Charges In Incident Involving Election Administrator Listed
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Following are the complaint charges filed this week against two Cannon County men arrested last Friday following an incident in Auburntown involving Cannon County Administrator of Elections Stan Dobson and Tom Ganoe, a candidate for Second District Constable in the August 5 General Election.

The incident occurred Friday afternoon at approximately 5 p.m. on R.E. Davenport Street in Auburntown.


Filed by assault victim (name withheld)

Domestic Assault

On April 23, 2010 subject did unlawfully and knowingly commit the offense of Domestic Assault to wit: while in an argument with (name withheld) he did become violent. He did grab her hair and begin to push his fist into her mouth causing her to sustain injury to her mouth. He then broke all telephones in the home in an attempt to keep (victim) from calling for help. This did occur in Cannon County Tennessee in Violation of T.C.A. 39-13-111.

Filed by Det. Vance Walker, Cannon County Sheriff's Dept.


On or about April 23, 2010 Kevin Coe did knowingly and unlawfully push Stanley Dobson against a vehicle causing serious back injury to the victim. The victim fell to the ground and was unable to get back on his feet. There were several witnesses on the scene that witnessed this assault take place. This did occur in Cannon County.

Aggravated Assault

On or about April 23 Kevin Coe did knowingly and unlawfully strike Tom Ganoe with his fists causing blood to come from the ear of the victim. The defendant's actions caused serious bodily injury to the victim. There were witnesses that stated the assault occurred including the defendant's father. This did occur in Cannon County.


Filed by Detective Vance Walker, Cannon County Sheriff's Department

On 23 April 2010 the defendant was in physical control and possession of a motor vehicle. While in possession and control of the motor vehicle, the defendant drove the vehicle onto the torso of Stan Dobson, causing him injury. The defendant was also in possession of a partially consumed, 23 ounce, Busch Beer. There was an odor of beer around the truck and person of the defendant. The beer can and the odor of beer was witnessed by Deputy Bryson and Lieutenant Hall. This offense did occur in Cannon County, Tennessee.

Both Coe and Kilgore are scheduled to make their first court appearance on June 22, 2010 in the General Sessions Court of Cannon County.

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