Chesney arrested, charged

Staff Report

Dave Chesney

Former Claiborne County School Board member Dave Chesney was arrested and charged Tuesday afternoon after an alleged altercation with a neighbor.

Chesney is the father of music star Kenny Chesney.

According to a report from the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Chesney allegedly “struck the victim numerous times on the right side of the face using his fist” and also allegedly struck “the victim in the left arm with a golf club.”

Chesney was charged with aggravated assault for that offense, according to the report.

He was also charged with vandalism for allegedly knocking the victim’s sunglasses off his face and stomping on them with his foot.

The alleged incident took place in Tazewell.

Chesney was taken to the Claiborne County Jail.

Sgt. Eddie Hurley was the arresting officer, along with Deputies Josh Fields and Dewayne Napier.

The Claiborne Progress will have more information as it becomes available.

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