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Mt. Juliet neighbors want DUI offender kept behind bars

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. -

A group of Mt. Juliet neighbors living in the Triple Crown subdivision want a Wilson County judge to deny a repeat DUI offender bond until his scheduled court dates in January and February.

Jonathan Greene, 26, was arrested December 20 after a judge revoked his bond for a November 19, DUI third offense arrest in Wilson County.

Prior to his arrest in Wilson County, Greene was arrested in Davidson County and charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, December 17. He currently has a separate pending DUI second offense charge in Davidson County from August.

In addition to the recent DUI and violation of probation arrest, Greene is also facing a public intoxication arrest from October 25 in Mt. Juliet.

He was sentenced to a suspended 30 day-jail term and a $25 fine on October 8, 2012 following a separate public intoxication arrest at the Wilson County Courthouse in September.

Greene was at court for a hearing in connection to failure to appear charges.

According to Wilson and Davidson County courts, Greene has been arrested at least once every month since June with the exception of July.

His arrests date back to 2005 in both Wilson and Davidson counties for other DUIs, simple possession charges and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Neighbors first contacted Nashville's News 2 because they were concerned about Greene's driving habits around the neighborhood and its children.

At the time, neighbors did not want to be identified because they worried Greene would retaliate.
With him in jail, they spoke freely about wanting Greene's judge to deny him bond for his latest arrest.

"He needs to get help and they need to keep him until he gets help," neighbor Karen Worden said. "My daughter is scared of him."

Worden like other parents in the neighborhood has a teenage driver. She worried about letting her son drive when Greene was out on the roads.

"I feel safer [with him in jail]," she said. "We watch when he is out and we watch to see if his truck is in the drive way."

Others also worry about drivers who share the roads with him outside of the neighborhood.

"I just fear for families driving it's the holidays and anything could happen," neighbor Robert Madewell said. "It is a public safety issue."

Madewell and other neighbors have tried to talk to Greene's mother to offer help, but the conversations were not successful.

"We would like to see two things happen," neighbor Tim Linville said. "One, we want to see him get the help he needs and two, we want to see the public be safe."

He continued, "While his car is not running and while it is off the streets, the streets are safer.
Wilson County Sheriff's officials said Greene could see a judge on Wednesday. The judge could set a new bond amount for Greene or hold him pending his criminal trial. 
Greene is set to appear in court January 7, 2013 for the Wilson County DUI third offense arrest.

He is set to appear in Davidson County Criminal Court February 12, 2013 for the DUI second offense arrest in August and for the drug paraphernalia arrest December 17th.

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