Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two men were arrested and face meth charges after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident that occurred on Saturday, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office.
According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a vehicle collision on Saturday, January 11th at approximately 12:00 pm, to the 3800 block of Otter Gap Road, where an eye witness allegedly stated the driver had fled the scene to a neighboring house.
After the deputy surveyed the collision and found the suspected driver, based on eye-witness accounts, Timothy Bridges (33) of Bowling Green, at the home of Jonathan Willoughby (45), just a short distance from the scene of the collision, according to the release. Willoughby was detained outside of the home after Bridges allegedly ran inside and locked all the doors. The Sheriff's Office reported that after numerous verbal commands from law enforcement, Bridges unlocked a door and was detained without incident. A security sweep of the home produced a visual on the clothes Bridges had been reportedly seen wearing at the time of allegedly fleeing the scene of the collision, along with facial hair in the bathroom sink, Bridges had allegedly tried to alter his facial appearance, according to the press release.
Officials reported that drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine was also found in the same room as Bridges’ discarded clothes. A photo of Bridges was presented to eye witnesses, who confirmed he was the one to flee the scene of the accident, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Timothy Bridges was charged with:
Both were transported and lodged in Hart County Jail.