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Corrections Employee Arrested For Assault Of Ex-Girlfriend

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by Shannon Royster

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – An employee with the Department of Corrections found himself behind bars after an argument with an ex-girlfriend spiraled out of control.

Police said the bizarre case involved vandalism, a Taser and pepper spray.

When Brianna Jamison-Lee walked up to a home at 371 Kothe Way on Wednesday to speak to her former boyfriend, Kesean Hall, she never thought the visit would land her in the hospital.

Police said an argument ensured, and Jamison-Lee ended up being peppered sprayed in the eyes and shocked in the neck with a Taser.

Authorities said Hall, age 21, accused Jamison-Lee of keying his car. When she denied it, police said he got upset and tased her.

"It's a weapon he's been trained to use," said Buford Tune the owner of Academy Personal Protection and Security. "He came through here for training on the Taser back in February of this year."

He needed the course in order to become a state certified unarmed security officer in addition to his position as a corrections officer at the Charles Bass Correctional Complex in Nashville.  

Neighbor Laurette Underwood said she couldn't believe it happened right outside her front door.

"It's actually really, really scary," said Underwood. "Why would you do that to a woman? I mean you're a man who could restrain her and call the police."

Police said after Jamison-Lee was tased she tried to get away in her car, but Hall then keyed her vehicle and sprayed her with pepper spray when she attempted to look at the damages. Tune said it was the complete opposite behavior of what is taught in his class.

"None of my classes are taught for people to go out and attack people," he said. "These items are self-defense only."

Underwood said she thought Hall should not be allowed to keep his job. 

"People always assume it's some ghetto street guy, but he's a professional and I don't think he handled it professionally," said Underwood.

Brianna was treated and released from Summit Hospital. Hall has been charged with domestic assault, interference with an emergency call and vandalism. He was booked into jail on $30,000 bond.

The Department of Corrections has placed him on administrative leave.


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