Samuel McAllister, the Assistant Supervisor of the Street Department for East Ridge, was arrested on Aug. 24 after his wife called police to a Gleason Terrace Court address. McAllister was charged with Domestic Assault and is scheduled to appear in Municipal Court on Sept. 20.
East Ridge City Manager Scott Miller said McAllister’s status as a city employee is under review by administrators. In an email to East Ridge News Online, Miller said that McAllister is currently on unpaid administrative leave.
According to an affidavit of complaint, police responded to a “domestic disorder” call at the address just after 7 p.m.. Officers spoke with McAllister’s wife who said the he had assaulted her. The woman said that McAllister had received a phone call earlier in the day in which they received bad news. After the phone call, the woman states, McAllister became verbally abusive toward her.
The victim told police that her husband grabbed her in the hallway and threw her to the ground. The report states that police saw abrasions and bruising on both arms of the victim. She told police that the injuries were fresh and must have occurred during the incident. Pictures of the victim’s injuries were documented, the report states.
The woman told police that she tried to retreat to another room, but McAllister put his foot in the doorway to prevent her from getting away. In the process, the door was damaged, the report states. Police saw two patches of “thick hair in the hallway,” the report states. The victim told officers that the patches of hair were from McAallister’s beard and must have pulled from his face “when she was trying to get him off of her.”
The report states that the woman was visibly upset and crying throughout the duration of the call. She told police that her husband had left the scene after she called police.
_ An Ooltewah man was recently arrested on charges of assault stemming from an incident at a grocery store earlier this month.
Kile Alexander Gore, 25, of a Hwy. 58 address, was charged with Simple Assault and Aggravated Assault, after he allegedly confronted and attacked an employee of Save-A-Lot during the middle of his shift on Aug. 12. It is unclear when Gore will appear in court.
According to an affidavit of complaint, the victim was cleaning floors inside the meat department of the store when he heard a door open behind him. When he turned around, he found Gore standing inside the doorway. The report states that the victim told police that Kile had an “aggressive demeanor” and asked the victim why he had telephoned Gore’s girlfriend.
According to the victim, Gore then threw a punch at him that missed, but the victim fell to the floor. Kile then picked up a broom handle and the victim armed himself with a “metal object.”
At this point, Kile allegedly picked up a butcher knife from the meat shop and held the knife in his right hand by his side with the knife pointed towards the victim. The victim told police that an enraged Kile then shouted, “don’t you ever talk to her again,” and approached the victim with the knife to within four feet of the man.
The report states that police saw a butcher knife on the floor and the victim’s cap nearby. The victim had a bruise on his left elbow where he fell to the concrete floor during the incident. The victim refused medical treatment.