Macon County Chronicle

RBS Man Arrested for Alleged Stabbing

Thirty-one-year-old Samuel Keith Dyer, of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested and charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault on Saturday, December 26th, after allegedly stabbing a male subject, Barry McClelland, in the arm during a domestic dispute.

According to the incident report, Macon County Sheriffs Department Deputy Joey Wilburn responded to reports of a domestic dispute and possible stabbing at Dyer’s residence, 48 King Hill Rd., and upon arriving was met at the door by a female subject, Penny Machicek, who stated that Dyer had stabbed her friend, McClelland, in the arm and McClelland was now restraining his attacker.

Upon entering the room, Wilburn observed McClelland holding Dyer down as he attempted to get up off the ground, at which point the officer ordered McClelland to back away from Dyer.

After being informed that Dyer was armed with a knife, Officer Wilburn instructed Dyer to lay on the ground and show his hands, but Dyer continued to attempt to get up, forcing the officer to tase him in the shoulder.

After being tased, Dyer continued to try and crawl into a nearby bedroom, when Officer Wilburn and Sergeant Mark Brawner detained him.

After obtaining statements from Machicek and McClelland, the officers learned that Machicek was asleep in bed when Dyer began punching her in the head and McClelland, who was asleep on the couch, heard the commotion and pulled the two apart.

Dyer, who was allegedly yelling and fighting with McClelland, then ordered McClelland to leave the residence, to which McClelland was hesitant to do for fear that Machicek was in immediate physical danger.

Machicek told police that while the two men were arguing, Dyer grabbed a knife and stabbed McClelland in the left arm, at which time McClelland punched Dyer and wrestled him to the ground, restraining him until police arrived.

Dyer was transported to the Macon County Jail after refusing medical treatment at the hospital and was charged with domestic violence and aggravated assault.

Dyer is set to appear in Macon County General Sessions Court on January 27, 2010.