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Kingsport bondsman charged with burglary

Rain Smith • May 28, 2013 at 1:56 PM

The owner of a Kingsport bail bond business was arrested over the weekend, charged with aggravated burglary after allegedly entering and searching a home without consent.But Allyn Hood, 57, says the resident granted permission to enter the mobile home, immediately following the death of one of his relatives who owned the property. Hood, of A-Hood Bonding on Clay Street, was arrested Sunday afternoon, booked into the city jail and later released. According to an arrest report at the Kingsport Police Department, shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday police were called to a mobile home at 117 Gravely Road. A resident claimed that Hood had entered his home without permission approximately 21 hours earlier, while "demanding" to know if a female had brought anything to the location. The resident, who was in the mobile home when the alleged incident occurred, told police that he told Hood that the woman in question had not brought anything to the home. Hood then searched two bedrooms and a bathroom before leaving, according to the man's statements to police.Hood tells the Times-News that he's innocent of any crime, as he knocked on the mobile home's storm door and the resident told him to come inside. The entire incident, according to Hood, stems from the Saturday death of a family member who owned the residence. Hood said that he was acting on behalf of his mother, who now controls the property, when he arrived to see if any of the deceased family member's property was present. Hood says when he asked to look around the resident made no objections, at which time he stuck his head into a couple of rooms and then departed. Hood says that the next day he received a call from police, requesting the he come to the police department to provide a statement. He claims to have told the officer he could be there in a few hours, as he was currently at the YMCA with his daughter. He says that minutes later officers were in the parking lot and took him into custody. Hood was released from the city jail Sunday on his own recognizance, without have to post bail. He currently has a court date set for August.

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