Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 24, 2012

Honeymoon turns into fracas after night of celebrating

CROSSVILLE — A Crossville area man who, with his new bride may have celebrated his wedding too much, saw his honeymoon desolve into a domestic violence situation that resulted in injuries to him and police looking for three men who may have assaulted him.

The incident occurred Dec. 13 and started when Dane Crass, 33, and his unidentified girlfriend, got married the night before. To celebrate, the couple went out for a long night of "partying and drinking," according to Ptl. Tim Vandever's report.

When the two finished their night on the town, they returned home and started to argue.

"This came as no surprise to me; I was very familiar with the two of them and the past history of domestic situations they had been involved in that was usually involved drinking," Vandever wrote in his report.

Crass told the officer he was not clear on what happened next, but thinks his wife fell in the bedroom and hurt herself, so she gathered her things and left for the night. Crass told the officer he went to his bedroom, locked the door and went to sleep.

The following morning, Crass awoke and went to the living room, lay down on a couch and was watching television, when three men entered his home and began punching him in the head and upper body.

He said at one point, he was picked up and "slung" onto a coffee table, breaking several dishes and glass figurines that were on the table. Crass suffered a deep laceration to his right ring finger and the assault stopped. The victim claimed that one of the men paused long enough to threaten to go and retrieve a handgun and return to kill Crass.

In addition to the cut to his finger, Crass suffered bruises and abrasions to his head and face.

Crass was transported by ambulance to Cumberland Medical Center for treatment of his injuries and a warrant charging domestic assault was issued for his main assailant.

That suspect was not in custody at the time of the report.

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