Jessie Allen Newberry

Jessie Allen Newberry

A Lafayette man was arrested after allegedly wrecking a truck, fleeing the scene and assaulting a female passenger.

Jessie Allen Newberry, 24, faces multiple charges following the incident, which took place on July 1.

According to the arrest report, Macon County Sheriff's Office deputy Bryan Emberton was notified through public service that Newberry had wrecked a truck and was attempting to have someone pull him out in order to leave the scene.

Emberton and deputy Jacob McClard travelled to Dark Hollow Road and found the truck abandoned with cut locks and bolt cutters inside.

The report states that the property's owner, who had pulled Newberry from the wreck, told Emberton that Newberry had a female with him who appeared to have been abused.

McClard left the scene to search for Newberry and located him on Oak Grove Road in Red Boiling Springs, at which point he placed him into custody and called for a transport unit.

Emberton later arrived at McClard's location, placed Newberry in his vehicle and spoke with the victim identified by the property owner on Dark Hollow Road.

The victim stated that Newberry had asked to use her truck and pulled her from the truck and dragged her through the gravel when she said no. Emberton observed a shoulder injury and visible marks across the victim's arms and legs consistent with her account.

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

His bond was set at $59,000. His court date for the charges of domestic violence, driving on a revoked or suspended license, and the financial responsibility violation was set for Aug. 21, and his court date for all remaining charges was set for July 24.