DRESDEN (September 2) — A Greenfield man is facing multiple assault charges stemming from an argument that escalated and became physical with family members.
Thirty-nine year old Thomas Benjamin Brock, who resides on Broad Street in Greenfield, is charged with one count of aggravated assault, three counts of domestic assault and vandalism up to $1,000.
According to a court affidavit, at approximately 5:58 a.m. August 25, Ptl. David Sliger of the Greenfield Police Department was dispatched to a Broad Street residence in reference to a domestic assault. A female family member stated Brock was acting crazy when he broke her glasses and knocked several items off of a dresser in her bedroom.
A second female at the address confirmed statements made by the other female victim, saying she was afraid of what Brock might do.
A male relative arrived at the residence and apparently got into a verbal altercation with the defendant regarding the way he treated those inside the house. The argument turned violent when Brock allegedly picked up a pipe and chased the man around the house. The alleged assailant then ran upstairs and retrieved a machete. When Brock came back downstairs, he began swinging the machete at the male victim. At some point, Brock reportedly dropped the machete and struck the man in the head, shoulder and back several times with his fists.
Ptl. Sliger reports noticing several marks on the male victim, as well as a cut in the ceiling allegedly made when the defendant was swinging the machete. After the pipe and machete were recovered, Brock was arrested and transported to the Weakley County Jail.
The case against Brock is set for Wednesday, November 4, 2020, in Weakley County General Sessions Court.