CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – There’s a new twist in the case of three men arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a man and stealing his lawn mower in Clarksville.
According to a police report, officers responded to a robbery call on West Creek Dr. around 3:46 p.m. The victim told police he was mowing the yard when three men identified as Jason Daniel McLean (30), Benjamin Kimball Owens (34), and Jonathan Lee Storey (24) pulled up to his home.
The report states the suspects pulled Kenneth Bozeman off the Zero Turn mower, worth $5,000, then assaulted him and loaded the mower onto a separate trailer.
Following the initial report of the incident, one of those men charged contacted Clarksvillenow.com to say the lawnmower in question belongs to him and he has papers to prove it.
Jason McLean owner of J&A Lawn Service told Clarkvillenow.com that Bozeman was making payments on the mower, then defaulted.
In one of his most recent exchanges with Bozeman McClean states “I said return the mower or get a loan and pay it off. He told me you can come try taking it from me.” That is what McClean said led to the incident on Friday.
According to the police report, Bozeman was taken to Gateway Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.
McLean admitted to Clarksvillenow.com that he set up the bogus mowing job at the residence in order to get Bozeman off his own property to get the mower back. Police found the mower, along with McLean, Owens, and Storey at McLean’s residence on Pea Ridge Rd. The three were booked into the Montgomery County Jail on robbery charges and were released on bond.