Clarksville Man Arrested After Numerous Noise Complaints
by Janet Kim
Clarksville, Tenn. - A Clarksville man was arrested after police said they were sent to his house more than a dozen times for noise complaints.
Neighbor Tammy Smith said she moved to the neighborhood along Professional Park Drive for peace and quiet, but soon after she settled in she discovered the problem.
Smith said she heard banging noises that went on for several times a day. They were so frequent she started recording them.
"It shook the house so hard that in all actuality it was just having a small earthquake and things would rattle," said Smith.
Clarksville Police arrested 27-year-old Jason Eadens for disorderly conduct Wednesday night after they say he continued to make noise.
"This is one of those cases of the preverbal bad neighbors," said Clarksville Police Public Information Officer Jim Knoll. "The man has consistently been doing the same thing, banging on doors, banging on walls and literally disrupting the neighbor's lives."
After 18 to 20 visits to his home and a citation the day before, police said they didn't have many options.
"So it finally got to a point where he was infringing on their environment in a very public place so he was taken into custody," said Knoll.
Knoll says they wanted to send Eadens a message.
"Neighbors are discontent with what's going on," said Knoll. "If we have to go out there again, we could."
It is a message neighbors hoped Eadens would get loud and clear, although Eadens said it was not him making the noise.
"It's a frightening experience, and I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I have been through with him," said Smith.
Eadens bonded out of jail.
His neighbors said they have been told he would be moving out of their complex at the end of the month.