Saying Bobo the Clown has anger issues, probation officials have sent the former carnival entertainer back to jail after he was involved in another assault.
Terry Austin Tittle, 23, had his probation on assault charges revoked by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley and was directed to serve the remainder of his one-year sentence behind bars.
He was on probation for an incident that happened at the Warren County Fair where he grabbed an 11-year-old boy by the throat and lifted him off the ground. He then struck the boy’s 10-year-old brother when he rushed to help his sibling.
The carnival clown maintained he grabbed the one boy because the youths were throwing hard balls from behind the dunking booth. He said by throwing them from behind the safety screen, they could have injured someone. He denied hitting the younger boy.
Tittle was given five days in jail and a year on probation for the incident as terms of a plea agreement. However, probation officials say it didn’t take him long to violate the terms of his probation.
Specifically, Tittle was charged with a domestic assault incident in Davidson County. He also picked up charges of evading arrest, resisting arrest, and driving on a suspended license. The combination was enough to violate his probation here.
“Mr. Tittle seems to have an anger problem and can’t seem to stay out of trouble,” said probation officer Hollie Cox.
Tittle also faces probation violations in Davidson County.