MAURY COUNTY GRAND JURY INDICTS BIG LICK HORSE TRAINER MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE ON FELONY AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON AGAINST MS. TERESA BIPPEN

COLUMBIA, TN – A Maury County Grand Jury has indicted Big Lick Horse Trainer Mr. Jamie Lawrence of Vinemont, Alabama for Felony Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon against Ms. Teresa Bippen of Hillsboro, Missouri,  Ms. Bippen was protesting Animal Cruelty of Big Lick Tennessee Walking Horses at the Columbia Spring Jubilee Horse Show at Maury County Park on May 30, 2015.

THE INDICTMENT OF MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE ON AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

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MAURY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL BRENT COOPER

MAURY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL BRENT COOPER

MAURY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL BRENT COOPER

MAURY COUNTY SHERIFF BUCKY LEE ROWLAND

MAURY COUNTY SHERIFF BUCKY ROWLAND

MAURY COUNTY SHERIFF BUCKY ROWLAND

BIG LICK TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE TRAINER MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE

MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE

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MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE UP ON WORLD GRAND CHAMPION RACKING HORSE "HIGH SWORD"

MR. JAMIE LAWRENCE UP ON WORLD GRAND CHAMPION RACKING HORSE “HIGH SWORD”

MS. TARA TAYLOR AND MS. TERESA BIPPEN PROTESTING ANIMAL CRUELTY

LADIES PROTESTING AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY OF "BIG LICK" TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE

LADIES PROTESTING AGAINST ANIMAL CRUELTY OF “BIG LICK” TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE AT COLUMBIA SPRING JUBILEE AT MAURY COUNTY PARK

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MAURY COUNTY DEPUTY ANDY JACKSON (WHITE HAT) AND TWO COLUMBIA POLICE OFFICERS

MAURY COUNTY DEPUTY ANDY JACKSON (WHITE HAT) AND TWO COLUMBIA POLICE OFFICERS

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Aggravated Assault (Tennessee)

Aggravated assault is a more serious offense than simple assault. If you commit an assault on a person and:

  1. It results in serious bodily injury; or
  2. Is committed with the use of a deadly weapon

The deadly weapon does not have to be physically used against the victim but merely displayed.

Your charge depends on your state of mind at the time of the offense. If the prosecution can prove that you acted intentionally, the offense is a Class C felony and is punishable by 3-15 years depending on your criminal history.

If however, the aggravated assault is committed recklessly then the charge is a Class D felony and is punished less severely. Class D felony aggravated assault carries a potential prison sentence of 2-12 years depending on any criminal record you might have.

Ref: TCA 39-13-102

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  • 39-13-102. Aggravated assault.

(a)  A person commits aggravated assault who:

     (1)  Intentionally or knowingly commits an assault as defined in § 39-13-101 and:

          (A)  Causes serious bodily injury to another; or

          (B)  Uses or displays a deadly weapon; or

     (2)  Recklessly commits an assault as defined in § 39-13-101(a)(1), and:

          (A)  Causes serious bodily injury to another; or

          (B)  Uses or displays a deadly weapon.

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Nephew Eugene compliments the upstanding Citizens of Maury County serving on the Grand Jury who sent a message loud and clear that taking the law into your own hands does have serious consequences. (Mr. Jamie Lawrence is afforded the presumption of innocence).

More details to come.

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