A man who awoke to find two thieves in his home told police one pointed a gun at his head before leaving.
Mitchell Gilliam, 47, of Farrar's Trailer Park, Barksdale Lane, said he awoke about 2 a.m. Sunday to find two men stealing his television set, VCR and six rods and reels, according to Officer Justin Smith of the Shelbyville Police Department.
A fight broke out as Gilliam followed them outside, Smith said.
"One of them pulled out a black, semi-automatic handgun, pulled back the slide and pointed the gun at his head demanding money," Smith said. "He then ran back into the trailer to get to safety."
No money was handed over.
Gilliam later discovered four shots had been fired into his van's windshield and the left rear tire punctured. His house and car keys were also taken, Smith said.
The suspects were described as approximately 5-foot-7, white, approximately 140 pounds each with short dark hair and wearing T-shirts and jeans. One wore a black hat.
Gilliam told police he didn't recognize the men.
A suspect accused of pointing a gun at two men was arrested, along with a passenger in his car, after a short pursuit early Sunday.
Two Lynchburg men notified police by cell phone that the driver of a Mercury Marquis pulled beside their car, pointed a handgun and began following them. The men were eventually able to get behind the suspect, who was spotted by Officer Jerry Lawrence as both cars turned from Deery Street onto East Lane Street.
James Edward Thompson, 22, Industrial Parkway, allegedly fled from that location to Park Place where he and passenger Jeremy Shane Hargrove, 28, Hoover Street, attempted to run but were captured by Lawrence.
Both were drunk, according to Lawrence. Thompson tested .14 on an intoximeter.
A .380 caliber Lorcin handgun was under the driver's side front seat and 1.31 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana were found in one of Hargrove's pockets, Lawrence said.
Thompson was charged with aggravated assault, first offense DUI, evading arrest and possession of a handgun while under the influence. He was being held on $14,000 bond Monday at Bedford County Jail.
Hargrove was charged with simple possession of a schedule VI drug and public intoxication. He was released on $2,000 bond.
*A car being blue-lighted by police reached over 100 mph on U.S. 231 North before stopping for a pursuing officer Sunday.
Stephan Lee Glenn, 20, Murfreesboro, was clocked at 71 mph in a 30 mph zone on North Main Street, Sgt. Charles Kimbril said.
"Upon turning around on the vehicle, it accelerated rapidly," Kimbril said. "I initiated emergency equipment and reached speeds in excess of 100 mph before the vehicle finally stopped near Airport Road."
Glenn, who allegedly refused to submit to an intoximeter test, was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license, violation of the implied consent law, reckless driving, speeding and financial responsibility (no insurance). He posted $5,500 bond at Bedford County Jail.
Problems piled up Sunday for a man involved in a three-vehicle pileup about 5:30 a.m. Sunday on North Main Street at Madison Street in Shelbyville.
Police said an SUV driven by Jonathan Martin Hickman, 24, Nashville, hit the rear of an SUV driven by Christopher Milliken, 26, Shelbyville, knocking it into the rear of a truck operated by Angela White, 37, of Lewisburg.
Hickman was taken to Bedford County Medical Center by ambulance and Milliken by private vehicle, police said.
Following treatment Hickman was charged with DUI, driving on a suspended license and violation of the implied consent law. Justin Wade Risner, 22, Nashville, a passenger in the Hickman SUV, was charged with public intoxication.
A search of Hickman upon arrival at Bedford County Jail resulted in confiscation of 23.78 grams of marijuana from a shoe, Sgt. Charles Kimbril said. Additional charges of introducing a controlled substance into a penal institution and possession of a schedule IV drug for resale were filed.
Later Sunday an Antioch man reported the SUV driven by Hickman was stolen. Hickman was charged with theft of property by Metro police.
Hickman is being held on $23,000 bond.
Two tan and black 1999 Suzuki four-wheelers belonging to Gerald Michael Melton, County Line Road, were stolen from a garage at his home between Thursday night and Saturday afternoon.
A door was pried to gain entry.
*Another all-terrain vehicle, a green 1996 or 1997 Honda, was stolen from Gilmore Livestock, U.S. 231 North, between noon Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday.
Other thefts and burglaries reported to local authorities:
*A truck camper top was stolen from a Sandusky Road home between 4-8:35 p.m. Saturday.
Freddie Ray Hickson of Shelbyville said the truck was at his son's residence. The son's name is not listed in the report.
*A blower and Weedeater were reported stolen Sunday from a mini barn at the Jeff Graves home, Kinder Drive.
*A purse containing $60 left in a shopping cart Saturday afternoon at Wal-Mart quickly disappeared.
Valeria Gardner of Shelbyville told police the purse was gone when she returned to retrieve it a few minutes later.
*Irish Gant, Regent Drive, told police a black Mongoose 10-speed bicycle was stolen from her yard overnight Thursday.
Knock it off!
A man allegedly knocking on Deery Street doors early Saturday was captured after allegedly attempting to elude officers.
Jason Blake Bynum, 26, White Drive, knocked at two houses around midnight, yelling he wanted to come in at one, Officer Sam Jacobs said.
Bynum allegedly ran when Jacobs saw him hiding under a bush. Jacobs later found Bynum hiding behind another nearby residence where he surrendered.
Police filed charges of resisting stop/frisk/halt/search and public intoxication against Bynum, who was being held on $2,500 bond Monday at Bedford County Jail.
A resident of Circle O Trailer Park, Railroad Avenue, has been charged with stealing nine video games from a neighbor's home.
Mark Anthony Buntley, 19, allegedly took the games Friday night from the residence of Jason L. Henley.
Foot marks showed entry was apparently gained through a rear door, police said.
Buntley is being held on charges of aggravated burglary and theft of property pending $52,000 bond.
Stolen car found
A car stolen July 8 from the residence of Anthony M. and Danielle N. Lockemy, Frazier Road, Beech Grove, was recovered Sunday afternoon on West Highland Street in Shelbyville, police said.
Danielle Lockemy saw her black 1995 Camaro outside a residence and notified authorities.
A 15-year-old boy living in a foster home is suspected by police of taking the car.
The following persons were arrested since Friday by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and processed through Bedford County Jail. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.
*Manuel Toribio Recinos, 29, Bridlewood Drive; DUI, no driver's license/exhibited on demand; held, $3,250 bond
*David Thomas Nowlin, 23, Sims Road; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
*Jonathan Martin Hickman, 24, Nashville; possession of schedule VI drug, DUI, introducing contraband into penal institution, driving on revoked/suspended license, theft of property; held, $23,000 bond
*Justin Wade Risner, 22, Nashville; public intoxication; held, $500 bond
*Douglas Van Allen, 46, Diane Drive; aggravated assault, vandalism, violation of probation, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $13,500 bond
*James Edward Thompson, 22, Industrial Parkway; aggravated assault, DUI, evading arrest, possession of a handgun while under the influence; held, $14,000 bond
*Adam Wayne Faulk, 18, Midland Road; DUI, violation drinking age law, possession of a handgun while under the influence; held, $7,500 bond
*Stephan Lee Glenn, 20, Murfreesboro; DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license, reckless driving, speeding 21 mph over limit; released, $5,500 bond
*Jeremy Shane Hargrove, 28, Hoover Street; possession of schedule VI drug, public intoxication; released, $2,000 bond
*Terry Lynn Kuntz, 41, Chockley Street; public intoxication; released, $500 bond
*Mark Anthony Buntley, 19, Railroad Avenue; burglary-aggravated, theft of property; held, $52,000 bond
*James Ernest Hawkins, 32, Ridgeway Avenue; public intoxication; released, $1,000 bond
*Joe Robert Brown, 18, Carney Street; DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $3,000 bond
*Patrick Seth Harvey, 18, Bethlehem Church Road; DUI, violation drinking age law; released, $3,500 bond
*Heidi Lynn Faulkner, 29, U.S. 231 North; violation check law; released, $5,500 bond
*Jason Blake Bynum, 26, White Drive; public intoxication, resist stop/frisk/halt/search; held, $2,500 bond
*Kathy Lynn Campbell, 54, Fairoak Street; theft of property; released, $3,000 bond
*Alberto Blanco, 21, Martha Street; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $3,000 bond
*Richard Allen Pruitt, 23, Sims Road; violation of order of protection; released, $2,500 bond
*Alan Ray Hambrick, 35, Belfast; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $3,500 bond
*James Harrison Ray, 28, Highway 64 West; evading arrest; released, $2,500 bond