Hawkins man accused of using hatchet to demand $20

Jeff Bobo • May 8, 2018 at 10:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man accused of using a hatchet in a threatening manner while demanding cash at the victim’s residence last month was arrested on an outstanding warrant Sunday afternoon.

Charles Lester “Buddy” Bailey, 32, 144 Reynolds Hills Drive, Rogersville, was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court on charges including attempted aggravated robbery and aggravated assault.

On April 25, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kyle Shively was dispatched to a residence on Old Highway 11-W near Rogersville on a complaint of Buddy Bailey threatening the homeowner with a hatchet.

David Courtney stated that Bailey pulled into his driveway in a white Jeep, then came to the doorway holding a black hatchet and demanding $20 for about 10 minutes.

“Mr. Courtney stated he (Bailey) held the hatchet in a threatening manner above his head, demanding $20 or else,” Shively stated in his report.

Both charges are Class C felonies punishable by 3-6 years.

Bailey was released from the Hawkins County Jail Monday afternoon on $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear back in court on July 23.

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