NEWPORT—The Cocke County Sheriff’s Office responded to a number of domestic disturbances during the Labor Day weekend.

On Saturday, Sgt. Heath Willis was dispatched to Dollar General, located at 3297 Cosby Highway, in reference to a male victim who was struck by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, Sgt. Willis spoke with Christopher Knox, 37, Outback Road, who said he and his wife, Kristie Knox, 36, were at Dollar General when a blue Chrysler van pulled into the parking lot directly behind them.

Knox stated the driver of the van, identified as Aaron Sutton, 19, approached him and asked if he had a problem with him. Knox advised he stated no, but Sutton continued to threaten Knox.

Knox admitted that he attempted to retaliate against Sutton.

During the argument, Knox said another male inside the van allegedly made verbal threats to shoot him if he did not leave the parking lot. The male then displayed a camouflage 9 mm Beretta firearm and allegedly pointed the firearm at Knox.

According to the report, Sutton attempted to leave the parking lot but Knox got in front of his vehicle preventing him from leaving. Sutton then “rammed” Knox with the front end of the van twice and fled the scene.

Knox denied medical treatment.

Dollar arrest, officer assaulted:

A Cosby female is facing several charges after she reportedly spit in a deputy’s face following an incident on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Deputies were dispatched to the 2200 block of Bogard Road, in reference to a domestic disturbance.

Upon arrival, Deputy Joshua Matthews came in contact with Alicia Dollar, 44, Denton Road, who reportedly showed signs of being under the influence.

Deputy Matthews said Dollar had trouble maintaining her balance, had slurred speech and had “random outbursts” of violent tendencies.

Dollar refused to comply with deputies’ verbal commands and she was placed under arrest.

According to the report, as Deputy Matthews placed Dollar in handcuffs, she turned around and began to resist arrest.

As deputies were escorting Dollar to the police cruiser, she reportedly spit saliva in Deputy Matthews’ face twice.

Dollar was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

McRary arrest:

Justin Robert McRary, 23, Rocky Bluff Way, was arrested by the Cocke County Sheriff’s Office for aggravated assault following an incident on Friday, Aug. 31.

Lt. David Moriarty was dispatched to the 100 block of Rocky Bluff Way, concerning an altercation. Upon arrival, Lt. Moriarty spoke with Isaac McRary, 70, and Destiny Rollins, 23, who said Justin McRary allegedly assaulted both of them following an argument.

Isaac McRary advised deputies that Justin McRary became upset because he did not get to sit in the front seat of the vehicle. Justin McRary then threatened Rollins and allegedly grabbed her wrists and then placed both of his hands around her throat.

Isaac McRary said as he attempted to intervene, but Justin McRary reportedly threw him to the ground and began choking him.

Justin McRary then fled the scene.

According to the report, he was located an hour later at Krystal’s in Newport. Justin McRary was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault.

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