Grainger Today Editor
BLAINE – A Blaine man has been arrested after reportedly shooting at his wife, Saturday, Dec. 2.
According to reports, it isn’t the first time James Herman Doane Jr., 55, Blaine, has shot at his wife.
According to reports, several officers with the Grainger County Sheriff’s Department responded to Doane’s New Corinth Road home in response to a domestic assault call. Dispatch reportedly advised officers the victim was upstairs in the home, while Doane, who is confined to a wheelchair, was downstairs.
The victim reportedly told officers Doane was drunk the morning of the incident, and called for her to come downstairs, then shot at her with a pistol while she was still upstairs. She allegedly told officers Doane had also shot at her a few months ago.
Doane reportedly told officers he had been drinking the previous night and had passed out during a football game. He allegedly said he was home alone and hadn’t shot at anything that morning.
According to reports, Doane appeared to be intoxicated and admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana.
Doane’s son reportedly advised officers his dad had called him that morning asking him to come help move his mother out of the home, due to an affair.
Officers reported finding two bullet holes inside the residence, one near the steps which reportedly appeared older, and one above a bed in the living room.
A loaded Stevens rifle, lying on the floor next to the bed, was reportedly recovered, as well as an American Arms “loaded with three live rounds and two spent rounds in the base of the Christmas tree.”
According to reports, “the two guns were seized, along with a picture and a replica metal hood, with bullet holes.”
Doane was charged with aggravated domestic assault and was transported to the Grainger County Detention Center.