A Lenoir City man has been charged with two counts of domestic assault after Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Luke Hawkins, Cpl. Zac Frye and Lenoir City police officers were sent to his home Saturday.

Dustin Aaron Wampler, 36, approached the officers with a “hostile attitude,” Hawkins wrote in a report. According to a woman in the house, Wampler fell asleep after taking nerve relaxers and “suddenly woke up in a state of anger.”

A woman reported Wampler then hit a boy in the room following an argument.

“(The woman) stated that she then stepped in between them,” Hawkins wrote in a report. “Mr. Wampler then struck her in the left side of her face with a closed fist and grabbed her around the neck with both hands. At that time (another man) then struck Mr. Wampler in the head with his walking cane. She stated that Mr. Wampler then struck (the man) several times in the head with a closed fist.”

The woman and the man refused to give written statements. The boy said the verbal altercation with Wampler was never physical.

Wampler was treated by paramedics on scene for minor lacerations on his forehead.

“I then spoke with Mr. Wampler,” Hawkins wrote in a report. “He stated (the woman) had removed his pants to embarrass him and was woken up to verbal harassment. When I asked Mr. Wampler what had happened to his head, he stated he ran into the wall. Based on victim/witness statements, it was determined Mr. Wampler was the primary aggressor. When Mr. Wampler was being placed into custody, a physical altercation took place between Mr. Wampler, myself and Deputy Mark Rodriguez.”

Wampler was charged with resisting arrest and two counts of domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $3,000 bond.

Loudon woman leaves baby in carLoudon Police Officer Chris Law was dispatched Saturday for a Loudon woman wandering around while her child was unattended in a vehicle.

Clare Marie Ferguson, 37, left her 10-month-old in a car that wasn’t running and had the windows rolled up. Law spoke to a witness who said Ferguson left the car unattended for 15 minutes before the witness realized there was a baby in the car.

“I observed a female later identified as Clare Ferguson who was unsteady on her feet, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech,” Law wrote in a report. “Mr. Ferguson was confused on where she was and very incoherent. … Upon consent from Ms. Ferguson to search her vehicle, I located a small container, which is commonly known to carry medicine, a half-cut straw with orange residue and a pill bottle belonging to (a man) containing 12 1mg Clonzepams.”

A family member of Ferguson was called to take the child, and a “DCS referral will be made,” Law wrote in a report. Ferguson was also served with a warrant for violation of probation. Paramedics checked on a rash all over the baby’s bottom, stating it was from “neglecting to change the child’s diaper.”

Ferguson was charged with non-violent child abuse or neglect, child endangerment, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession/casual exchange, violation of probation and public intoxication and held without bond.

May 11

• Marcia Lynn Hernandez, 49, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture, delivery, sale or possession of a Schedule II substance, simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia and a Knox County warrant and released on $17,000 bond.

• Kasey Ann Williams, 33, Strawberry Plains, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

May 12

• Virgil Nathan Beck, 20, Harriman, was charged with two counts of violation of probation and held on $3,000 bond.

• Donna Maria Vetrano, 37, Sunbright, was charged with violation of community corrections and held on $25,000 bond.

• Keith Allen Williamson, 37, Loudon, was charged with theft of property-felony and released on $5,000 bond.

May 13

• Thomas Edgar Fortune, 41, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation and held on $10,000 bond.

• Megan Elizabeth Lawson, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault with injury and released on $1,000 bond.

May 14

• Dustin Ray Branam, 24, Loudon, was charged with assisting other agency and released without bond.

• Taylor Richard Johnson, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and held on $2,500 bond.

• Gary Charles Kromer, 37, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $2,000 bond.

May 15

• Britanee Lasche Cinnamon, 31, Oliver Springs, was charged with violation of probation and released on $5,000 bond.

• Kelsey L. Cook, 23, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $2,000 bond.

• Kelly Robert Lambert, 50, Loudon, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.

• Ryan M. Lee, 38, Maryville, was charged with theft under $1,000 and held on $5,000 bond.

• Austin William Scott, 18, Kingston, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and released on $1,000 bond.

• Alicia A. White, 39, Friendsville, was charged with theft over $1,000 and held on $5,000 bond.

May 16

• Lindsay Leann Crisp, 33, Maryville, was charged with assisting other agency and held without bond.

• James Douglas Wallace, 34, Philadelphia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and released on $3,000 bond.

• Ricardo Alonzo Young, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon and criminal offenses and penalties and released on $5,000 bond.

May 17

• Barry Keith Dabney, 53, Clinton, was charged with public intoxication and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $1,000 bond.

• Travis Michael Elliott was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, simple possession/casual exchange and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $3,000 bond.

• Natasha Renne Hatfield, 31, Lake City, was charged with contraband in a penal institute and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $3,500 bond.

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