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Hermitage woman describes boyfriend pulling gun on her

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A Hermitage woman is describing how the man she had been dating for more than a year pulled a gun on her.

According to Metro police, Jason D. Keith, 37, threatened his girlfriend with a handgun at the Dawn Villa apartments on the 3300 block of Lebanon Pike.

Keith surrendered to officers after about a two-hour standoff.  Channel 4 News spoke with Keith's girlfriend, Amy Clark, about the incident.

"So you thought you'd found the perfect man?" asked Channel 4 reporter Julia Bruck.

"Yeah, we had talked about getting married. He was actually starting to refer to me as his fiancee," said Clark.

Clark said she started dating Keith more than a year ago, but she says as the relationship progressed his kind words became hurtful.

"He's like a Jekyll and Hyde. He's sweet as can be and then he turns," said Clark.

Clark said things turned much worse Saturday afternoon.

She said a discussion over money cause Keith to pull a gun and threaten to kill himself.

Clark says when she tried to get help, Keith then pointed her own gun at her.

"He came back out and he looked at me and he just had this crazed look on his face and he said somebody is going to die today. He literally pointed the pistol at me," said Clark.

Clark said she ran and called for help.

Police said Keith refused to leave the apartment and the SWAT team was called in.

Nearly two and a half hours later, officers arrested Keith at the apartment that he and Clark had shared for the last two months.

"I was sitting over there praying he wouldn't do anything stupid, like try to shoot at one of the officers," said Clark.

Clark said she still loves him but after all the violence, a life together maybe a thought of the past.

"I don't know if there is a future (with him), as far as I'm concerned. He just needs some help," said Clark.

Clark believes what happened with her boyfriend was influenced by drugs. Keith remains jailed on a $30,000 bond.

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