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Armed man charged with refusing to exit car

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 12/31/21

A man carrying a loaded pistol and additional ammunition in his car was arrested after allegedly refusing to get out during a traffic stop Monday night,

Jimmy Amos Thomas, 37, of Midland Road …

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Armed man charged with refusing to exit car

A man carrying a loaded pistol and additional ammunition in his car was arrested after allegedly refusing to get out during a traffic stop Monday night,
Jimmy Amos Thomas, 37, of Midland Road was clocked at 47 mph in a 30 mph zone on North Main Street, Officer Dylan Farrar’s report said.
Thomas was confronted in the drive-through line at Taco Bell. He allegedly repeatedly insisted the speed limit was higher.
A computer check showed Thomas had outstanding warrants. Thomas refused to get out of his car for some time and had to be forcibly handcuffed, Farrar said.
Officers found a loaded pistol and 30 rounds of ammunition in a fanny pack in the car’s passenger seat and another 16 rounds of ammo in the console.
Thomas was charged with resisting arrest, speeding and driving without insurance, and served the previous warrants for violation of probation and show cause. He was held on $7,000 bond.
Theft suspect
A suspect in four thefts from Walmart was arrested Monday morning following a traffic stop.
Elmer Wesley Matthew Minton, 43, of U.S. 231 North was stopped for speeding on North Main Street by Officer Brandi Merlo. A computer check showed four active warrants, each for theft under $500.
Minton posted $1,000 bond.
•Valve stems were taken from all four tires on a vehicle overnight Sunday at a Deery Street home. The owner damaged the tires further by driving several blocks on four flat tires, police said.
•A Shadow Drive resident told police Tuesday several phone chargers and two toboggans have been stolen from his rented room. Surveillance footage showed no suspicious activity, according to police.
•Wheel lifts were stolen from a rollback trailer on a truck parked at a Warners Bridge Road in November, a Bedford County deputy was told Monday. A suspect was named.
•A Nikon Coolpix camera accidentally left outside a home on College Street in Wartrace last August is missing. The owner just noticed the theft due to having an identical camera inside the home.
Jail intake
The following were charged since Monday 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.
•Kaylyn Sue Benson, 29, East Lane Street; no driver’s license, light law; released on recognizance
•Nelson Reese Cates, 40, Carlisle Avenue; domestic assault, interference with 911; held, $5,000 bond
•Nathan Kyle Cooper, 19, North Evans Street; public intoxication, illegal consumption; held, $4,000 bond
•Jesse Tyler Crosslin, 27, East Parkway; failure to appear; held, $2,500 bond (60-day sentence for reporting late)
•Paul Blandon Haradon II, 45, Kingston Corner Road; possession of drug paraphernalia; released on recognizance
•Jessica Jade Henderson, 29, Old Columbia Road; domestic assault, violation of no contact order; held, $10,000 bond
•Elmer Wesley Matthew Minton, 43, U.S. 231 North; theft under $500 (four counts); released, $1,000 bond
•Elizabeth Morales, 43, Belmont Avenue; no driver’s license/exhibited on  demand, running stop sign; released on recognizance
•Michael Cody Mullis, 35, Murfreesboro; violation of probation; summons issued
•Francisco Padillo Dominquez, 30, Highway 64 West; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand; released, no bond
•Tiffany Dawn Taylor, 37, Barksdale Lane; theft (shoplifting); released on recognizance
•Jimmy Amos Thomas, 37, Midland Road; resisting arrest, speeding, financial responsibility, violation of probation, show cause hearing; held, $7,000 bond
•Daniel Bayless Waldrum, 57, Columbia, violation of order of protection; released, no bond
•Patrick Richard Walker, 54, Archery Lane; DUI (second offense), driving on revoked license (second offense); held, $6,000 bond

•Michael Chad Wilson, 46, Midland Road; probation revocation; released on recognizance