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Blountville man allegedly pulls knife on motorist, kicks him in the groin

Rain Smith • Oct 5, 2012 at 11:06 AM

A minor traffic collision has led to charges of aggravated assault against a Blountville man, as he allegedly pulled a knife on the other motorist and kicked him in the groin.

Lawrence Tasker, 58, of 466 J. H. Fauver Road, was arrested in the incident at the intersection of J. H. Fauver and Beechnut Road. A Sullivan County Sheriff's Office incident report says Tasker claims to have had previous "problems" with the alleged victim, who lives on Beechnut.

Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 1 p.m. A deputy reports Tasker was immediately placed into custody, "due to his erratic behavior." The other man, 46, reported he was driving his truck on J. H. Fauver when a motorcycle traveling the opposite direction struck his mirror.

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