A Paris man was arrested on weapons and indecency charges Tuesday night after he was found hiding with a weapon under a relative’s home.
Brian S. Odom, 42, 14 Ellis Drive, was arrested about 8 p.m. at a home on Old Paris-Murray Road by Henry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Blake Jenkins.
He was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, indecent exposure, criminal trespass and public intoxication.
According to Jenkins’ report, the relative called officers to tell them Odom was high on some type of illegal substance and hiding beneath his house.
Officers had been to the address earlier that night to investigate a car that had run off the road and gotten stuck in the home’s back yard.
That accident was ultimately worked by the Tennessee Highway Patrol because property damage was involved.
After their arrival, Odom climbed out from beneath the home and was found naked laying on top of a 12-gauge Mossberg shotgun.
Jenkins said Odom, who appeared to be under the influence of some type of narcotic, was arrested without further incident.
Odom’s bond was set at $10,000. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court.
In other incidents:
• A homeless man will be charged in the Tuesday burglary of a home on North Blakemore Street in Paris.
Randy Breeland, 55, was arrested for aggravated burglary by Paris Police Lt. Josh Frey at the emergency department of Henry County Medical Center.
According to Frey’s report, the occupant told him he had returned from work to find the home had been ransacked.
An inspection showed three security cameras valued at $500 had been taken, along with a cable television box.
The kitchen floor of the home was flooded with water.
On inspection of the home, Frey noticed an ID badge and two cellular phones belonging to Breeland in the home’s living room.
The resident said he had let Breeland stay in the home the previous night because he was homeless, but had dropped him off near the downtown area on Tuesday.
Breeland was found coming out of a wooded area behind the home by Paris Patrolman David Andres.
He then was taken to Henry County Medical Center for swelling in his legs.
During a statement to Frey, he allegedly admitted returning to the home and entering it, but said he didn’t take any items.
Breeland had not been formally charged as of Wednesday morning.
• A Gibson County woman was arrested Tuesday morning on a theft charge by a PPD officer.
Amanda B. Arrington, 35, of Milan was arrested about 11:15 a.m. at the Sheriff’s Department by PPD Lt. Tony Elkins. She was charged with theft over $2,500.
Arrington’s bond was not listed on the arrest sheet. She is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Henry County General Sessions Court.
• A Paris man wanted for stealing a set of vehicle wheels was arrested Tuesday morning for driving under the influence.
James D. Long, 39, 1008 Grove St. was arrested at 9:30 a.m. on Highway 641 north of Paris by THP Trooper Jason Mounts.
A warrant for Long was issued Tuesday morning after Paris Patrolman Brandon Steele took a complaint about a set of wheels that had been taken from another resident of Long’s home.
In his report, Steele said officers had observed a set of wheels matching the description of the stolen items in the bed of Long’s pickup truck prior to the theft report.
Long’s bond was set at $1,500.
He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in General Sessions Court.