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Hawkins man charged with stalking for allegedly threatening to shoot wife

Jeff Bobo • Jan 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM

BULLS GAP — A Hawkins County man who had been wanted since October for allegedly threatening to kill his estranged wife and burn down her house was arrested Friday in Bulls Gap on outstanding warrants for stalking and violation of order of protection.

The victim stated that on Oct. 1, Marshall Shields, 40, Bulls Gap, was served with an order of protection, after which he allegedly called and texted her several times.

On Oct. 6, his wife contacted Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Casey Carter and stated that Shields had called her and her daughter several times.

The wife alleged that Shields threatened to come to her residence on Oct. 6 and shoot her and burn the house down, Carter stated in her report.

On Oct. 9, Shields contacted the HCSO and stated he was going home to get his dog, but he was advised not to do that by deputies.

The victim reportedly told the HCSO that Shields called her all that night, keeping her awake.

According to the HCSO, on Oct. 10, Shields allegedly called his wife’s employer’s human resources office wanting to speak to her and threatened to shoot his wife if he wasn’t allowed to speak to her.

HCSO Deputy Jamie Smith stated in his report that the Greene County Sheriff’s Office had obtained a warrant for Shields related to the call made to his wife’s employer.

Shields reportedly called his wife on Oct. 10 while Smith was at the residence. Smith said Shields was told on several occasions by different deputies not to contact his wife.

Shields was arraigned Monday, in Hawkins County Sessions Court on charges of stalking and violation of order of protection.

As of Tuesday, he remained held in the Hawkins County Jail on $1,000 bond pending his next court date sat for Feb. 24.

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