Men charged with violent crimes arrested

Friday, January 24, 2014

From Staff Reports

On Jan. 21, Adam F. Gupton, 32, of Mae Lane, was arrested on warrants for aggravated domestic assault and aggravated assault. The victim said she "believes Adam would have killed her if the police had not showed up," according to the report by Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Lucas Holton. Gupton allegedly fired a shotgun and a pistol at the victim, as well as choking, punching and kicking her. As deputies arrived, Gupton fled the scene in a car, almost striking Holton and Reserve Deputy Christian Dean in the process. His bond was set at $90,000; court date: Feb. 25.

In a separate incident, a local man suffered a violent home invasion.

About 2 p.m. Sunday, a 44-year-old Lewisburg man was sitting at home watching TV and drinking a beer when someone knocked on his front door. While he was opening the front door, another man came in through the unlocked back door. The second man had an automatic shotgun, and forced the victim to lie on the floor, and used wire ties to secure his wrists. The two men then ransacked the house, looking for marijuana and prescription drugs, and took $1,450 from the victim's pocket. On Jan. 21, the first suspect, Jeremy B. Holder, 30, of Chapel Hill, was arrested and charged with especially aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary. His bond was set at $22,500; court date: Feb. 25.

When the Tribune went to press, other suspects were still at large, though a source close to law enforcement said deputies had the names of two accomplices of Holder's.