Crash leaves 2 seriously injured

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A father and son were injured in a two-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on Madison Street.

William Doug O'Neal, 43, of Deer Point Road was thrown from his Jeep after a SUV turned into his path near the Wartrace Pike intersection shortly before 6 a.m., Shelbyville police said. Eathen O'Neal, 10, was injured.

Police said William O'Neal, who was pulling a boat and trailer, allegedly turned in front of an oncoming SUV driven by Wesley Smith, 30, of Lewisburg, who was not listed as injured.

Suspect found

Deputies searched a wooded area north of Shelbyville for approximately two hours Saturday afternoon before finding a man they say is suspected of shooting windows in two vehicles.

William David Farrar, 41, was taken into custody in woods on Pinkston Road by detective John Sweeney and deputies Chris Brown and Corey Ewing. Farrar allegedly broke windows out of two trucks at a Frank Martin Road home where he had been staying for approximately a week, deputy Tim Fox's report said.

Victims said Farrar was upset over wanting his property returned as he moved out of the home.

Farrar suffered leg cuts while on the run, the Bedford County Sheriff's Office report said. He posted $10,000 bond.


• More than $5,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a home on the 2000 block of Sims Road on Friday, the BCSO was told.

Up to 50 rings and 30 necklaces are missing. A resident said he saw a bald white man in a gold Nissan leaving his driveway at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The driver signaled to him he was just turning around, a BCSO report said.

• Bolts were cut at four units at Deason Self-Storage, U.S. 231 North, during the day Friday with items reported stolen from two, the BCSO said.

Almost $3,000 worth of scuba diving gear, riot protection equipment gear and LED lighting are gone from one unit and an electric dirt bike from another.

• A chain saw, Weedeater, pressure washer, tools and a GPS were stolen between 9-11 a.m. Friday from a home and truck on Martin Street in Normandy, the BCSO said.

• Four watches, a sewing kit and old Coca-Cola bottles are missing from a home in the 1100 block of Highway 64 West. The victim is the latest in a series of thefts reported at homes while residents had been incarcerated at Bedford County Jail.

• A wallet containing $150 was stolen Saturday from a car at H.V. Griffin Park during a birthday party Saturday afternoon. The report did not indicate if the car was locked.

• Prescription medication and $800 were stolen Saturday from an unlocked home on Adams Drive.

• A Happy Valley Road man told the BCSO Saturday just-discovered stumps indicate seven walnut trees with a total value of approximately $1,000 were taken without permission from his farm last December.

• A driver who gave a woman a ride Saturday afternoon didn't return to pick her up as promised, driving away with her new LG Optimus cellphone, police were told.

Stolen vehicles

• A 1989 Chevrolet S10 truck was stolen from a Deery Street residence overnight Wednesday, police were told Friday.

A suspect, who is related to the victim, was named.

• A 2007 Nissan Altima driven away from Purdy Court early Saturday by a acquaintance of the owner was found undamaged and abandoned Monday morning at East Side Shopping Center, police said.


• A woman was charged with shoplifting clothing and makeup from Walmart on Saturday.

Sabrina Lynn Elgin, 40, of Collier Avenue was being held on $1,000 bond Monday.

• Surveillance video shows a woman walking out of Kroger with nine cases of beer worth more than $220 Saturday, police were told.

The suspect, who was named in the police report but not apprehended as of Monday, had been charged with attempting to take 13 cases of beer last week at Walmart. She told officers at the time of her arrest she planned to resell the beer.

• Another woman took three Hallmark cards and bakery food without paying on two occasions at Kroger last week, police were told.


City and county officers spent much time over the weekend responding to calls from a family which claims they are being constantly followed and sent texts from a man upset over being sued for damages following a traffic accident several years ago.

At least two family members showed insulting and threatening texts criticizing police sent while officers were at his home. They say the suspect constantly sends texts referencing what they're doing at the time and follows them as they drive from their homes, texting all the way from several different vehicles.

Bedford County deputies were sent to a Unionville-area home more than 15 times Friday and Saturday and several times to a home in Shelbyville, according to incident reports.

The victim's family members suspect the man of pouring sugar into gas tanks of two vehicles and say they chased him up a Shelbyville street on foot Thursday night.

Jail intake

The following were charged since Friday 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.

• Santanna Sghaunta Armstrong, 31, Green Lane; no driver's license, leaving scene of accident; summons delivered

• Marlana L. Avedano, 31, Murfreesboro; failure to appear; released, $1,000 bond

• Sabrina Lynn Elgin, 40, Collier Avenue; shoplifting; held, $1,000 bond

• William David Farrar, 41, Frank Martin Road; felony vandalism over $1,000 (two counts); released, $10,000 bond

• Joshua Patrick Goggans, 38, Madison Street; aggravated domestic assault; held, $3,000 bond

• Robyn Eliete Henderson, 18, Midland Road; no proof of insurance, no valid driver's license; citation issued

• Jeffrey Tyler Joyce, 26, Murfreesboro; failure to appear, capias; held, $4,000 bond

• Dustin Wayne Phillips, 24, no address listed, Shelbyville; revoked license-habitual motor vehicle offender, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $8,500 bond

• Amy Carol Pirtle, 48, King Arthur Court; disorderly conduct, violation of probation; held, $500 bond

• James Thomas Pitts, 56, Madison Street; DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $1,500 bond

• Joseph Allen Reed, 40, Staley Road; attachment; held, $500 bond

• James Lee Russell, 38, Adams Drive; theft of property over $10,000, evading arrest, aggravated assault (two counts), felony reckless endangerment, felony evading by motor vehicle (two counts); held, $95,000 bond

• Alan Albinez Saguilon, 25, East Cedar Street; financial responsibility, vehicle light law, no driver's license; summons delivered

• Terry Lynn Sims, 57, Cedar River Road; domestic assault; released, $1,000 bond

• James Randall Smotherman, 47, Old Unionville Road; driving on suspended license, seat belt law; summons delivered

• James Hubert Uselton Jr., 60, Stonefield Circle; shoplifting; summons delivered

• Jeremy Shane Walker, 35, Landers Street; violation of probation, show cause; released on recogizance

• Jonathan Patrick Yoes, 27, Wheel Road; simple possession of schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia; released, $1,000 bond