Republican State Senator Arrested For Stalking A Month After Public Intoxication Charge
It’s been a bad season for outgoing Tennessee State Senator Jim Summerville.
Summerville was arrested twice this weekend — just one month after he was arrested for public intoxication, police said.
The outgoing Republican senator from Dickson, Tenn., has been charged with stalking and assault in separate incidents involving his neighbor, Lt. Todd Christian said.
On Friday night, Summerville was arrested after neighbor Cecilia Donaven filed stalking charges, WSMV-TV Nashville reports. Summerville was released on bail.
He was arrested again on Saturday on assault charges after allegedly leaving jail and threatening Donaven. He was released on $10,000 bond with the condition of staying away from his neighbor, WSMV-TV reported.
Last month, Summerville was arrested for public intoxication for sitting and drinking in several Dickson residents’ yards…
These arrests are not the first time Summerville, whose term ends after the Nov. 4 election, has made headlines for his controversial behavior.
Last year, he threatened GOP lawmakers who voted against his failed measure to eliminate affirmative action initiatives in Tennessee higher education institutions.
Summerville was also criticized for an email he sent insulting the Legislature’s black caucus.
“I don’t give a rat’s ass what the black caucus thinks,” he wrote in his email to then-black caucus chairwoman Barbara Cooper.[su_csky_ad]