Teen accused of shooting at mom during argument over car battery

As of Tuesday, 19-year-old Haley Dawn Powell remained held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond charged with aggravated assault with a firearm pending arraignment set for Wednesday in Sessions Court.

On May 20 around 10 p.m., Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Isaac Hutchins responded to a report of a “girl shooting a gun at her mother” at the residence Powell shares with her mother, Amy Powell, at 241 Hickory Hills Drive, Church Hill.

Hutchins spoke to the mother, who showed him a bullet hole in a window at the residence and a dent in her truck door allegedly caused by that same gunshot. Hutchins then located Haley Powell, who initially stated she didn’t have a gun, inside the residence.

When confronted with the fact that Hutchins had seen the bullet hole and damaged truck, however, Haley Powell reportedly admitted that the gun, a pink .380-caliber Ruger, was in a box in her closet. Six bullets were also allegedly found in her pants pocket.

“Haley stated that she shot the gun at her mom and (mom’s) boyfriend because they were taking the battery out of her vehicle, that she borrowed off of her mother’s vehicle,” Hutchins stated in his report. “Haley stated she told them not to touch her vehicle or she would kill them. Amy Powell stated (to Haley) that the battery was hers, and that is when Haley pointed the gun at her and stated, ‘I will kill you.’ ”

Hutchins added, “(The boyfriend) and Amy were standing outside and Haley was inside. At this time Haley shot a round through the window in the direction of her mother, and then walked outside on the back porch where (the boyfriend) and Amy were and shot another round off that went into a field.”

Amy Powell stated she feared for her life and the boyfriend left the residence and refused to come back.

On April 1, Haley and Amy Powell were arrested and charged with accessory after the…

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