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Abuse, Theft, Trespassing & Leaving Scene

By Jessie Williams 

A 24-year-old Lafayette man is accused of wrecking his truck, abusing his girlfriend, leaving the scene, trespassing and stealing gas on Monday, July 1. 


According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Deputy Bryan Emberton of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the officer was notified that Jessie Allen Newberry had wrecked his truck on Dark Hollow Rd. and was trying to get someone to pull him out so he could leave the scene.

When officers arrived, the truck was abandoned and inside were bolt cutters and cut locks. 

Officers were told Newberry had a female passenger in the vehicle that may have been physically abused. 

While waiting for a tow truck to arrive, Deputy Jacob McClard left the scene to try to locate the vehicle that picked Mr. Newberry up. 

The officer found Newberry on Oak Grove Rd. in Red Boiling Springs.

Deputy Emberton arrived at the scene, placed Newberry inside his police car and spoke with Newberry’s girlfriend who had a shoulder injury.

She allegedly told police that Newberry asked to use her truck and when she refused, he pulled her out of the truck, popping her arm out of socket, and drug her through the gravel. 

The woman had several visible marks on her arms and legs from the altercation.

It was also discovered that Newberry had previously trespassed onto private property and stole 100 gallons of gasoline and 60 gallons of diesel fuel that was being stored in tanks at a residence on Old Bottom Rd. 

Newberry was charged with domestic violence, driving on a suspended license, financial responsibility violation, theft of property, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal trespassing, failure to give immediate notice and and driver to exercise due care. 

His bond is set at $59,000, and he is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on July 24 & Sept. 21.