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Man charged following rash of vandalism in Bellevue

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A man was arrested in Bellevue Friday night after he reportedly overdosed on amphetamines and caused quite a disturbance at two local businesses.

According to police, Joseph Francis, 30, arrived to Brewhouse 100 on Highway 100 just before 10 p.m.

Bar staff said Francis sat down with bleeding hands and knuckles, so they offered to help clean and bandage his wounds.

Francis allegedly got up and pulled a guitar off the wall then proceeded to smash the bar's jukebox.

Police say he then left the bar, took off the top of a large ashtray then used the ashtray to break out the windows of his own vehicle.

Francis is accused of then walking to a nearby Jet's Pizza and using outdoor furniture to smash a large window in the front of the store.

Officers arrived shortly after and took him into custody.  They reported it "became apparent" he was somehow intoxicated and transported him to Nashville General Hospital.

The attending physician found he had overdosed on amphetamines and was in life-threatening condition.

After a short stay in the intensive care unit, Francis was booked into jail Saturday and charged with two counts of vandalism, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

He is being held on $20,000 bond.

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