CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A man was charged with his second DUI and other offenses after allegedly hitting a parked vehicle and leaving the scene, then allegedly threatening his neighbor with a machete.
Clarksville Police arrested 28-year-old Mark Anthony Redden on Friday morning. Police said a delivery truck was struck while the driver was unloading merchandise at the Shell Station on Fort Campbell Boulevard around 5:20 a.m. Friday, and the other driver left the scene.
The delivery driver got a good description of the driver.
A short time later, police got a call that a man was chasing a neighbor with a machete on King Road. When an officer got on the scene, he saw a vehicle in the driveway with the color and damage consistent with the hit-and-run at the Shell station.
Police said Redden had gotten into an argument with his neighbor, 39-year-old Michael Vermeis, because Redden had been revving the engine of his car loudly. The argument turned physical, and Redden allegedly lunged at Vermeis. Redden was punched in the face, and knocked to the ground.
He allegedly got a machete from his truck, swinging it at Vermeis, who got a rake to defend himself.
Redden was arrested, and allegedly admitted to the assault on Vermeis as well as drinking alcohol before the hit-and-run at the gas station. He did not complete sobriety tests.
Redden was charged with DUI, implied consent, leaving the scene and aggravated assault.
He was held on a $16,000 bond at the Montgomery County jail. Redden was out on bond from his first DUI in May.