Woman arrested after admitting in court she lied about husband's death threats

Jeff Bobo • Sep 19, 2019 at 10:00 PM

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County woman who stated in Sessions Court Wednesday that she lied about her husband threatening to kill her last month was charged with felony filing a false report.

On Aug. 16, Tammy Lynn Greene, 46, 308 Little Pumpkin Valley Road, Eidson, texted her son a photo of her husband, James “Paul” Green, holding a handgun that appeared to be pointed at her head.

Upon receiving the text, the son was unable to make contact with either of his parents and contacted the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office.

That set off a manhunt for both parents in the rural Eidson community in far northern Hawkins County where they reside.

Paul Greene, 51, was located first. According to the HCSO, he stated he and his wife had an argument the previous evening, and they had each other’s phones.

When asked about the photo, Paul Greene reportedly admitted taking it but said he didn’t send it to anyone.

When the HCSO located Tammy Greene, she had her husband’s phone. She reportedly told police she found the photo of her husband pointing the gun at her head and forwarded it to her son.

According to the HCSO, Tammy Green also stated she is in fear for her life and believes her husband will kill her. She gave the HCSO a written statement on Aug. 16 that she sent the photo to her son as proof that Paul Greene was threatening to kill her.

Paul Greene was subsequently arrested and charged with aggravated assault, a Class C felony.

On Wednesday, Paul Greene appeared in Hawkins County Sessions Court Wednesday for his preliminary hearing.

HCSO Detective Chad Britton stated in his report that during the hearing Tammy Greene recanted her statement from Aug. 16. “stating she lied due to being mad at Mr. Greene.”

Tammy Greene also gave the HCSO a written statement Wednesday admitting that she had lied, Britton added.

The aggravated assault charge against Paul Greene was dismissed .

Tammy Greene was ordered held in the Hawkins County Jail with no bond set pending arraignment Monday in Sessions Court. 

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