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Caregiver charged after 1-year-old’s leg broken

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 3/31/22

A man described by Shelbyville police as the “temporary caregiver” of a 1-year-old boy who suffered a broken leg has been jailed.

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Caregiver charged after 1-year-old’s leg broken

A man described by Shelbyville police as the “temporary caregiver” of a 1-year-old boy who suffered a broken leg has been jailed.
Jonathan Drake Griffin, 22, of Unionville is charged with aggravated child abuse and neglect. Det. Carol Jean said Griffin is not related to the boy.
Griffin is being held on $100,000 bond.
The victim also suffered a bruise to his forehead while in the care of Griffin on March 21 or 22, police were told. Further details of how the injuries were suffered have not been released.
The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services is also involved in the investigation.
Series of thefts
A stolen pizza was too much for a South Cannon Boulevard resident who told police she’s had items taken from outside her home since early March.
The victim told police the pizza she’d ordered was delivered to the suspects’ nearby apartment instead of hers.
She said a cellphone and tablet were sent to her apartment March 3 but weren’t on her porch when she arrived home from work. Security video showed the suspects walking past her apartment that day, according to the police report.
The victim said she was filing a dispute with the seller over the phone and tablet but the stolen pizza “pushed her over the edge.”
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.
•Arath Alvarez Galindo, 20, Kingwood Avenue; no driver’s license, registration violation; released, no bond
•Tony Wayne Anderson, 28, Lawrenceburg; violation of probation; held, $3,000 bond
•Stephanie Verica Ballentine, 49, Murfreesboro; violation of probation; released, $500 bond
•Justin Xolphers Bass, 31, Rabbit Run Road; harassment, vandalism; summons issued
•David Keith Carpenter Jr., 30, Lewisburg; failure to appear; held, $1,000 bond
•April Marie Carter, 24, Belmont Avenue; driving on suspended license; summons issued
•Devin Casteel, 26, Cypress Street; driving on suspended license, no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, running traffic control device, financial responsibility; released, no bond
•Timothy Edward Cook, 45, Railroad Road; perjury, violation of sex offender registry; held, $10,000 bond
•Darrell Derby, 50, Nashville; DUI, resisting arrest; held, $10,500 bond
•Endina Estrado Diaz, 19, Baker Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand; released, no bond
•Douglas G. Dodson, 51, Tate Street; failure to appear, two bench warrants; released, $10,000 bond
•David Damon Fenn, 57, Warners Bridge Road; show cause; released, no bond
•Esdras Perez Godinez, 22, Bridlewood Drive; violation of probation; released, no bond
•Javier Montonez Gonzales, 23, El Bethel Road; no driver’s license, financial responsibility, speeding; released, no bond
•Pedro Gonzales, 35, Hendon Memorial Road; no driver’s license, speeding; held, $2,000 bond
•Jonathan Drake Griffin, 22, homeless, Unionville; aggravated child abuse and neglect; held, $100,000 bond
•William Chadwick Henderson, 45, Fayetteville; probation revocation; held, $500 bond
•Isaias Ramos Martin, 20, Shelbyville; DUI, no driver’s license, financial responsibility; held, $5,000 bond
•Pablo Domingo Miguel, 43, Comanche Place; violation of probation; released, no bond
•Ashley Hope Mooningham, 25, Barksdale Lane; show cause; summons issued
•Jennifer Lynn Nava Velez, 33, Normandy-Tullahoma Road, Normandy; identity theft, violation of probation, show cause; held, $10,000 bond
•James Robert Plemons, 43, Nashville; simple possession of schedule V drug, simple possession of schedule VI drug; released, no bond
•Clinton Edward Powell, 27, Chockley Street; probation revocation; released, $1,000 bond
•Nathan Devall Ringer, 33, Coop Road; probation violation, show cause; released, no bond
•James Leslie Smith, 59, U.S. 231 South; attachment; released, $1,000 bond
•Joseph D. Williams, 40, Narrows Road; driving on suspended license, financial responsibility, driving on suspended license (third offense), speeding, financial responsibility; released, $1,500 bond

•Octavious Dayquan Wyatt, 28, Saddlewood Drive; failure to appear; released, $500 bond