Man charged with assault

By Abby Morris-Frye
star staff

  An Elizabethton man was arrested Tuesday morning after he reportedly assaulted his estranged wife in a moving vehicle.
  Joseph Storie, 36, no address available, was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday by Elizabethton Police Department Sgt. Matt Bailey and charged with aggravated assault under domestic violence.
  According to reports, on Tuesday morning, officers of the EPD were dispatched to the residence on a report that a female had called 911 and it sounded as if the female was involved in a physical struggle and was requesting help at the residence on Walker Street.
  "When I arrived at the location, I could not make contact with the female at the residence," states Bailey in his report. "At this time, officers were advised by (the 911 Communications Center) to BOLO (be on the look out) for a red Kia that was traveling south on 19E. Comm Center advised that the caller stated that a female subject was attempting to jump out of the vehicle."
  Bailey states that after he failed to contact anyone at the residence at 931 Walker St., he walked to a neighbor's residence to find out if they had seen anything. As he went to the neighbor's residence, he saw a truck pull up in front of the residence and a female got out. The woman was, at that time, identified as Tina Storie.
  "She advised that she had been assaulted by her estranged husband, Mr. Joe Storie. Mrs. Storie advised that Mr. Storie had came to her residence and they were on their way to the courthouse to take care of some issues with vehicle titles," states Bailey in his report. "She stated that they were riding down the street in the red Kia, and he asked her about some money, and she advised him that all she had was her rent money. He then grabbed her by the hair on her head and pulled her down in the seat, and stated to her that he was going to take all of her money and he would take everything she had, which was when Mrs. Storie dialed 911 from her cell phone."
  Tina Storie also told the officer that while she was in the vehicle with Joseph Storie, he showed her a knife and said that he was going to kill her, according to the police report.
  Following the investigation, Bailey charged Joseph Storie with aggravated assault under domestic violence due to the fact that he had held a knife on Tina Storie.