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Bomb threat originates from within factory

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A telephoned bomb threat at Bemis, Eagle Boulevard, on Thursday originated from a cell phone inside the building, but Shelbyville police say its owner denied making the call.

No bomb was found, police said.

"I did not make that call," the woman, who has not been charged, told officer Jon Cooke as they approached.

The phone's owner said she had left the phone on a charger in a restroom and was working in another part of the building when the call was made.

An "anonymous female caller" called Bedford County Communications Center at 7:54 a.m., police said.

The dispatcher was initially unable to track the phone's location, but had obtained the name of its owner from a cell phone provider by the time employees were being evacuated.

The human resources manager at Bemis confirmed an employee has an identical last name and pointed her out to police.

Shelbyville police and firefighters and factory supervisors searched thoroughly, finding no evidence of a bomb, before declaring an all-clear.

Hard arrest

An armed robbery suspect didn't make his capture easy for Shelbyville police Tuesday.

Davontay Tyrell Holt, 18, of Columbia was spotted hiding in bushes on Whitthorne Street shortly after 10 a.m. by officer Rod Stacy.

Holt ran as Stacy pursued him through the back yard of a home, two fields and three fence rows to Bedford Manor Apartments on Barksdale Lane, where three other suspects were captured Monday night.

A resident told Stacy that Holt had jumped into a trash bin. Holt was found in the bin and arrested.

Holt is one of four suspects charged with armed robberies at Economy Liquors and P & M Market on Madison Street.


* A wallet containing $80 was stolen from a shopping cart at Walmart on Tuesday, police said.

The victim said she had not noticed around her when the wallet was taken.

* The turn signal assembly was stolen from a van at Heritage Medical Center between 1:25-3 p.m. Tuesday, according to police.

Jail intake

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

* Tony Wayne Anderson Jr., 19, U.S. 41A North; public intoxication; held, $500 bond

* Henry Dakota Gentry, 25, Narrows Road; driving on suspended license, registration law; released on recognizance

* Davontay Tyrell Holt, 18, Columbia; aggravated robbery (two counts), evading arrest; held, $205,000 bond

* Charles Edward Lewis Jr., 50, Lebanon; DUI; released, $2,500 bond

* Harvey Allen Powell, 38, Candy Lane; aggravated assault; released, $5,000 bond

* Yvonne Michelle Pressley, 39, Moreland Avenue; violation of probation; summons delivered

* Shawn David Sampson, 42, Cliffside Drive; aggravated domestic assault; held, $7,500 bond

* Lamont Mandel Walker, 37, Green Lane; domestic assault; released, $2,000 bond

* Octavious Dayquan Wyatt, 18, Springdale Avenue; aggravated robbery (two counts); held, $200,000 bond