City police say a man threatened to kill three other people with a knife last week.
James Dalton Greenwell, 20, of Spring St., Hampton, was arrested Thursday morning on a warrant charging him with three counts of aggravated assault. The warrant was filed by Investigator Chris Bowers of the Elizabethton Police Department.
On July 5, Bowers states that an incident occurred in the KFC parking lot on Broad Street. James Hardin, Jason Scalf and Melissa Clark said they had planned to go to Johnson City to a bar. Hardin said another person, William Neumann, had wanted to go along and they met at Zoomerz on Broad Street. Cody Shaw came along, Hardin said.
Hardin added that Neumann got in Hardin’s car with Scalf and Clark while Shaw followed them alone in his vehicle. Hardin said Neumann then said Greenwell wanted to go as well and asked if Hardin could stop at KFC to meet him.
At KFC, Bowers said Hardin, Scalf and Clark said Neumann got out of Hardin’s vehicle and got into Greenwell’s vehicle, which then began to leave. Hardin said he thought Greenwell and Neumann were going on to the bar so he began to follow. Greenwell’s car then stopped and Greenwell allegedly exited his vehicle and came towards Hardin’s car with a knife. He allegedly threatened to kill the individuals in the car.
Hardin told Bowers he left abruptly before Greenwell got closer. The investigator said he also obtained Facebook correspondence which included an apology from Greenwell about the incident.
Greenwell is to appear on the next available date of General Sessions Court.