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Friday, Mar. 6, 2015

Police Blotter

Two face charges for possessing oxycodone (03/06/15)
Two were charged with possessing oxycodone -- a schedule II drug -- in separate incidents, Shelbyville police said. Jeffrey Smith, whose age and address were not immediately available, was stopped Wednesday morning on Hillcrest Drive by Lt. Nikia Elliott and Deputy Brandon Jarrell of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, who were serving a warrant...
Gunshots from passing car hit man (03/05/15)
Shots from a passing car seriously injured a Deason-area man Tuesday night. Kenneth Davis of Unionville-Deason Road was shot several times in the leg as he stood outside his home around 8 p.m., the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said. "He was in his front yard and a dark car drove by and someone shot at him," Deputy Steve Mills' report said...
Vehicle stolen, another left behind (03/04/15)
One vehicle was stolen and an attempt was made to steal another Monday from an auxiliary Shelbyville Auto Sales parking lot on Prince Street, police said. A 2005 Kia Sorrento taken over the weekend was tracked by GPS to a home on Warners Bridge Road on Monday morning. A command to disable the vehicle's engine was sent to the vehicle's GPS, but it failed and, a few minutes later, the vehicle was tracked to Hurt Road in Marshall County...
Computer, monitor stolen from Shelbyville church (03/03/15)
A computer and monitor were stolen from a Shelbyville church Saturday night. The front door was smashed at El Roi Church, South Spring Street, between 7-8:40 p.m., police were told. Marijuana was found on a woman while bond was being set at the judicial commissioner's office Saturday morning, Shelbyville police said...
License plate taken from pickup truck (02/27/15)
The license plate was stolen from a pickup truck at a Maple Street home Wednesday or earlier, police were told. The victim said he didn't want someone to be "running around with my tag and get into something." The following were arrested since Wednesday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts...
Two homes entered in East Side area (02/25/15)
Two unlocked homes on adjoining streets in eastern Shelbyville were entered Tuesday, police said. "Numerous" collector coins, $3,035 cash and a check for $200 were stolen from a Jarrell Street residence between 2:15 and 4 p.m. Some of the money was taken from a safe which the owner told police had been locked but was opened without damage...
Body found by roadside: Woman's identity remains unknown (02/24/15)
More than 24 hours after the naked body of an elderly woman was found alongside Mullins Mill Road east of Shelbyville, authorities still don't know her identity -- but say she was murdered. The woman -- who appeared to be in her 70s, according to Sheriff Austin Swing -- may have suffered in her final moments of life...
Second victim dies from bypass crash (02/24/15)
Another person has died as the result of a Feb. 12 wreck at the dangerous Fairfield Pike-State Route 437 intersection. James Douglas "Doug" Smith, 71, of Manchester was riding in the rear seat of an SUV driven by his sister-in-law, Ruth Smith, also of Manchester. He died Feb, 15 at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville...
Wallet stolen after victim pumps gas (02/20/15)
A wallet was taken from the front seat of a van at the Kroger gas pumps Thursday afternoon, Shelbyville police were told. The victim said he overpaid and walked to the cashier for change about 4:20 p.m. The wallet was gone when he returned. The following were arrested since Wednesday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. ...
Woman accused of shoplifting attempt (02/19/15)
A woman told Shelbyville police she took $47 worth of cosmetics from Kroger late Tuesday afternoon. Reanna Katherine Finnell, 24, of Lane Parkway told officer Tory Moore she is unemployed so steals things and wishes she could stop. Finnell was charged with shoplifting and, due to a warning from store personnel after an alleged previous incident, criminal trespassing. She posted $1,000 bond...
Driver crashes after fast drive (02/18/15)
An allegedly intoxicated driver escaped serious injury after a short, but wild, drive ended in a major crash Sunday night. Tashiana Rankins of Shelbyville slammed into a ditch on West Jackson Street after almost striking a tractor-trailer, police said. She was charged with DUI, reckless driving, illegal consumption and violation of the implied consent law, officer David Dye said...
Driver pulls over after 131 mph pursuit (02/10/15)
A driver allegedly clocked on radar at 131 mph on U.S. 231 North early Sunday was charged with evading arrest and reckless endangerment. Dwayne Arthur Vaughn, 39, of Dunnaway Street told a Bedford County deputy he was late for work after a chase starting near Coop Road, where Vaughn was allegedly initially clocked at 84 mph, and ending when he pulled into the median at the intersection of Polly Thicket Road in Rutherford County shortly after 7 a.m...
Resisting suspect receives taser shock (01/29/15)
A suspect who allegedly refused an officer's orders was subdued with a taser Tuesday night, Shelbyville police said. Colt Wayne Sanders, 32, of Pickle Road "received one cycle from the taser in a drive stun mode," officer David Curley said in a report. "Drive stun mode" is an electric shock from the end of the taser placed against a suspect...
He helped her out, she helped herself (01/28/15)
A woman allowed to stay at a new male friend's East Lane Street home took two pairs of his new jeans and returned them to a store, receiving a refund as if she had purchased them, said. The victim said his bank card was also stolen by the woman, who he allowed to spend the night Sunday after she said she had no place to stay...
Truck thief leaves behind stolen bus (01/23/15)
A 1997 Ford pickup owned by Tyson Foods was stolen from a parking lot at a breeding facility on Depot Street overnight Wednesday, police said. The employee who usually drives the truck said it contained a Dosatron livestock medicator and personal items...
Woman shocked by sudden attack (01/22/15)
A woman was attacked in her car at CVS Pharmacy, North Main Street, at mid-afternoon Tuesday. The victim, who said she had never seen her assailant, told police she was meeting a woman to buy a shirt she had spotted on a Facebook site. A woman described as white and in her 20s got out of a blue Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am and began beating on the driver's side window of the victim's vehicle...
Gunshots fired into truck lead to suspect's arrest (01/21/15)
A Shelbyville man was jailed on $111,000 bond after allegedly shooting into a truck Monday night at Get Away Saloon, Sims Road. Shane Michael McAnally, 48, of Carney Street allegedly had argued with the truck's owner at the bar earlier in the night and was told to leave, police said. A witness said she saw McAnally shoot the truck...
Man's request for money, gold denied (01/16/15)
A man who came into Bargain Town, Lane Parkway, and allegedly demanded money and gold was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct Wednesday. John Thomas Anderson, 44, of Noblitt Street allegedly had his hand in a pocket and was cursing employees, Shelbyville police said...
Thieves walk away with case of earrings (01/14/15)
More than $1,500 worth of jewelry was stolen from Walmart early Monday, police say. Camera footage shows two men and a woman breaking into a jewelry case and taking an entire case containing 27 earrings, security personnel told officers. The earrings are described as 10-karat and 14-karat, some hoop style, with a total value of $1,643.89. Two air guns were also stolen, officer Brock Horner's report said...
Stolen car found blazing near unoccupied home (01/13/15)
A 2011 Nissan Sentra reported stolen from a Fairway Green Drive home was found burning early Friday at a vacant house on Rattlesnake Lodge Road. Deputy Trey Green of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said he was able to recover the vehicle identification number and, as he arrived at the owners' residence, it was being reported as stolen to Shelbyville police...
Heating-cooling units stolen from business (01/09/15)
Two used heating and cooling units were stolen from the property of Brown's Heating & Cooling, Depot Street, overnight Tuesday. Area scrap yards were notified by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department to be on the lookout for the units. The following were arrested since Monday by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts...
Teaming to fight criminals (01/08/15)
It's the only time when crime does pay. Shelbyville's police department and the county sheriff's office are joining forces and sharing information received from the Crime Stoppers program, along with encouraging the public to use the anonymous tip line...
Men suspected of taking camper from auto dealership (01/06/15)
Police are seeking two men suspected of stealing a 2001 Dutch Sport Camper from Deals on Wheels, Madison Street, on Dec. 24. Surveillance video shows the men entering the auto dealership's overflow lot across the street in a dark Dodge pickup and looking at the camper...
Scam Watch: 'Border patrol' scammer threatens arrest (01/02/15)
A fake arrest threat from a man claiming to be from the "Border Patrol" frightened a Wartrace woman Wednesday. The caller told her she was "the subject of an ongoing investigation" for allegedly purchasing drugs over the Internet, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department said...
Assault charge filed after alleged attack (12/31/14)
A Shelbyville man was charged with aggravated domestic assault after being accused of severely beating a woman at a North Main street motel Monday night. Shaun Gibson allegedly woke up an acquaintance and inflicted what police termed "several facial injuries" as he beat and kicked her into unconsciousness. She awakened and the attack resumed until she "played dead," officer David Curley's report said...
Taser calms suspect after traffic stop, struggle (12/30/14)
A taser was used on a suspect as he was being taken unto custody early Friday, police said. Eric Livingston Brooks, 24, allegedly refused to stop for State Trooper Barry Qualls, eventually turning into an apartment complex on Belmont Avenue and running from his vehicle into a nearby wooded area...
Man takes beer, runs from store (12/24/14)
A man accused of taking two bottles of beer from the cooler at Walgreens and consuming or emptying them in a bathroom was charged with shoplifting Monday. James Eric Thomas, 24, of Regent Drive allegedly took the bottles from a six-pack and headed for the bathroom, store personnel told Shelbyville police. The employees said they found the bottles in the trash moments later...
Officers hurt in struggle with DUI suspect (12/23/14)
Two Shelbyville police officers say they were injured while attempting to arrest a DUI suspect Saturday night. Joaquin Hinojosa, 36, of Dover Street was tased by officer David Curley after allegedly refusing to give officers his right arm, on which he was lying, while being arrested, police said...
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...
Minkslide Road wreck (12/05/14)
At least two people were thrown from this truck on Minkslide Road just off State Highway 82 early Thursday night. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available. (T-G Photo by David Melson)
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...
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...
Theft suspects sought (10/31/14)
These photos from Walmart security cameras show suspects in the theft of more than $8,000 worth of iPads from the store last Sunday. The pair are also suspected in a similar incident at the Pulaski Walmart last Friday. Call the Shelbyville Police Department, 684-5811, or Crimestoppers, 685-4300.