Man arrested for attacking another man with a sword and pit bull

HEISKELL, Tenn. (WVLT) -- With wounds on his arms, hands and back, Chris Triplett told Local 8 News, it's one of the most terrifying and bizarre moments of his life.

"He said come on in, I said I didn't want to come in you got the pit bull in there. So he flew out the door, all irate, said he was sick and and didn't want to be bothered. He started swinging, came out with a samurai sword said I'll chop your head off."

Triplet said he went to 53-year-old Nicklous Stanley's home at Volunteer Campground because he is known as the property's maintenance man.

"So I got a hold of him, put him on the ground. Took the sword and he sicked his pit bull on me," but Triplett says it doesn't stop there.

"Then he ran into the house and fired a shot gun over my head."

Triplett called police and Stanley was taken to jail but, after he got out Triplett says Stanley still wasn't done.

"He came back the next day in a black car, that the law is still looking for, came at me and hollered and threatened me."

Triplett was so baffled by the whole thing he says he's never had any issues with Stanley before.

"He was going in circles around me and it's like he was messed or something you know? Doped up, I've never seen that man like this"

Concerned for his family's safety Triplett contacted the campground owner who told him Stanley was evicted. But the owner also evicted Triplett and his family, saying they were too much of a liability.

The owner was not interested in speaking with Local 8 News about the incident.

Stanley is charged with aggravated assault. His dog was taken by animal control, the sword and gun were taken into evidence.

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