The two men fled the home, prompting a lockdown of Gladeville Elementary School and other buildings nearby as a precaution. Ashe said they used county K-9 units and a THP helicopter in the search. Around 7:15 a.m. the two men were spotted around Gladeville Baptist Church on Stewarts Ferry Pike.
During the search, Ashe said deputies discovered multiple items that were reportedly stolen from the home on Lone Oak in the surrounding woods. When he heard the men had fled in the direction of Franklin Road, he remembered a tip he received on Tuesday.
Ashe and two other deputies went to a home in the 7600 block of Franklin Road around 11:30 a.m., which was identified in the tip received the day before. He said he had been told men who fit the description of the alleged suspects were seen at the house prior to Wednesday.
Upon talking to homeowner, Ashe said they noticed a “wet pair of boots” on the front porch and pressed the issue with the homeowner. When they were allowed to search the home, he said Barr and Greaves were found inside along with more items reportedly stolen from the Lone Oak Road home.
Ashe thanked the assistance provided by the THP and the Lebanon Police Department, which had units on standby to answer any calls while the Sheriff’s Department was deployed in the search.
Barr and Greaves remained in the Wilson County Jail Thursday on $25,000 bond each. This article first appeared at www.wilsonpost.com on Wednesday, May 4.
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