Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer Charged and Arrested

A prominent Tennessee Walking Horse trainer and showman was arrested and booked into Maury County Jail, and bonded out on a $10,000 bond the same day.  Jamie Lawrence is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  His arraignment is scheduled for August 10th.

— Original Story, June 22, 2015 —

TWH ProtestA protester picketing against soring at a Tennessee Walking Horse show was almost ran over by an angry trainer, witness’ say and video shows.  Teresa Bippen, aged 58, was standing on the grass beside a road when a well known trainer, Jamie Lawrence, allegedly attempted to run her over.  Video shows Lawrence turning his truck wheels towards Bippen and strongly accelerating towards her.  Bippen, according to personal testimony and witness testimony, had to quickly move in order to prevent being run over.

A Maury County Sheriff officer, Lt. Andy Jackson, witnessed the event and pulled Lawrence over.  “I asked him why he did that, and he stated that he should not have” Jackson’ report states.  Two Columbia City Police officers also witnessed the event.

Lawrence was allowed to continue to the show.  A grand jury will determine which charges, if any, to press.  Possible charges include aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and Civil Rights intimidation.

Original Story and Picture: Columbia Daily Herald

Original Video: Youtube

 

Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773

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