Felony charges are filed
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 4:11 pm
The Messenger, February 13, 2012
A 38-year-old Obion County man was scheduled to be arraigned at 1 p.m. today on a pair of felony charges — aggravated burglary and criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder — after being arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday at a residence on East County Home Road, according to the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
Michael Jason Pollard, of 3326 Bethlehem Road, is being held in the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex, according to Chief Deputy Kent Treece.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on East County Home Road following a 911 call shortly after 3 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies saw what appeared to be a fight between Pollard and the victim, Jerry Wayne Morris, 38. Both men ceased fighting upon the deputies’ arrival, according to Treece.
According to a statement from Morris, when he arrived home shortly after 3 a.m., he discovered Pollard hiding in the dining room and Pollard wielded a 16-inch hunting knife as he reportedly attempted to slash at the victim’s throat, according to Treece.
The victim did sustain a small cut to his collarbone area, but the incident report didn’t indicate whether he sought medical treatment for his wound.
Pollard reportedly gained entry to the residence through a front window, causing an estimated $200 in damage to the window, according to Treece.