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Dublin man called ‘danger to public’

Reese, PerryBy MELINDA WILLIAMS

melinda@southwesttimes.com

 

Calling him a “danger to the public,” a Pulaski County judge denied bond Thursday for a man said to have a history of stalking.

Circuit Court Judge Marcus Long Jr. said the only way he would consider setting a bond for Perry Dean Reese, 52, of Dublin would be through home electronic monitoring. However, he pointed out that isn’t even a fail-proof method of monitoring Reese’s movements since global positioning (GPS) ankle bracelets can be cut off.

“I think he’s a danger to the public – especially this lady,” Judge Long said of Reese. Commonwealth’s Attorney Mike Fleenor said Reese has an “obsession” with the woman to which the judge was referring.

Although the charges for which Reese is jailed do not specifically relate to the woman in question, Fleenor said they originated from an incident in which Reese allegedly was trespassing at the apartment complex where she lives. He contends Reese went there with intentions of setting fire to her car.

According to Fleenor, Reese fled from Carriage Hill Apartments when police arrived on the scene Aug. 23. He alleged Reese reached speeds of 50 miles per hour in the complex parking lot and 80 or more on Alum Spring Road.

Fleenor said police broke off their pursuit of Reese for safety reasons, but discovered Reese’s vehicle struck a pole and ran down an embankment after the pursuit ended. Reese allegedly fled the scene on foot after the wreck. A tracking dog followed a scent for a while and then lost the trail, Fleenor added.

Police later returned to the apartment complex and discovered a strong smell of gasoline or lighter fluid inside a car belonging to the woman in question, according to Fleenor. He alleged police also found a number of burned out matches on top of the car and inside.

Fleenor told the judge Reese has a criminal history dating back to 2005 with the “vast majority” of the charges and convictions “related to what would best be described as an obsession with a female he was dating.” He said Reese has been charged with stalking 10 times since 2006 and has four convictions for violation of a protective order.

Although those issues were resolved in 2009, after Reese served 90 days in jail and received inpatient treatment, Fleenor said the latest incident “seems like déjà vu” of what occurred in the past. Reese recently told a lower court judge he is an alcoholic and has bipolar disorder, Fleenor told Judge Long.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, bipolar disorder is a brain disorder that causes shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function. Left untreated, those with the disorder cycle between manic and depressive phases.

Attorney Spencer Rygas, who was representing Reese on the bond matter, said Reese and the woman who was the subject of the earlier incidents have had a three-year relationship since 2009. “She’s part of this and remains part of this,” he told the judge, adding that the woman tried to bond Reese out of jail the last time he was arrested.

Long wondered whether Reese tried to set the woman’s car on fire the last time or whether she tried to bond him out this time. “I just wonder what kind of relationship that would be?” he said.

Rygas expressed concern that Reese will lose his job if not released on bond. He said Reese is willing to abide by whatever conditions the judge stipulates for his release, including voluntarily surrendering his driver’s license so he can’t go to the woman’s residence.

The judge said Reese apparently didn’t have good intentions when he went to the woman’s apartment in August or he wouldn’t have fled the scene the way he did. He said Reese put himself, the police and others in danger when he fled the scene.

“This really, really concerns me. He’s an alcoholic and bipolar and he has some kind of fixation on her,” said Long.

As for concerns about Reese’s employment, Long said he is sorry “but these alleged facts didn’t happen by accident.” He said he has to consider public safety.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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21 Responses to Dublin man called ‘danger to public’

  1. Concerned Citizen

    September 8, 2013 at 11:39 am

    So thankful nobody got hurt in this ordeal. I really hope he will now be able to get the help he needs.

  2. ah

    September 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Coach Reese Left Pulaski County Public Schools in 05 or 06. Taught Physical Education until then. Everyone has issues but people who are employed or were at one time employed by Pulaski County Public Schools get thrust into the spotlight.
    When a Pulaski County employee is charged with a crime, they are placed on UNPAID leave until convicted in court. Isn’t that what would be expected by an employer? Anyone can place charges against anyone else just by swearing out a statement to the magistrate. Would you want to lose your job for something you were being accused of?

    • PC Mom

      September 10, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      AH, If this is the case, then why has it been reported that the Guidance Counselor at the PCHS is still being paid?

      • ah

        September 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

        Reported and Rumored may be confused. Where has it been CONFIRMED that A. Harrell is still being paid?

  3. Outraged

    September 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Common sense obviously takes a back seat when it comes to making false accusations against a small town. Do you people honestly think the administration would allow this man, or any other criminal, to continue to work with children? He has not been employed with the school system for well over five years. And if some of you could step down from your high horses for a minute, you might realize that this is not the Perry Reece we all knew at Claremont. This is someone who needs help.

  4. JG

    September 8, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Idk why people are judging him he is truly a great guy. He ain’t no different than anybody else who has a few issues. Yea sure pick all the negative out of it but he is a good person and hes not a perv and would you like to lose your job over some dumb stuff you got into, there are worse people that do worse things and get off no problem. Which would you rather have a drug dealer selling drugs to kids or a man that was scared at the time and messed up willing to change his ways?

  5. CC

    September 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    He is a stalker. How would like your wife, daughter or sister to be his next victim?

  6. concerned

    September 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    To be honest I think PC Mom is just nosey and needs to move to another county. Im sure she has some skeletons in her closet as well. I say mind your own business.

    • PC Mom

      September 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Concerned,

      This is all public information. I think as citizen’s of this county we all have the right to know if our tax dollars are being wasted paying the salary of one who has been accused of crime.

  7. Cougar grad too

    September 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Perry had issues back in high school with girls. He was an athlete and one of the supposed “stars.” It was brushed off as “boys will be boys.” Now he is 52 years old and a mess. The woman described by Reece’s attorney sounds like she is a loser too. Trying to bond out the guy who is supposedly a threat to you is not too bright. Alum Spring Road from Carriage Hill is not very wide, not lined in places and is winding. It is good that no one got hurt.

  8. concerned

    September 13, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    PC Mom,We need to worry about our tax dollars being used to house and feed all of the crackheads and meth addicts in this county.

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