Dispute Over Vehicle Leads To Arrest
A Newport man was arrested over the weekend for domestic assault. Ethan Hux originally told Cocke County deputy Zachary McGourick that he and Ivy Odell had gotten into an argument over their vehicle. Hux stated that Odell had struck him in the face with the chain on a key ring. Odell, who had left the scene, returned and told the deputy a slightly different version of the story. She stated that she and Ethan Hux had indeed quarreled over the vehicle…but that Hux tried to take the keys out of the vehicle with her in it…then he struck her in the face and drug her out of the driver’s side of the vehicle. She stated she left before police arrived as she feared Hux would assault her again…as she had the marks and swelling on her face to prove her side of the story. Hux was arrested and taken into custody for domestic assault.