Man reports assault, is charged with assault

Jun. 13, 2013 @ 11:30 PM

A local man who tried to convince police he was the victim of an assault wound up in jail himself Tuesday after a deputy determined he attacked two other people.

Tony Glenn Huskey, 39, of 922 Possum Hideaway in Sevierville, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault. He was being held at the Sevier County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $50,000 bond.

The deputy responding to the fight on Cee Cee Way first made contact with Huskey, who had called 911 and told a dispatcher he’d been assaulted.

After talking to the other two people involved in the incident, however, the deputy decided Huskey was the assailant.

It appeared, according to the arrest arrant, that Huskey had approached Carolann Burris while she was talking to a next door neighbor, Robert McIntosh, and tried to make Burris go back to her house with him.

McIntosh told the deputy that when he tried to make Huskey stop, Huskey grabbed a baseball bat from the porch and attacked him, according to the warrant. When Huskey’s glasses were broken during the altercation, he used them to scratch McIntosh in the face. The deputy said McIntosh had injuries consistent with his version of events.

Burris said Huskey dragged her back into her house, and when she ran back outside he came out with a knife and chased her around the area until the deputy arrived. She also had visible wounds, according to the warrant.

n jfarrell@themountainpress.com