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Man threatens to shoot four

Published: 8:24 PM, 06/21/2013 Last updated: 8:25 PM, 06/21/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Travis Dwight Banks, 23, of 1460 Halls Top Road, in Newport, was arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated domestic assault on Thursday, June 20, after he allegedly brandished a shotgun and threatened to "blow the heads" off of his sister, two nieces, and his sister's boyfriend, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

John Morgan, Banks' sister's boyfriend, had allegedly stopped in front of the offender's residence on Halls Top Road to pick up Cathy Banks, the offender's sister and the couple's children, Deputy Sheriffs Heath Willis and Joey Owings, and Lt. Richard Caldwell, reported.

Banks then allegedly went into his residence and got a 12-gauge shotgun, and went to Halls Top Road where Morgan, Cathy Banks, and their two children were, the report stated. 

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