Two Campbell County Deputies experienced a rather unusual situation on Wednesday afternoon in Demory. While Sgt. Joe Hopson and Deputy Rod Goins were eating lunch, a man came in through the front door of Bo’s Place, walked unsteadily to the beer cooler and came away with a beer. He then walked over to the officers’ table.
Hopson outlined in his report that the man, who alleged had a strong odor of alcohol about him, slammed down a chair and sat down at the deputies’ table. The man, later identified as Travis Nelson (pictured above) of Leroy Day Lane in La Follette, asked Hopson if he was a Christian and if he “liked Jews” and allegedly said he “loved eating little Jew babies,” according to the report.
Nelson said, according to the report, “I have some Jew babies in my belly.”
Based on the report, Nelson grabbed Hopson’s drink, poured his beer in the officer’s cup and drank it. That prompted the sergeant to escort Nelson out of the building where he continued to speak with a slurred speech while talking out of his head, the report said.
Hopson wrote in his report that Nelson was acting in a disorderly manner causing a disturbance inside the business.
The 38-year -old Nelson was arrested and taken to the county jail facing charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct. He remains housed in the county jail this afternoon on a $1,000 secured bond and is due in court on February 28. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/15/2019-3PM)