JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Late Monday afternoon, Central Dispatch alerted Campbell County Deputies that “There’s a man in the middle of Indian River Boat Dock Road with a knife, and he may have a gun.” Deputies were dispatched just before 5pm to find Cory Dobbs standing on the double yellow line of the road pointing down into the yard of a home yelling, according to the report from the sheriff’s office.
Deputy Raymond Surber and Sgt. Brandon Gross gained control of Dobbs and the male victim to sort out the situation. Based on the victim’s account, Dobbs was allegedly walking down the road appearing to be videoing his home, and when Dobbs was asked what he was doing, he began to cuss him, walked onto his property and threatened him. An altercation followed, and punches were thrown the victim stated as his wife broke up the fight. The victim returned to his porch and called 911.
Dobbs allegedly walked to the victim’s front of the porch and pulled a knife threatening to cut him. That’s when the victim told his wife to get his gun prompting Dobbs to walk back onto the road. As he walked away, he was yelling and cussing based on the narrative from Surber.
Dobbs then allegedly walked into the father of the victims yard where the victim was and walked down the driveway with a knife. The father reportedly had a gun, and Dobbs again walked back onto the road.
Gross placed Dobbs into custody describing him as intoxicated smelling of alcohol and carrying two unopened beers in his coat pockets, according to the report from the sheriff’s office. Dobbs allegedly began to scream, cuss and cuss the victim as the sergeant explained his charges.
Dobbs, 49, of Archery Lane, Jacksboro was charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct and PI (public intoxication). He remains housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning without bond awaiting a Thursday court appearance. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/15/2021-6AM)