Police arrest Roan Mtn. man on domestic violence charge

Published 11:27 am Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Christopher Crowell

Christopher Crowell

A Roan Mountain man faces a felony charge after police say he threw a piece of wood and struck his wife in the face during a domestic dispute.
Deputies of the Carter County Sheriff’s Office arrested Christopher Crowell, 35, 200 West St., Roan Mountain, on Monday and charged him with aggravated assault under domestic violence.
On Monday afternoon, deputies were dispatched to Sycamore Shoals Hospital to meet with an ambulance coming in from Roan Mountain.
In his report on the incident, CCSO Deputy Jason Mosier said 911 dispatchers told him the call originally came in requesting an ambulance at 200 West St., Roan Mountain, but while Carter County Rescue Squad emergency medical personnel were on the scene they determined the patient had been involved in a domestic assault. Mosier said dispatchers also told him the husband of the patient was following the ambulance to the hospital.
When the ambulance arrived, Mosier said he met with the patient, a woman, and saw she had a deep laceration to the right side of her head near her eye and her face was also swollen.
Mosier said he and Deputy Eric Norman then spoke with the woman’s husband, who was later identified as Christopher Crowell.
“Christopher stated that he and Melissa had been involved in a verbal argument. He stated that when he gets mad at her he enjoys vandalizing her truck because he knows how much she loves her truck,” Mosier said. “He stated that when she went outside and walked around her truck he threw a 2-by-4 wood stud at her truck.
“He stated that the piece of wood skipped across the hood of the truck and then struck her in the right side of her head,” Mosier added. “He stated that he was trying to hit her truck and not her.”
Mosier said he then spoke with the woman and her story matched the one told by Crowell with the exception she said he had thrown two pieces of wood.
“She stated that the first piece did not hit her and she was unsure if it had hit the truck,” Mosier said. “She stated that the second piece of wood that was thrown was the one that first struck the truck then it struck her.”
Mosier arrested Crowell and charged him with aggravated assault under domestic violence.
Crowell appeared in Carter County General Sessions Court on Tuesday for arraignment. Judge Keith Bowers Jr. set Crowell’s bond as a $1,000 corporate bond and scheduled him to return to court on Feb. 13. Bowers also ordered Crowell to have no violent contact with his wife.
Crowell was released from the Carter County Detention Center after posting bond following his court appearance.

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