A Woodbury man is in trouble with the law after he went on a drunken shooting spree with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a Glock 21 semi-automatic handgun during an argument with family members Sunday putting their lives in danger.
Joshua Lorne Tate of Woodbury is charged with five counts of aggravated assault, stop frisk halt arrest, assault, and possession of a handgun while under the influence.
Although no one was injured, Tate endangered the lives of his wife, step daughter (juvenile), brother-in-law and his two sons (both juveniles), and a deputy.
The incident began after Tate and his wife and step-daughter got into an argument. The victims ran toward and hid under a bridge in a creek bottom as Tate produced an AR 15 semi-automatic rifle and began shooting several times in their direction.
Later, as Tate’s brother-in-law and his two sons drove up, Tate produced a Glock 21 semi-automatic handgun and began firing at them as they sat in their vehicle and continued shooting even after they started backing down the driveway to get away. The gunshots struck the automobile at least five times in the front end and the hood.
After 911 was notified, deputies arrived on the scene and found Tate uncooperative. Tate disobeyed officer’s commands to stop and halt and he even advanced toward a deputy in a threatening manner. At one point, Tate ran toward his vehicle where officers suspected Tate had weapons. After Tate was forcibly taken into custody, officers found a loaded AR 15 rifle on the passenger seat of his automobile. The Glock handgun was also recovered.
A McMinnville couple has been arrested in a recent theft investigation. 36 year old Allen Dean Dolberry and 32 year old Dana Marie Dolberry of West Green Hill Road, McMinnville are each charged with theft of property over $1,000. Bond for each is $10,000 and they will make a court appearance on December 1.
On Thursday, November 10 the Dolberry’s allegedly took several items from a residence on Cedar Drive including a Beretta 9 millimeter handgun, a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber revolver, a Huskee log splitter, an Echo chainsaw, Echo grass trimmer, Stihl grass trimmer, an Oregon chainsaw, and other items with a total value of more than $1,000.
Detectives worked with officers in another county in solving the case. They identified the Dolberry’s as suspects in the theft and contacted the property owner who filed a report after conducting an inventory and listing the items taken. The Dolberry’s were subsequently arrested in the case.
An Alexandria man who was brought to the jail Sunday for booking on another offense was found with methamphetamine in his possession. 35 year old William Travis Malone of Curtis Avenue, Alexandria is charged with tampering with evidence, bringing contraband in a penal institution, and possession of methamphetamine. His bond is $20,000 and his court date is December 15.
On Sunday, November 20 Malone was brought to the jail annex for booking by another law enforcement agency and he was placed in a holding cell. When a correctional officer entered the cell, he spotted a small bag next to Malone when he (Malone) stood up. The bag held a clear crystal like substance. When the officer asked him to hand over the bag, Malone tossed it into the toilet but before he could flush it, Malone was taken to the floor and the bag was retrieved from the commode. The contents of the bag field tested positive for methamphetamine.