MASCOTTE Ė Police tased a battery suspect Thursday after they found him hiding in an attic and he told them they would have to kill him before he went back to jail.

James Waddel Bostic, 36, of Mascotte, was charged with simple battery and resisting arrest.

According to an arrest affidavit, Mascotte police responded to a home about a verbal dispute. James Waddel Bosticís wife told officers he had stomped on her vehicle's windshield, broke it then attacked her.

Officers said there was blood on the windshield of the vehicle.

When officers went up to the garage to confront Bostic, they heard a noise in the attic and ordered him to come down.

After getting no answer, officers threatened to send a K-9 after him, at which time Bostic said they would have to kill him before he would go back to jail.

He then jumped down but when he refused to allow officers to handcuff him, they tased him.

The affidavit adds Bostic told police he was hiding because he didnít want to go back to jail.

Bostic, whose prior charges include fleeing and eluding, drug possession and drug sale, providing false ID to law enforcement and battery, remained in the Lake County Jail Friday morning on the new charges in lieu of $11,000 bail.