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Tazewell man charged with assault after pulling a gun on his own son

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Christopher Pittman - CCJ

Tuesday afternoon October 5, 2021, Claiborne County Deputies along with Sheriff Bob Brooks responded to a call of a man pulling a gun on his son at a residence on Baldwin Hill Road in Tazewell.


Shortly after arriving on scene, the individual - identified as 54-year-old Christopher Pittman - surrendered and was taken into custody. No motive for the incident has been reported yet, but drugs may have played a role.


Christopher Pittman was lodged in the Claiborne County Jail charged with aggravated assault, felony possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.


Deputy Trevor Seals is the arresting officer on this case.

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