A DeKalb County man has been indicted on Federal gun charges.
Sheriff Patrick Ray says 33 year old Troy Perkins of Mountain View Drive ,Smithville was indicted on October 3rd for being a convicted felon in possession of a fire arm.
The indictment states that "On or about April 19th, 2007, in the Middle District of Tennessee, Troy Perkins, having previously been convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, to wit, a : Mossberg model 500A 12 gauge shotgun, Marlin model 60 .22 caliber rifle, Marlin model Glenfield 60 .22 caliber rifle, Winchester model 1200 12 gauge shotgun, Marlin model 336 30-30 caliber rifle, Stevens model 110 30-06 caliber rifle, Taurus model PT92 .9 mm pistol, Smith and Wesson model 66 .357 caliber revolver, Smith and Wesson model 40ve .40 caliber pistol. In violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g) (1) and 924.
Sheriff Ray says authorities went to Perkins' residence located at Mountain View Drive Smithville on April 19th and found 62 pills believed to be Xanax in an unmarked bottle, over one and one-half pounds of marijuana and three jars of moonshine. In addition, pipes, rolling papers, scales, marijuana cigarettes, three handguns and six long guns were found and confiscated. Officers also seized $515, believed to be proceeds from drug sales. He was charged with possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance (Xanax) for resale, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance (marijuana) for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of un-taxed alcoholic beverages (moonshine) in DeKalb County. The Tennessee Department of Revenue was contacted and assessed Perkins a $3,000 tax, which he has paid. The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agency was also notified since Perkins is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess a firearm. Perkins is currently under a $90,000 bond and is still incarcerated in the DeKalb County Jail awaiting a trial.
Meanwhile, on Monday, October 8th, 30 year old Ernest Edward Hill of Chumley Road Watertown and 24 year old Warren Brandon Glasby of Poss Road Smithville were arrested for Burglary and Theft of property over $1,000.00.
Sheriff Ray says the two allegedly entered an outbuilding on Popular Road in the Silver Point area of DeKalb County. Roofing tin and a 1965 flatbed ton truck were stolen. The truck has been recovered. More arrests are pending. Bond for both was set at $30,000 each and their court date is October 18th.
On Wednesday, October 10th, 24 year old Ashley Nichole Owen of Twilla Lane Smithville was charged with theft of property over $1,000. Sheriff Ray says Owen allegedly took 5 long guns and a video camera from a residence on Twilla Lane. Some of the rifles have been recovered. Owens bond was set at $25,000 and her court date is October 18th.
Also on Wednesday, 45 year old Linda Barrett West of Highway 70 East, Lake Motel was arrested on several drug charges. Detectives arrested West after they found various drugs and drug paraphernalia in her room. West was charged with possession of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid) for sale and delivery, possession of a schedule III drug (Hydocodone) for sale and delivery, possession of a schedule IV drug (Darvocet) for sale and delivery, simple possession of a legend Drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia (hypodermic needles and straws). West was also charged with possession of a schedule II drug (Dilaudid) after she threw down a small container which contained one dilaudid pill that she had hidden in her pants. West's bond was set at $78,500 and her court date is November 1st.