Man pleads guilty to assaulting his mother, vandalizing her home in argument over dental appointment

Published 11:30 am Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dylan Weisner

Dylan Weisner

A Carter County man pled guilty Wednesday morning to charges of assault and vandalism after police say he assaulted his mother and damaged her home and car following an argument about a dental appointment.
Officers of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dylan Weisner, 19, of 426 Willow Springs Road, Elizabethton, on Tuesday morning and charged him with domestic assault and vandalism.
At his arraignment Wednesday morning, Weisner entered a guilty plea to both charges. Judge Keith Bowers sentenced him to 11 months and 29 days in jail, but suspended the sentence and ordered Weisner to complete 11 months and 29 days of probation through Crossroads. Bowers also ordered Weisner to pay a total of $50 in fines as well as court costs and to complete an anger management class.
As part of his plea agreement, Weisner was allowed to enter his guilty plea under expungement, which means if he successfully completes the terms of his probation, completes the anger management class and pays all of his fines and court fees he will be eligible to have the conviction removed from his record.
Shortly after 9 a.m. on Tuesday, CCSO Sgt. Issac Rhea responded to the home at 426 Willow Springs Road after a woman there called 911 to report domestic altercation.
“Upon arrival I observed a white male hanging half way out of a window of the residence,” Rhea said, adding he later identified the man as Weisner.
When Rhea spoke with Weisner, the man said he had been in an argument with his mother. Rhea then spoke with the mother, who told him she woke her son up because he had a dental appointment which led to the argument.
“(The woman) stated that Dylan got upset when she refused to cancel the appointment,” Rhea said, adding the woman said her son became violent. “(The woman) stated that she locked herself in a bedroom because she feared Dylan would harm her.”
The mother told Rhea her son had damaged her home.
“While on scene I observed an interior door tore off the hinges and thrown in the hallway,” Rhea said. “I observed holes in several other interior doors and holes in the living room wall and items thrown throughout the home.”
Rhea also notes in his report that a tail light on the woman’s vehicle had been busted out.
“I again spoke with Dylan and he admitted to doing all the damage to the residence and the car,” Rhea said.

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