A Knoxville man faces charges including assault on a police officer after an incident Wednesday afternoon. Police were sent to the home for a domestic disturbance call and met a woman there who said her husband was out of control.
When officers approached the man, he became verbally abusive and threatened to hit the officers. The man drew back to strike and was sprayed with pepper spray and the struggle continued until he was handcuffed. 46-year-old Larry VanBaale was taken to the Marion County Jail.