By DAVID MELSON - email@example.com
An employee charged with stealing lottery tickets from a Shelbyville store told police she won approximately $1,000.
Desiree Ann Wilhoite, 21, of Landers Street was arrested Tuesday on three counts of lottery fraud.
A manager at Discount Tobacco Outlet, South Cannon Boulevard, told Officer James Sharp their audits of lottery tickets had begun coming up short. Checks of security videos showed Wilhoite taking the tickets, the manager said.
Footage shows Wilhoite removing tickets from the counter, scratching the bar codes to see if they were winners, and taking them with her as she left without paying, Sharp said.
A total of 254 tickets worth $3,465.11 were taken, the report said.
Wilhoite admitted to Sharp and Officer Benjamin Cobb she began stealing tickets Friday, Dec. 9. She allegedly cashed the winning tickets at another store.
Bedford County Jail records show Wilhoite was released on $1,500 bond.
A Mongoose bicycle stolen from a Regent Drive residence last Saturday was recovered by police Tuesday.
The mother of the bicycle’s owner stopped by police headquarters Tuesday and said she’d just seen it being ridden by the nearby Marathon convenience store on North Cannon Boulevard. Officers found the rider and bicycle moments later at the Goodwill store. The rider turned the bicycle over to officers and admitted the theft. The owner’s mother chose not to press charges.
Methamphetamine was found inside a vehicle after the driver was stopped for a non-functional taillight Tuesday on Madison Street, police said.
Amber N. Rodgers, 35, of Halls Mill Road was allegedly very nervous during the traffic stop, leading Officer Jeremiah Guinn to request a search.
Guinn said he found 0.9 grams of crystal meth inside her purse.
Rodgers was charged with possession of a schedule 2 drug, driving on a suspended license and violation of the vehicle light law. She was held on $3,000 bond.
Two suspects have been paying others $30 apiece in exchange for accompanying them and allowing their personal information to be used in iPhone purchases at area stores, police were told.
The “borrowed” information is being used to buy phones at the AT&T store in Tullahoma, Verizon in Tullahoma and Walmart in Shelbyville.
Two women whose information was used said they’d given the suspects names of many other possible recruits. They said the suspects had offered to pay them $30 for everyone they could get to accompany them then purchasing the phones.
No one had been charged as of Wednesday.
Lock box entered
An estimated $4,000 was stolen from a lock box at an Anthony Lane home between 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, police were told.
No signs of forced entry were found, the police report said.
The following were charged since Tuesday 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.
•Louis Joseph Aragon, 67, Fay Creek Road; bench warrant; released, $7,500 bond
•Maria Juan Bartolo, 21, Ledgeview Drive; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, speeding; released, no bond
•Hudson Cotton Beard, 18, Highway 41A North; shoplifting; released, no bond
•Brittany Leigh Brooks, 33, Manchester; DUI; released, $1,000 bond
•Joel Cagle. 44, Tate Avenue; violation of probation; held, $2,500 bond
•Edgar Perez Cinto, 26, West End Circle; domestic assault;
•Matthew Ray Clanton, 26, Ledgeview Drive; violation of order of protection; held, $10,000 bond
•Philip Daniel Coleman, 38, King Arthur Trailer Court; possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule 2 drug; released, $1,000 bond
•Colleen E. Cooper, 39, no fixed address, Shelbyville; violation of order of protection; held, $10,000 bond
•Avery Walker Dabbs, 18, Hohenwald; shoplifting; released, no bond
•Peyton Gregory Dalton, 24, Lewisburg; violation of probation; held, $500 bond
•Du’Mikah Dowdy, 18, Murfreesboro; failure to appear; held, no bond
•Joe D. Ferrell, 44, Decherd; failure to appear; held, no bond
•Amber Paige Fox, 31, Tullahoma; violation of probation; released, no bond
•Scottie Wayne Frazier, 51, Tullahoma; driving on suspended license, speeding; released, no bond
•Jacob Miller Garvin, 41, Sunlite Road; public intoxication; released, $500 bond
•Kimberly Ann Gibbs, 41, Murfreesboro; DUI, possession of schedule 2 drug, registration to be carried; held, $6,000 bond
•Raul Gironm Godinez, 42, Boston Street; driving on revoked license; released, no bond
•Gabriela Merrado Hernandez. 41, Shelbyville Mills Road; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, speeding; released, no bond
•Donald Aaron Johnson, 43, Key Street; failure to appear (two counts); held, $5,000 bond
•Raven M. Jones, 32, Nashville; leaving scene of accident; released, $1,000 bond
•Aaron Fabian Ledesma, 18, Green Lane; simple possession, violation of probation; held, $1,000 bond
•Roger Lee Mallard, 37, Moreland Avenue; driver to exercise due care, driving while in possession of methamphetamine, financial responsibility, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of schedule 2 drug; held, $13,500 bond
•Angel Junior Manuel Vazquez, 24, Smith Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, no proof of insurance, traffic control device (stop sign); held, no bond
•James Donald McBride, 56, Cessna Lane; seat belt law, violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
•Daylin Edwin Meeks, 21. South Maple Street; violation of implied consent, violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
•Fabianna Miguel, 36, White Street; driver to exercise due care, no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, no proof of insurance; released, no bond
•Timothy Carl Newsom Sr., 53, Frank Martin Road; driving on suspended license, financial responsibility; released, no bond
•Matt Dillon Phann, 29, Barksdale Lane; failure to appear; held, no bond
•Brenda Gail Phillips, 41. Cedar River Road; driving on suspended license, light law; released, no bond
•Eligio Alvares Rodriguez, 18, Maple Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand; released, no bond
•Amber N. Rodgers, 35, Halls Mill Road; driving on suspended license, light law, possession of schedule 2 drug; held, $3,000 bond
•Pascacio Diaz Rojas, 39, Jamesville, South Carolina; DUI; released, $2,500 bond
•Juan Carlos Rosas Jamie, 32, Apache Place; child restraint law, driving on revoked license, failure to appear; held, $1,000 bond
•Angel Baultidta Santiago, 32, Landers Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, speeding; released, no bond
•Juana Sebastian Sebastian, 44, Madison Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, speeding; released, no bond
•Jamison Lee Shipley, 22, Fosterville; violation of probation; held, $4,500 bond
•Larissa Lynn Smith, 25, Lower Halls Mill Road; burglary, theft of property; released, $10,000 bond
•Jaylin Demarcus Trimble, 24, East Parkway Drive; failure to appear, failure to report; released, $2,500 bond
•Hirvin Yohney Velasquez Hernandez, 20, Oak Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, registration law; released, no bond
•Scottie Lynn White, 37, Fosterville Road, Bell Buckle; driving on revoked license, light law, no proof of insurance; released, no bond
•Desiree Ann Wilhoite, 21, Landers Street; lottery fraud (three counts); released, $1,500 bond
•Brian Wesley Williams, 35, Morrison; failure to appear; released, no bond
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