From The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office:

A Rocky Top man who was out on a $100,000 bond for Aggravated Child Abuse is back in jail. Cameron Beard, 22, was booked into the Anderson County Detention Facility Monday evening on charges of Aggravated Assault, Domestic Assault, Animal Cruelty, and Preventing One from Making Emergency Call. The alleged assault occurred in the Dutch Valley community as Beard was a passenger in the victim’s car. After being struck numerous times by Beard, the victim attempted to call 911 but was unable after Beard took the phone and smashed it. The victim told ACSO Deputy, Tyler Culver, that Beard began hitting harder after the phone was destroyed and then began choking the victim’s 4 month old dog. Culver obtained the warrants early Monday morning and the search began and ended the same day.

Anderson County Sheriff Russell Barker says Anderson County is safer today with Beard in jail. “This case is a great example of how hard our deputies work and the passion they have for making Anderson County safe. The work of Deputy Culver and all involved should be commended,” stated Barker.
Beard’s new charges carry a bond of $76,000.