CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The call of a suspicious male late Sunday night ended with an arrest. Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Dakota Williams responded to the call on Little Cove Creek Road and found a man identified as Joey Benjamin Bailey in the driveway of a home. Bailey alleged his wife was inside the residence, and he was going to see her.
Williams asked Bailey how he knew his wife was inside and he replied, “it was just a feeling and he knew.” When asked if he knew where he was, Bailey stated “at his brother’s house on the road behind Shoney’s.”
According to a report from the sheriff’s department, Bailey told Williams, it took him six days to walk there, because he was following the feeling that his wife was at this particular home. The deputy and Sgt. Josh Jeffers spoke to the homeowners who said they didn’t know Bailey and that he came up to the property demanding to enter their home to see his wife. It was alleged that Bailey said, “nothing would stop him from seeing her.”
Bailey, 39, homeless, La Follette, was charged with public intoxication. According to records at the Campbell County Jail, this was the 17th time Bailey has been arrested and that he is single. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/29/2022-6AM)