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Prankster’s plan backfires; 4 friends arrested

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 9/14/21

A “prank” involving an alleged threat with a taser didn’t turn out as expected Sunday night. Four of the prankster’s friends ended up arrested on drug charges.

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Prankster’s plan backfires; 4 friends arrested


A “prank” involving an alleged threat with a taser didn’t turn out as expected Sunday night. Four of the prankster’s friends ended up arrested on drug charges while he walked away without being arrested, Shelbyville police said.  

A Morton Street resident reported a man with a camo jacket came toward him with the taser around 8:30 p.m. The man told police he was “playing a prank” on four women in a Lexus vehicle Officer Sam Campbell noticed was backing up.  

Officer Josh Graves was given permission by driver Joleen Leilani Anderson to search the vehicle for the taser — which she said was not inside — and allegedly found boxes containing crystal methamphetamine, 1.1 grams of marijuana, $480 and drug paraphernalia. A Ruger .380 handgun and glass pipe with drug residue were also found, police said.  

Anderson, 44, of Cornersville, allegedly told police the boxes belonged to her and her boyfriend. She was charged with possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia, simple possession, unlawful possession of a weapon and driving on a suspended license. She was held on $21,500 bond.  

Three passengers were also arrested.  

Jessie Ann Brooke Lane, 23, of Lewisburg was charged with possession of schedule VI and IV drugs and paraphernalia and violation of probation as a bag of marijuana, digital scales and Klonopin pills were found in her clothing, police said. She was held on $7,500 bond.  

Danielle Nicole Waldrep, 22, of Lewisburg had a bag of crystal methamphetamine in her purse, according to police. She was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia and held on $4,000 bond.  

Dakota Lynn Farlow, 23, of Lewisburg was charged with simple possession when marijuana wax was found in her clothing. She was held on $1,500 bond.  

The taser was not recovered, according to the report.  

Drug charges  

Two people were charged after a traffic stop Sunday night on a vehicle traveling with lights off on North Main Street, Troy James Neal, 44, of Madison Street was arrested for driving without a license, second offense.  

Police allegedly found 2 grams of meth in the vehicle’s floorboard, which Neal said belonged to him. He was also charged with possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia and various vehicle violations. He was released on $6,000 bond.  

A passenger identified as Jennifer Smith was cited into General Sessions Court, but not arrested, Charges of simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed, related to a THC vape pen, hashish Smith said was CBD, marijuana residue and a pipe police allegedly confiscated from her purse.  


Two men broke into a trailer behind Sutton Realty, Lane Parkway, around 2 p.m. Saturday, Shelbyville police were told.  

James Sutton, owner of the business, said he noticed the trailer’s door was open and saw two white males, one described as “skinny with long brown hair,” run across Lane Parkway.  

A Mongoose Durham mountain bike, believed to belong to one of the suspects, was left behind near the trailer.  

A backpack, containing a laptop computer and accessories and ceramic stone Sutton said was stolen from the trailer, was later found nearby behind a Regent Drive residence.  

Force used  

A man had to be held back by an officer to keep him from re-entering his vehicle after running off South Evans Street shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, a Shelbyville police report said.  

“The male did attempt to resist arrest but was prevented by the appropriate amount of force to control him,” Officer Josh Graves said in his report.  

Officer Brandt Stephens arrived and placed Dominguez Juarez Ralios, 32, of King Arthur Trailer Court into custody. He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a license and held on $4,500 bond.  

The vehicle’s owner, Julio Ralios Mendoza, 35, of the same address was charged with DUI by allowance and released on $3,000 bond.  

Argument erupts  

A woman was charged for allegedly threatening a neighbor with a baseball bat at a Belmont Avenue apartment Saturday afternoon, according to a Shelbyville police report.  

Donna Laverne Johnson, 55, allegedly carried the metal bat as she approached Troy Young, 35, who allegedly retreated to the rear patio of another apartment.  

“Well, he had a bat too,” Johnson allegedly told Officer Jerry Lawrence.  

A witness said Johnson was yelling and waving her metal bat “aggressively” while Young had a plastic wiffleball bat. Johnson’s alleged actions led to an aggravated assault charge. She posted $3,000 bond.  

Young was arrested Sunday morning in the complex parking lot after a report he’d knocked on the door of another apartment and was “yelling and screaming,” police said.  

Officer Chris Vest said Young told him he’d been kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment and had been walking around the parking lot all night.  

At one point Young allegedly walked to Quik Mart, Lane Parkway, and left a backpack filled with clothes, which resulted in another call to police for an “unwanted person.”  

Young told Vest he had taken Xanax and suboxone.  

“He was taken into custody for his safety and the general public,” Vest’s report said, charged with public intoxication and held on $500 bond.  


Furniture and a mattress have apparently been placed by “squatters” in a vacant home for sale on Joe Hart Road, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office report said. A side-by-side registered to a couple with a Petersburg address has been logged at the home by deputies. No one is supposed to be inside the home, a real estate broker told the BCSO. No charges have been filed.  

Jail intake  

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

  • Joleen Leilani Anderson, 44,Cornersville; possession of schedule II drug and paraphernalia, simple possession, unlawful possession of a weapon, driving on suspended license; held, $21,500 bond 
  • Farris Leigh Berry, 36, Murfreesboro; DUI (second offense), due care, hands-free law, opencontainer, no license, financial responsibility; released, $4,000 bond 
  • Brittany Jacole Buntley, 33, Belmont Avenue; failure to appear, bench warrant; summons issued
  • Israel Cruz Jiminez, 36, Landers Street; DUI (second offense), driving on revoked license (second offense); financial responsibility, implied consent, due care, open container, seat belt law; released, $6,000 bond
  • Mary Elizabeth Czaplicki, 58, New Herman Road; failure to appear, bench warrant, bondsman surrender; held, $10,000 bond
  • Cameron Deon Dodson, 19, Church Street; theft of property, unlawful possession of a weapon; released, $5,000 bond
  • Elena Marie Dubose, 40, Belmont Avenue; DUI, due care, following too closely, seat belt, financial responsibility, expired registration; released, $3,000 bond
  • Justin Allen Elliott, 35, Estill Springs; violation of probation; held, $5,000 bond
  • Dakota Lynn Farlow, 23, Lewisburg; simple possession; held, $1,500 bond
  • Kristopher Paul Henson, 33, Maplewood Drive; criminal responsibility (three counts); held, $4,500 bond
  • Michael Christopher Holder, 36, Elizabeth Street; domestic assault; released, $6,000 bond
  • Robert Lee Huggins III, 51, Anthony Lane; probation revocation; summons issued
  • Donna Laverne Johnson, 55, Maplewood Drive; aggravated assault; released, $3,000 bond
  • Domingo JuarezRalios, 32. King Arthur Court; DUI, resisting stop/halt/frisk, no driver’s license; held, $4,500 bond 
  • Jessie Ann Brooke Lane, 23, Lewisburg; possession of schedule VI, IV drugs and paraphernalia, violation of probation; held, $7,500 bond
  • JulioRaliosMendoza, 35, King Arthur Court; DUI by allowance; released, $3,000 bond  
  • Abel Angel Mirelez, 24, Butler Avenue; driving on suspended license
  • Tonatzin Lagunes Molina, 21, Rockwood Drive; no driver’s license, failure to yield; released, no bond
  • Troy James Neal, 44, Madison Street; possession of schedule II drug and paraphernalia, driving on revoked license (second offense), light law, registration law, financial responsibility; released, $6,000 bond
  • Jarrod Russell Sailors, 34, Owens Cross Roads, Alabama; DUI; released, $1,500 bond
  • Cutburto Salas, 41, Selma, Alabama; DUI, no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, open container, failure to maintain lane, reckless endangerment (three counts); released, $7,000 bond
  • Jesse Mendez Sanchez, 20, Sherwood Court; show cause; released, $2,500 bond
  • Herman Sims Jr., 58, homeless, Shelbyville; theft of property (three counts), failure to appear; held, $5,500 bond
  • Danielle Nicole Waldrep, 22, Lewisburg; simple possession of schedule II drug and paraphernalia; held, $4,000 bond
  • Tameka Lashaya Williams, 40, Green Lane; aggravated criminal trespassing; released, $2,500 bond
  • Sarah Ann Marie Wright, 28, West Cedar Street; possession of schedule II drug and paraphernalia; released, $5,000 bond
  • Troy Lee Young, 35, Manchester; publicintoxication; held, $500 bond.


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