Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 2, 2013

Man slashes wrists, takes pills during domestic

Staff writer

CROSSVILLE — An on-going domestic situation that spanned three days culminated in a Crossville man slashing his wrists and taking a "hand full of pills" after being stopped by city police.

Jeffery Warner, 41, 620 Hillcrest Dr., was taken by ambulance from the U.S. Post Office parking lot off Old Jamestown Hwy. to Cumberland Medical Center after police responding to a road rage domestic situation, stopped his vehicle and found the suspect injured. No one else was seriously injured in the incident.

On Dec. 19, Crossville Police were dispatched to the Warner residence on Hillcrest Dr. on a report of a verbal domestic situation and arrived to witness a loud argument between Jeffery and Jennifer Warner. Mrs. Warner told Ptl. Matthew Green she was trying to leave and that her husband would not get out of her car. After talking to police, Jennifer Warner was allowed to leave the residence, while Jeffery Warner stayed at home.

Three days later, city police received a report of a road rage incident stemming from a domestic situation at the Hillcrest Dr. address. Before they could arrive on the scene, they spotted Jeffery Warner's vehicle approaching the post office and conducted a traffic stop at the facility.

Sgt. Chad Withrow wrote that as he approached the vehicle, he observed Warner "digging in his console for something," and moments later saw Warner place a handful of pills in his mouth and swallow. When Warner was removed from his vehicle, Withrow wrote that he noticed blood dripping from self-inflicted cut marks to his arms.

Withrow called an ambulance that transported Warner to CMC. Police made contact with Mrs. Warner and made arrangements for her to contact the Avalon Center.

No charges were filed at the time of the report.