Woman impersonates friend to obtain drugs

Friday, September 26, 2014

A woman accused of falsely identifying herself to obtain prescription medication Sunday was arrested Wednesday by Shelbyville police.

The person who the Suboxone was actually prescribed for attempted to obtain her prescription at Walgreens, North Main Street, and was told it had already picked up.

After seeing video of the transaction, the victim and a Shelbyville police officer both recognized Jacalyn Nashae Bowman, 28, of Cunningham Lane as the suspect, police said. Bowman is an acquaintance of the victim, who told police she was with her when she picked up medicine Saturday.

Police were told the pharmacist tech on duty failed to ask for photo identification and Bowman gave the victim's correct name and date of birth.

Bowman was charged with fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance and identity theft. She posted $10,000 bond.

Suboxone is used to treat opium dependence, multiple health-oriented websites say.


An estimated $15,000-$18,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from an Old Nashville Dirt Road residence within the past few days, the Bedford County Sheriff's Department was told Wednesday.

The jewelry was contained in two jewelry boxes, one taken and one ransacked but left behind, and several ring boxes, the report said.

Entry was gained by breaking glass in a door and reaching inside.

Other thefts reported to area authorities:

* An iPod and charger, wedding ring and earring, Social Security card and backpack containing clothes were taken from an unlocked car at a Green Lane home between midnight-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, police were told.

* A 1998 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was taken from a Chunn Lane home within the past two weeks, Shelbyville police said.

Dog taken?

A Jack Russell dog is missing from Bell Buckle, and the owner believes it may have been stolen.

"Music," an 8-pound white female with black and tan areas, was last seen between 2-3 p.m. Sept. 17 as an older brown occupied by two women was near the dog's home on Highway 82 East near Railroad Square, the BCSD was told.

Jail intake

The following were arrested since Wednesday 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.

*Jacalyn Nashae Bowman, 28, Cunningham Lane; fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance, identity theft; released, $10,000 bond

*Matthew Christopher Brinck, 28, Tullahoma; theft of property (two counts), aggravated burglary; released, $13,500 bond

*Amy Elizabeth Fleming, 30, Murfreesboro; driving on revoked/suspended license; released, $250 bond

*Jennifer Kay Powell, 31, Lewisburg; habitual traffic offender, DUI; held, $30,000 bond

*Brian Ray Shoemake, 36, Blanton Road; unauthorized use of auto/joyriding; released, no bond