A Liberty man was arrested last week after firing a pistol shot in the area of his nephew and others during an argument over a firearm.
70 year old Earl J. Knox of Bratten Street, Liberty is charged with aggravated assault (domestic related) and reckless endangerment. His bond is $6,500 and his court date is November 10. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Wednesday, October 19 a deputy was summoned to Bratten Street due to shots having been fired at others. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Knox who said that he and his nephew became involved in a verbal argument over a firearm. All parties were on separate properties. Knox said he went inside his home and grabbed a 22 caliber pistol and then came back outside and fired one round in the area of his nephew. Other persons and homes were also in the immediate area. Knox was placed under arrest.
37 year old Christopher Lloyd Stanford of Cedar Street, Liberty is charged with assault. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is October 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, October 10 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Stone Street in Liberty in response to a verbal argument that had turned physical. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the victim who said that Stanford assaulted him. The deputy also spoke with two others who said they witnessed the assault. The victim was taken to the hospital due to his injuries.
36 year old Nathan Joseph Wilbert of Vandergriff Hollow Road, Dowelltown is charged with vandalism. His bond is $3,000 and his court date is October 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 12 Wilbert, a prisoner at the DeKalb County Jail, hit a surveillance camera while he was in a holding cell causing it to malfunction.
27 year old Angelica Michelle Gillean of Tuttle, Oklahoma is charged with public intoxication. Her bond is $1,000 and her court date is December 1. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, October 18 a deputy was dispatched to the Dollar General Store on Cookeville Highway due to a woman possibly intoxicated. Upon arrival, the officer found Gillean there. She was unsteady on her feet and she had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her person. Gillean admitted to having taken xanax pills and drinking about a fifth of vodka about two hours before the officer’s encounter with her. For her safety and that of the public, Gillean was arrested for public intoxication.
42 year old Jason Bradley Cripps of Four Seasons Road, Smithville is charged with a fourth offense of driving while suspended or revoked. His bond is $4,000 and he will make a court appearance on October 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 12 a sheriff’s department detective was called to the Dollar General Store on Nashville Highway where a man was observed passed out behind the steering wheel of his vehicle. Upon arrival the detective found the man, Cripps, passed out in the vehicle with his foot on the brake. Keys were in the ignition and the engine was running. A computer check revealed Cripps’ license were suspended for failure to pay fines due to an original violation out of Cumberland County in 2005.
20 year old Dwayne Glass, Jr. of Liberty is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $1,000 and his court date is October 27. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 19 Glass allegedly assaulted his girlfriend by hitting her in the face with an open hand causing redness to the left side of her face. He allegedly admitted to committing the assault.
29 year old Tyson Lee Pack of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000 and his court date is December 1. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, October 19 Pack was observed walking down Sparta Highway in his underwear. He was unsteady on his feet and he had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. Pack admitted to having consumed seven beers and two shots within the previous two hours. He was transported to the jail for his safety and that of the public.