Two arrested in separate incidents

SPENCER — Two people were arrested in Roane County last week after two separate incidents involving attempted murder and malicious wounding.

According to a criminal complaint filed with the Roane County Magistrate Court, Brad Eugene Proctor, 43, 244 Little Pigeon Road, Procious, was arrested Sunday after allegedly threatening his son and stabbing him with a knife.

Officers responded and spoke with Proctor’s father who said Proctor was at another residence nearby where he lived with his son, the complaint said. Once officer’s arrived at Proctor’s residence, he had refused to come outside and the victim was at another residence nearby, the complaint said.

Upon entering the home, officers found drops of blood on the steps and a knife in Proctor’s bedroom, the complaint said.

The victim arrived on the scene and revealed he had been in an altercation with Proctor when Proctor threatened to hit him with a metal pipe, the complaint said. Proctor then left the room and reappeared with the knife that was found in his bedroom, at which time he lunged at the victim and attempted to stab him in the chest; the victim then tried to protect himself and the knife struck his hand, the complaint said.

Proctor is being charged with malicious assault, brandishing a weapon, domestic assault and domestic battery and was being held at Central Regional Jail on a $90,000 surety bond.

On Thanksgiving Day, Karen Sue Harper, 62, 481 Cottontree Road, Walton, was arrested after allegedly shooting at her husband, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Roane County Magistrate Court.

Harper’s husband called emergency services and said she had fired shots in the home and he locked himself in the bedroom because he did not feel safe leaving the room, the complaint said.

While the responding officer was on the scene, he was speaking to Harper’s husband through the bedroom window when another shot was fired, the complaint said.

As the officer was attempting to get Harper’s husband out of the window, the gun was fired a few more times, the complaint said.

Harper was found in a bedroom with a loaded firearm and law enforcement found seven bullet holes throughout the home along with bullet casings and live rounds, the complaint said.

Harper is being charged with seven counts of wanton endangerment involving a firearm, attempted murder, domestic assault and domestic battery. She was being held at Central Regional Jail on a $80,000 bond.


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