Rogersville man allegedly fires gun as police respond to domestic assault

Jeff Bobo • May 29, 2013 at 1:35 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who allegedly discharged a firearm during a domestic disturbance investigation early Sunday morning was charged with disorderly conduct and drug possession. Shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Wesley Seals responded to 1187 Old Route 66, Rogersville, on a domestic disturbance complaint. Seals was at the bottom of the driveway speaking to the suspect’s wife when a gunshot was fired from the house where her husband, Scott David Edmonds, 45, was located. Upon arriving at the house Seals allegedly found Edmonds to smell strongly of alcohol, and to be unsteady on his feet.“Edmonds was cursing at officers and his wife, and was very irate,” Seals stated in his report. “Edmonds was then placed into custody for disorderly conduct.” Upon searching Edmonds, Seals allegedly found two white pills believed to be 10 mg hydrocodone, and one orange pill believed to be 7.5 mg hydrocodone. Edmonds was also allegedly found to have a white plastic tube in his right front pocket which had a powder residue inside.

Aside from disorderly conduct he was charged with two counts of possession of Schedule III narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released from jail shortly before noon Sunday and is scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions court today.

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