|Published: 9:25 AM, 01/23/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A legally blind man with a gun and a
screwdriver wielding parole violator kept Monroe County Sheriff's
deputies jumping Sunday, according to police reports.
Deputy Marla Richeson said it was
around 12:35 p.m. when she went to Corntassel Road where a man was
allegedly pointing a gun at a woman's dogs.
Richeson said she met a man walking on
Corntassel Road and stopped to talk to him. The man was identified as
Arlin Queen and when asked if he had a weapon on him, Queen said he
had a handgun on his right hand side, according to the police report.
Richeson removed the gun and put it in
her car. According to Richeson, Queen then said he didn't have a
permit for the gun and he was a convicted felon.
Richeson asked him if he'd pointed
the gun at some dogs on up the road and Queen said he had, but he was
legally blind and didn’t know if the dogs were attacking him.
Richeson said she checked the handgun and found seven rounds in the
magazine and one in the chamber. Queen also turned over seven rounds
he had in his left front pocket.
Richeson ran a check on Queen and found
he had been convicted on assault and possession of a dangerous weapon
with intent to injure in 2008.
She arrested Queen, 53, Camp Davidson
Road, charging him with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
It was a few hours later, just before
8:30 p.m. that Deputy Brady Bowers went to serve a violation of
probation warrant on Matthew Tuttle on Old Christianburg Road.
See full story in the Wednesday, Jan. 23, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
Subscribe to The Advocate and Democrat by clicking SUBSCRIBE.
Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Advocate and Democrat by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting
your email address next to "Add Me" near the top left corner.