Deputy Raymond Surber was dispatched to Wooldridge Lane in Jellico in connection with an assault. When he arrived he made contact with suspect James Chapman. Chapman stated that he and Dustin Louden, the victim in the case, had gotten into an argument over the victim stealing his tools from his building. Chapman stated Louden got in his vehicle as the argument continued. Chapman claimed Louden put the vehicle in reverse and pinned him against a building before speeding off.
Another deputy went and interviewed Louden. Louden reported to the deputy that Chapman had pulled a ppistol and opened fire on him, hitting his right tire and rear hatch on his car.
Upon receiving this information Surber obtained permission to search Chapman’s residence and located the gun in a closet. He placed the gun, a .40 caliber High Point, in evidence.
Chapman admitted to firing the gun at the vehicle because he stated Louden kept lying to him about the tools.
Surber took Chapman into custody and charged him with Aggravated Assault and Vandalism Over $1,000.