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September 20, 2017

David Crowder

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Blaine man indicted in federal court


Tracey Wolfe
Grainger Today Editor

BLAINE – A Blaine man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

David Edgar Crowder was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and felon in possession of a weapon charges in May, when he reportedly became upset because someone pushed the wrong button on a television remote control, causing the screen to go blank.

According to reports, Crowder began cursing and claimed the others present had “broke his television up.” He allegedly went to a chair in the living room, grabbed a sawed-off shotgun and pulled the trigger, firing a round into the door of the residence.

Another individual reportedly grabbed the gun from Crowder and someone else tackled him. At some point as other individuals attempted to calm him down, Crowder obtained a knife, which he reportedly used to cut another man’s arm.

The stabbing victim was reportedly taken to Jefferson Memorial Hospital, where staff reportedly advised Grainger County Deputy Eric Logsdon they would transport the victim to the University of Tennessee Trauma Unit due to the severity of the lacerations on his arm.

According to the indictment, filed in United States District Court Eastern District of Tennessee at Knoxville, Crowder was indicted as a felon in possession of a firearm due to having previously been convicted in a court of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year.

Crowder is set to appear in District Court Thursday, September 21 at
1:30 p.m.

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