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Hawkins man claims ex-wife is stealing, prompting his own arrest for alleged trespassing, disorderly conduct

Rain Smith • Aug 6, 2010 at 2:33 AM

A Church Hill man was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after calling police to his ex-wife's residence, claiming she was stealing his property.

The man's estranged partner provided deputies with a court order showing she had been awarded the items, and her ex-husband was not to the return to the home. When told to leave the man allegedly refused, confronted officers and was taken to the ground.

According to a Hawkins County Sheriff's Office arrest report, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday deputies responded to a "possible burglary" at 921 Okalona Road. Dispatch had received a call from Troy Harvey Johnson, age redacted from the report, saying he was headed that way to stop his ex-wife from stealing his stuff.

Deputies arrived prior to Johnson and spoke with the woman. She allegedly provided police with a court order awarding her the property and prohibiting Johnson from being at the residence.

The report says Johnson arrived in a vehicle, "and blocked the driveway so that no one could leave." A deputy ordered him to leave three times, but he allegedly refused.

Police say that when Johnson exited his vehicle they advised that he was under arrest. While being cuffed he allegedly resisted, refused to follow orders and had to be taken to the ground.

Johnson was transported to the Hawkins County jail on charges of trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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