Thursday, September 17, 2009
Alleged Thief Attacks Car Owner
Aggravated assault charges have been brought against a White County man, who allegedly attacked the owner of a car he was trying to break into. Police say 28-year-old Jason Kirby of Wildcat Road, Sparta, was caught inside the victim's vehicle, which was parked at the Bilmar Station 19th Hole. When the owner confronted him, Kirby allegedly hit him with a tire iron and ran from the scene. He was captured after a nearby homeowner called police to report a man hiding behind a golf car in the driveway of his home on Country Club Road. Kirby reportedly told officers that he didn't hurt anyone and had not tried to steal anything.