The Livingston Enterprise …

Posted March 6, 2019 at 9:17 am

An Allons man who has been charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a Hendersonville man that allegedly occurred the day after Christmas in 2017, has an upcoming court date this year.

Bobbie V. Summers, who was 58 at the time of the indictment and arrest, is being held without bond pending a hearing in the Davidson County Criminal Court scheduled for April 22 at 9 a.m.

The Homicide Unit of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department suspected foul play after a citizen reportedly found the body of James E. Kleinert, Sr., 69, on the side of Bear Hollow Road in North Davidson County on December 27, 2017.

Metro police said Kleinert was reported as a missing person during the night. A friend reported last seeing the man at 5 p.m. the night before outside the Dollar General Store at Clarksville Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard. Kleinert reportedly went there to meet with a person regarding a vehicle for sale.

The Homicide Unit’s investigation led to the indictment of Summers on charges of first degree murder and especially aggravated robbery.

Metro police reported that Kleinert got into a minivan being driven by another man. Investigation by Detective Curtis Hafley led to the identification of Summers as a suspect in Kleinert’s murder, in which robbery appears to have been the motive.

Summers was also charged with resisting law enforcement as members of the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force worked to bring him into custody at Stewarts Ferry Pike and I-40.

In an unrelated incident, Summers was indicted in Overton County along with two others in connection with an armed burglary that occurred on or about February 25, 2018, in which a handgun, jewelry and a lock box were stolen.

Detective Gary Ledbetter, who worked the case, said the handgun was recovered in Maryland on a traffic stop and some of the jewelry was recovered in a Nashville pawn shop, as well as on other individuals in that area.

Ledbetter said Summers is currently incarcerated in the Trousdale Turner Correctional Center on a violation of probation charge.


A total of 14 counties had declared local States of Emergency in Tennessee at the time of press (February 26), including Overton County.

Overton County Executive Ben Danner said his declaration was made February 21.

“That just means that I am asking for the state for help because we can’t get help from TEMA (Tennessee Emergency Management Agency) unless we declare a disaster, and we were needing some more pumps,” he said.

Danner said the county received three more pumps that were needed to drain Dillon Pond near Livingston Academy and the City of Livingston Water Department has been pumping various areas 24 hours a day.

“If the city hadn’t of been pumping solid, I feel like the water probably would have been two foot higher than that,” he said. “They’re pumping it to the city creek, Carr Creek. They’re pumping it from the Burger King, and they put hoses, and they’re pumping it out behind H&R Block into the main drain, and putting it into the city creek.”

It is not known if Overton County will receive additional finances to assist with flood relief, as Danner said there has to be a national declaration from the U.S. President first.

According to Danner, the state has to reach an estimated $9 million threshold and the county has to reach an estimated $83,000 threshold for loss, “which I’m sure we’ve hit that,” he said.

“I’m gonna say we’re probably going to get the declaration,” said Danner, advising of the water release from Wolf Creek Dam in Kentucky that was flooding Jackson and Clay counties in Tennessee.