LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – A LaFollette woman refused to listen to an officer and ended up in jail.
Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy John Minor was called to the home of Terri Gwen Gause on the night July 2. Gause wanted her husband removed from their property. Minor explained to her the husband had as much right over the property as she did, and since no crimes had been committed, he could not remove him. At this point, Gause became irate and started yelling and cussing, Minor told her she needed to calm down, according to the report from the sheriff’s department.
The husband stated he would leave and packed a bag to do so. That’s when Sgt. Joe Hopson arrived on the scene and as the husband was attempting to leave in a truck, Gause said he could not have any vehicles because her name was on the titles. The husband then asked Hopson if he would give him a ride to town. As Hopson and the husband began backing down the driveway, Gause was allegedly told several times she needed to get back inside the house but refused to listen and continued down the driveway cursing at her husband based on the report. She then stepped into the road on Young Road while a car was traveling toward her. The car had to stop.
She was placed into custody for public intoxication and causing a public disturbance in the road. She resisted and yelled at her husband several more times. She was transported to the jail where she became combative with staff and spit on a corrections officer. She was sprayed with pepper spray by jail staff, and a spit mask was put on her by jail staff.
Gause, 45, 386 Young Road, LaFollette is charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/11/2019-6AM)