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Attempt made to obtain motel guests' info

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Several visitors staying at Best Western Celebration Inn, Madison Street, were asked to disclose personal information by someone claiming to be an employee Wednesday, police said.

Multiple guest told the front desk clerk they had received calls from a man asking them to bring their credit cards for a 30 percent room discount. He did not ask for their card numbers.

About 2 a.m. the man told a guest that the motel's computers had crashed and he needed to re-register her, asking for personal information including her credit card numbers. She gave him the information but, after two more calls were received, said she would come to the front desk instead. The desk clerk told her the calls were false.

An unsuccessful attempt was made to trace the calls, but police were told by a motel employee that she thought they were originating within the complex.

Minor injury

A woman who told police she was struck by a truck Tuesday night near the Celebration Grounds refused treatment after an ambulance arrived, police said.

Mary Butler told officer David Dye she was suffering pain to her neck, face and a shoulder after the impact on Evans Street near the softball field, next to a Celebration campground area.

Butler said she didn't know what type of vehicle had struck her or what part of the vehicle, but claimed witnesses had seen a white Ford pickup truck. Those witnesses were gone when police arrived.


* A man stole a Weedeater from the front porch of a North Jefferson Street home Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The suspect was described as black and wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. He walked away through yards heading toward Depot Street, a witness told officers.

* Four months after being taken, two vehicles from Pirtle & Howerton Automotive, North Main Street, were reported as stolen Tuesday.

The 1992 Ford F-150 pickup truck and 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee are thought to have been taken by two individuals listed as "former managers" in the report, an employee told police. The suspects' names match those of two men employed by a Florida auto marketing firm.

Jail intake

The following were arrested since Tuesday 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.

* Tammy Renae Bailey, 38, Horse Mountain Road; driving on suspended license, speeding; summons delivered

* Melvin Tyrell Batts, 44, Philpot Road; violation of order of protection; released, $2,500 bond

* Berry Chase Bennett, 26, Lebanon; violation of probation; held, $2,500 bond

* Billy Marvin Ezell Jr., 27, Old Pencil Mill Road; domestic assault, public intoxication, false imprisonment, vandalism; held, $155,750 bond

* Juan Gaspar, 26, Saddlewood Drive; no driver's license/exhibited on demand, financial responsibility, speeding; released, $500 bond

* Jesse Arden Lowe, 29, Morton Street; failure to appear, theft of property; held, $11,000 bond

* Holly Brooke Majors, 29, Tullahoma; violation of probation; held, $2,500 bond

* Tony Dewayne Williams, 20, Landers Street; domestic assault; released, $5,000 bond

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