A couple mowing a lawn without the homeowners’ permission led to the arrest of a man on drug charges, Saturday.
According to an affidavit of complaint, police were called to a Brack Street address on Saturday when one of the homeowners noticed that a man and a woman were mowing their yard totally unsolicited. The man of the house went outside and confronted the duo, telling them to leave. He then pushed the woman’s bike out of his driveway and told them to leave. According to the report, the man mowing the yard shoved his hands inside his jacket pocket and yelled “I’ll shoot you.” This enraged the homeowner who told the man mowing the yard that the cops had been called and that he would administer a whipping to the man if he didn’t leave.
According to the report, the man took off but his female partner stayed behind. When police arrived the homeowners gave them a description of the man. Another police officer in the area saw a man matching the description standing beside a pickup truck at the Waverly Motel on McDonald Street. The man was detained and a photo of him was sent back to the homeowner on Brack Street who positively identified him as the unsolicited mower of his lawn. The suspect was patted down for a possible firearm and any other weapon.
The report states that no weapon was found in the man’s pockets but a small tab of Xanax was taken from the man’s pockets. When officers from Brack Street arrived it was determined that this man, later identified as Robert Bryan Hitchcox, was not the suspect being sought for the unsolicited lawn mowing. Police then asked Hitchcox if he had any other drugs on him. Hitchcox said there was possibly some “weed” in his truck. Polilce found 42 grams of reefer in the man’s truck and a small amount of suspected heroin.
Hitchcox, 43, of a Fescue Drive address in Chickamauga, Ga., was charged with Possession of Schedule I, IV and VI Drugs for resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
No word on the man who mowed the Brack Street lawn without permission of the homeowners.
_ 300 block Camp Jordan Prkwy.: An officer stopped a Chevy truck for speeding at this location on Monday afternoon. According to an affidavit of complaint, when the officer made contact with the driver, Nicholas Robinson, he detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the truck. Once the speeding citation was written, the officer asked Robinson to step out of the truck and a probable cause search was initiated.
A search of the vehicle yielded just over one pound of marijuana from three separate bags in the rear seat of the truck. A bottle of THC wax was also found along with a digital scale. A box containing Ziploc sandwich bags was also found inside the truck along with several pipes with pot residue on them.
Robinson, 31, of an Ooltewah address, was arrested on charges of Schedule VI Drugs for Resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
_ 6009 Ringgold Rd.: Police were called to the Don Juan Mexican Restaurant last week regarding a robbery from person. According to a police report, when officers arrived they spoke with a woman who said she was robbed at gunpoint by a black man. The victim told police that the man came inside the restaurant and retrieved a Mountain Dew from the cooler and approached the counter as if to pay for the item. The suspect reached into his pocket and pulled out a black, semi-automatic pistol and demanded the money from the cash register. The victim complied and the suspect left the store, possibly headed east on Ringgold Road.
The report states that police were advised by a witness that a man was seen walking north on Spring Creek carrying a Mountain Dew. Police saturated the area but were unable to locate the suspect. The suspect is described as being 6-feet tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing all black clothing and wearing headphones.