The intentional killing of an animal and stalking cases
against a Louisville man were combined today with a request for an order of
Fred Lee Wright, 62, Cub Drive, Louisville, is to appear at 9
a.m. Sept. 26 before Blount County General Sessions Court Judge Robert L. Headrick. He is accused of
killing a neighbor’s dog.
Wright, his wife and Diane Stephens, the
neighbor involved, were all three in court for a hearing on a request by Stephens for an order of
protection, when all three cases were combined. Stephens filed seeking the order of protection on
Headrick also appointed attorney Nick Black to represent
According to Blount County Sheriff’s Department reports, deputies
answered a call about a disturbance between neighbors shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday in the Cub Drive
Stephens reported that on Tuesday she was trying to leave
for work and Wright was standing in the driveway blocking her exit, according to the report. When
she called 911 he reportedly allowed her to leave.
When a Blount County
deputy arrived on the Stephens property, Wright was there and said he was checking on some things
on her property.
The deputy told Wright to leave and proceeded to do a
check on the Stephens property. He discovered a small brown dog dead on the
The deputy then spoke to Wright a second time and he reportedly
admitted to killing the dog.
Stephens told authorities she has had ongoing
issues with Wright.