Man Charged After Allegedly Using Sling Blade As Weapon

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A Woodbury man has been charged with aggravated assault and vandalism following an incident on June 16.

Larry Dean Leftwich, 321 Greenbriar St., Woodbury, is set to appear in General Sessions Court on July 6 to answer the charges.

According to affidavits of complaint filed by Cannon County Sheriff's Department Investigator Vance Walker, Leftwich "did knowingly and with the intent to harm Charles Mount, display and threatened to use a sling blade to inflict serious bodily injury to Mr. Mount. The defendant ran at Mr. Mount with this instrument and told him he would cut him into pieces. The defendant than threw the sling blade at Mr. Mount narrowly him with the tool. the defendant had previously threatened to hit Mr. Mount before the physical altercation took place."

The complaints also allege that "the tool hit Mr. Mount's car on the trunk and caused damage to the sheet metal and paint."

According to the incident report, Charles Mount, of 280 Claude Wilcher Rd., Woodbury, went to the sheriff's department on June 16 to report an aggravated assault. He told Investigator Vance Walker that earlier in the day he had gone to his sister's (Paulette Mount) home to take her her medication. Charles Mount told Walker that Larry Leftwich lives with her at this residence. Charles said he was talking with Paulette, telling her about another case the sheriff's department is working that he heard involved Leftwich, when Leftwich overheard what Charles was saying and he came into the room and called Charles a liar.

Charles told Leftwich he knew what happened and that he wasn't lying. Leftwich then stated that he would go get his witnesses and that he would straighten it all out. Charles told him that would be fine and that he would still be there talking to Paulette.

Charles Mount said about 15 minutes later Leftwich came back to the home with Christina Briggs. He stated that Christiana told Paulette the same thing he had told her about Leftwich. This angered Leftwich even more, Charles said. He further stated as they were leaving the home Larry ran around the corner of the house and came back with a sickle blade.

Charles said he then went over to his car and opened the driver's side door to find something to defend himself with but he didn't have anything. He stated that on the ground next to Paulette's car was a small jack, which he picked up. He said that Larry was coming at him with with the sickle blade and they were chasing each other around Charles's car and then Larry threw the blade at him. Charles said he ducked to avoid being struck with the weapon.
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June 23, 2010 at 3:17pm
Some people called it a sling blade, I call it a kaiser blade, um hm.
June 24, 2010 at 10:20am
Ain't got no gas in it!!!!
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