BY KEN LITTLE
A man who allegedly struck another man with a baseball bat and later held two women at knifepoint in their home was scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court.
Christopher T. Dunbar, 29, is charged with a number of offenses in connection with several incidents late Sunday and early Monday.
Dunbar is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated burglary, two counts each of kidnapping and aggravated domestic assault, and two counts of resisting arrest and ignoring a stop, halt and frisk order, Greeneville officers and sheriff's deputies said in reports.
Greeneville police responded late Sunday to a domestic disturbance call on Bradley Avenue and found a 19-year-old man "leaning over the hood of a vehicle with a towel to the back of his head," Officer Josh Pierce said in a report.
The victim told police that he and his wife were talking with a friend when Duncan and four or five other men came out of a mobile home in the 100 block of Bradley Avenue.
Duncan was carrying a baseball bat and allegedly "chased the victim down and struck him in the back of the head," the report said.
The blow caused a laceration to the back of the victim's head that required hospital treatment, the report said.
Dunbar left the scene and went to a house in the 100 block of East Ocean Avenue. Dunbar went there "to elude law enforcement who were searching for him," another report by Pierce said.
Dunbar began "banging on the door trying to get the victims to open the door," the report said.
The two women inside would not allow Dunbar to enter, so he allegedly kicked the door in to gain entry, the report said.
Dunbar allegedly "then went and grabbed a butcher knife and sat in front of the door and said, 'Don't open the door for anyone,'" the report said.
The women were in fear of being harmed if they tried to leave, the report said.
Dunbar remained at the house for about 30 minutes before he left, the report said.
Sheriff's deputies later went to an address in the first block of Cranberry Lane on a suspicious person call.
They found two men and a woman behind a mobile home, Deputy Mike Shipley said in a report.
"They started walking away from me. I told them to come to me and (Dunbar) took off running," the report said.
After a short foot chase, Dunbar was taken into custody.
Authorities listed two addresses for Dunbar on arrest reports, one on Schofield Drive and the other on Leonard Street.