JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – On the evening of December 25, 2018, James Peter Eberharter, Jr. (TOP PHOTO) committed Aggravated Assault against his then girlfriend by strangling her. Eberharter was not located by law enforcement that night. On January 4, 2019, James Peter Eberharter, Jr. again committed Aggravated Assault against his then girlfriend by strangling her. Eberharter was subsequently arrested on both charges. After making bond set by the General Sessions Court, Eberharter failed to appear in court thereafter until his arrest on April 15, 2019.
On June 17, 2019, James Peter Eberharter, Jr. pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault. Campbell County Criminal Court Judge E. Shayne Sexton sentenced Eberharter to a twelve (12) year sentence for the two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault which will run consecutive to a previous sentence for an effective twenty-two (22) year sentence. The sentence will be served in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction. Both law enforcement and the victim approved of the above disposition.
This case was investigated by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted by Lindsey C. Cadle, Assistant District Attorney General. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/12/2019-4:30PM)