Police: Man used machete to threaten girlfriend’s daughter

Published 10:11 am Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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A Carter County man faces a felony charge after a weekend encounter where police say he threatened his girlfriend’s daughter with a machete.
Officers of the Carter County Sheriff’s Department arrested Toby Barber, 31, of 1701 Gap Creek Road, Elizabethton, and charged him with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.
Police were dispatched to a home on Gap Creek Road shortly after 6 p.m. on Friday on a report of assault.
When CCSD Deputy Jason Mosier arrived on scene, he spoke with Krystal Davis, who told the officer that her mother’s boyfriend, whom she identified as Barber, had assaulted her cousin.
“She stated that Toby came to their residence intoxicated and began arguing with her and her cousin, Jimmy Williams,” Mosier said.
The argument turned into a physical fight when Barber began assaulting Williams, Davis told police. Davis told officers she tried to stop the fight but Barber began to hit her as well.
Barber left the scene and went to his home according to Davis.
“She then stated that Toby then returned to her residence with a machete in one hand and a pocket knife in the other and threatened her with them,” Mosier said, adding Davis said Barber fled just before police arrived at the home. “While I was speaking with her, Toby returned to the residence and was very disorderly. I tried speaking with Toby, however, he just continued shouting profanity outside the residence towards Krystal and Jimmy and the witnesses.”
Mosier arrested Barber and charged him with aggravated assault for allegedly threatening Davis with a machete.
Barber appeared in General Sessions Court on Monday, where he was arraigned on the charges against him.

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