Tellico Village resident was arrested by the Loudon
County Sheriff's Office Aug. 24 following an alleged
altercation in the Tellico Village Property Owners
Association (POA) office. Angelo Paul Leone, 66, of 104
Santee Way, Loudon, was charged with simple assault at
about 4:30 p.m. Leone was released on a $1,000 bond.
"On Aug. 24, we had an unfortunate situation in which
authorities had to be called to ensure the safety and
security of employees within the POA offices," said John
Cherry, POA public relations manager.
to the arrest report filed by Deputy Chris Jenkins, the
officer was dispatched to the POA office on 112 Chota
Center to respond to a verbal assault. Before he
arrived, Jenkins reported he received information from
dispatch the altercation became physical. "On arrival
to the area, I then made contact with both parties
involved in the altercation inside an office and
identified both as (POA General Manager) Winston Blazer
and Angelo Paul Leone," Jenkins wrote in his report.
Cherry said Leone did not have a scheduled appointment
and did not state the purpose of his visit to anyone
except Blazer. "After receiving written statements from
several witnesses at the office and from Mr. Winston
(Blazer) and observing evidence in the office and
physical evidence on Mr. Blazer's arm, it is believed
that Mr. Angelo Paul Leone was the primary aggressor in
the altercation," the deputy said in his report.
According to the report, Leone came to the POA Office
"intentionally, knowingly and recklessly" causing
"bodily harm and contact" to Mr. Winston (Blazer), which
was "extremely offensive and provocative," Jenkins
said. Also, Mr. Leone's actions caused reasonable "fear
of imminent bodily injury," it stated.
"We feel this was an isolated incident," Cherry said.
"At the same time, there is an ongoing review of our
office security with an eye toward seeing if any changes
are needed for the safety of our employees," he said.