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Attacker knocks out woman, steals $300

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Templeton Street resident says she was attacked Christmas night at her home and hundreds of dollars taken.

She told a home health nurse several days later she remembered sitting on the edge of her bed late at night, then had no further memory until awakening cold and in the floor later Wednesday, Dec. 26 with the back door open.

After checking the home, she discovered medication and most of her food, $300 and a debit card were missing from her purse.

She initially didn't want police called, but the nurse notified officers several days later after noticing a bump on the victim's head after she complained of pain.

Meth arrest

A woman initially detained for shoplifting at Walmart, North Main Street, begged Shelbyville officer Tory Moore not to search a small bag within her purse Saturday night.

Moore did, and said he found approximately 1.36 grams of meth in the purse of Beth Shelton Gant, 44, of Lane Parkway.

Gant told Moore she'd had a substance abuse problem in the past and said, "I have a good job, a home, I just don't want to lose that."

She was accused of stealing a bracelet, earring set and fashion accessories by Walmart security.

Charges of possession of a schedule II drug and theft involving merchandise were filed against Gant. She posted $3,000 bond.

Truck stolen

A Freightliner semi-truck was stolen from Goggin Warehousing, East Lane Street, and driven to nearby Nationwide Express in an attempt to drive away with a trailer loaded with empty bottles of Jack Daniel's whiskey Sunday, police said.

An employee of Goggin said the thief was apparently inexperienced with driving large trucks and was unable to connect to the trailer, damaging the semi's drivetrain and left rear side before walking away.


* Two guns -- a Ruger .40 caliber semi-automatic and a Smith & Wesson 9mm -- and two watches were taken from a Ligon Drive home Friday, police said.

A lock was damaged to gain entry, police were told.

* A 32-inch flat-screen television was taken from a Morton Street home Saturday night, police told.

The responding officer noted in his report no signs of forced entry were found and a larger television and a laptop computer were left untouched.

* Five video games were stolen from a Barksdale Lane home Friday, police said.

Jail intake

The following were arrested since Friday 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.

* Thomas Wesley Allen, 51, Elizabeth Street; DUI (second offense); released, $2,000 bond

* Nicole Burk, 28. Buzzard Roost Road; criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, resist stop/frisk/halt/search; released, $1,750 bond

* Tyler Scott Calloway, 20, Manchester; bondsman surrender-failure to appear; held, $2,500 bond

* Dustin Joseph Couch, 22, Anthony Lane; failure to appear; held, $10,000 bond

* Lonnie Wesley Driver, 42, Fairground Heights; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond

* Beth Shelton Gant, 44, Lane Parkway; possession of schedule II drug, theft involving merchandise; released, $3,000 bond

* Jodi Lee Hickson, 29, Springfield, Mo.; domestic assault; released, $500 bond

* William Kevin Hickson, 43, Springfield, Mo.; domestic assault; released, $500 bond

* Joe Edward James, 48, Neeley Avenue; public intoxication; held, $1,000 bond

* Quayvion Hakeem Patton, 25, Ridgeway Avenue; DUI; released, $3,000 bond

* Eric Michael Rodriguez, 23, Cottonwood Drive; driving on suspended license (second offense); released, $500 bond