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Severe cut leads to arrest of alleged attacker

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Shelbyville man was taken to Nashville for treatment of a serious cut Sunday, and his girlfriend is charged with aggravated domestic assault.

"You know how women are," Norma Jean Buckingham, 40, of Carter Street said after admitting to police she had struck her boyfriend during an argument at his home, officer Jerry Lawrence's report said.

Buckingham had a large amount of blood on her clothing and the center console of her vehicle, Lawrence said. When asked if she had cut the victim, she allegedly said she didn't have her knife with her and, when asked about the blood on her clothing, she said she didn't know how he got cut, Lawrence's report said.

The victim told police Buckingham was threatening him with a knife and, as they struggled over it, he was cut.

Officers searched Buckingham's car and were unable to find a knife.

The victim was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center by Bedford County Emergency Medical Services due to the severity of the cut, police said.

Buckingham posted $10,000 bond, police said.


Stolen items from Walmart found in a suspect's vehicle included, of all things, a surveillance system, police said.

Amanda Danielle Williams, 27, of Manchester was arrested at a parking lot on U.S. 41A South Friday night following an argument with a man who allegedly carried the items from the store, a report by officer Jerry Lawrence said.

Witnesses at Walmart told police the man, who was also seen on store security video, carried the items to a car matching the description of Williams'. Moments later officers were alerted to a "rolling argument" among occupants of a vehicle on 41-A South.

Williams was removing the stolen items from her vehicle's trunk when officers arrived. She told Roddy the man, who police say will be charged when found, had walked away.

Williams was charged with theft of merchandise. Additional charges of possession of schedule II and IV drugs were filed when five hydrocodone and 22 Xanex pills were found. She was being held on $6,500 bond Monday.

Not this item

This Goodwill item wasn't meant to be donated.

A purse containing a camera, left behind by a customer Saturday, was gone when the owner returned to reclaim it.

The purse had been left in a shopping cart. Management told police no purses had been turned in.

Jail intake

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

* Deborah Lee Adams, 58, Madison Street; DUI (fourth offense); released, $20,000 bond

* Jimmy Dean Ashworth, 42, Union Street; public intoxication; released, $500 bond

* Norma Jean Buckingham, 40, Carter Street; aggravated domestic assault; released, $10,000 bond

* Michael Seth Colbert, 32, Murfreesboro; failure to appear; held, $10,000 bond

* Ronnie Eugene Franklin, 41, Bethany Lane; driving on suspended license, financial responsibility; released, $500 bond

* Jason Scott Glines, 34, Fairoak Street; evading arrest; held, $5,000 bond

* Bryan Niento Gomez, 20, Gowan Drive; no driver's license, failure to appear, financial responsibility; held, $17,000 bond

* Timothy Wayne Leverette, 53, Cedar Grove Road; driving on revoked/suspended license, reckless endangerment, DUI; held, $8,000 bond

* Charles Edward Lewis, 50, Railroad Avenue; public intoxication; released, $1,000 bond

* Paulino Lara Martinez, 28, U.S. 231 North; leaving scene of property damage accident, DUI, no driver's license/exhibited on demand, implied consent, speeding; held, $7,500 bond

* Autumn Nicole Mills, 25, Hickory Hill Road; domestic assault; released, $10,000 bond

* Melvin Jerome Perkins, 50, North Jefferson Street; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond

* George Clarence Pickney, 20, Courtland Avenue; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond

* Derek Craig Reynolds, 32, Midland Road; failure to appear; held, no bond

* William Kenneth Turner, 26, Cedar Grove Road; domestic assault; released, $1,000 bond

* Luis Miguel Hernandez Velazquez, 25, Archery Lane; DUI, no driver's license/exhibited on demand; released, $1,250 bond

* Amanda Danielle Williams, 27, Manchester; theft involving merchandise, possession of schedule II drug, possession of schedule IV drug; held, $6,500 bond