Fleeing suspect falls on face

Tuesday, October 3, 2006

A man accused of improper actions around a 20-month-old girl fell and injured himself while eluding her angry father early Sunday.

Juan Maroquin Gabriel, 22, Fairoak Street, was a dinner guest at a Shelbyville home when the sleeping girl's father noticed the door of her bedroom was closed and locked, police said.

The father entered through another door and saw Gabriel standing over her, Officer Barry Crocker said.

"He was standing over (the girl) with her shorts pulled down and his hands placed around her thighs and lower hip area," Crocker said. "[The father] asked him what he was doing to his daughter and he turned around with a very surprised look on his face."

Gabriel attempted to run from the home at that point, Crocker said.

"He leaped off the front porch, landing on his face causing him to bust his nose on the ground and causing injuries to his face," Crocker said.

Gabriel was brought into the home where police found him lying on the living room floor drunk and bleeding from his nose and mouth, police said.

Charges of aggravated sexual battery and public intoxication were filed against Gabriel, who is being held on $30,500 bond at Bedford County Jail.

Not a gunman

An "armed" man whose demand for money was refused by a store clerk denied having a weapon as he left Saturday.

The man entered Discount Food Mart, North Main Street at Butler Street, at 7:45 a.m. and confronted clerk Raj Patel, police said.

"A white male entered his store, came to the cash register with his hand in his jacket pocket, stated that he had a gun and told the cashier to open the cash register and give him the money," Officer Jeff Goodrich of the Shelbyville Police Department said.

"The cashier did not open the register. As the suspect left he told the cashier that he did not have a gun."

Patel described the suspect as standing approximately 5-feet-9 with a white beard and wearing a toboggan, brown checkered jacket and blue jeans.

Suspect tasered

Police say they used a taser stun gun on an allegedly-resistant suspect early Monday.

Julio Lopez, 27, Madison Street, is accused of fighting officers after backing his truck into a mailbox on Archery Lane at 1:14 a.m.

Lopez objected to being patted down for weapons, Officer Jody Shelton said.

"He tried to turn around on me so I firmly pressed him back against my car," Shelton said. "When I started to pat him down on his left side I made him spread his feet and he didn't seem to appreciate it.

"He tried to turn around again so I placed him on the hood of my car and he jumped back off the car and turned toward me as if he was going to strike me, so I escorted him to the ground."

Lopez allegedly continued resisting, Shelton said.

"While I was attempting to handcuff him Officer Waymond Boyd drive stunned him with his taser," Shelton said. "He quit resisting and I was able to handcuff him."

Lopez was charged with DUI and resisting arrest.

Good Sam, bad thief

A thief took food from Shelbyville's Good Samaritan store early Sunday.

Director Cathy Miller told police several food items were missing from a shelf at the East Highland Street center. Inventories are not kept of the donated food so an exact amount taken is uncertain, police said.

Other thefts and burglaries reported to area authorities:

*Two dogs -- a brown and white St. Bernard and brown boxer -- were taken from a pen inside a fence Friday at the Alex Gamboa home, Amos Smith Drive.

*James Travis Davidson told police he left the keys in his SUV's ignition outside his Whispering Oaks Drive home Thursday night thinking he'd be leaving again soon.

Davidson didn't leave until Friday morning. But he couldn't leave in the 1997 Ford Explorer, which was stolen during the night, police said.

*A red and black Kazuma ATV valued at $900 was taken from the Discount Store, North Main Street, between noon-1 p.m. Friday.

Can't go home

A suspect charged with his sixth offense DUI allegedly tried to avoid arrest by entering his own home.

Charles A. Davis, 56, Rockwood Street, was stopped near his residence Saturday night after he ran a stop sign at the Railroad Avenue-Madison Street intersection, Officer Matthew Griffy said.

Davis was also charged with fifth offense driving on a revoked license, evading arrest and violation of the implied consent law.

Jail intake

The following persons were arrested since Friday by the Bedford County Sheriff's Department, Shelbyville Police Department, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force and processed through Bedford County Jail. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.

*Pamela Sue Goetz, 32, Fox Lane; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond

*Robert Rutledge Spencer, 33, Liberty Pike, Bell Buckle; criminal trespassing; released, $1,000 bond

*William Lance Winsett, 40, Chockley Street; contempt of court (two counts); held, $10,000 bond

*Terry Dwight Mooningham, 23, Fay Creek Road; theft of burglary, aggravated burglary, failure to appear; held, $37,500 bond

*Jeremy Lee Swearingen, 27, Conquest Court, Unionville; domestic assault; released, $5,000 bond

*Kenni Albertico Coto, 20, Fairfield Pike; DUI; released, $2,500 bond

*Ignacio Rosas Sanchez, 24, Industrial Parkway; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond

*James Michael Brewer, 38, Hickerson Road; stalking; released, $1,000 bond

*Jason Todd Blevins, 31, Frank Martin Road; public intoxication; released, $500 bond

*Elliot Cullum, 26, Cherokee Trail; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $1,500 bond

*Connie Louise Soto, 32, Montgomery Road; held for extradition on unspecified charge

*Charles Andrew Davis, 56, Rockwood Street; DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license, resisting arrest; held, $16,000 bond

*Kenneth Wayne Reed, 39, Beech Grove; DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license; held, $7,000 bond

*Jose Alberto Martinez Terraz, 25, McMinnville; DUI, no driver's license/exhibited on demand; released, $3,250 bond

*Kimberly Jean Wilhoite, 37, South Cannon Boulevard; DUI; released, $2,500 bond

*James Gerald Brasher, 51, George Reagor Road; DUI; released, $2,500 bond

*Kyle Brian Ford, 23, Beech Grove; DUI, leaving scene of accident; released, $6,000 bond

*Eduardo Morales Sanchez, 32, Moody Street; public intoxication; released, $500 bond

*Moises Domingo Recinos, 23, Bridlewood Drive; DUI, no driver's license/exhibited on demand, violation of probation; held, $5,750 bond

*Juan Paramo Morales, 29, Moody Street; public intoxication; released, $500 bond

*Kimberly Anne Rollins, 33, Barksdale Lane; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $250 bond

*Christina Eileen McBee, 24, Warners Bridge Road; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond

*Juan Maroquin Gabriel, 22, Fairoak Street; public intoxication, aggravated sexual battery; held, $30,500 bond