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Report: NE Tennessee man found passed out with crying baby; assault, neglect charges filed

November 4th, 2013 3:55 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Report: NE Tennessee man found passed out with crying baby; assault, neglect charges filed

Ronald Shane Allison

BLOUNTVILLE — Deputies say a man who choked, cut and kicked his girlfriend in the face was later located in his Blountville home "passed out" on the floor with an unattended, crying baby.

An arrest report at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says Ronald Shane Allison, 35, 929 Highway 394, is charged with aggravated assault and child abuse or neglect. Police were alerted to the alleged incident early Sunday morning, when they met with Allison's girlfriend at a parking lot on Island Road.

The woman said that both she and Allison had been drinking when an argument erupted, allegedly over Allison being "gone too long" with his cousin. When the woman's juvenile daughter attempted to intervene the altercation became physical, with Allison allegedly choking his girlfriend.

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