Bouncer convicted on burglary, assault charges

Friday, January 11, 2008
Amy Nicole Chamble

A Marshall County jury convicted a Lewisburg man Wednesday on burglary and assault charges in connection with his aggressive attempt to recover an exotic dancer's pet puppy.

Jason Wayne Crabtree, 29, of Old Columbia Road worked one night as a substitute bouncer at the Boobie Bungalow at Elkton in autumn 2006 when he responded to a call to retrieve Amy Nicole Chamblee's dog, Taebo.

The pit bull terrier had been taken from the 859 W. Commerce St. house Chamblee rented with her boyfriend, nightclub disc jockey Adam Edgar Combs, another man identified only as Octavio, and two teenage girls revealed to be runaway juveniles.

While not indicted on a charge of impersonating an officer as filed by Lewisburg Police Detective Dac Burrow, the allegation was used by Assistant District Attorney Eddie Barnard to describe for jurors what happened in the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 21, 2006. That's when Crabtree and the others went to recover Chamblee's property at an apartment over the Chinese restaurant on Lewisburg's public square.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.