Man charged with dragging girlfriend from home

POSTED: 1:10 PM Apr 03 2013   UPDATED: 2:49 PM Apr 03 2013
JASON SMITH 4-1-13
UNICOI COUNTY, Tenn. -

Unicoi County authorities arrested a man on several charges after they say he dragged his girlfriend from a home she didn't want to leave.
Jason Adam Smith is charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and drug possession. According to the report, his girlfriend said she was scared of him and refused to leave the home after he forced the door open.

It says Smith eventually got to her after the home's residents tried to stop him. The residents told officers he threatened them with a rifle.

Officers arrived and he was taken into custody not long after.

Smith is scheduled to appear in court Thursday.