Independence County Off Road at 1700 Batesville Blvd., reported the theft of a green 2021 Honda ATV valued at $8,755 from their lot. The vehicle was stolen sometime between 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, and 12:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29. Independence County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Ernie Gillihan responded to the complaint where he noticed “whomever had stolen the four-wheeler had cut through what looked to be a half-inch steel cable that surrounded the four-wheelers and UTVs in the dealership parking lot.”
In the incident report, Gillihan also noted it seemed the four-wheeler had been driven from the lot. Employees reviewed video surveillance footage and reported that a dark colored step-side Chevrolet pickup had dropped somebody off and followed the four-wheeler out of the parking lot and traveled north on Hwy. 167.
Deputy arrests Greenbrier man for DWI
On Sunday night, Independence County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Adam McGilton saw a grey 2020 Chevrolet Silverado pickup traveling south on St. Louis Street without any headlights on. The vehicle turned into the Southern Bank parking lot. McGilton turned on his blue emergency lights and conducted a traffic stop. As the vehicle circled the bank, the right rear wheel struck the curb. McGilton approached the vehicle and made contact with the driver, Jeffery Blake Glenn, 30, of Greenbrier. When the deputy explained the reason for the stop was because the headlights were not on, Glenn took a couple of seconds to respond to the officer and started to fumble around with the light switch inside the vehicle.
McGilton asked Glenn for his driver’s license and Glenn attempted to hand him a different kind of card. According to the incident report, McGilton “could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from Jeffery.”
McGilton asked him if had consumed any alcohol and he said only one beer. Glenn agreed to exit the vehicle for a standard field sobriety test.
In the second part of the test, Glenn was instructed to walk nine steps heel to town down a line in the parking lot and return, while counting his steps out loud and keeping his arms at his side.
Glenn walked heel to toe, but used his arms to keep his balance, failed to count the steps out loud, and took more than nine steps. McGilton asked Glenn if he would take a Preliminary Breath Test and he agreed. The result of the PBT was 0.12.
McGilton told Glenn that he was under arrest for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Glenn called a friend to pick up his vehicle, and was transported to the Independence County Jail. G
lenn was read the DWI statement of rights, said he understood, and initiated and signed the statement. McGilton asked Glenn if he would give another breath sample, and he said his lawyer needed to be present before he took any more tests. McGilton informed Glenn a lawyer did not need to be present for the test. Glenn then requested to take a urine test.
McGilton told Glenn if he agreed to give a breath sample, he would be transported to White River Medical Center for the urine test. Glenn provided two breath samples and the results were 0.141. Glenn said he wanted his lawyer present at the hospital when he had the urine test. McGilton again informed Glenn that his lawyer did not have to be present for the testing.
After the deputy transported Glenn to the hospital for a urine test, Glenn then requested a saliva test. The staff took the deputy and Glenn into an exam room, where the attending physician told Glenn they only do blood draws for DWI tests. Glenn agreed to a blood draw.
Glenn was then transported back to the jail where he was issued citations and temporary driver’s license. He was released into the custody of Parker Knight.