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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Robbery And Burglary

'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...
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...
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...
Robbery conviction upheld on appeal (07/31/14)
A 12-year sentence for armed robbery was upheld by the state court of criminal appeals against a young Shelbyville man. Demontre Chavez Brown had challenged his conviction for aggravated robbery and the sentence he received, claiming that evidence was insufficient...
Home ransacked while residents away (06/18/14)
Problems mounted quickly for a Parker Avenue couple as they discovered several items stolen from their home Monday. A 55-inch large screen television, Xbox 360 and 10 games, fly wheel and pole, propane grill and a new stroller were taken while they were at a Nashville hospital for several days, Shelbyville police were told...
Two homes entered on Stanley Boulevard (05/14/14)
Adjoining homes on Stanley Boulevard were burglarized Monday, Shelbyville police said. An Apple iPod Touch, ear buds, a pair of Michael Jordan tennis shoes, a bag of Cheetos and a carton of ice cream were taken from one home where large holes were knocked in a bedroom wall, police said...
Burglary suspect arrested at scene (05/06/14)
A man accused of burglarizing a Cypress Street home Saturday afternoon was arrested as he attempted to leave, police said. Brian Patrick Glisson, 32, of Hickory Drive was coming out the back door wearing leather gloves when officer Jeff Goodrich arrived...
Burglary, drug suspects arrested (04/18/14)
A woman was arrested on a charge of auto burglary and two men arrested on drug charges during one traffic stop early Thursday. A witness reported a suspect in the burglary, at a Barksdale Lane apartment complex, leaving the area in a red truck. Officer Chris Vest stopped a red truck at the Barksdale-East Lane Street intersection moments later...
Man lying on flag accused of burglarizing car (04/16/14)
He just wanted a little sleep -- and, allegedly, a few other things. A man found lying on an American flag along a Shelbyville roadside, surrounded by allegedly-stolen items, was charged with burglarizing a nearby vehicle early Monday, police said. Officers found Michael Ezell Lovelace, 52, of Kingree Road lying unconscious against a fence on Mead Drive at 12:35 a.m. ...
Robbery victim tricked by woman's cries for help (02/21/14)
Five people have been charged in connection with a robbery at a Shelbyville motel Wednesday. The victim told police he was robbed and attacked at America's Best Value Inn, North Cannon Boulevard, after answering a woman's scream for help from an adjoining room. Two men attacked and robbed him of $200, police said...
Man fends off robbery attempt (02/14/14)
Two men attempted to rob a Couch Lane man Wednesday night, police were told. A translator, speaking for the victim, said he was taking out the trash and noticed two men following him home. As he reached the front steps one of the men pushed him -- cutting his lip -- and demanded his money, officers were told...
Several burglary attempts occur in eastern Shelbyville (01/22/14)
Attempted burglaries in eastern Shelbyville kept police busy over the weekend and Monday. A man arrested for breaking a window in a garage in the area Monday night denied any thefts and has not been charged. All the attempts -- between Woodland Avenue and Depot Street -- occurred within a relatively small area...
Suspect accused of burglarizing 3 homes (01/17/14)
A man accused of breaking into three homes northeast of Shelbyville early Wednesday afternoon was arrested within hours after a short police chase. Gabriel Lee Bogle, 31, of Idle Drive was taken into custody outside an Eagle Boulevard store, Sheriff Randall Boyce said...
Thief strikes again: 1 car, 2 guns, electronics taken (12/31/13)
The thief who has plagued Shelbyville residential areas since autumn apparently struck again over the weekend. A car was stolen, several more were entered and guns were taken from a garage, police said. Police think the man is the same who was involved in the other burglaries. He fits the description given by other victims, Det. Sgt. Brian Crews of the Shelbyville Police Department said...
Cash stolen from car in garage (12/12/13)
An estimated $70 was stolen from an unlocked car parked in a garage with the door up at a Ritchview Drive residence Tuesday night, police were told. The theft occurred between 5:30-9:15 p.m., the victim said. The location is in the northeastern Shelbyville area where many vehicles have been entered within the past month...
Yell halts burglary attempt (12/11/13)
A yell may have prevented yet another auto burglary attempt in northeast Shelbyville last Thursday, according to a police report released Tuesday. A porch light motion sensor detected an intruder outside an Idle Drive home at 6:15 p.m. A resident of the home saw a male in a blue hoodie and dark pants attempting to enter a vehicle...
Suspect arrested after 2 burglaries at 1 home (12/06/13)
A Shelbyville woman who allegedly broke into an Adams Drive home and entered another residence on nearby Ivie Avenue was arrested Wednesday. Brooke Michelle Edwards, 35, of Double Tree Circle allegedly took change from a home on Adams Drive over the weekend, then took two cans of beer and a soft drink from a carport refrigerator at the same home Wednesday morning...
Store burglary suspect can't get away from police (11/26/13)
A police officer's quick arrival led to the arrest of a man accused of breaking into an Eagle Boulevard convenience store Sunday night. But arresting Ernest Lee Sutton wasn't an easy job. Sutton, 21, of Anchor Mill Road ran from officer Chris Vest, hiding in a wooded area near Corner Market before a taser was used to subdue him, police said...
Robber takes $450 from motorist (10/23/13)
A man suddenly entered a vehicle and robbed the driver of $450 on Union Street early Friday night, Shelbyville police were told. The victim said she was exiting a parking lot when the man appeared and demanded her money and jewelry. He ran toward Horseshoe Drive after being given the cash, she told police...
Burglary suspect arrested within moments (09/17/13)
A suspect in a vehicle burglary late Saturday night was arrested within minutes after officers were called. Sean Stephen Bess, 25, was dropped off at his Belmont Avenue home as police watched. Officers were responding to the burglary, which occurred a block away at a Thompson Street apartment complex...
Three charged in attack on Shelbyville man (07/23/13)
Three men face charges connected with the serious injury of a Shelbyville man during an alleged attack at an Oak Street home early Sunday. Justin Leverette of Shelbyville was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville after initial treatment for facial and unspecified "internal" injuries at Heritage Medical Center, officer Chris Vest's report said...
Window-smasher grabs cash box, speeds away (07/10/13)
An intruder grabbed money from the cash box from Fastenal, Northside Park Drive, overnight Sunday, police said Tuesday. Officers were called after a customer of a nearby gym noticed glass in Fastenal's front door was broken. An employee told officers only the money was missing...
Central sports complex hit twice in two days (07/03/13)
Strike three and you're out in baseball or softball. Shelbyville Central High athletic officials hope that hold true for thieves as well. The school's outdoor athletic facilities were entered twice in two days Monday and Tuesday. They follow a June 20 burglary in which thousands of dollars worth of baseball and softball equipment were taken...
'Crime spree' appeal falls flat (04/30/13)
A man with gang ties who is serving time for a series of robberies has lost a post-conviction appeal of a long sentence. Christopher Evonne Rodriguez had claimed his defense attorney was ineffective because he "failed to raise any defense . . . of a crime spree."...
Need to hide stash doesn't register with suspect (04/02/13)
The suspect in a burglary at a Shelbyville antique store didn't make much effort to hide his stash. He left his stash -- a cash register, empty except for personal papers, and $2 -- in a truck he allegedly stole from a neighboring business, police said...
Televisions stolen from pawn shop (03/01/13)
Two televisions were stolen from Pawnbrokers of Shelbyville, North Thompson Street, early Wednesday, according to Shelbyville police. A passerby noticed shattered glass in the front door and had a nearby convenience story clerk notify police. Officers said an unsuccessful attempt was made to break a padlock and enter another area of the building...
Suspect reaches for $20s at store (02/12/13)
A Shelbyville man has been charged with grabbing money from a clerk at a drug store early Sunday. Police were on the lookout for William Marcham Hardin, 48, of Cedar Street when he was picked up on an unrelated traffic stop Monday by Bedford County Deputy Cam Ferrell, Detective Sam Jacobs of the Shelbyville Police Department said Monday...
Three guns stolen; suspect captured (02/05/13)
Bond was set at $205,000 for a Bedford County man charged with breaking into a home near Flat Creek on Sunday afternoon. Shawn Lewis Watson, 18, was arrested by Bedford County deputies at a home south of Shelbyville. "He is accused of burglarizing a home and taking a rifle and two shotguns," Deputy Lindsey Puckett said...
Houston found guilty of robbery, kidnapping (01/31/13)
Following a two-day trial, a jury found a man guilty of serious charges stemming from a beating and robbery inside a Shelbyville home last May. Emmanuel Bibb Houston, 39, was found guilty of especially aggravated kidnapping, facilitation of especially aggravated robbery and especially aggravated burglary...
Man grabs cash from open register (01/03/13)
A man grabbed money from the cash register and ran from a Shelbyville convenience store late New Year's Eve night, police said. The cashier told police the man made a purchase and, when the register was opened, grabbed several $5 bills and ran. She described the suspect as approximately 5-feet-10, black and wearing a dark toboggan, dark blue coveralls and white Nike Shox shoes. He was last seen running down Belmont Avenue...
Attacker knocks out woman, steals $300 (01/02/13)
A Templeton Street resident says she was attacked Christmas night at her home and hundreds of dollars taken. She told a home health nurse several days later she remembered sitting on the edge of her bed late at night, then had no further memory until awakening cold and in the floor later Wednesday, Dec. 26 with the back door open...
Convenience store robber must serve more prison time (12/06/12)
A man found guilty of robbing a local convenience store in 2009 has lost his appeal to the state parole board. Richard Lowell Blanchard, II, who is currently housed at the Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg, was granted a parole hearing in June 2011...
Intruder narrowly gets away (11/30/12)
A Hickory Drive resident told police $30 was taken by an intruder almost caught in the act of burglarizing the home. A county deputy discovered the back door had been pried late Wednesday night. The owner, who was away, was called home and found a television set and DVD player had been placed near the door...
3 charged in pizza robbery (11/23/12)
Three men were charged Wednesday -- with a little high-tech help -- in connection with the Nov. 7 armed robbery of a Domino's Pizza delivery driver. Michael Emanuel Antonio was charged with aggravated robbery, Detective Sgt. Brian Crews of the Shelbyville Police Department said...
Trial dates set for beating, robbery suspects (11/22/12)
Trial dates have been set for six people accused of a beating and robbery at a Shelbyville home in May. Circuit Court Judge Robert Crigler scheduled Jan. 28 and 29 as the days a Bedford County jury will decide ....
Robber's take: money...and cheese (11/09/12)
An armed robbery of a delivery driver late Wednesday night netted the robber a small amount of money, pizzas and a few packs of cheese, Shelbyville police said. The driver noticed a man wearing a black hoodie with the hood pulled over his head nearby as she arrived at a Jarrell Street home, officer Todd Sanders said...
2 televisions stolen from home (10/24/12)
Two large-screen televisions and jewelry were stolen from a McDale Lane home during the day Monday, Shelbyville police were told. The front door was open when the victim's sister drove by the home at 3:30 p.m., the report said. A colt pole, hay fork and wood-burning iron stove were stolen from a barn at a West Lane Street home in multiple breakins since last week, police said...
Alleged robbers indicted as adults (10/23/12)
Two teens allegedly involved in the armed robberies of adjoining Shelbyville stores on Aug. 13 were indicted by the Bedford County grand jury Monday. Demontre C. Brown, 17, is being charged as an adult and Christopher Q. Kinzer of Columbia was charged as an adult after turning 18 in September, Detective Sgt. Brian Crews of the Shelbyville Police Department said...
Jewelry stolen from 2 homes (10/19/12)
North central Bedford County residents are on alert after jewelry was stolen from two homes during daylight hours Wednesday. Much of the less expensive jewelry was found scattered along a nearby road, investigators said. Jewelry was reported missing from two bedrooms of a Putnam Well Road residence at mid-morning, said a report by Bedford County deputy Carl Fox...
Drugs, change stolen from home (09/30/12)
Prescription medication and $10 in change was stolen from a South Brittain Street home between 5:50-10:30 p.m. Thursday, Shelbyville police said. The home was locked when the residents left and unlocked upon return, the report said. 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...
Jewelry, computer stolen from homes (09/28/12)
Jewelry, old collectible silver coins and two revolvers were stolen from a Fairfield Pike home Monday, police said. The owner told police the home had been locked. No signs of forced entry were found, the report said....
Robbery suspect turns 18, will face charges as adult (09/19/12)
One of two teenagers accused in armed robberies at adjoining stores Aug, 13 has turned 18 and has been transferred to adult court. Chris Quashon Kinzer of Columbia is being held as an adult on two counts of aggravated robbery, Detective Sgt. Brian Crews of the Shelbyville Police Department said. Bond is set at $100,000...
Missed order delays Gant sentencing (09/18/12)
A sentencing hearing has been put off until next month due to a prisoner not being transported by the state. Michael Tyrone Gant had been scheduled to be sentenced Monday for aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon following his conviction by a jury last month...
Suspect charged in home burglary (09/12/12)
A nearby residemt has been charged with stealing items from an Old Unionville Road home, according to a Bedford County detective. Kenneth Arthur Hoffman, 45, of River Ranch Road, allegedly took a large-screen television, DVD/VCR player and briefcase on Aug. 31 or Sept. 1, said Detective Chad Webster of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department...
Tomes guilty in burglary spree (08/31/12)
A Tullahoma man is facing a long prison term after being found guilty of a number of burglaries in Bedford County, while his alleged partners in crime have upcoming court dates. Following a three-day trial, Austin Lawrence Tomes, 20, was found guilty of 10 counts of aggravated burglary, nine counts of theft of property under $10,000 and a single charge of theft under $500...
Alternative sentence denied convicted burglar (08/29/12)
A man found guilty of several break-ins around Shelbyville lost a bid with the Court of Criminal Appeals for alternative sentencing. James Edward Church, Jr., had pleaded guilty to 11 counts of theft of property, three counts of burglary, one count of resisting arrest, four counts of auto burglary, and one count of theft of property valued at more than $1,000...
Gant found guilty of violent robbery (08/15/12)
A Bedford County man is set to be sentenced next month after a jury found him guilty of a 2010 armed robbery last week. Michael Tyrone Gant will be sentenced on Sept. 17 after being convicted last Thursday of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon...
3 charged in store robberies (08/14/12)
Two teenagers who allegedly robbed a Madison Street liquor store and an adjoining package store Monday night, along with an adult accomplice, were arrested approximately two hours later at a nearby apartment, Shelbyville police said. Sgt. Fred Harvey, who was first on the scene, said he saw the youths running from Economy Liquor and gave chase on foot through a field behind the store before losing them in nearby woods...
Robbers hit store; witnesses follow getaway car outside city (08/07/12)
Two armed robbers were able to get away despite the best efforts of several witnesses Saturday night The men robbed Hopps Express No. 2, Elm Street, of a substantial amount of money, Shelbyville police said. Several people saw the men running from the convenience store and followed them for several miles before losing their trail north of Shelbyville...
'Party' is actually a robbery (07/27/12)
Two suspects have been charged and two others are being sought in connection with allegedly luring two men into a robbery with promises of sex. McKenzie Drew Hickson, 18, of Russell Street and a 17-year-old girl were arrested Thursday, police said. Two male suspects were still at large this morning...