The Bell County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Pineville man on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened deputies. Orville Hobbs Jr., 48, was arrested by Deputy Joel Quillen and charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of third-degree assault.
According to the citation, Hobbs came to Balkan Road and pointed what appeared to be a semi-automatic shotgun at deputies BJ Brock, Carl Frith and Quillen while they attempted to serve a warrant.
The citation states deputies ordered Hobbs to drop the weapon, which he did not comply. He turned his four-wheeler around and drove back to his residence. After Hobbs was placed under arrest, he grabbed Quillen and attempted to pull him to the ground. He also kicked Brock while being placed in the police cruiser.
According to the citation, Hobbs threatened to have individuals harm the deputies and their families.
Hobbs was also charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police, three counts of third-degree terroristic threatening and resisting arrest. He was lodged at the Bell County Detention Center. He received a 50,000 cash bond.
In other police news, Lambert Carl Stewart, 64, of Calvin, was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at several neighbors. He was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.
According to the citation, deputies responded to a complaint on Emily Drive that Stewart had a handgun pointed at several neighbors. Upon arrival, Quillen and Deputy Shane Stewart spoke with Michael Cox and a female.
The alleged victims said Carl Stewart and his girlfriend allegedly came to their residence. The citation states the victims said Carl Stewart then begin assaulting Cox. At one point during the altercation, it is alleged that Carl Stewart pulled the handgun on Cox.
Carl Stewart was being held at the detention center on a $5,000 cash bond.
Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.