Suspects raise a fuss during traffic stop arrests

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Officers had their hands full arresting two people during a traffic stop early Sunday.

The driver, Jorge Cinto, 31, of Quarry Street, allegedly drove southbound in the northbound lanes of North Main Street. Cinto was blue-lighted by officer Chris Vest at Northside Park Drive and, even with reserve deputy John Edens driving beside him motioning him to pull over, allegedly refused to stop until reaching a business on Quarry Street.

A passenger, Violeta Iris Mendoza, 28, of Quarry Street, is accused of being "very rude and combative" and attempting to remove handcuffs, officer Chris Vest said in his report.

Cinto's pants were unfastened and fell to the ground as he was removed from the vehicle. When asked why his pants were around his ankles, Cinto allegedly replied, "That's how I drive."

Mendoza grabbed Cinto, interfering with officers, Vest said, allegedly refused to follow officers' orders, moved her handcuffs from the back to front of her body and managed to remove one side. She told officers she didn't need to be arrested since she wasn't driving, Vest's report said.

Cinto told officers he'd had two beers and Mendoza one drink at Murfreesboro clubs.

Charges of DUI, evading arrest by vehicle, driving without a license and disorderly conduct were filed against Cinto, who posted $7,000 bond. Mendoza was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct and posted $1,500 bond.

iPad argument

Two women were charged with domestic assault after an argument over an iPad case grew physical.

Jala Ann Booker, 19, of Key Street allegedly tried to pull the case from the hands of Tasha Leasha Trice, 33, at her South Brittain Street home Sunday morning, then struck her "numerous times," Shelbyville police said.

Booker claimed after the first confrontation Trice followed her outside the home, "provoking" the second fight -- this one in the front yard -- which caused neighbors to notify authorities.

Trice was also charged with violation of probation. Both posted bond at Bedford County Jail.

Pit bull gets away

A pit bull evaded police, a taser and an animal control officer on Cottonwood Drive Sunday morning.

The dog refused to let one resident out of his home and tried to attack another resident down the street.

Officer Russ Grubbs attempted to use the taser on the pit bull through the window of his patrol car as it again chased the resident, who was able to reach safety.

Animal Control officer Rusty Sartain was also unable to capture the dog, police said.

Jail intake

The following were arrested since Friday 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.

* Shera Brittany Allen, 25, Murfreesboro; filing false report; released, $500 bond

* Dustin James Ball, 28, Hawkins Drive; driving on revoked license (sixth offense), financial responsibility (two counts), vehicle light law, leaving scene of accident, violation of probation; released, $6,500 bond

* Jala Ann Booker, 19, Key Street; domestic assault; held, $2,500 bond

* Lawrence Tyson Broyles, 52, Belmont Avenue; public intoxication, possession of legend drug, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $2,250 bond

* Felicia Samantha Childress, 27, Nashville; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond

* Jorge Cinto, 31, Quarry Street; DUI, evading arrest by vehicle, disorderly conduct, no driver's license; released, $7,000 bond

* Mary Lou Farliss, 52, Carter Street; public intoxication; held, $500 bond

* Gabriel Fleurier, 35, Glosson Circle; driving on revoked/suspended license, speeding; released, $500 bond

* Zachary Kentrell Hamler, 20, Scotland Heights; possession of schedule VI drug, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, criminal trespassing; released, $2,500 bond

* Faith Louise Hawkins, 33, Christiana; harassment; released, $500 bond

* James Cody John, 23, White Street; domestic assault (Hamilton County); released, $500 bond

* Jamarcus Lacre Leach, 20, Broomsage Circle, Unionville; violation of probation (two counts); held, $7,500 bond

* Violeta Iris Mendoza, 28, Quarry Street; public intoxication, disorderly conduct; released, $1,500 bond

* Vincent James Montalvo, 29, Whispering Oaks Drive; aggravated assault, resist stop/frisk/halt/search; released, $7,500 bond

* Diana Leigh Mooneyham, 50, Savage Hollow Road; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond

* William Joel Powell, 32, U.S. 41A North, Unionville; DUI, driving on revoked/suspended license, child abuse/neglect/endangerment (three counts), implied consent, failure to appear; released, $6,000 bond

* Jason Michael Price, 27, Arrington; DUI; released, $2,500 bond

* Trevakias Vondez Rankins, 19, Burt Street; possession of schedule VI drug, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, criminal trespassing; held, $2,500 bond

* Elijah Joseph Richardson, 31, Russell Street; public intoxication; released, $250 bond

* Amanda Jo Scott, 28, Mount Herman Road; public intoxication, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $1,250 bond

* Tasha Leasha Trice, 33, South Brittain Street; domestic assault, violation of probation; released, $5,000 bond

* James David Williams, 41, Earl Smith Road; violation of probation; summons delivered