A Loudon man is facing a pair of assault charges after law enforcement responded Saturday to an attempted suicide.

Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Joseph Finch arrived at a residence on Huffland Drive and learned David Ashley Yates, 39, and a woman had been arguing. Yates allegedly pushed the woman down and drug her from the bathroom of the residence to the kitchen. Finch saw a laceration on the back of the woman’s head.

Another man attempted to step in, but Yates pushed him down. The man had a laceration on his face.

Three children witnessed what Yates did to the woman and man.

“David also destroyed his bedroom and the bathroom (and) broke a mirror over his head,” Finch wrote in a report. “David Yates (then) went outside to the garage to attempt suicide.”

Officers found Yates in the garage.

Yates was charged with two counts of aggravated assault and held without bond.

Local man arrested after fight

Dispatched Friday to a gas station on Broadway Street, Lenoir City Police Officer Jamie Ketner talked with a woman who ran to the business to call for help.

The woman said David Westley Vandergriff, 30, Lenoir City, assaulted her and took her phone.

“(Vandergriff) came home intoxicated and saw a text message on her phone that her mother sent her,” Ketner wrote in a report. “David asked her about the text message and she did not answer his questions. She stated that David got mad and pushed her onto the couch and hit her several times in the face and forehead. (The woman) did have a laceration on the top of her head that was bleeding, an indention on her head and a swollen face.”

Ketner, along with two other officers, found Vandergriff sitting outside a residence on West 1st Avenue.

Vandergriff had a “strong odor” of alcohol and marijuana. He said he came home and saw a message from the woman’s mother and asked her about it. “They began to argue and (the woman) kicked him in the testicles and he struck (the woman) out of reflex,” Ketner wrote in a report.

Vandergriff was determined the primary aggressor. He also had 3 grams of marijuana and a pipe in his pocket.

Vandergriff was charged with domestic assault and released on $2,000 bond.

Sept. 13

• Kimberly Yvette Carter, 53, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held on $4,000 bond.

• Crystal Nicole Gardner, 22, Greensboro, N.C., was charged with capias-criminal court and released on $33,000 bond.

• Russell Dwayne Henry, 25, Harriman, was charged with capias-general sessions and released on $1,000 bond.

• Travis Eugene Purdy, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with assault, burglary and vandalism and released on $12,000 bond.

• Mark Yates, 50, North Fairfield, Ohio, was charged with driving on a suspended license and released on $4,000 bond.

Sept. 14

• Jacob Nic Bridge, 32, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault and released on $1,000 bond.

• Otis Ricardo Burden, 52, Lithonia, Ga., was charged with contraband in penal institution, manufacture, sell, delivery, resale of a Schedule II substance, driving under the influence and driving on roadways laned for traffic and held on $54,000 bond.

• Sabrina Ann Currier, 60, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

• Ronald Dale Gleaton, 53, Knoxville, was charged with capias-general sessions and held without bond.

• Austin Ray Lee, 19, homeless, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

• Terisa Jane Messer, 48, Madisonville, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth, driving under the influence, violation of implied consent, display of registration plate, and driving on roadways laned for traffic and released on $11,500 bond.

• Houston Cole Monger, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with capias-general sessions and released on $1,000 bond.

• Nicholas Allen Sentell, 42, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property, violation of probation and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $4,000 bond.

• Denieka Ann Skeens, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault and released on $1,000 bond.

• Jimmy Bryon Solis-Julon, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault and released on $1,000 bond.

Sept. 15

• Robert Arthur James Bartsch, 65, Loudon, was charged with vandalism and stalking and released on $7,000 bond.

• Edward Gene Benney, 42, Sweetwater, was charged with capias-criminal court and held on $20,000 bond.

• Heather Leanne Sicola, 37, Halls, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.

• Mark Joseph Sturgill, 39, Blaine, was charged with capias-general sessions and released on $10,000 bond.

Sept. 16

• Ryan Staryling Barr, 22, Philadelphia, was charged with two counts of manufacture, sell, delivery, resale of a Schedule VI substance, two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and held without bond.

• Jordan Fultz, 29, Knoxville, was charged with manufacture, sell, delivery, resale of a Schedule VI substance and released on $3,000 bond.

• Franklin Harrison Major, 39, Loudon, was charged with four counts of capias-general sessions and held on $190,000 bond.

• Amber Ann Rhear, 30, Spring City, was charged with capias-general sessions and held on $46,000 bond.

Sept. 17

• Brittani Ann Fields, 29, Rogersville, was charged with two counts of child abuse or neglect/endangerment, driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and traffic control device and released on $7,500 bond.

• Christopher H. Kauffman, 50, Wichita, Texas, was charged with theft of property and held without bond.

Sept. 18

• Terri Leigh Ann Aikens-Parks, 45, Loudon, was charged with public intoxication and manufacture, sell, possession of a controlled substance and released on $11,000 bond.

• Cedric Marques Battle, 22, Seymour, was charged with capias-criminal court and capias-municipal court and released on $20,400 bond.

• Robert William Eaves, 50, Sweetwater, was charged with contraband in a penal institution, manufacture, sell, delivery, resale of a Schedule III substance and capias-criminal court and held on $22,000 bond.

• Ashley Carol Kalb, 37, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, sell, possession of a controlled substance, manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth, driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $13,500 bond.

• Curtis John Moore, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication, violation of probation and capias-general sessions and held on $7,000 bond.

• Justin Hunter Plummer, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of meth and violation of probation and held on $37,000 bond.

• Markelow Malik Walker, 24, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and held on $300 bond.

Sept. 19

• Nathan Bedford Forest Armstrong, 32, Kingston, was charged with theft of property and simple possession/casual exchange and held on $1,000 bond.

• Donald Douglas Davidson, 54, Friendsville, was charged with theft of property and worthless checks and released on $4,000 bond.

• Ashley Nicole Haywood, 30, Loudon, was charged with theft of property and held on $5,000 bond.

Sept. 20

• Heather Ann Pitts, 35, Philadelphia, was charged with capias-criminal court and held on $20,000 bond.