Matthew Alexander Lindsey, 24
ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man who had been wanted for allegedly macing his mother's boyfriend in January was arrested Sunday morning along with another man during a residential burglary.
Around 7:21 a.m. Sunday, Rogersville police responded to a report of two intoxicated males at 817 Pine Ridge Road who were making loud noises as if they were beating on something.
Upon their arrival officers found Caleb Allman Heck, 19, 701 Dennis Drive, Rogersville, standing in the driveway of the residence.
RPD Detective Charlie Gibson stated in his report that there was also a 2010 Hyunda parked in the driveway, and officers could see inside the vehicle what appeared to be items that had been stolen from the residence and another vehicle parked in the driveway.
Police reportedly found the second suspect, Matthew Alexander Lindsey, 24, 1967 Needmore Road, Whitesburg, in the basement of the residence.
"According to a witness who came forward at the scene, he observed one of the male subjects carrying items and giving these items to the other subject," Gibson said. "He (Heck) would then place these in the vehicle."
Gibson said the value of the stolen property exceeded $1,000.
Heck was also allegedly found in possession of a marijuana pipe.
He was charged with aggravated burglary, auto burglary, theft over $1,000 and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Heck was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County Sessions Court, and remains held in jail without bond pending a preliminary hearing set for July 9.
Lindsey was allegedly found with two small black containers in his pocket, one of which contained marijuana, and one that contained 28 green pills believed to be clonazepam.
He was charged with aggravated burglary, auto burglary, theft over $1,000, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of Schedule II narcotics.
Upon his arrest Lindsey was also served with an outstanding arrest warrant for aggravated assault and evading arrest stemming from a Jan. 11 incident at his mother's residence.
According to a Hawkins County Sheriff's Office warrant filed by Deputy Michael Lipe, Lindsey had been staying with his mother and her boyfriend at a residence on Flat Wood Lane near Rogersville.
On Jan. 11 the boyfriend reportedly confronted Lindsey about stealing money from his mother, and told him to move out.
Lindsey allegedly refused to leave, became irate, pushed the boyfriend to the floor and sprayed mace in his face.
When police arrived Lindsey reportedly fled on foot and got away. He also had an active arrest warrant at the time for probation violation.
Lindsey was arraigned Monday in Sessions Court and remains held in bail without bond pending a preliminary hearing set for July 9.comments powered by Disqus