One-Man Crime Spree Ends Safely after DeKalb Co. Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Early Today
Wilson County Sheriff’s Office had a busy night Thursday that carried into the early morning hours today following a series of crimes ending safely with the arrest of one man reported to be armed and carrying drugs. Over the course of several hours, the man is alleged to have broken into two homes, threatened a woman while armed and carrying drugs, who was captured after stealing a car in the southeastern county.
It all began when a woman called Wilson County 911 at about 8 p.m., franticly telling emergency communications that an ex-boyfriend had forced his way into her home armed with a gun, threatening her. Once inside, the male suspect began to chase the woman throughout the home and into the yard all the while threatening her with a gun. The woman fled the scene and called 911. Upon their arrival, the responding Sheriff’s Office deputies determined the suspect had fled the scene on foot. Officers immediately rendered aid to the woman and put out an alert to other officers to be on the lookout for the suspect.
Approximately three hours later, a homeowner on Cainsville Rd. called to report that a white male had entered the residents’ home. When the residents confronted the man, they said the suspect told him he was looking for an item and then immediately fled the home on foot.
Soon afterward, a deputy who had been searching in the area looking for the male suspect in the area observed a vehicle travelling at an extremely high rate of speed. The deputy caught up to the suspect and took him into custody. The driver was identified as 32-year-old Kevin Mathew Bly of Alexandria, TN. After the stop, it was determined that Mr. Mr. Bly was operating a vehicle that had been taken from another home on Cainsville Road. The vehicle was returned the owner.
Bly was transported to the Wilson County Sheriff’s office where he now faces charges of aggravated burglary, three counts of reckless endangerment, one count of vandalism, two counts of aggravated assault and a count of aggravated criminal trespassing. Other charges include one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, one count of drug paraphernalia, one count of simple possession of a drug believed to be methamphetamine, and one count of manufacturing, delivery and sale of methamphetamine. Bly is being held on a $77,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court at 9 a.m. July 9.
“Given the nature of the offenses reported by all of the victims involved, our citizens are extremely fortunate that no one was physically harmed,” Detective Maj. Robert Stafford said. “Our deputies did an outstanding job of communicating quickly, connecting the chain of events and taking control of a dangerous situation by getting the man we believe was responsible off the streets without incident.”