A man allegedly “jabbed” his partner in the neck with a knife and told her “you’re mine” when she tried to end their relationship. Jason Joseph Burton, 50, appeared via video link from Bunbury Regional Prison in Rockingham Magistrate’s Court last week charged with unlawfully wounding his partner. Police prosecutor Sergeant Naomi Foster said on January 15 Mr Burton and the alleged victim were at their Medina home when she told him she “was done with the relationship”. Mr Burton allegedly approached the victim with a knife in his right hand and said “that’s not going to happen, you’re mine”. Police say he then jabbed her on the side of the neck. Sgt Foster said Mr Burton tried to help the victim by calling the ambulance, but he then allegedly cleaned the knife and fled before they arrived, saying as he left “you’d dob me in”. The victim was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and received stitches to her neck and remained there for a few days for observation. Sgt Foster applied to have the matter moved to the District Court as she believed Mr Burton would be charged on indictment and the magistrate’s court wouldn’t be able to punish him “harshly enough”. But Mr Burton’s lawyer, David Jones, said the victim’s injury was not life-threatening and the Rockingham court would be “well equipped” to deal with the matter. Magistrate Vivien Edwards agreed with Mr Jones and said a trial or a plea in the magistrate’s court “would be fine” and that it could be sent to the District Court for harsher punishment if necessary. Ms Edwards refused the prosecution’s application to move the case to a higher court and adjourned the case to September, to give police time to disclose evidence to Mr Burton’s lawyer. He will appear via video link in Rockingham court. If you or someone you know is experiencing family and domestic violence, contact 1800RESPECT or 1800 737 732.