Blount County deputies arrested a Walland man following a scuffle with a deputy as he was being taken into custody yesterday afternoon.
Jason Dewaine Sherwood, 41, of Bluff Mountain Drive faces a number of charges. He is being held in the Blount County Correctional Facility for domestic assault, cruelty to animals, evading arrest, and simple assault. He is being held in jail pending a hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. October 31, 2019.
Deputies responded to a residence on Westwood Estates Drive in Maryville to the call of a domestic assault. When they arrived, Sherwood had already left the scene. The victim of the domestic, a 32-year-old woman, told deputies Sherwood had thrown a television at her, hitting the back of the head. While deputies were on the scene, a medic with AMR Ambulance Service found a 15 week-old lab mix puppy with his mouth wired shut. Deputies and AMR personnel cut the binding from the dog’s mouth and discovered a bone in its mouth. The woman told deputies that Sherwood bound her dog’s mouth Monday night after the two had argued. The woman was treated at the scene by medical personnel with AMR Ambulance Service.
Blount County Animal Control arrived and took the dog to the Blount County Animal Shelter where he is being treated.
Later in the day, a deputy was patrolling the area of Clover Hill and U.S. Highway 411 South when he spotted a vehicle matching the description of Sherwood’s vehicle. He made contact with him in the parking lot of a business and attempted to take Sherwood into custody. Sherwood at first refused to get out of the vehicle. When he started to get out of the vehicle he grabbed the deputy’s vest in an effort to get away. The deputy was able to gain control of Sherwood and take him into custody.