Man Arrested After Crime Spree In Wilson County

Posted at 9:11 PM, Jul 22, 2016

A violent crime spree ended with a DeKalb County man facing a long list of charges.

Wilson County deputies said the incident began when a woman called 911 Thursday night claiming her ex-boyfriend, identified as 32-year-old Kevin Mathew Bly of Alexandria, was threatening her with a gun after allegedly forcing his way into her home.

By the time deputies arrived, Bly was gone.

In the hours that followed, authorities said Bly broke into two homes and stole a car.

He was eventually captured Friday morning.

“Given the nature of the offenses reported by all of the victims involved, our citizens are extremely fortunate that no one was physically harmed,” Detective Major Robert Stafford said. “Our deputies did an outstanding job of communicating quickly, connecting the chain of events and taking control of a dangerous situation by getting the man we believe was responsible off the streets without incident.”

Bly was facing numerous charges, including aggravated burglary, two counts of aggravated assault, possession of meth, three counts of reckless endangerment, vandalism, aggravated criminal trespassing, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, drug paraphernalia, and manufacturing, delivery, and sale of meth.

He was being held on a $77,000 bond. Bly has been scheduled to appear in court at 9 a.m. July 9.