BREAKING NEWS: A home invasion occurred today at the residence of Harlin and Reneva Tarter of Silent Grove Church Road, resulting in multiple charges against Rickey Brooks, 35, of Glasgow. Police say that Tarter was working in his home office when he heard an unfamiliar sound coming from outside his house. Tarter then saw Brooks, who was driving a Toyota pickup, driving erratically through Tarter's back yard, spinning tires, doing donuts, and damaging property. Tarter immediately called police, but seeing immediate danger, he armed himself with a shotgun. As the out-of-control truck continued and came closer to his home, Tarter fired multiple shots at the truck, peppering the vehicle with bird shot.
Police reported as Tarter saw that the driver was not slowing down, nor changing his behavior, Tarter feared for his life and grabbed a 30.06 rifle. Brooks, however, was already making his way into the home and attacked Tarter. Police say a fight then ensued between Brooks and Tarter as Sheriff Shane Doyle and Deputy Wally Ritter entered the residence. Both officers intervened and quickly subdued Brooks.
Police said that Brooks was either likely under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol or even worse. There is no known relationship between the two men, and the incident seems to be completely random. There will be a number of felony charges against Brooks, not all are known at this time. Tarter was taken to the Medical Center in Bowling Green by Edmonson County EMS as a precaution, but didn't seem to have any serious injuries at the time of the incident. Brooks was taken to TJ Sampson Hospital in Glasgow, and upon release will be lodged in the Hart County Jail.
We will have more information as the investigation continues.