Also arrested on domestic assault charge from October
A Clinton man who was allegedly armed with a baseball bat and threatened to kill a Powell man and his daughter before beating on a car with the bat has been charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, and two counts of vandalism.
Casey Aaron Massengill, 24, of Sinking Springs Road, was also arrested on a charge of domestic assault for allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend in the face and head and spraying her with pepper spray in October.
The incident involving the alleged aggravated assault and aggravated burglary occurred on Jan. 25 on Bison Lane in Powell in Anderson County. Bison Lane is off Clinton Highway southeast of Edgemoor Road.
The victim reported he was asleep in his bedroom at about 11:16 p.m. Jan. 25 when he heard glass break. He said he found Massengill in his living room with a baseball bat, according to arrest warrants filed in Anderson County General Sessions Court.
The victim said Massengill came at him with the bat and forced his into his room before threatening him and knocking him down onto the bed, according to the warrants. Massengill then allegedly jumped on top of the victim, held the bat to his throat, and threatened to kill the man and the man’s daughter.
The victim pleaded with Massengill to stop, and Massengill then began asking where the man’s daughter was, the warrants said. Massengill left the home and beat on another victim’s car, damaging the hood, mirror, headlight assembly, window, and door, Anderson County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kory Blevins said in the warrants.
The victim said Massengill left in a silver car. Blevins and another deputy located the car’s driver in Oak Ridge. The woman said she did not know Massengill’s intentions and had given him a ride to the victim’s house, Blevins said. The driver said she had complied because she feared for her safety as well as for the safety of her children.
Deputies found Massengill at the Oak Ridge Walmart, where he was arrested.
He remained jailed in the Anderson County Detention Facility in Clinton on Thursday afternoon. His total bond has been set at $110,000.
The female driver named in the Jan. 25 incident has the same name as the victim in the October domestic assault, although it’s not clear if they are the same person. The domestic assault victim was Massengill’s ex-girlfriend. Oak Ridge Police Department Officer Nathan Stinnett said the couple’s two-year-old child, as well as the woman’s five-year-old child, were at home during the domestic assault.
Stinnett interviewed the domestic assault victim at Methodist Medical Center at about 1:43 a.m. Oct. 4, and he said she had swelling on her left cheek and red, flushed skin on her chest and neck area.