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Pineville man arrested for home invasion using a baseball bat

From the Mountain Advocate -

John Fuston - BCDC

A Pineville man remains in the Knox County Detention Center after he allegedly assaulted another man with a bat Thursday, August 13, 2020 around 11:15 a.m.


The victim stated he heard a knock at the door and went to answer. When the door opened he was struck in the face by 41 year old John Fuston, with a baseball bat. The victim fell backwards and was continually assaulted by Fuston using his fists.


Fuston was arrested by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and taken to the Knox County Detention Center facing charges of first degree burglary and second degree assault.


He is set to appear in court on August 25 and has a $50,000 cash bond.


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