Hawkins man accused of beating, stabbing man during burglary

Jeff Bobo • Apr 28, 2019 at 5:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who allegedly broke into a residence last week and attacked its occupant with a knife and tire tool was arraigned Wednesday on aggravated burglary and aggravated assault charges.

Timothy Aaron Cole, 23, 1717 Old Route 70-S, Rogersville, is accused of entering a residence on Tunnel Hill road near Rogersville on April 20 carrying a tire tool in one hand and a knife in the other.

The victim, as well as another eyewitness, reportedly told Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Pease that upon entering the residence, Cole began assaulting the 47-year-old male who resides there with the knife and tire tool.

The victim and witness stated that Cole then ran out the door, got into a vehicle and fled the scene.

The victim reportedly observed blood coming from the right side of his head, ear and forearm, and he drove himself to the Hawkins County Memorial Hospital emergency room, where he later spoke with the HCSO.

An arrest warrant was issued for Cole, who was apprehended at his residence Monday morning. Upon being arrested, Cole was searched by Deputy Jesse Williams, who allegedly found him to be in possession of a baggy containing 1.7 grams of meth, as well two pipes.

Cole was additionally charged with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

As of Friday, he remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $30,000 bond pending his next appearance in Sessions Court set for May 1.

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