson police officers were dispatched to McMillan Towers, located at 212 S. Fairground Street, around 10:50 p.m. Monday.

Police said their investigation showed that Mullin was arguing with his 17-year-old girlfriend in his mother's McMillan Tower apartment. Mullin's mother was in the apartment and tried to leave, but Mullin pushed her from the door and wouldn't allow her to leave.

Mullin grabbed his girlfriend during the altercation, the release said. His girlfriend picked up a knife and stabbed Mullin in the leg in self-defense. Mullin's mother was then able to leave the apartment and called police.

Mullin was treated at the scene when an ambulance arrived. Mullin was arrested and taken to jail to await arraignment.

Police said Mullin's girlfriend was not charged.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, call 911 or the Jackson Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit at 731-425-8400. To get help after the violence, call the Wo/Men’s Resource and Rape Assistance Program (WRAP) at 1-800-273-8712. or visit