Feud allegedly spills onto Stone Drive, fueling assault with vehicle

Rain Smith • Apr 19, 2013 at 12:55 PM

An ongoing feud between several people — alleged to include phone harassment and threats of physical harm — reportedly spilled onto Stone Drive in Kingsport on Thursday, when a motorist intentionally hit another vehicle.

William A. Marshall, 61, of 1175 Goshen Valley Road, Church Hill, Tenn., was arrested in the incident, charged with two counts of aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to Kingsport police records, shortly before 7 p.m. an officer was dispatched to a convenience store on West Stone Drive. They meet with two occupants of a Chevrolet Lumina, who claimed to be traveling West Stone Drive when their car was "pushed" from behind by a maroon SUV.

The driver of the Lumina reportedly said he received a phone call shortly after the incident, from a man who he's recently had verbal confrontations. The caller allegedly told him, "That ass bump was from Bill, telling you to bring your ass to Campbell Street."

An incident report says the alleged victim claimed not to know 'Bill.' But he relayed a series of recent taunts and threats from the individual who had contacted him by phone — including 22 calls trying to bait him into coming to a residence on Campbell Street.

The alleged victim provided no specific reason for the feud, according to a police report, saying only that it began when someone visited his home with a mutual friend.

While police were speaking with the occupants of the car, and observing damage to the rear of their vehicle, the driver reportedly received another call regarding "Bill." The caller is alleged to have urged him to come to 904 Campbell Street, then went on to describe how he was going to be assaulted by "Bill" when he arrived.

A police report says officers then visited the Campbell Street residence, where a maroon Chevrolet Equinox with scuff marks on the front bumper was sitting outside. An individual present at the home, William "Bill" Marshall, reportedly admitted to owning the vehicle, along with driving it to run an errand on West Stone Drive.

He reportedly denied hitting the other car, while a resident of the Campbell Street home allegedly told police he had earlier admitted to bumping it.

Marshall was arrested at the scene and transported to the city jail.

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