Church Hill man arrested for assault, domestic abuse

Church Hill man arrested for assault, domestic abuse (Image 1)

Church Hill Police Department officers were dispatched to a shooting and domestic disturbance call later Saturday night.

According to a CHPD news release, officers were dispatched to Grandview Street in Church Hill, where they made contact with the victim.

The man told officers that he and his wife had returned home and Brandon Fugate, 24, was awake and started arguing with them.

According to the release, the man said that Fugate walked into the kitchen and busted the glass out of the antique pie safe, before going back into a bedroom and tearing the bed apart.

The man tried to calm Fugate down, but Fugate picked up a Sig Sauer .40 caliber gun and racked it.

The man told deputies he tackled Fugate onto the bed and tried to get the gun away from him, but Fugate fired seven shots – five into the ceiling, one into the TV and one into the wall.

According to the release, the man said he feared that Fugate was going to shoot him.

The gun reportedly jammed and Fugate dropped the weapon and left the home.

According to the release, the man’s wife confirmed her husband’s statement of events and said she too feared for her life.

Fugate was located by police, who said the man got mad at him, jumped him and started hitting him. He said he grabbed the gun and shot once to try and get the victim off of him.

Police arrested Fugate and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault and domestic abuse.

He was taken to the Hawkins County Jail for booking

Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s