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Country star Kenny Chesney’s dad charged with assault after alleged golf club attack

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Dave Chesney

TAZEWELL, Tenn. — Country music star Kenny Chesney’s father has been charged with assault after allegedly hitting a neighbor with a golf club, according to WVLT.

Dave Chesney is charged with aggravated assault and vandalism.

Claiborne County (Tenn.) sheriff’s deputies say Chesney hit a 32-year-old neighbor in the arm with a golf club and punched him in the face several times.

Sources say the victim is still in the hospital, WVLT reports.

Deputies said the vandalism charge is because Chesney pulled the victim’s sunglasses off his face and stomped on them.

Chesney was taken to the Claiborne County Jail.