Man arrested in chainsaw intimidation case
A rural Linton man, who was yelling and carrying a chainsaw, is in jail following his arrest after a woman told police she feared damage was going to be done to her home.
Corie W. Jerrells, 35, of Route 3, Linton is facing preliminary charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon; resisting law enforcement; and disorderly conduct, according to a probable case affidavit that has been filed by the county prosecutor's office in Greene Circuit Court.
Jerrells is being held on $11,500 bond, following his arrest Wednesday.
The case originated when Gloria Shields called police and said Jerrells was outside her residence on County Road 150N -- near Linton -- carrying a chainsaw.
Linton Police Department officer Chad Crynes was first on the scene and he reported he saw Shields walk out of the house, followed by Jerrells, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by Greene County Sheriff's Department Deputy Dustin Cain.
When Crynes addressed Jerrells, he allegedly started to yell and became belligerent.
Crynes noted that Jerrells' speech was slurred and he could smell alcohol.
Officer Crynes, along with Greene County Sheriff's Department deputies Heath Murray, Bobby Pierce and Cain, approached Jerrells, and he yelled that he was going to have to fight them.
When he stepped toward Deputy Pierce, all four of the officers drew their Taser weapons.
Jerrells then reached into the bed of his truck and grabbed a spare tire that was mounted on metal rim and held it above his head.
Officer Crynes commanded Jerrells to drop the tire several times. He eventually complied and was placed in handcuffs and transported to jail.