Suspect drives away with stolen trailer

Sunday, February 4, 2018

A utility trailer containing a plow was driven away from a Kingree Road home by a thief who damaged a metal building in the process.

The victim said he was notified by a neighbor around 9 a.m. Thursday that the storage building had been pulled into the road on Center Street. That neighbor had heard a loud noise around 1 a.m. and checked outside but didn’t seen anything amiss in the dark.

A folding ladder and tools were missing from the building, police said.


An attempt to shoplift items from the Dollar General Store in the 1000 block of Madison Street was stopped by the sensor alarm, police said.

Chauntel Renee Lomax, 33, of Carter Street allegedly attempted to walk out with candles and various household items in a diaper bag after paying for several other items when the alarm sounded.

Lomax didn’t bring back the bag when asked to by an employee, who found it in a shopping cart, police said. Lomax was released on recognizance.

Jail intake

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

•Lina Venegas Gomez, 43, Wartrace Pike; driving on suspended license (third offense); released, $2,000 bond

•Chauntel Renee Lomax, 33, Carter Street; shoplifting; released on recognizance

•Mary Elizabeth Newsom, 44, East Liverpool, Ohio; possession of schedule II drug, possession of drug without prescription; held, $50,000 bond

•Brent Russell Rucker, 38, Portland; contempt of court; released, $5,000 bond

•Justin Dequan Watkins, 29, Wartrace Pike; public intoxication; released, $500 bond

•Hailey Blair Whitehead, 28, Unionville-Deason Road; violation of probation; released, $500 bond