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Theft suspect takes pot into jail

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A Shelbyville man accused of attempting to sell someone else's car for $65 brought marijuana into Bedford County Jail, authorities said.

Charles Antwain "Putt" Smith, 36, of Hobson Avenue allegedly called a towing service to a Fairfield Pike location Thursday.

A employee of the towing service said Smith, whose name he knew, acted "very suspicious" and identified himself by a false name when attempting to sell the car.

Insurance papers found inside the 1994 Honda Accord were listed to someone else, the employee said. A family member of the owner said the car is not for sale.

Smith was arrested at the Fairfield Pike-Drake Drive intersection. He allegedly told police no drugs were on him, but a small bag of marijuana was found inside one of his shoes at the jail.

Smith was charged with theft of property, possession of a schedule VI drug and introducing contraband into a penal institution. He was being held on $20,000 bond Friday.

Home entered

A flat screen television, Wii and Xbox gaming systems, more than $1,400 of games were stolen from an Elm Street residence between 3-9:45 p.m. Thursday.

Police were told the home had been locked. No signs of forced entry were found and the home had not been ransacked, police said.

Wallet taken

A wallet was stolen from a truck at a South Valley Road home between 2-10 a.m. Thursday, police said.

Bone found

A White Drive resident told police he found an unidentified bone while cleaning brush along a creek on his property Thursday.

The bone was taken by police and logged as "unidentified."

White Drive is off South Cannon Boulevard near the National Guard Armory.

Unknown chair

A cast iron chair was left behind after an attempt to break the back door glass at an East Lane Street home between Dec. 1-5.

The home's occupant told police Thursday she was unaware of the chair's origin.

Jail intake

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

*Jeffrey Lynn Mihm, 36, Christiana; criminal trespassing, theft of property; held, $9,000 bond

*Lauren Nicole Pegg, 21, Hickory Hill Church Road; DUI, evading arrest; held, $4,500 bond

*Charles Antwain Smith, 36, Hobson Avenue; theft of property, introducing contraband into penal institution, possession of schedule VI drug; held, $20,000 bond

*James Lenord Stafford, 52, Warners Bridge Road; aggravated domestic assault; held, $10,000 bond