On July 28th Deputy Gary Jeffers was dispatched to Nayles Lane in Newcomb on a domestic disturbance. When he arrived the victim, Carla Edwina Douglas, reported that her boyfriend had been yelling at her and hitting her. SHe went on to say that he had choked her and threatened her with a knife. She also reported that her boyfriend was using a motorcycle helmet to break things outside.

When the suspect, Christopher Ray Lay, was located at nearby Jerry’s Market the report says he approached Deputy Jeffers yelling, screaming and being disorderly. He then swung at Deputy Jeffers, who had to dodge to avoid being struck in the face. Jeffers ordered Lay to the ground and informed him he was being placed under arrest multiple times before Jeffers finally had to use his Taser to put Lay on the ground long enough for Jeffers to take him into custody. Once placed in the back of the cruiser Lay recovered and kicked the door multiple times and hard enough to slightly force the door open.

Deputy Jeffers noted in his report that Lay appeared intoxicated, in a public roadway and that he was a danger to himself and others.

Lay is charged with aggravated assault by domestic violence, assault on a police officer, public intoxication, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.