Sunday, March 13, 2011

Man Accused Of Attacking Neighbors

A March 28 court date has been set for a man from Silver Point, accused of breaking into a home on Center Hill Dam Road and attacking the people there.  The sheriff's department accuses 43-year-old Jeffrey Mark Atnip, who also lives on Center Hill Dam Road, of entering the back door of one of his neighbor's homes and pointing a gun at the people there.  As the man in the house began struggling with Atnip, the woman got a rifle and pointed it toward Atnip. Authorities say Atnip then put the gun to the male victim's head and demanded the rifle from the woman, before allegedly attacking and then fleeing the scene.  He was arrested a few days later. No motive has been mentioned by authorities investigating the case.