An argument about stolen tools ended with shots fired.
On Feb. 13, Jimmy Chapman got into an argument with 39-year- old Dustin Louden, whom he alleged had stolen tools from his building. Chapman alleged Louden got into his vehicle , the two continued to argue and at this point Louden put his vehicle in reverse and pinned Chapman between the driver’s door and Chapman’s truck before speeding off. Louden further told police Chapman pulled a pistol on him and fired once striking his right rear tire and then two more times striking the back hatch of his vehicle, according to the report. One more shot was fired into the air before Louden left the residence.
The 56-year- old Chapman allegedly admitted to Campbell County Deputy Raymond Surber he fired a gun at the vehicle, because Louden kept lying to him about the property he allegedly stole. Chapman continued that Louden didn’t leave the property immediately but stayed and argued with him for about 15 more minutes. Surber searched Chapman’s bedroom closet and found a black highpoint .40 caliber handgun, where Chapman’s wife Lisa had placed the gun after taking it from her husband, Jimmy.
James “Jimmy” L. Chapman, Wooldridge Lane, Jellico is charged with aggravated assault and vandalism over $1,000. He remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning without bond. Chapman is scheduled to appear in Criminal Court on Monday, March 18. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/22/2019-6AM)