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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Police Blotter

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...
Bell Buckle fights back against meth (10/16/14)
Bell Buckle residents expressed concern about meth labs cropping up following several incidents earlier this month. Police chief Tommy Wiley told the board of mayor and aldermen that more warrants and arrests in the case are coming, saying the matter is still "an open investigation."...
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...
Man shot while fleeing attack (09/23/14)
The victim of a gunshot early Sunday was in stable condition Monday at a Nashville hospital following an operation, officials said. Matthew Cook of Shelbyville was shot in the "chest-abdomen" through the door of his vehicle as he drove away from a home on Highway 82 East near Bell Buckle, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Department...
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...
Scam Watch: Scammer claims false traffic fines (08/28/14)
A Shelbyville resident was falsely told she had been charged with a traffic offense in Sumner County and would be fined almost $1,000. The resident was informed by a caller using the name of a Bedford County deputy to pay the "fines" using a Green Dot card, according to a Shelbyville Police Department report. She was told she owed $500 for failure to appear in court and $498 for contempt of court...
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...
'Tax refund' sent, but recipient hadn't applied (08/20/14)
A Shelbyville woman received a cashier's check for $3,743.15 for her 2013 tax return last Thursday, along with a note from her bank saying they couldn't directly deposit the money using her account information. Trouble is, she hadn't filed a return. A tax service told her someone else had filed a tax return using her name with Turbo Tax online, police were told...
'You deserve this,' robber tells victim (08/19/14)
A man seriously injured while being robbed of his cell phone early Sunday was told repeatedly "you deserve this" as he was beaten, Shelbyville police said. Franklin Dwayne Gilbert of Shelbyville was listed in "very unstable" condition Monday at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville...
Child walks in busy street looking for mother (08/19/14)
Motorists were startled to see a 4-year-old child walking unattended in the middle of Madison Street at Bethany Lane at mid-morning Sunday. After searching for more than 15 minutes, officers found the child had been at a home at Bedford Manor Apartments...
Suspect in 6 home burglaries spotted, arrested (08/14/14)
A home burglary suspect was in the right place at the right time Wednesday morning when a city detective, who was investigating a breakin reported a few hours earlier, spotted him. After being taken to Shelbyville Police Department, Vincent E. Salters, 51, of Sherwood Trailer Court, confessed to six home burglaries after Det. Sam Jacobs found jewelry and coins allegedly taken from a North Jefferson Street residence earlier Tuesday...
Parking in unusual place leads to arrest on marijuna charge (08/12/14)
Parking in an odd location attracted the attention of police and led to a suspect's arrest on a marijuana charge Sunday night. A man, who was not charged, was in the passenger seat of a car in the parking lot of Lifestyle Staffing, Madison Street, at 11:03 p.m. He told officer Jerry Draine he was waiting for a friend who was visiting a girlfriend at a nearby motel...
3 charged in midstate burglary spree (08/08/14)
Three people are being held in connection with multiple home burglaries over a large portion of central Middle Tennessee. Johnny Jones and Ernest Feinstein, both of Lynchburg, and Jessica Reed of Shelbyville were arrested after a multi-county pursuit Tuesday afternoon following a burglary at a home on Bagley Hollow Road in Moore County...
Suspect can't 'get away' from police after wreck (08/07/14)
A Lewisburg man was arrested on drug charges after colliding with another vehicle and a large sign on North Main Street early Tuesday night. Witnesses said Regis Anthony Morris, 34, was southbound, crossed the center line and hit the side of a car driven by Heather Bartholomew before running into the base of a streetside sign at Kroger. Bartholomew was checked for cuts to her arms at Heritage Medical Center, police said...
Suspect charged with changing prescription (08/05/14)
A Shelbyville man was arrested for allegedly modifying a prescription Sunday. Phillip Timothy Swing, 54, of Midland Road allegedly changed the digit '1' to a '4' on an otherwise legally-obtained prescription, in an attempt to get 40 instead of 10 pills, Shelbyville police said. He was arrested at a drug store...
Attemped escape in cab doesn't work for suspect (08/05/14)
Police tracked down a man who allegedly pushed a cart loaded with food, beer and cola from Walmart late Saturday afternoon. Loss prevention employees said the man left in a cab. Officer Brock Horner had the dispatcher contact the cab company, found the address where the suspect was dropped off and arrested Rodney Lee Davis, 53, of Railroad Avenue...
Benches, iPads attract thieves (07/31/14)
Two Apple iPads were taken from a Lentz Street home between last July 23 and Monday, Shelbyville police were told Tuesday. The iPads were hidden in a bedroom dresser, the report said. No signs of forced entry were noted. Other incidents reported to police:...
Swerve drives man to rage (07/29/14)
A suspect in a road rage incident allegedly attacked another driver and challenged law enforcement Sunday morning. Christopher Charles Taylor, 30, of Narrows Road struck a Shelbyville man during a confrontation over an alleged traffic violation, then attacked officer Mitchell Warren of the Shelbyville Police Department and Sgt. Andy Raby of the Bedford County Jail staff after his arrest at about 7 a.m., police said Monday...
DUI suspect kicks officer during arrest (07/29/14)
A Shelbyville police officer was allegedly kicked in the chin by a DUI suspect during an arrest early Sunday. Phillip Allen Hammermeister, 31, of Kingston Corner Road kicked officer David Dye and a patrol car's windows after being forcibly placed inside, officer Chris Vest's report said...
Load of tools taken from garage (07/24/14)
Approximately $3,000 worth of items were stolen from the garage of a Lewis Avenue home overnight Monday, police were told. A planer, miter saw, two circular saws, sanding station, two power sanders, three routers and hand tools were missing along with a 12-pack of soft drinks...
Pot or not, owner feels the heat (07/23/14)
Unique tomato plant -- or marijuana? Gary Wiker of Madison Street insisted his "tomato plant" is rare and "no one else grows that kind of tomato," officer Tory Moore said in his report. Police who found the plant say it's marijuana -- and charged Wiker, 53, with possession and sale of a schedule VI substance...
Theft suspect goes to Nevada (07/17/14)
A Shelbyville man wanted for burglary and theft of property has been captured in Nevada. Sean Stephen Bess, 26 was arrested in Elko, Nevada for two counts of being a fugitive felon from another state, according to the Elko Daily Free Press. He is being held there without bail...
Suspect accused of stealing gas tank (07/16/14)
A Bell Buckle man was charged with taking a gasoline tank from a Midland Road residence Monday afternoon, according to Shelbyville police. Michael Shannon Spain, 43, of Webb Road West admitted taking the tank after initial denial, then offered to pay for the gas inside, officer Jose Garza said...
Attempted homicide charged after bottle attack (07/15/14)
A Shelbyville man was arrested on a charge of attempted criminal homicide after a weekend incident starting in Murfreesboro and ending in Bedford County, officials say. Shaun Earl Gibson, 36, of Lorien Circle allegedly picked up a Shelbyville woman in Murfreesboro and attacked her with a whiskey bottle before she got out of his vehicle in Bedford County, according to the Bedford County Sheriff's Department...
Gun found in bag of marijuana (07/10/14)
A man out on bond after a previous drug arrest was charged again with possession of marijuana. Tristan David McMahon, 23, of Barksdale Lane, was arrested after investigators discovered a bag of marijuana -- also containing a handgun -- at his home. Investigators searched the residence after marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop nearby...
Medication, money taken by thieves (07/09/14)
Minor thefts were reported to Shelbyville police Monday and Tuesday. Prescription medication and $240 were stolen from a vehicle left unlocked with windows down at a Madison Street home between 11:30 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, police said...
Aggravated suspect charged with aggravated burglary (07/08/14)
A woman demanding back a dress she says she loaned allegedly barged into a residence, took the garment and departed Saturday, Shelbyville police said. She's been charged with aggravated burglary. Rosheta Monique Jackson, 25, of Railroad Avenue was allegedly intoxicated when she arrived at a neighbor's home at Circle O Trailer Park wanting to see a woman who wasn't presemt...
Thieves sneak away with mattresses (06/29/14)
An undetermined number of mattresses were stolen Thursday from a trailer at Corsicana Bedding, Amos Smith Road, Shelbyville police said. A witness told police three men were passing the mattresses from the Corsicana property through a tree line to a Ford F150 pickup parked near the nearby city burn pit...
Pot, no seat belt, and a run add up to bad luck (06/26/14)
Thirteen was an unlucky number for a man allegedly in possession of marijuana Tuesday. The 1.71 grams of marijuana was found in the clothing of Tommy Lance Bailey, 40, of Sims Road following a foot pursuit off Madison Street near Barksdale Lane, police said...
Woman strikes back after alleged insulting words (06/25/14)
A woman was charged with aggravated assault after allegedly hitting a neighbor in the head with a softball bat Monday. Caroline Anita Spencer, 30, of Horse Mountain Road told officer Mitchell Warren she was retaliating due to residents of the neighboring home allegedly making insulting comments to her and family members over a period of time...