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Son allegedly chased down parents in vehicle because he wanted more money

April 7th, 2014 4:44 pm by Jeff Bobo

Son allegedly chased down parents in vehicle because he wanted more money

Brock Justin Stroud

BULLS GAP — A man who allegedly chased down his parents and cut their vehicle off in the middle of the road Sunday in Bulls Gap because he wanted more money has been charged with felony reckless endangerment and vandalism.

Brock Justin Stroud, 23, 139 Pleasant View Road, Bulls Gap, is unemployed and on parole stemming from guilty pleas in February of 2012 which netted him a six year sentence for two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft and vandalism.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a domestic disturbance that reportedly started at the home Stroud shares with his mother and step-father, and ended in the middle of Shepherd Drive in Bulls Gap.

Stroud's step-father, Robert Wheeler, told the HCSO that Stroud had asked for, and received, some money. The amount he had asked for wasn't released, but Stroud reportedly had $10 in his possession when he was arrested.

Deputy Michael Lipe stated in his report that Wheeler indicated Stroud wanted more money than he was given, and when Wheeler refused, Stroud allegedly became irate and began "yelling and cursing."

The couple decided to leave due to being scared of Stroud, at which time Stroud allegedly broke two mirrors off of Wheeler's 2001 Ford F-150, put dents on the right front fender, and broke a glass vase on the hood.

Stroud then allegedly followed the couple in his 1998 Honda Accord.

Lipe stated in his report that the Wheelers were traveling on Shepherd Drive when Stroud allegedly passed them in a curve.

According to Lipe's report, as Stroud got in front of them, "He stopped in the middle of the road, blocking them in."

That's where both vehicles were located when Lipe arrived on the scene.

"(Mr. Wheeler) advised that he locked the doors on the vehicle, and Stroud was yelling and trying to gain entry," Lipe added. "I spoke with Stroud and he advised that he did pass his parents and made them stop in the middle of Shepherd Drive, and that he broke a glass vase at the residence."

Stroud was being held in the Hawkins County Jail on $15,000, and was scheduled for arraignment Monday in Sessions Court.

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