Hawkins County confrontation between men with gun, machete lands both in jail

Jeff Bobo • Jun 8, 2019 at 7:30 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Two men were arrested Wednesday night after after a gunshot was fired during an altercation at a trailer park involving a man with a gun and a man with a machete.

Around 10 p.m. Wednesday, Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Adam Bledsoe responded to 222 Choptack Road near Rogersville where he met Michael Andrew McPeek, 31, 139 Heritage Drive, Rogersville.

McPeek reportedly admitted that he had been carrying a machete through the trailer park owned by Wayne Price, 61, 211 Choptack Road, Rogersville, and that Price had fired a shot at him.

McPeek stated that there had been on ongoing argument between himself and Price over earlier property damage that Price blamed on McPeek.

Price reportedly told HCSO Sgt. Jeremy Nash that McPeek “pulled a knife on him and came toward him” as they argued.

Price stated that he then fired a gunshot in self defense.

As a result of the altercation McPeek was charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony punishable by 3-6 years if convicted. As of Thursday, he was being held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arraignment set for Monday.

Price was charged with misdemeanor reckless endangerment and public intoxication, and was released from the Hawkins County Jail on $3,000 bond.



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