According to the Ringgold Police Department:
Timothy Dean Guinn, 51, of Pine Street in Ringgold was arrested on Saturday, March 3, on two counts of criminal trespassing and one count of entering an auto. He was also held for the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee.
Officers responded to 6205 Ga. 41 at approximately 2:10 p.m. on Saturday afternoon in regards to an entering an auto attempt.
“I responded to the incident location where the complainant had caught the offender in his Chevy Tahoe at-tempting to steal a torch tip,” officer Patrick Stooksbury wrote in the report. “The complainant stated that he got his pistol and confronted the suspect, then ordered him out of the truck and onto the ground until I arrived.”
Guinn was under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest, reports show.
After Guinn’s arrest, it was discovered that he matched the description of a male who had allegedly attempted to enter two residences on nearby Indigo Lane and Chapman Road.
The complainant on Chapman Road told police that an older white male wearing a camouflage shirt came to the back door of her residence and grabbed the knob to come in, at which time her dog began barking, causing the man to run off into the woods near Indigo Lane, reports show.
Shortly thereafter, a similar incident was reported on Indigo Lane, in which a man attempted to force entry into the residence.
“Upon my arrival at Indigo Lane, I found that the rear screen door of the home had been forced open and the latch broken,” Stooksbury said. “The grill had also been knocked over and was lying on the ground. Approximately ten minutes later, the offender (Guinn) was located just through the woods at 6205 Ga. 41 where he was being held at gunpoint by the victim.”
When asked why he was at the victim’s house, Guinn told police that he was simply knocking on the door because he needed a ride, reports show.
Guinn was placed under arrest and transported to Catoosa County jail without further incident.