Chuckey man arrested for aggravated domestic assault

Published 9:53 am Friday, September 2, 2022

JONESBOROUGH – Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Garland, 49 of Chuckey, and charged him with Aggravated Domestic Assault, Evading Arrest, Vandalism and Reckless Endangerment on Tuesday morning.
According to Sheriff Keith Sexton, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance Tuesday morning involving a firearm on Horse Creek Road. Upon deputies arriving at the residence, Garland fled the scene. The victim informed them that she was awakened by Garland tearing the window air conditioner off the house. He then rammed his vehicle into hers, shoving it against the front porch. Garland then threatened her with a rifle.
While taking her statement, deputies hear gunshots coming from a field behind the residence. Garland subsequently approached the rear of the residence unarmed and was placed into custody. He advised deputies of the location of the firearm, which they recovered before transporting Garland to the Washington County Detention Center (WCDC). His bond was set at $20,000.
As a result of the Aggravated Domestic Assault, the victim sought an Order of Protection and was granted a Temporary Order of Protection. This was served on Garland while he was in custody, and he subsequently violated it by attempting to contact the victim multiple times via phone. He is now charged with five counts of violating that order and an additional $25,000 was added to his bond.
WCSO also discovered he is wanted by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office for Reckless Endangerment/Use of a Deadly Weapon and Vandalism for events that occurred on Cassi Road involving another victim. This incident occurred Tuesday morning between the incident in Washington County and his subsequent arrest. His bond in Greene County totals $30,000.
Garland remains in custody in WCDC with his next court appearance scheduled for Sept. 13 in Washington County Sessions Court.

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