Blountville man angry over girlfriend's alleged infidelity 'in the woods' with a neighbor damages Sullivan cruiser

Rain Smith • May 20, 2010 at 11:13 AM

A Blountville man -- who was enraged because his girlfriend had "ran off in the woods and was having sex with one of his neighbors" -- has been arrested after allegedly kicking out a patrol car's window.

An arrest report at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says the incident began at about 7:50 Wednesday night, at 1098 Bethel Drive. Officers were called to the home on a domestic dispute complaint and upon arriving found a man coming out of the woods.

According to the report, Edwin Eugene Moore, 35, told deputies his girlfriend had, "ran off in the woods and was having sex with one of the neighbors." He was allegedly, "very upset and screaming."

Two officers asked Moore to sit on the back of the cruiser and calm down. But Moore, "kept on cursing and screaming and stating his girlfriend was in the woods having sex with someone," according to police.

When asked again to calm down and stay seated on the back of the cruiser, Moore began cussing deputies and attempted to walk back inside his home. Police say at that point Moore's girlfriend came out of the woods, with him then screaming at her.

"Moore had to be restrained and taken to the ground," reads the deputies report. "He continued to fight and had to be pepper sprayed."

Police say another deputy arrived at the home and helped place Moore in handcuffs. But he allegedly continued to fight and struggle, forcing deputies to shackle his feet.

Moore was then placed in the back of a cruiser, kicking and screaming. Police say he then kicked out the rear passenger side window.

Moore was arrested and charged with vandalism of more than $500, a felony. While being booked into the Sullivan County jail a marijuana pipe was discovered in his pocket, prompting an additional count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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