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Saturday, March 26, 2011

[TN] Detective Coulter's lethal storm

An off-duty Sevierville Police Detective [Timothy Owen Coulter] is facing charges after allegedly threatening to kill Blount County Sheriff's deputies and ramming one of their cruisers... Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marian O'Briant says the deputies were responding to a domestic call involving a weapon... [that Coulter] was threatening suicide and was traveling into Blount County to his family’s farm. They also had information that he was armed with weapons and would do harm to any law enforcement officer who attempted to make contact with him... Sevierville Police Department spokesman Bob Stahlke says Detective Coulter has been suspended for an internal review. Stahlke says Coulter has been in good standing with the department and called the incident "out of character"...

OFF-DUTY SEVIERVILLE POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED
Knoxville News Sentinel.
March 26, 2011
[Excerpts] An off-duty Sevierville police officer was arrested and charged Friday night after he allegedly rammed a Blount County sheriff officer’s patrol and injured two deputies. According to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Owen Coulter, 43, of Seymour has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault, a DUI, felony vandalism and possession of a handgun while intoxicated. Authorities were called to the area of Coulter Road near Davis Ford Road on Friday just before 8 p.m., after they heard that Coulter had been involved in a domestic situation in Sevier County, was threatening suicide and was traveling into Blount County to his family’s farm. They also had information that he was armed with weapons and would do harm to any law enforcement officer who attempted to make contact with him... They blocked the road and called him on his cell phone. Coulter told authorities again that he would kill any deputy who tried to approach him... He then backed his truck out of the driveway, headed toward an unoccupied cruiser, accelerated and rammed the front end of the car. It caused deputies standing nearby to dive into a ditch to avoid being struck by the vehicles, Other deputies struggled with Coulter while getting him out of the car, causing minor injuries to two officers. The injured officers were taken to Blount Memorial Hospital... [Full article here]

SEYMOUR POLICE DETECTIVE CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, DUI, AFTER RAMMING A BLOUNT SHERIFF'S CRUISER
Daily Times
2011-03-26
[Excerpts] An off-duty Sevierville Police Department detective is in custody today after ramming a Blount County Sheriff’s Office cruiser, injuring two county deputies. Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said in a release today that Timothy Owen Coulter, 43, Mize Road, Seymour, is in custody at the Blount County Detention Facility facing three counts of aggravated assault, DUI, felony vandalism, and possession of a handgun while intoxicated. Bond amounts have not yet been set, but Coulter is to face those charges at 9 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, in Blount County General Sessions Court... Deputies did find a handgun and a box of ammunition in Coulter’s vehicle... Coulter was taken to BMH where he was treated, and then transported to the Blount County Detention Center. [Full article here]

DETECTIVE CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING DEPUTIES; RAMMING CRUISER
wbir.com
2:09 PM, Mar 26, 201
[Excerpts] An off-duty Sevierville Police Detective is facing charges after allegedly threatening to kill Blount County Sheriff's deputies and ramming one of their cruisers during a domestic incident Friday evening. Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Marian O'Briant says the deputies were responding to a domestic call involving a weapon on Coulter Road near Davis Ford Road... Deputies say Coulter threatened to kill deputies and rammed a squad car while trying to back out of the driveway... Sevierville Police Department spokesman Bob Stahlke says Detective Coulter has been suspended for an internal review. Stahlke says Coulter has been in good standing with the department and called the incident "out of character"... [Full article here]
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1 comment:

  1. If Detective Coulter hadn't been an officer he'd be dead. But that's not the point of this blog. Law enforcement spared his life this night, and possibly the lives of others. (Thank you.) Prayers are lifted for all involved. To involved law enforcement, please protect the people who are (intermittently?) in danger from him with the same fervor that you protected him this night. This didn't happen out of thin air with no history. Seek the root cause.

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