A 27 year old Smithville man, who was shot in the arm after trying to forcibly enter a residence on Possum Hollow Road to make contact with his ex-girlfriend Monday morning, has formally been charged in the case.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said Steven Darrell Bly of Bell Street, is charged with aggravated burglary and violation of an order of protection.
According to Sheriff Ray, 911 received a call at 1:29 a.m. Monday morning from a man who reported that he and his girlfriend were at home when someone burst into the residence through a window. The man (homeowner) then grabbed a pistol and shot the intruder, Bly, in the left arm. Bly was not armed.
Deputies were dispatched to the scene and Bly was taken by DeKalb EMS to a landing zone which was set up on Highway 70 between the city limits and DeKalb Market. Bly was boarded on a Life Flight helicopter ambulance and flown to Vanderbilt hospital.
Sheriff Ray said Bly's wound was non-life threatening and he was treated and released
The aggravated burglary charge alleges that on Monday, July 4th Bly did enter the home of the victim on Possum Hollow Road with the intent to commit an assault. According to Sheriff Ray, Bly tried unsuccessfully to enter the residence through a door, so he broke out a window and gained entry.
Sheriff Ray added that Bly violated an order of protection placed against him by his girlfriend by going to this residence where she was staying on Possum Hollow Road and making a forced entry to make contact with her.
Bly's bond totals $20,000. His court date is July 14.