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Tower Attacked: 08/18/18 - Dandridge (TN)


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Saturday morning Supreme Towing was dispatched to a location outside of Dandridge to work a minor single vehicle accident.


David Brooks (owner of Supreme) responded and loaded the car on his rollback and left the scene with the car’s owner as a passenger with him in the rollback. After traveling a short distance, the car owner decided on a location that he wanted to be dropped off at. David and the man were making small talk while en-route until the man grabbed David’s head with one hand and stabbed him in the neck with a knife that he had produced in the other. David managed to exit the rollback and the car owner drove off in it.


Police made contact with the rollback and began pursuing it through Dandridge and then in to Sevier Co. on I-40 where THP and Sevier city units joined in. The car owner drove the stolen rollback thru the median and proceeded westbound in the eastbound lanes until striking an eastbound car and coming to rest off the shoulder of the interstate. The car owner got out of the rollback and began to harm himself severely with a knife before being taken into custody and transported for medical treatment.


David was transported for medical care and the stab/cut wound required 14 stitches and a full recovery is expected. The reasoning for the car owner’s actions is unknown at this time. Thank you in advance for the prayers for David and all involved after this traumatic event and stay safe out there!

—David would like to thank the THP, Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Dept. Sevierville City Pd, and Jefferson Co. EMS for their professionalism, along with anyone else that was involved in this event. He is humbled and appreciative of the care and effort that was shown to him and that he is receiving. He is also overwhelmed by all that are taking a second to check on him and would like everyone to know how thankful he is for his friends, family, and valued customers. Thanks again!


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