The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has arrested a Gordonsville man on local burglary and theft charges.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says county detectives, on Friday, March 27th, arrested 34 year old Christopher E. Bush of Meadow Drive, Gordonsville for burglary, two counts of theft of property under $500, two counts of theft of property over $500, and three counts of theft of property over $1,000.
Sheriff Ray says he and members of his department spent much of the day on Thursday March 26th gathering up stolen items from recent thefts in the Dale Ridge Road and Temperance Hall areas. The items were recovered in Smith and Trousdale Counties.
Through an investigation, Sheriff Ray says it was determined that Bush went to many homes and businesses in the northwestern part of DeKalb County and stole items from those places. He says in February, Bush went to a residence on Lancaster Highway in DeKalb County, broke into the home, and stole items such as DVDs, books, fishing equipment, boxes of lures and fly baits, a DVD player, hair dryer, and a curling iron valued at $2,260.
During the month of March, Sheriff Ray says Bush stole items such as hose pipes, 55 gallon GI cans, gas grills, vases, end tables, blowers, planters, wooden benches, rocking chairs, tables and chairs, 2 kayaks, boating equipment, and wooden barrels valued at more then $5,200. These items were taken from at least seven different locations in the Wolf Creek and Temperance Hall Areas.
Bush's bond was set at $325,000 and he will appear in court on April 2nd. The investigation continues and more arrests are pending.
Meanwhile in other cases, deputies responded to an unwanted person call on Dale Ridge Road last Wednesday, March 25th. Upon arrival, officers were told that the (unwanted) person or persons had left but a description of the vehicle was provided. Officers went to Chapman Hollow Road and spotted the vehicle, which was weaving. They pulled the vehicle over. After stopping, the driver immediately exited the vehicle and an officer saw a Canadian Mist whiskey bottle fall out of the automobile and onto the ground. The driver, 22 year old Shauna Faye Stringer of Alexandria Highway, Brush Creek submitted to sobriety tasks which she failed and she refused a blood alcohol test. Stringer also had no valid driver's license. She was arrested and charged with driving under the influence, no driver's license and she was issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law. her bond was set at $2,500 and she will appear in court on April 9th.
Also last Wednesday, 20 year old Marie Julie Pirolo of East Spring Street, Cookeville was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Pirolo was stopped on Highway 70 East for a traffic violation and after deputies checked her driver's license, it was discovered the license was suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in Putnam County. Pirolo's bond was set at $1,000 and
she will appear in court on April 8th.
On Thursday, March 26th, deputies were patrolling in Dowelltown when they spotted a vehicle with no license plate and a broken tail light. Officers stopped the vehicle and found that 36 year old Gary Edward Matthews of Four Seasons Road, Smithville was driving on a revoked driver's license. Matthews was placed under arrest and during a pat down search, deputies found two cut
straws and a yellow pill believed to be Hydrocodone in Matthews' pants. Another yellow Hydrocodone pill was lying in the vehicle where Matthews was sitting. Matthews was transported to the DeKalb County Jail where correctional officers found 19 more blue pills believed to be Hydrocodone hidden in Matthews' shoe. Matthews was charged with driving on a revoked driver's license, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule III drug Hydrocodone, and introduction of a schedule III drug Hydrocodone into a penal institution. His total bond was set at $9,000 and he will appear in court on April 9th. Matthews was also issued citations for violation of the registration and light laws.
On Friday, March 27th, deputies were summoned to Puckett's Point Road ,Smithville where a man had barricaded himself in his bathroom with a knife and was stabbing himself. Upon arrival officers found 24 year old Gregory Mark Guidry in a bathroom armed with a knife. He was waving the knife at deputies and begging them to shoot him. While officers were pleading with Guidry to put the knife down, Guidry's mother 51 year old Cindy W. Guidry of Puckett's Point Road, Smithville began screaming and fighting with the deputies. She appeared to be intoxicated. Officers asked the woman to leave the residence so they could talk with Gregory but she refused and grabbed one of the deputies around the arm and attempted to pull him away from the bathroom. Ms. Guidry then grabbed the officer's uniform, pulling the name tag off his shirt. Another deputy grabbed Ms. Guidry and escorted her outside. After a brief stand off, Sheriff Ray and other officers talked Gregory Guidry into throwing the knife down. Meanwhile, outside the residence, Cindy Guidry again started fighting with deputies and trying to start trouble. She was arrested and placed into a patrol car at the scene. Gregory Guidry was treated at the scene by the DeKalb EMS for self inflected wounds to his arm. He was then transported, accompanied by sheriff's department officials, to DeKalb Community Hospital where he was treated and released. Cindy Guidry was charged with assault on an officer and public intoxication. Her bond was set at $4,500 and she will appear in court on April 2nd.. Gregory Guidry was arrested for reckless endangerment for pointing the knife at several deputies. His bond was set at $2,500 and he will appear in court on April 23rd.
On Sunday, March 29th, deputies arrested 24 year old Jose Estela Quinones of East First Street, Cookeville for driving under the influence and no valid driver's license. While on patrol in the northern part of DeKalb County, deputies saw two males walking on highway 56 north. An officer stopped and talked with the two and noticed that they were very wet and muddy. Through an investigation, the officer learned that the two had been in an automobile accident on highway 56 and had left the scene. Quinones, who admitted that he was the driver of the vehicle, had a smell of alcohol on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet. He submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. A check of his license revealed he had none. Quinones' bond was set at $2,500 on the charges and he will appear in court on April 23rd. Quinones was also issued a citation for violation of the implied consent law after he refused a blood test.
Also on Sunday, officers arrested 25 year old Dennis Allan Wright of Pigeon Roost Road, Brush Creek for driving under the influence and simple possession of a schedule IV drug marijuana. Deputies stopped Wright for a traffic violation on highway 70 east and noticed a strong odor of alcohol on his person. Wright submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. After placing Wright into custody, officers found in the vehicle a half smoked marijuana cigarette, an opened can of beer in the driver's side floor board, and a cooler containing beer. Wright admitted to
drinking at least five beers. Wright's bond was set at $3,000. He was also issued a
citation for violation of the implied consent law after he refused a blood test. Another citation was issued for violation of the open container law for the open beer found in his vehicle. Wright will
be in court on April 23rd to face his charges.
On Saturday, March 28th deputies received a call of a hit and run driver from Warren
County and then spotted the vehicle on highway 56 south. The vehicle was stopped for weaving. The driver was found to be 47 year old Alexander Stevens Bosland of Valley View Road, Crossville. Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Bosland. He submitted to field sobriety tasks which he failed. Bosland was placed under arrest and upon inventorying Bosland's
car, deputies found a loaded .45 caliber semi automatic hand gun beside of the driver's side seat. Bosland was charged with a first offense of driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while under the influence. Bosland's bond was set at $5,000 and he will appear in court on April 9th.