SURGOINSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who was arrested Monday afternoon for allegedly breaking into the home of a Bad Boys Bonding bail bond company owner has been released from jail on bond.
The bail company that posted his $2,000 bond also happens to Bad Boys Bonding.
Bobby Joe Allen, 58, 207 Williams Road, Rogersville, was charged with aggravated burglary Monday after he allegedly forced his way through the front door at 349 Waterson Gap Road, which is the home of Bad Boys Bonding co-owner Tracy Head.
According to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office report, Head was home about 3:10 p.m. when the break-in occurred, causing $200 worth of damage to the door frame.
Head reportedly confronted Allen with a pistol, and Allen stayed at the property until police arrived.
Head told the Times-News Tuesday he and other family members were visiting his brother in the hospital later when Allen made his bond. Allen apparently had contacted a Bad Boys Bonding staff member who wasn’t aware that Allen had been arrested for breaking into Head’s house.
“I had no intention of making his bond, but we were all at the hospital when the call came in,” Head said. “I wasn’t going to bond him out. We’d already decided to let him sit there for a few days until the first of the month, and then maybe go talk to him about it.
“We’ve just got so many people working for us, whoever called to bail him out got ahold of a person who didn’t know what he was in jail for.”
Head said he is acquainted with Allen and has actually bonded Allen out of jail in the past. Head said he believes Allen was intoxicated, was attempting to retrieve a cell phone from the Head residence, and picked up a TV remote control instead.
“He was drunk and he took a TV remote, is what the driver of the vehicle told me,” Head said. “He went out there and told the guy, ‘I’ve got your phone right here’ and the driver said ‘That ain’t my phone. That’s a TV remote. Take that back in there.’
“So when he came in the second time, that’s when I pulled the gun on him.”
Allen allegedly admitted to the HCSO that he did go into the residence without permission and he didn’t think anyone was home.
Bad Boys Bonding profited $237 by bailing Allen out of jail, and Head said he also intends to seek restitution for the damage to his door.
Allen is scheduled for arraignment in Hawkins County Sessions Court on Dec. 15.