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Taser used after suspect refuses orders

Friday, July 20, 2012

Shelbyville police officers said they were forced to use a Taser on a suspect during a confrontation early Thursday at his home.

Douglas Cody Hunter, 21, was ordered by officer Darrell Birdsong to stop making fists after he refused orders to turn around.

"He looked like he wanted to assault someone," Birdsong said in his report.

After Hunter was told that he wouldn't like the end result if he didn't unclench his fists and still refused to follow orders, Birdsong ordered his arrest.

Hunter "became combative" as attempts were made to handcuff him and was taken to the ground by officer Jerry Draine, Birdsong said.

Draine and Sgt. Charles Merlo were unable to restrain Hunter and several more verbal commands were refused, so Birdsong put the Taser against him and set off a five-second shock, according to the report.

Hunter was restrained at that time and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and public intoxication. He was being held on $5,000 bond Thursday, Bedford County Jail records said.

Police were called to the home after Hunter bit and struck a man and smashed the front door with the front of a broken foot scooter when denied permission to sleep on an air mattress, Birdsong said.

Drug charge

Unprescribed Soma and Xanax pills were found in the vehicle of a woman arrested after she "continuously bumped" the rear bumper of a Honda Civic with her Jaguar at the Walgreens drive-through window Wednesday, police said.

Mary Ann McCain, 48, of Roberts Drive was arrested after a witness reported her actions. McCain failed field sobriety tests, admitted taking additional unprescribed pills earlier in the day and was charged with reckless driving, DUI, possession of schedule IV drug, implied consent. She posted $3,250 bond

Angel Aurelio Jarquin, 20, the driver of the car McCain struck, was charged with driving without a license or vehicle insurance. He posted $250 bond.

Jail intake

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.

* Tony Leneal Brown, 38, West Lane Street; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $500 bond

* Robin Louise Campbell, 29, Shelbyville; check law (three counts); held, $1,500 bond

* William Thomas Carey, 56, Buffalo Valley Drive; public intoxication; released, $250 bond

* Douglas Cody Hunter, 21, Moody Street; public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resist stop/frisk/halt/search; held, $5,000 bond

* Angel Aurelio Jarquin, 20, U.S. 41A North; no driver's license, financial responsibility; released, $250 bond

* Katie Lee Marcotte, 22, Green Lane; DUI, speeding, financial responsibility; released, $2,000 bond

* Mary Ann McCain, 48, Roberts Drive; reckless driving, DUI, possession of schedule IV drug, implied consent; released, $3,250 bond