LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joe Hopson answered a call on June 6 and requested backup. Hopson was at 1055 Lowes Branch Road, LaFollette, when he requested Deputy Josh Goins come and with assistance.
Goins made contact with Hopson and Det. Gary Jeffers just before 1055 Lowes Branch Road. During the conversation Goins learned about a possible domestic assault that had occurred inside the residence at Lowes Branch, inside a vehicle and outside the vehicle that was in the roadway. Hopson told Goins that Deputy Raymond Surber was dispatched to the residence and while en route saw a vehicle leaving the residence. Surber got behind the vehicle, activated his blue lights and then noticed a female laying on the shoulder of the road with blood coming from her head. The victim was transported by a medical helicopter to the University of Tennessee Hospital, according to a report from the sheriff’s department.
Jeffers and Goins found two sandals several feet apart on the roadway with scuff marks on each shoe, one blood spot and two vomit spots in which all were behind the vehicle.
Jeffers and Goins were able to interview the victim who reported she and Randall Douglas had been in a verbal altercation at the home and it escalated. Douglas allegedly pushed her down and started choking her. She continued that he walked outside, and she got in the passenger side of the vehicle and he got into the driver’s side. The victim reported that she did not have her door closed when he pulled out. She continued that as they were pulling out of the driveway her door struck the fence post. At this point, Douglas allegedly knew the door was not closed and pushed her out of the vehicle, with his right hand, while it was moving.
Randall L. Douglas, 60, 1055 Lowes Branch Road, LaFollette is charged with aggravated assault by domestic violence. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/19/2020-6AM)