MCSO arrests group for over $200,000 in stolen property

CLARKSVILLE, TN – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) recovered over $200,000 in stolen property and arrested four suspects involved in a two-state crime spree.

The MCSO received a tip from the Hopkinsville Police Department that property stolen from General Steel in Hopkinsville, Kentucky was located at a residence in the 2500 block of Rawlings Road in Woodlawn, Tennessee.

Patrol deputies and investigators searched the property and located two commercial work trucks, an enclosed trailer, and an ATV. In addition to the stolen property, deputies discovered numerous firearms, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia at the home.

Derek Eugene Summers, 41, was taken into custody and charged with felony theft, felon in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm during commission or attempt to commit a dangerous felony, schedule II resale, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $275,000.

Summers has an extensive criminal history and is currently on probation. In 2018 he was sentenced to four years probation for numerous drug offenses after accepting a plea deal.

Summers recently accepted another plea deal and received a one year probated sentence for two counts of accessory after the fact in connection to two homicides committed by Kirby Wallace, theft of property, and tampering with evidence. 

“Despite his extensive criminal history, Summers has spent very little time in jail,” said Sheriff John Fuson.  “It is my expectation, as is it the expectation of our citizens, that repeat offenders not be given the opportunity to find new victims. I will ensure their voice is heard during the sentencing process for these new crimes.”

In addition to Summers, three suspects from Hopkinsville were arrested. 

Sidney Alexander Faulkner III, 38, was taken into custody and charged with felony theft and evading arrest. His bond was set at $110,000.

Michael Gene Hill, 36, was taken into custody and charged with felony theft, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. His bond was set at $120,000.

Brianna Marie Klein, 20, was taken into custody and charged with felony theft. Her bond was set at $100,000.

Anyone with any information concerning this crime is asked to call Investigator Charles Hunt at 931-648-0611 ext 13422 or submit a tip with the new MoCoInfo App.

Drew Burnett

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