A Sullivan County man was arrested on aggravated assault charges after he accused his wife of having an affair and said he had beat up her lover with a baseball bat, according to a police report.
Terry Brown, 43, 304 Candy Cove Private Drive, was charged with aggravated domestic assault.
The incident began when officers with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from a juvenile stating that his father, Brown, was walking around outside the house with a bat and yelling threats. The juvenile stated his father had been delusional, paranoid and had been acting weird for a while, according to the officer’s report..
The juvenile was in a room with his brother when he placed the call and his mother came into the room while officers were still on their way to the call.
She told dispatch Brown was still walking around with the bat and that she was locked in a room with her kids. She then said he tried to get into the room, the report stated.
When the officer arrived on the scene, he spoke with two witnesses who said Brown had left with his uncle. The officer put out an alert on the vehicle and it was quickly found and Brown was detained.
When interviewing the victim, she said Brown had accused her of cheating on him. She said he had been acting strange for a while and she didn’t know what was going on, according to the police report.
She stated Brown went outside for while and when he came back in, he had a baseball bat in his hand.
“She said he told her that he had just beat up the man she was having the affair with and he was lying outside hurt in the yard,” the report said. “She said he began yelling at her to tell the truth.”
The victim became afraid Brown would strike her with the bat as he was holding it in an aggressive manner, the report stated.
When the officer interviewed the juvenile, he stated his dad had slammed a table against the wall and was still holding the bat in an aggressive manner. The juvenile stated he was scared for his mother’s safety and that was when he called 911.
Another witness stated Brown’s father showed up and got him to put the bat down. His father told officers that Brown was acting and strange and this was not normal behavior. Shortly after that, he left with his uncle where he was apprehended.
Once at the jail, the officer read Miranda rights to Brown, who agreed to speak with the officer.
Brown said his wife was having an affair and he had proof and he just wanted her to tell the truth, according to the report. He admitted to having the bat but said he made no threats with it.
Officers took control of the bat and placed it into evidence. Brown was being held in the Sullivan County Jail.