Man accused of terrorizing neighbors at mobile home park

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by Adam Walser

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 29 at 8:30 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Residents of a southwest Jefferson County mobile home park say they have been repeatedly terrorized by a neighbor they say is out of control.
 
The man, Tony Gray,  lives in a trailer in the Autumn Lake Mobile Home Park.
 
Neighbors say he has tried to break into houses, sent threatening notes and even turned off other people's electricity. Yet every time he gets hauled off to jail, he keeps coming back.
 
When Chaz Lancaster leaves for his night job, he worries what his neighbor will do while he is away. Trouble with his neighbor Tony Gray started the night after Lancaster, his girlfriend and their two children moved in.
 
“She heard our back door knob jiggling. She looked out the window and it was him and when she yelled, he took off running towards his house,” said Lancaster.
 
An arrest report says police have investigated at least six recent burglary attempts involving Gray in the mobile home park in recent days.
 
“He harassed them, he's harassed them, two elderly women down there,” said Lancaster, pointing to his neighbor’s mobile homes.
 
Gray has been arrested three times in the past four days for trespassing, alcohol intoxication, harassing communications and burglary.
 
“There’s just been a lot of police officers down here every night, pretty much,” said neighbor John Wilder. “There were three or four of them each night, at least.”
 
“That's very scary. plus, my daughter lives right behind him,” said neighbor Jenny Cox. “I told her already, don't go outside at night time.”
 
Gray has been arrested multiple times on charges including robbery, disorderly conduct, escape, probation violation and bribery of a public official.
 
Police reports say he's suspected of turning off some neighbor's electricity while attempting to burglarize their homes.
 
But it's what happened late Tuesday night that has Lancaster angry.
 
“He was in our driveway and he yelled at her. so she ran in the house and called 9-1-1 and he started kicking our front door in, banging on it, screaming, cussing, trying to get in the house,” said Lancaster.
 
Gray remains in jail, somewhere most neighbors hope he will stay for a while.
 
“He keeps getting locked up for things like this and he keeps getting out the very next day. I don't understand it, someone as dangerous as him,” said Lancaster.
 
We're told that mobile home park has started eviction proceedings against Gray, but that process is expected to take up to 90 days.
 
Gray is scheduled to be arraigned on the most recent charges Thursday morning.
 

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