Witnesses wake up to domestic disturbance. On Sunday at around 1 am, Campbell County Sherriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams responded to a home on HW Coal Road, Caryville.  He was responding to a call about an active domestic disturbance.

When he arrived, he spoke with two witnesses who was said the victim, a woman, and a man later identified as Benny Paul McKinney were inside the house. One of the witnesses said they were awakened by the victim and McKinney yelling. The witness continued saying that when she walked into the living room McKinney was hitting the victim with a TV, according to the report.

Williams went inside the home and asked McKinney what had happened and why was the TV on the couch. McKinney responded that he and the victim were arguing, and he hit the victim with the TV during the argument. When Williams spoke with the victim she said, “she and McKinney had been fighting because she wouldn’t have sex with him.” She continued saying that “he had grabbed her and started choking her.  He then got the TV and hit her several times with it.”

McKinney, age 63 of 117 HW Coal Road, Caryville is charged with aggravated assault by domestic violence.   McKinney remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning without bond and has a court date set for Tuesday, April 23, at 9 am.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/19/2019-6AM)