JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – A Caryville man was arrested for aggravated assault and false imprisonment, according to a Jacksboro Police report.
Matthew Elwood Bennett, 37, was charged with aggravated assault and false imprisonment on Tue. after Jacksboro officers responded to an assault report at a Gamble Street home.
According to the report, when officers arrived on scene, the victim ran up the stairs out of the basement and told officers that Bennett had “held him against his will for two days and threatened to stab him with a box cutter.” The victim also said Bennett had cut his thumb with a box cutter while he was trying to take his phone.
Bennett then came up the stairs from the basement and told officers he never cut the victim, but did say he had “grabbed the victim, threw him on the bed and threatened to beat his ass.”
The victim explained to police that Bennett had made him stay in the room for two days by securing the door with screws. He said he did bring him food and water to the room.
The victim told officers he had been recording for most of the day on his phone and Bennett can be heard on the recording threatening to beat the victim, according to the police report. The victim stated to police that the first day he arrived that Bennett took him to meet someone named Charlie and they went to an unknown address to buy drugs.
Bennett was arrested and transported to the Campbell County Jail.
This was the 10th booking for Bennett at the county jail where he remains housed this morning on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Tue., Dec. 29. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/24/2020-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CAMPBELL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE)