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Mayoral candidate arrested on assault charge

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The police department received a second 911 call a few hours later regarding a domestic altercation at the Kieverngels residence. Pruitte spoke with two of the couples friends outside of the residence, who informed him that Kievernagel was inside of the residence and refused to let his wife leave. One of the friends also informed the officer that there was a gun inside of the residence.

When we respond to those calls, one of our jobs is to determine the primary aggressor. The officers decided they had probable cause and arrested Mr. Kievernagel, Chief Scott Bowen said.

Pruitte reported that once inside the residence he found Leslie was very upset and a strong smell of alcoholic beverage coming from David Leslie stated that she went inside the residence and David followed her in and locked the door. Leslie stated that she was going to leave and go to a friends house.

At that point, Leslie told police that Kievernagel began to curse and throw things inside of the house, before physically climbing on top of her to restrain her from leaving.

Kievernagel was transported to booking by LPD Officer Cody Bryan. Officer Craig Brown at the Wilson County Jail said Kievernagel was released on his own recognizance Sunday afternoon.

Kievernagel filed his petition to run for Lebanon City Mayor on Aug. 10.

Staff Writer Sabrina Garrett can be contacted at

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