MAJOR MARITAL DISCOURSE:
LAWRENCE COUNTY WOMAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SHOOTING AT HER HUSBAND DURING DANGEROUS LATE OCTOBER DOMESTIC INCIDENT
NOVEMBER 4, 2022 – written by WADE QUEEN
UNHAPPY WIFE ALMOST LEADS TO THE ENDING OF HER HUSBAND’S LIFE!: TESSACA CHAFFIN, 41, OF LOUISA, KY., WAS ARRESTED ON OCTOBER 26, AFTER SHE HAD FIRED A SINGLE SHOT FROM A HANDGUN IN CLOSE PROXIMITY OF HER HUSBAND INSIDE THEIR HOME ON KY. ROUTE 1690.
A Lawrence County woman was arrested on Wednesday, October 26 after shooting at her husband according to law enforcement officers.
Tessaca Chaffin, 41, of Louisa KY., was charged with:
*WANTON ENDANGERMENT – 1ST DEGREE.
According to the arrest report from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s office, deputy Joseph Osborne wrote in the report that he received a call at 12:13 A.M. Wednesday morning, October 26, in reference to Tessaca Chaffin reported for shooting at her husband, who while he was standing in the doorway of their home residence on KY. 1690, when she suddenly fired a 9mm handgun at him.
The 911 emergency county dispatcher radio messaged to deputy Osborne that she could hear Tessaca Chaffin, to quote what was written in the arrest report, “frantically laughing in the background”; and advised to deputy Osborne that the husband said to the dispatcher that Tessaca Chaffin was high on methamphetamine, the arrest report said.
When deputy Osborne arrived on the scene, he found the husband was hiding beside a fire outside the residence. The husband was detained by deputy Osborne, and he was placed in a Kentucky State Police trooper’s patrol vehicle.
Tessaca Chaffin was ordered out of the residence by officers, to which she complied, and was detained by the police without any issues, according to the arrest report; with deputy Osborne adding that Tessaca Chaffin didn’t appear to be intoxicated.
Tessaca Chaffin claimed to deputy Osborne that her husband was trying to force his way into her bedroom, and that she tried to make him leave according to the arrest report. Tessaca Chaffin further stated that her husband then went downstairs, and when she came downstairs, he flipped a glass top table toward her, the arrest reports said. Tesaca Chaffin admitted to deputy Osborne that she then shot towards the door in an attempt to try and scare her husband into leaving their home residence, the arrest report said.
After entering the couple’s home, deputy Osborne wrote in the arrest report that he observed the table turned over at the foot of the stairs; and there was what appeared to be a bullet hole to the right of the door frame, a 9mm shell casing at the foot of the stairs, and a Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun on the bed in an upstairs bedroom.
Deputy Osborne wrote in the arrest report that it was fortunate that no one was injured during the shooting incident.
Tessaca Chaffin was taken into custody and was transported to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in Paintsville, KY., in Johnson County, Tessaca Chaffin has since posted her bond and was released from the BSRDC.