Oneida Man Accused of Threatening Spouse, Family

Huntsville, TN (2017-07-06) An Oneida man accused of threatening to kill his family and young daughter has been booked on domestic violence charges.  Authorities reportedly tazed the suspect after he allegedly resisted arrest and lunged toward a family member.

Jamie Curtis Crabtree, 39, of Oneida was booked into the Scott County Jail last week following an altercation with his wife and a member of his family.  According to an arrest warrant filed by Deputy Chris Russell of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Crabtree allegedly got into a verbal disagreement with his wife that escalated when his father came to their home.

Authorities say that the suspect’s father eventually convinced Crabtree to let his wife gather some belongings and leave; however, when she came out of the house, the suspect reportedly became irate.  A belligerent Crabtree is accused of verbally threatening to kill members of his family and his wife’s family, including their 3-year-old daughter.  Authorities say he threatened to travel to his wife’s parent’s house in Kentucky and “blow the place to hell”.

At that point, deputies told Crabtree he was under arrest.  Crabtree reportedly said he wasn’t going, and then reportedly began running toward his father in an attempt to assault him.  Deputy Tony Jones, who was assisting on the call, reportedly deployed his taser, reportedly striking Crabtree in the neck and under his right arm.

Crabtree was taken into custody without further incident.

Authorities charged Crabtree with simple domestic assault, aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.