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Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Jail Intake

Visitor gives himself Christmas gifts (12/19/14)
A visitor to an Elm Street home is suspected of helping himself to five Christmas gifts Wednesday afternoon, Shelbyville police said. Police were told by a resident that the man's coat appeared bulky as he left. No one had been charged as of Thursday...
Students caught with pot at school (12/18/14)
Three Cascade High School students were found smoking marijuana behind the football fieldhouse Tuesday. A school official smelled smoke and found the boys hiding beside air conditioning units, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said. A pipe and bag containing a small amount of marijuana were found...
Drugs, shoes taken from county home (12/17/14)
Prescription medication, coveralls and a pair of tennis shoes were taken from a Quail Valley Road home Sunday or Monday, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department reported. Cabinets, shelves and a water line for a refrigerator were stolen from a Sun Circle residence Monday, Shelbyvile police said...
Officer tases suspect following foot chase (12/16/14)
Police used a taser to stop a suspect as he allegedly reached into his front pockets following a foot chase on Landers Street early Sunday night. Kirby Lashure Butcher, 39, of Cliffside Avenue was treated and released at Heritage Medical Center after telling police he couldn't breathe, officer Jose Garza said in his report. Butcher was charged with fleeing to avoid arrest and was being held on $1,500 bond Monday at Bedford County Jail...
Two accused of shoplifting (12/10/14)
A woman was accused of concealing stolen clothing, including putting on a pair of panties, and attempting to leave Walmart without paying Monday afternoon. Kimberly Delina Vaughn, 40, of Lynchburg was charged with shoplifting, police said. She was also charged with possession of a schedule II drug after officer Mitchell Warren, while searching her purse, discovered a hydrocodone pill for which she had no prescription or bottle present. Vaughn was being held on $6,000 bond Monday...
Odor leads police to marijuana (12/09/14)
A report of a "suspicious odor" tipped off Shelbyville police to marijuana at a Barksdale Lane apartment Friday night. Officer David Curley, who said the odor of burnt marijuana was "very strong" in a hallway at Bedford Manor, said he found resident Betsy Ann Sawyer, 27, visitor Nichole Lee Quinlan, 29, of Madison Street, and two small children in a pot smoke-filled apartment...
'Homeless' mom, son suspected of burglary (12/07/14)
A mother and son who told police they were "homeless and trying to get out of the cold" were arrested late Tuesday in an unoccupied home on West End Circle. Police doubt the story, noting they and their clothing appeared clean, and suspect they were breaking into the home...
Pot's remnants found in vehicle (12/05/14)
Marijuana residue was scattered throughout a car stopped for a light law violation Wednesday night, Shelbyville police said. The driver, Deidre Tapp of Shelbyville, was charged with possession of a schedule IV drug. Officer Jody Shelton said he smelled marijuana and freshly sprayed perfume inside the car during the traffic stop on U.S. 231 North at 1...
Wallet stolen at Shelbyville store (12/04/14)
A man stole a wallet from a purse in an employees-only area at Dollar General Market in Big Springs Shopping Center on Tuesday morning, police said. The victim described him as black or mixed-race and wearing a gray hoodie with designs on the front and back, yellow shirt with dark collar and a design on the front and dark jeans...
Trip for socks leads police to marijuana (12/03/14)
Cold feet led police to marijuana in a Shelbyville man's residence early Tuesday. The marijuana -- one hand-rolled cigarette and a bag containing 2.3 grams -- was found in the bedroom of Harvey John Russell, 53, of Madison Street, police said. Police were at the home investigating an alleged domestic disturbance. Russell, who was outside in bare feet, asked if he could go inside for a pair of socks...
Customer tries to force way past Walmart clerk (12/02/14)
A customer allegedly insistent on entering a roped-off area of Walmart on Thanksgiving night has been charged with assaulting a clerk. The clerk said Crystal Dunn of Hilltop Drive didn't stop when entering the first time and a short time later tried to enter again...
Windows smashed in Fairfield Pike burglary spree (11/28/14)
A vehicle burglary and vandalism spree occurred late Monday and early Tuesday north of Shelbyville, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said. Windows were smashed to gain entry to many of the vehicles. A wallet and money clip containing $90 was taken from a car at a Fairfield Pike residence. The victim said he heard a noise outside at 1:30 a.m. but didn't see anyone. He discovered the driver's side window had been smashed when he left at 4:30 a.m...
Intruder goes to jail after lewd demand (11/27/14)
A man accused of forcing his way into a Morton Street home and asking for sex has been charged with patronizing prostitution. Abdullahi Ali Hussein, 28, of Purdy Court allegedly barged into the home without permission shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, sat on a couch and, after being asked to leave, offered the resident $100...
Partial marijuana cigarette found in truck of 'traveler' (11/25/14)
A partial marijuana cigarette was found in the ash tray of a pickup truck stopped Friday on North Thompson Street, police said. Joey Lee Miles, 32, of Central Avenue was pulled over by officer Michael Taylor due to alleged reckless driving, including squealing the truck's tires...
Random texter arrested again on child pornography charges (11/21/14)
A Shelbyville man arrested four years ago after reaching a police officer when attempting to solicit a minor has been charged again with contacting minors. Christian Vjede Torres, 23, of Hendon Memorial Road was charged in a joint investigation by the FBI and Shelbyville police, Det. Lt. Brian Crews said...
Thief gains entry through the wall (11/19/14)
A thief used a hole in a wall to steal $65 worth of cigarettes from a Shelbyville market Tuesday morning. Shelbyville officers responded to an alarm call at Hopps Express on Madison Street, finding the front door unlocked on arrival. Officers discovered a large hole in the building that had several concrete blocks removed, with pieces of 2x4 wood and insulation on the ground. The hole was used for an air conditioning unit that was no longer working...
Stolen items discovered in wrecked vehicle (11/16/14)
Almost $5,000 worth of items stolen from a Warners Bridge Road home Thursday were found in a wrecked car a few miles away. Deputies investigating the crash on Stewart Road, just off Warners Bridge Road, late Thursday afternoon said they noticed items such as a television, stereo system and jewelry that "one would believe to have been stolen from a residence," the report stated The driver left the scene before deputies arrived...
Suit adds to urgency for new jail (11/13/14)
The federal lawsuit against the county by a Bedford County Jail inmate has lent added urgency to the county's ongoing discussion of a new jail. "The biggest thing that's going on is, I'm being sued," Sheriff Austin Swing told Bedford County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday night...
Angry chase threatens 11-month-old passenger (11/13/14)
Charges of reckless endangerment and aggravated assault were filed against a woman who allegedly tried to force another woman, whose 11-month-old daughter was in the vehicle with her, off the road for a fight. Five witnesses told police Brittany Lucinda Ogles, 27, of Madison Street rode the back bumper of a car driven by Alexis Delois Shelton, 25, of Morton Street while swerving back and forth. One witness said he feared an accident was going to result...
Thief feasts on cake before departing with guns (11/05/14)
A thief ate half of a cake before leaving a Unionville-Deason Road home with four guns and a television converter box before leaving Monday. An Ithaca 12-gauge shotgun, Ruger M77 Mark II 25.06 rifle, Remington 870 12-gauge pump shotgun and CVA Wolf muzzleloader were taken from a gun cabinet, deputy Benjamin Burris said in his report...
Suspect attacks officers while being arrested (11/04/14)
A man repeatedly attacked police as he was arrested on suspicion of fighting fellow residents at an Eagle Boulevard trailer park Sunday night, officers said. James Gregory Wallace, 43, is charged with assault on an officer along with additional offenses...
Harassment suspect suddenly stops fleeing (10/31/14)
A suspect in a harassment case attempted to run from a deputy Wednesday, officials say. But Kevin Scott Bryan, 30, of Brookhaven Circle only got less then 100 yards -- the length of a football field -- before complying with Deputy Tim Fox's order to stop...
Woman grabbed while taking not-so-free items (10/30/14)
The large number of items piled up along 82 Bypass next to Absolute Auto in downtown Shelbyville aren't being given away. A passerby found out the hard way Tuesday when the items' owner allegedly struck her as she loaded goods into her vehicle after seeing a "free" sign, Shelbyville police said...
Medication catches eye of home intruder (10/29/14)
An intruder entered a Sun Circle home near H.V. Griffin Park during the day Monday, police said. Nothing was taken but the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom areas were ransacked and medication containers had been "gone through," the resident said. The back door was kicked to gain entry, leaving it damaged...
Thieves take 20 iPads from Walmart case (10/28/14)
Thieves helped themselves to 20 Apple iPads worth more than $8,500 from Walmart early Sunday morning, police were told. Loss prevention personnel said video shows a man and woman grabbing a laundry basket and bag from display shelves, using their own pry bar to force a case near a cash register and taking the iPads, according to officer Letisia Butler...
Vehicles, building entered by thieves (10/22/14)
Vehicles and an outbuilding were entered Monday in Shelbyville. An MP3 player and ash tray containing $5 were stolen from an unlocked vehicle at a Hilltop Drive home overnight Monday, police were told. The ash tray and vehicle's owner's manual were found a few houses away. Another area resident reported vehicles at her home were ransacked...
Drug use drives multiple thefts from vehicles (10/21/14)
An auto burglary suspect told police she commited the thefts to feed a crack habit. Tabitha Ann Morris, 34, of South Cannon Boulevard was arrested moments after allegedly breaking into vehicles in the Oakdale Street area off Shelbyville Mills Road early Sunday, Shelbyville police said...
Police tipped off to drug suspect's location (10/17/14)
An anonymous tip led investigators to a drug suspect Wednesday afternoon. The caller told the Bedford County Sheriff's Department that Larry Allen Walls, 31, of Barksdale Lane, who was wanted for violation of probation, was outside an apartment on Barksdale Lane...
Wallet, pair of glasses attract theives (10/15/14)
A wallet containing $105 belonging to an employee of McDonald's, Madison Street, was stolen while she was at work between 9-11 p.m. Sunday. The victim told Shelbyville police she was unsure if the wallet had been left in an office or restroom. A table, jewelry and pair of glasses were stolen from a home on Highway 64 East on Monday, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department was told...
Movement in van helps police discover meth lab (10/14/14)
A mobile meth lab found in a vehicle late Sunday night led to the arrests of two suspects, Shelbyville police said. Officer Gregg Loyd spotted a van occupied by five people in the parking lot of Corner Market, Eagle Boulevard, at 10:01 p.m. after business hours...
Officers smell pot in truck, make arrest (10/09/14)
Marijuana was found in a truck after an officer detected the smell during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, police said. Officers Michael Taylor and Darrell Birdsong said they smelled the pot after stopping Ethan Sebastian Moreno, 18, of Midland Road on an alleged traffic offense...
New online 'friend' takes off with purse (10/08/14)
A woman's purse was stolen by a man she met online who claimed he was helping her open a bank account, police said Monday. The victim said she met "Rico" -- as he claimed to be -- two weeks ago. "Rico" and the women met "a few days ago," she told police, and they visited several banks but were unable to open an account due to lack of funds...
Meth labs discovered in Bell Buckle area (10/07/14)
Home and mobile meth labs were found in the Bell Buckle area last week, and one suspect faces charges. Tina Pearline Smith, 34, of Autumn Lane in Bell Buckle, was arrested after leaving a home on Coop Road where another meth lab was discovered, Assistant Director Tim Miller of the 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force said Monday. She was charged with initiation of a process resulting in meth and held on $50,000 bond at Bedford County Jail...
Mustang door taken to trailer (10/02/14)
A 1988 Ford Mustang door was stolen from a Shelbyville towing company and taken to a residence, police were told Tuesday. The witness said the door was taken from Bullet Towing, East Lane Street by a man driving an older Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with stickers on the rear window...
Tools, blower taken by thieves Monday (10/01/14)
Three theft reports were investigated by Shelbyville police Monday, l An estimated $450 worth of hand tools were taken from an unlocked storage shed behind a Perfection Drive home overnight Sunday. l An Echo backpack blower valued at $600 was stolen from the bed of a truck on White Street late Monday morning...
Victim 'stable' after argument-fueled stabbing (09/30/14)
An argument led to a stabbing that left one man seriously injured at a South Cannon Boulevard residence late Sunday night, police said. Mike Harper was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center for neck and stomach wounds and was in stable condition after an operation Monday morning, Det. Sam Jacobs said...
Stolen computer stuffed in shorts (09/25/14)
A man stuck a laptop computer in his shorts and walked out of Aaron's, North Main Street, Monday afternoon, Shelbyville police said. Security video shows the man breaking a security cable and sliding the computer down the front of his shorts, police said. He walked to the front counter and talked to an employee, with the computer in his pants, before leaving...
Fence pulled down for bonfire (09/24/14)
A man is accused of using a neighbor's wooden privacy fence to fuel a bonfire at a White Street home Saturday night. Troy L. Neeley Jr. allegedly pulled down the fence and started the bonfire, Shelbyville police were told. The remains of the fence were in the neighbor's yard Monday, officer Russ Grubbs said...
Not a 'relaxing' night for suspect, officer (09/23/14)
A suspect who told police he uses drugs to feel "relaxed" was anything but relaxed while being pursued by officers Friday night. Ryan Daniel Mason, 25, of East Lane Street was jolted by a taser multiple times, moments after a Shelbyville police officer escaped serious injury as he struck a head-high cable while in foot pursuit...
Driver in double fatality was speeding, intoxicated: Police (09/18/14)
The man charged with the traffic deaths of two passengers in his car was intoxicated and driving at a high rate of speed seconds before the crash, police said. Austin Myles Tomlin, 22, of Stern Lane was charged Wednesday with two counts of aggravated vehicular homicide and one count of reckless driving in connection with the Aug. 1 deaths of Tristan Nichols and Richard Grijalva...
Driver in double fatality faces homicide charge (09/18/14)
The driver of a vehicle in which two people were killed in July was charged with vehicular homicide Wednesday. Austin Myles Tomlin, 22, of Stern Lane is charged with two counts of vehicular homicide and one count of reckless driving, Lt. Trey Clanton of the Shelbyville Police Department said. He was being held on $500,000 bond Wednesday at Bedford County Jail...
Fleeing suspect runs into doctor's office (09/17/14)
A suspect attempted to escape custody by running into a physician's office Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. David Michael King, 22, of Birch Street ran into the office of Dr. Lynette Adams, North Main Street, where witnesses directed Deputy Clyde Boyce to a restroom where he was allegedly hiding...
Drug suspect can't swim away from deputy (09/16/14)
A suspect caught with a stolen marijuana plant attempted to swim from a pursuing deputy, but was captured before reaching the opposite bank of Duck River. Charlie Beauchamp-Freeman, 20, of Gant Road couldn't get away from Deputy Trey Green, who arrested him in the river off Warners Bridge Road early Friday...
Televisions taken from home (09/11/14)
Two reports of home burglaries were received in the area Tuesday. Two television sets were taken from a home on Mullins Chapel Road sometime before Tuesday, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said. Prescription medication was stolen from an unlocked Moody Street residence while the resident slept between 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, police said...
Taser subdues man after officers struck (09/10/14)
A taser was used to subdue a suspect allegedly resisting officers Monday night, Shelbyville police said. John McCormick of Green Lane is accused of hitting officer David Dye in the face several times and kicking officer Gregg Loyd in the leg as he was being investigated following a report of a domestic assault at his home...
Moonshine, meth, marijuana and money found in truck (09/09/14)
Mason jugs full of moonshine were found along with meth, marijuana and money in a truck stopped by police early Sunday morning. William Mason Clanton, 20, of Narrows Road told police the items were his after being told two young men and a teenage girl in the truck would otherwise be charged as well...
Doing the 'wrong' thing lands driver in trouble (09/03/14)
A man who told police he knows "drinking and driving is wrong" was arrested after striking a vehicle twice Sunday night. The driver said a van struck her in the rear at the Madison Street-East Lane Street intersection, backed up and hit her again before fleeing. Witnesses followed Jason Leonard Hartzell, 27, of Butler Street to North Hillcrest Drive where he was stopped by Sgt. Fred Harvey...
Auto theft suspect brought to quick halt (08/28/14)
A man confronted after allegedly breaking into a vehicle Tuesday night picked the wrong person to challenge. John Willie Stone Jr., 51, of Cherokee Trail came at East Franklin Street resident Joel Doak with an open pocket knife after being seen in a neighbor's vehicle, police said. Doak, who competes in mixed martial arts events, took the knife and pinned Stone to the ground until police arrived...
Pot-toting man 'pays respects' by setting fire at home (08/26/14)
A man wearing an American flag bandana on his head allegedly set a fire on the front porch of an East Franklin Street home where he later told police he had gone to "pay his respects." Marijuana and four knives were found in the clothing of Ronald Douglas Yates, 46, of Dunnaway Street, as he was being arrested by officer Jose Garza...
Shot fired at passing driver (08/21/14)
A gunshot struck a man in the arm as he drove along Burt Street in front of Oak Hill Village apartments Tuesday afternoon. The victim told police he heard someone yelling followed by one shot which went through the driver's door of his car and hit his elbow...