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Thomas Birdsall, 61, made a purchase at Sudden Service at the 2600 block of Madison Street before verbally harassing store clerks while waiting for a receipt, according to police. Birdsall finally left after repeated commands to leave, but returned.
When the clerk went outside to make sure the man left, Birdsall returned holding a wand connected to a pressure washer on his vehicle. He pointed the wand at the clerk who feared for her safety and went inside and locked the door.
Birdsall started pressure washing the front sidewalk and front door area with a very high pressure water stream before leaving the scene.
The clerk told police that Birdsall has been harassing them and causing problems at the business for the past seven years, and that she has been assaulted by him in the past.
Birdsall was arrested in July 2012 for attempting to run over a teenager in the Sango Wal-Mart parking lot.
Thursday, February 28 2013, 08:55 AM CST
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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