The Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to 508 Church Street, the residence of Jeffery Amons, on Wednesday, January 25th, at approximately 12 noon for an assault taking place inside the home between Amons and Travis Dobbs, who worked for Amons, and lived in the small apartment behind Amons house.
According to Lafayette Police Detective Shane Reed, “The two men had returned from Cookeville and began to have lunch, Amons believed Dobbs had been drinking. When Dobbs finished eating he got up and left the kitchen. Amons was on the phone with some contractors. When he got off the off the phone, Dobbs, who had returned to the kitchen, struck him on the back of the head with a pipe wrench, then struck him a second time on the side of the head with the same wrench.
They began to struggle while in the kitchen. Amons knocked Dobbs over toward the sink in the kitchen where Dobbs was able to reach a knife and he began stabbing Amons in the chest. They continued to fight, and Amons was able to get Dobbs down on the floor and hold him down while he called 911. LPD patrolman Keith Tillman was the first one on the scene.”
Amons was transported to Skyline Medical Center in Nashville by ambulance, and Dobbs was taken to MCGH. Once Dobbs was released he was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated assault.
Amons head was busted and the stab wound was about 8 inches deep. He was released later that day.
Travis T. Dobbs, 43, of Lafayette, was arrested on 1/25 by Reed and charged with aggravated assault. His court date is set for February 15, 2017 with a $50,000 bond. More charges are pending.
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