Bond for accused stalker, dog killer raised to $50,000
By Iva Butler | (email@example.com)
The bond for the Louisville man who allegedly stalked a neighbor, killed her dog and then violated an order of protection was raised to $50,000 Thursday afternoon.
The bond for Fred Lee Wright, 62, Cub Drive, Louisville, was increased after he was arrested for violation of the order of protection. Bond for that violation was set at $25,000.
Blount County General Sessions Court Judge Robert L. Headrick revoked the $750 bonds each for killing an animal and stalking and increased those bonds to $12,500 each for a total of $25,000.
Blount County Assistant District Attorney General Ellen Berez requested the change.
Wright was arrested after a deputy was called to a Cub Drive address shortly before 8 p.m. Aug. 27 to the report of a disturbance between neighbors.
Diane Stephens said she was trying to leave for work and that Wright, her neighbor, was standing in the driveway blocking her exit. When she phoned authorities, he allowed her to leave.
The deputy reported Wright said he was checking on some things on her property.
Wright was told to leave and when the deputy conducted a search of the property, he found a small, brown dog dead.
When he spoke to Wright the second time, he reportedly admitted to killing the dog.
An order of protection against Wright was obtained after that incident, which he allegedly violated. He is currently in Blount County Jail.
According to E-911 records, Wright and Stephens have called authorities several times on one another.
The Wright cases are all to be heard at 9 a.m. Sept. 26, in Headrick’s courtroom.