Lottery tickets said stolen from Southside Market

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Indictments issued by the Marshall County Grand Jury this month allege theft of lottery tickets, burglary suspects taking a gun, money taken from a pizza delivery store and statutory rape.

True bills of indictment were issued one week ago today, but some of the defendants were not arrested until after Judge Robert Crigler issued a bench warrant because they were the subject of sealed indictments from original information instead of cases that had been heard in Marshall County General Sessions Court.

The following defendants remain innocent until convicted. Information on these cases comes from the indictment papers and other public documents in defendants' case files.

* Katherine Margaret Sterling, 26, of 1103 West Commerce St., faces two counts of theft in connection with lottery tickets that were missing on different days between March 1 and Aug. 27.

The tickets were allegedly stolen from Southside Market and Deli, 711 Cornersville Road, owned and operated by Todd Ferguson, who declined to discuss the case when asked on Monday.

Sterling had been an employee at the business, according to staff at the store. The defendant, who turns 27 on Thursday, is due in Circuit Court on Dec. 5.

* Brandon Corey Medley, 22, of 125 Armory Drive (and apparently also of a Lexington Trace, Murfreesboro address), was indicted with Thomas Jackson "Jack" Tucker, 23, of Nancy Green Road, Pulaski, on charges of especially aggravated burglary and especially aggravated robbery.

Records indicate that Tucker was transported from a state penitentiary for his hearing before Sessions Court Judge Steve Bowden on Oct. 30.

Medley and Tucker allegedly broke into the home of Wesley Carroll, Elm St., on March 19. They are charged with stealing a .25-caliber pistol valued at about $100.

Carroll was allegedly struck several times in the head with a piece of wood and threatened with a knife. His wounds were treated at Marshall Medical Center.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Lewisburg Police Detective Scott Braden, who assisted with Detective Sgt. Dac Burrow's investigation.

* Braden Michael Wiedel, 20, 2141 Crutcher Road, Chapel Hill, was named in seven indictments charging him with stealing cash from Hometown Pizza Inc., doing business as Domino's Pizza.

Wiedel was arrested by Chapel Hill Police and booked into the county jail on Nov. 21.

His theft indictments allege he stole cash in various amounts of $500 to $1,000 or $1,000 to $10,000 on the following dates this year: March 25 and 26, April 17 and 27, June 9, and July 16 and 26.

* Johnathon Allen Phelps, 21, of Powell Lane, is accused of statutory rape with a 15-year-old girl on Sept. 3.

Marshall County Sheriff's Detective Bart Fagan arrested Phelps on Nov. 21. Bond was set at $3,000.