Petersburg trio in trouble

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Petersburg couple went looking for trouble recently, and found it twice in three days.

James David Stinnett, 21, of Petersburg, was arrested on Oct. 8 and again on Oct. 10. His wife, Bobbi Jo Stinnett, 30, was with him on both occasions, but was only arrested on Oct. 10.

At almost 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, the Lewisburg Police Department received a call from a residence on Colburn Drive. When Officer Tracy Teal arrived, he found two of the home's windows broken, as well as the windows of both vehicles parked in the driveway. The victim told Teal that Jason A. Huck, 23, of Petersburg, and the Stinnetts had pulled up at her house. She said she answered Huck's knock on the door, but seeing who it was, pushed him back out. The victim told Teal she had a "history" with Huck, but had not seen him for an "extended period of time."

Having been unable to enter through the door, Huck broke windows of the house, while Stinnett broke the vehicle windows. The suspects had fled by the time Teal arrived, but were later arrested in Petersburg by deputies of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. Huck was charged with aggravated burglary, vandalism over $500, and reckless endangerment. His bond was set at $13,500, and his court date is Nov. 2. Stinnett was charged with vandalism over $500. His bond was set at $3,000 and his court date is also Nov. 2.

Stinnett evidently made bond, because on Oct. 10 he and his wife were visiting the Goats Music and More Festival when they ran into Teal again.

Teal's report states, "I was advised by a citizen of a fight in progress in the area of the Food Court. Upon my approach, I observed two females on the ground fighting. At that time, with the assistance of other officers, we were able to separate the two. While attempting to gain control of the altercation, a male subject, identified as James David Stinnett, was behaving in a violent manner, causing annoyance and alarm to the public. While investigating the altercation, I was approached by both patrons and vendors of the festival, all stating that Mr. Stinnett and one of the females, later identified at Bobbi Jo Stinnett, had been behaving in a threatening manner with several people for approximately two hours. Mr. and Mrs. Stinnett both stated that the altercation began when they were forced to maneuver through a crowd of people that resulted in Mrs. Stinnett dropping her food. Witnesses stated that the Stinnetts became enraged and began engaging in violent behavior. As a result, both were taken into custody and transported to Marshall County Jail. They were then processed on the charge of disorderly conduct."

Their bond was set at $500 each, and they will also be in court on this charge on Nov. 2.