Additional charges have been filed against a man who was arrested early Sunday for aggravated assault.
Charles R. Hodges, 43, of Gleason was initially arrested on the assault charge about 4 a.m. by Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy John Andrews, after he allegedly punched a woman in the face while he and another man were fighting about her, and she got between them.
Hodges was later charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm after officers found a loaded 9-millimeter pistol laying on the home’s kitchen table, and three rifles in the room he had been staying in.
The legal resident of the home said one of the rifles, which was unloaded with the bolt open, was hers.
The other two — a Remington Model 770 bolt-action rifle and a .45-caliber Knight muzzleloader — were both loaded and ready to fire.
A check of Hodges’ record showed he had been convicted in January 2016 in Weakley County for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and had been convicted in February 2016 in Obion County for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and an earlier charge of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Hodges’ bond was set at $10,000 apiece on each charge. He was scheduled to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court.
In other incidents:
• A Henry County woman is wanted on charges of animal cruelty after she allegedly abandoned three dogs inside of a home for two weeks.
Andrews filed the charge Monday against Hallie Ann Christian, 54, whose last address was 10345 Hwy. 54 west of Paris.
According to Andrews’ report, he was called to the home on Friday by a relative who said Christian had locked three dogs inside the home for two weeks.
Andrews found the home padlocked. He stated he could hear dogs barking inside, and a strong odor of dog waste and urine was coming from the home.
After forcing his way into the home with the help of Sheriff’s Lt. Clyde Sulcer, Andrews said the stench from the waste was so strong he was unable to breathe.
All three dogs were covered in feces, and the ribs and spine were visible beneath the skin of two of the dogs.
• A car loaded with items from a storage locker was stolen from a home east of Cottage Grove Sunday afternoon.
According to the report by Sheriff’s Deputy Phillip Barton, the owner said she was inside the home when she heard her 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis, which was parked outside, start up.
She yelled at the driver to stop, then watched as the car pulled out of the driveway, heading toward Highway 69 northwest of Paris.
The owner said a spare key to the car had been missing since a previous move.
The car was valued at $2,500, and the items inside, $500.