A Liberty man who eluded authorities for several weeks, having been involved in two separate law enforcement pursuits and crashes before escaping on foot, has finally been arrested.
32 year old Warren Brandon Glasby of Clear Creek Road, Liberty was taken into custody on Wednesday, October 28. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has him charged with felony evading. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has him charged and cited for various offenses including leaving the scene of an accident (2 counts), failure to exercise due care, failure to give information and render aid (2 counts), and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). 30 year old Juanita Young of Smithville, alleged in the warrant to be his wife, also has him charged with assault.
Glasby made an appearance in DeKalb County General Sessions Court on Thursday, October 29 but his cases were continued until Thursday, November 5. He is to be represented by the district public defender's office. His bond totals $33,500.
In the assault case, the warrant states that "Glasby and Juanita Young, who are married got into an argument on Friday, September 11. Glasby did have a knife and held her down on the bed and started punching her and then he pushed her through the door. He then hit her in the head with an amplifier and fan".
Four days later, a county deputy spotted Glasby in a pickup truck and tried to stop him. Young was a passenger with Glasby.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the incident began to unfold at 12:37 p.m. on Tuesday, September 15 when the Sheriff's Department received a call from central dispatch in reference to a wanted person. "Dispatch stated that Warren Glasby of Clear Creek Road, Liberty had an assault warrant out of DeKalb County and that he had just picked up the victim from the complainant's home in White County enroute to DeKalb County in a green 2004 Ford Explorer," he said.
"A DeKalb County deputy made contact with the vehicle on Highway 53 in Liberty and observed it pass several cars and take off at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his blue lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the automobile and pursued it onto highway 70 heading west. The suspect then attempted to turn onto Old Highway 96 but due to his high rate of speed, he lost control of the vehicle and it flipped several times, ejecting the female occupant (Young). Glasby then fled on foot toward Highway 96. Officials of the Tennessee Highway Patrol came to the scene to work the accident," said Sheriff Ray.
The wreck was investigated by Trooper Adam Cothron and Sergeant Eric McCormick of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Young, the passenger of Glasby's vehicle was airlifted from near the scene and flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
The September 15 incident resulted in the felony evading charge against Glasby. The THP also charged him with leaving the scene of an accident. The warrant states that " Glasby was being pursued by a DeKalb County Sheriff's Department deputy when he turned onto Old State Route 96 from Highway 70 and lost control. Glasby's vehicle overturned and went off an embankment and rolled into a field. During the crash, Glasby's front seat passenger was thrown out of the vehicle through the front windshield causing injuries. Glasby fled on foot. He did not remain with the wrecked vehicle and injured passenger."
Another THP warrant against Glasby alleges that "he failed to give any of his information and he did not render any aid to her (passenger involved in the wreck) though she received critical injuries".
Almost a month later, Glasby was involved in a separate pursuit and crash near Alexandria.
According to the warrants, a Smith County deputy got in pursuit of Glasby on Saturday, October 10 at 12:20 a.m. The pursuit continued into DeKalb County to Goose Creek Road where Glasby drove off the right side of the road into a fence causing damage to both the vehicle and fence. He and a passenger of the automobile both fled the scene.
As a result of the Goose Creek crash, Glasby is charged or cited for failure to exercise due care, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to give information and render aid, and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance).
In other cases, 24 year old Hillary Elizabeth Knowles and 25 year old Christopher Alan Medlin both of Oak Place Drive, Smithville have been charged with burglary, theft, and violation of probation. They were arrested on Tuesday, October 27. Bond for each is $11,000 and they will appear in court on January 11.
Sheriff Ray said that on September 13 Knowles and Medlin allegedly broke into an outbuilding at a residence on Oak Place Drive and took property valued at $550 including a Troybilt pressure washer and a tool box full of various tools. Medlin allegedly admitted to selling the stolen property. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department detective.
28 year old Heather Alice Luffman of Johnson Chapel Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. She is under a $2,500 bond and she will make a court appearance on November 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday October 27 a deputy responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence on Johnson Chapel Road. Upon arrival the officer spoke to Luffman and her husband who had gotten into an argument over supper. The deputy learned that Luffman allegedly grabbed a pot of boiling water and threw it at her husband burning his stomach. She was determined to have been the primary aggressor and was charged in the case.
41 year old Jess Christopher Zaderiko of Green Acres Drive, Smithville is charged with theft of property. His bond is $5,000. Sheriff Ray said that on September 4 Zaderiko allegedly broke into a residence and took a wedding band set and pawned it for $200 at a pawn shop in Warren County. The case was investigated by a sheriff's department detective.
69 year old Winston Morelock of Nashville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court November 19. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 29 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Medlin Drive in answer to a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a woman who said that her stepfather, Morelock had assaulted her. After asking him several times to leave, the woman claims Morelock grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her out the door. The officer observed blood on her arm and blood on Morelock's fingernails.
20 year old Dustin Allen Sullivan of Jackson Street, Smithville and 20 year old Ernest Willard Dodd, Jr. of Highland Drive, Smithville are each charged with burglary and theft over $10,000. Each is under a $10,000 bond and they will make a court appearance November 5.
Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 22 Sullivan allegedly broke into a building on Sink Creek Road and took several mechanics tools including wrenches, rachets, sockets, and pliers valued at more than $12,000. Tools from the victim's property were later found in the homes of both Sullivan and Dodd.
67 year old Gracie Colwell of Petty Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. Her bond is $15,000 and she will be in court November 5. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, October 31 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Petty Road in response to a complaint of someone shooting at another person. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Colwell who said she allowed her son to drive her car and became upset after learning he was going to Nashville in it. Colwell's son told the officer that he and his mother began arguing at the residence and that as he was leaving she came out of a bedroom with a 22 caliber pistol. After going outside toward the car, the man said Colwell followed after him and began firing rounds toward him. As he jumped in the vehicle and drove away toward a neighbor's house, Colwell continued firing shots at him and in the direction of other homes in the area. Colwell was placed under arrest.
48 year old Frank Ervin Morris of Gene Vaughn Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $5,000 and he will make a court appearance December 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, October 31 a deputy responded to a residence on Gene Vaughn Road in reference to a domestic assault. Upon arrival the officer spoke with a woman who said that her boyfriend, Morris grabbed her hair and began jerking her around after she denied him sex. As she fought to get away Morris allegedly punched her in the back of the head causing a large lump on the top of her head. Morris was placed under arrest.