Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

May 8, 2013

No injuries found in report of shooting, stabbing

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — Police and emergency personnel could find no evidence of trauma on a Crossville area woman's body after she reported to neighbors and police that she had been assaulted and stabbed Thursday night.

Cumberland County sheriff's deputies and an ambulance were dispatched to the area of Oak Crest Dr. off Hwy. 70 E Thursday around 9:30 p.m. and arrived to find Jennifer Lee Hall, 30, of Hwy. 70 E, lying on the ground and surrounded by neighbors who had responded to her cries for help.

Hall told those present that a couple she identified by name, traveling in a green mini van, had picked her up from a nearby residence and then assaulted her, shooting and stabbing her.

Emergency responders found no evidence of either type of injury, and Hall then told them she had been assaulted with a blow to the back of the head, according to Deputy Avery Aytes' report.

One witness told Aytes that he did witness a vehicle like the one described by Hall pass slowly by Oak Crest Trailer Park, and seconds later heard Hall screaming for help and saw her running along side Hwy. 70 E.

Hall was transported by ambulance to Cumberland Medical Center but a short time later left the emergency room.