Jefferson man flees vehicle, enters stranger’s home


What began as a routine, afternoon traffic stop resulted in an unusual case of breaking and entering.
A Jefferson police officer pulled over Rickie Tuhn, 60, of Jefferson for a traffic violation at 3:06 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 along E. Monroe Street.
That’s when the situation went from routine to unpredictable, police reports suggest.
Tuhn decided to leave his vehicle before the officer could consult him, fleeing into the residence of 405 E. Monroe Street, which was not his home.
The officer did not immediately chase after Tuhn, instead calling for assistance from the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to seek out permission to enter the home. The owner of 405 E. Monroe Street swiftly approved entrance of law enforcement, which led to a search and eventual arrest of Tuhn. He was charged with driving while barred and was booked into the Greene County jail at 4:22 p.m.
Tuhn has a checkered criminal background.
He was charged with driving while revoked in 2015 in Dallas County. He was also arrested for an OWI in 1997 in Boone County. Two counts of assault for use or display of a weapon were dismissed in 1997 in Guthrie County though he was found guilty of failure to report personal injury due to the discharge of a firearm stemming from the same investigation.

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