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Hawkins assault suspect allegedly attacks deputy after complaining cuffs too tight

April 21st, 2014 3:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins assault suspect allegedly attacks deputy after complaining cuffs too tight

Brandon Shawn Brown

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who'd already been arrested for allegedly choking, kicking and punching a woman Sunday night was additionally charged with assault on an officer when he allegedly attacked a deputy.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Reba Matthews was among the deputies dispatched to a domestic assault in progress at 207 Carters Valley Loop Lot 11 just east of Rogersville.

Upon her arrival Matthews observed Sgt. Mike Allen apprehend the suspect, Brandon Shawn Brown, 21, 861 Tarpin Valley Road, Rogersville, following a brief foot chase.

Brown's wrists were cuffed behind him, and he was placed in the back seat of Mathews' patrol car. While the victim was being interviewed Brown started beating his head on the patrol car cage, complaining that his cuff were too tight.
Matthews opened the patrol car to check, and found that his hands were now cuffed in front, and that the cuffs weren't too tight.

"I advised the subject they were OK and he lunged toward me and took a swing," Matthews stated in her report. "At this time he had one leg out of the unit and kicked me. Deputy Moffitt and Cpl. Wilhoit took the subject to the ground and he continued to fight officers and kicked me several times."

Deputies then shackled Brown's ankles and placed him back in the patrol car.

A witness told deputies they observed brown choked the original female victim, as well as punch her in the mouth kick her and throw her to the ground.

The victim stated Brown had several drinks of liquor, about six beers, and had taken Klonopin and Neurotin prior to the attack.

Brown was charged with assault on an officer, domestic assault and resisting arrest.

As of Monday he was scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions court and remained held on $11,000 bond.

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