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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Robbery suspect captured

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The man accused of hatching a plan leading to the July 26 robbery of two men was arrested early Friday, police said.

Billy Joe Colburn was walking between two buildings at a Landers Street apartment complex at 12:34 a.m. when spotted by officer Jerry Lawrence, a police report said.

"I waited until he was in the middle of the parking area and I stepped out and ordered him to stop," Lawrence said. "I then told him to drop to his knees and he did so."

Colburn asked two young women, one a juvenile, to pose as prostitutes, find a willing man and a friend and lure them to an abandoned home on Midland Road, Detective Sgt. Brian Crews said in July.

The women allegedly pproached a man pumping gas at a convenience store, who brought a friend to the house where Colburn and another man were waiting. The victims were robbed and the stereo system stolen from their car, police said.

Both women and the other man allegedly involved were arrested in July.

Colburn is charged with two counts of robbery and one count each of burglary and theft over $500. Bail is set at $75,000.

Signs, mailboxes mowd down

A driver left a trail of damage through a northern Shelbyville neighborhood -- and got away -- early Thursday.

The driver demolished a stop sign on Scotland Heights and Fairfield Pike, ran through several yards and over two mailboxes, a stop sign, speed limit sign and school zone sign on Lee Lane, ran over mailboxes and through yards on Mead Drive, Wade Drive, Sun Circle and Lucas Road and struck a mailbox and ran through two yards on Tulip Tree Road, police said.

One Lee Lane resident told police he heard a truck stop in front of his home and idle for a minute or two before leaving at approximately 11 p.m. Thursday.

Jail intake

The following were arrested since Thursday 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.

*James Avery Crowell, 24, South Cannon Boulevard; contributing to the delinquency of a minor; released, $1,000 bond

*Madonna Louise Elam, 34, Manchester; bondsman surrender (failure to appear); held, $2,500 bond

*Justin Ray Lee, 30, Petersburg; public intoxication; released, $1,000 bond

*Tracy Randall Lee, 50, Petersburg; public intoxication; released, $1,000 bond

*Kevin Ray Leverette, 23, Higgins Road; violation of probation; released, $2,000 bond

*Michael Wayne Neal, 37, Livingston; failure to appear; held, $10,000 bond

*Brian Larry Shoemake, 34, Unionville-Deason Road; driving on revoked/suspended license (second offense); released, $1,000 bond

*James Scott Williams, 23, Eady Road; violation of probation; held, $3,000 bond