Tased and accused: Maryville man arrested for assaulting wife, sister while brandishing a firearm
By J.J. Kindred | (email@example.com)
A 48-year-old Maryville man was arrested on aggravated domestic violence charges Friday after he allegedly assaulted his wife and sister at their home while brandishing a firearm.
Jeffery Wayne Jarreau, Wadsworth Drive, Maryville, was taken into custody Friday following an alleged altercation with his 35-year-old wife and his 46-year-old sister.
According to a Blount County Sheriff’s Office report, Jarreau’s wife told deputies that Jarreau pointed a pistol at her, choked her and beat her, placing her in fear for her and her baby’s life. His sister told deputies Jarreau struck her in the head with the pistol and pointed it at her as well.
According to Jarreau’s wife, Jarreau picked her up from work and was intoxicated, cursing at her and pointing his finger in her face and threatening to beat her. When they got home, the yelling and cursing continued, and he pulled a firearm from his left boot and pointed it at her head while the two were on the front porch, the report said.
Jarreau left the house and threatened to shoot his wife if she called the police. He returned and began yelling and cursing out his sister on the front porch. He then began hitting his sister with his fist, then started pistol-whipping her. Jarreau’s wife then started hitting Jarreau with some metal baskets on the front porch. He turned around and began hitting her in the head and face and began choking her, according to the report.
His sister, the report continued, managed to pull Jarreau off his wife. As his wife got up, he hit her in the face and head several times. She got away and called 911. Jarreau came in and continued to threaten her, knocking over dining room furniture. The altercation continued in the kitchen, the report stated, where Jarreau allegedly caught up with her and began yelling and cursing at her. He pushed her a few more times, before she was able to escape, running to a neighbor’s house.
Showdown with police
When deputies responded to the 911 call, Jarreau reportedly shut the front door and remained inside as his wife and sister talked to deputies.
Jarreau then came back out and walked in front of the porch. One of the deputies screamed for Jarreau to show his hands, and he moved straight towards the deputy at a quick pace, where the deputy continued to yell. At one point, Jarreau put his hands behind his back, according to the report.
Jarreau slowly brought his hands back to the front, and the deputy yelled at him again to show his hands. Jarreau headed towards him and other deputies and yelled, “Come on!” Jarreau was then tazed by the deputies and taken into custody.
All the deputies had their firearms drawn as Jarreau approached, the report said. They were not certain if he had a firearm as he approached. Upon investigation, it turned out that Jarreau dropped a firearm as he crossed in front of the porch.
Jarreau is being held at the Blount County Detention Facility in lieu of $10,000 bond, pending a 9 a.m. May 23 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.