KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Atlanta) – An overly amorous couple are accused of stabbing their Tennessee neighbor who called 911 to complain about the noise.

Deputies were called twice to the home in Rogersville. After the second time Johnny Allen Richards, 33, and Erin Brooke Lawson, 32, allegedly knocked on the neighbors door, hit the victim with a rake with enough force to break the handle, then stabbed the victim in the arm with the broken end of the handle.

That’s when Hawkins County deputies were called to the house for a third time.

“I did observe several lacerations on (the neighbor) consistent with how he stated he was injured,” the arresting officer wrote in the police report. “There was blood on the end of the rake handle that was recovered at the scene. (The neighbor) stated the Mr. Richards hit him with a 2-by-2 stick, and it was recovered at the scene.”

The report continued: “There were several witnesses who gave a statement consistent with (the neighbor’s) statement.”

Richards and Lawson are well known to the police, each has a lengthy rap sheet going back to 2001.

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