Man assaults woman, steals car, brandishes weapon, admits to having cocaine on him, police say

33-year-old Christopher Vermillion is charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault, theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and resale of schedule II drugs after he assaulted his female friend and stole her vehicle, attacked her friend who tried to help, and admitted to having cocaine on him before entering the county jail, police say.

On January 4th police responded to a vehicle crash on Wilma Rudolph Boulevard near I-24 where they made contact with Cristopher Vermillion. A check through NCIC revealed that Christopher had 2 outstanding warrants in Montgomery County. The 2 prior warrants stem from an incident that occurred back in July of 2019 when Christopher was riding around town with his friend Shamika Sloan and he started to attack her verbally because he was drunk, according to the affidavit.

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During that incident, Shamika parked at The Residence apartments on Fort Campbell Boulevard, when Christopher reached over her to open the driver’s side door and pushed her out of the car and took off. Christopher continued to yell at Shamika as he drove away. Shamika’s friend, Dakota Tacker, went looking for her vehicle. Dakota stated that he walked to Wal-Mart across from The Residence apartments where he found his friend’s vehicle. He went on to say that as he approached the vehicle he noticed the smell of alcohol emitting from it.

Christopher Vermillion (MCSO)
Christopher Vermillion (MCSO)

According to Dakota, he then saw Christopher who was approaching him at this point while asking if there was a problem. Dakota said that there was not a problem but Christopher’s response was that there was about to be and he swung his fist at him but Dakota avoided it. Christopher then lifted up his shirt to reveal a pistol in his waistband and threatened to shoot Dakota. Dakota said that was when he turned and left to notify authorities, and warrants were issued for the arrest of Vermillion.

After Christopher was taken into custody, following the vehicle accident, he was transported to booking. Before entering Montgomery County Jail Christopher told officers that he had something in the breast pocket of the jacket he was wearing. Officers found a bag containing 7 smaller bags of cocaine. The combined weight of the cocaine in each bag came out to 9.8 grams. Based on the fact that the cocaine was divided into smaller bags, it was determined that the purpose behind the possession of cocaine was for resale rather than simply possessing it for personal use. Christopher was then booked and charged accordingly.

Christopher Vermillion was arrested for aggravated assault, domestic assault, theft of a motor vehicle, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and resale of schedule II drugs and his bond was set at $55,000.00.

Drew Burnett

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