Wrong ID leads to theft

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Lewisburg woman was charged with theft after showing a police officer her victim's identification from the purse she had just stolen.

Corporal Kevin Patin of the Lewisburg Police Department was dispatched to Wal-Mart on April 11 at about 4 p.m. in reference to a purse theft. "On my way," Patin wrote in his report, "I noticed a white female walking down Rock Crusher Road and recognized her as the woman on Wal-Mart video from Tuesday, April 7, on another purse theft."

"As the woman was walking, she was looking through a black purse," the report continues. "I approached the woman and asked her for identification. She provided me with a drivers license that belonged to Roberta Davidson...the complainant and victim of the purse theft."

Patricia M. Oldham, 52, of 5th Avenue North was arrested and charged with theft from a building. Her bond was set at $1,500 and her court date is May 11. The purse and its contents were returned to Davidson.

Patin had also responded to Wal-Mart on April 7, when Kimberly Tahmassebi, 38, of Chapel Hill told him "she stopped to look at the fish aquariums then when she turned around her shopping cart containing her purse was gone." Patin reports that "the purse was recovered a short while later at Stan McNabb; all that was missing was $120 cash."

A Lewisburg man reported his truck stolen to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department, but it was found wrecked a few hours later.

Clebron Mealer Jr., 40, of Bivins Road called the MCSD just after midnight on April 13 to say that his 1994 GMC Sonoma pickup, containing tools and a generator, had been stolen from the driveway at his residence on Bivins Road. MCSD Deputy Jerry Harden reported that the truck was found by the LPD just before 5 a.m. on Old Belfast Road near the corner of Reliance Avenue. It had run off the road and hit a telephone pole. The truck sustained damage, including a broken axle, all along its right side, and the generator had been slung out and was on the other side of the road. When the truck was found, Harden reported that it was locked, with a spare set of keys lying in the passenger seat.

Carla McCoy, 44, was arrested at about 1:30 p.m. April 10, after making repeated calls to 911 without saying anything, and then fighting with officers who came to check on her. McCoy was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and misuse of the 911 system after Detectives Bart Fagan and Keith Jolley responded to her residence in Monte Murray Road.

Arrests were also made in the following cases:

Driving Offences

.* Driving Under the Influence

* Joel M. Childress, 21, Childress Road. Lewisburg Police Department Officers Amanda Newcomb and Jackie Robertson did not administer standardized field sobriety tests "due to Mr. Childress' intoxicated state."
* Charlie A. Williams, 21, Yell Road (3rd DUI; additional charges: driving on revoked and violation of the implied consent law). "He failed all tests given," wrote Newcomb in her report.

* Driving on Revoked (2nd offence)

* Javier Jaimes Dominguez, 32, Old Columbia Road. His passenger, Carmelo A. Ramirez, 40, was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

* Driving on suspended

* Daniel B. Flores, 18, McClure Street

Violation of Probation

* Keith J. Mitchell, 20, Woodlawn Avenue. Mitchell scuffled with officers at the Marshall County Sheriff's Department while they were arresting him on the violation of probation warrant. He fled on foot and crossed Rock Creek to the walking track where Officer Denise Savage of the Lewisburg Police Department apprehended him. Resisting arrest and evading arrest were added to the charges filed against Mitchell and he is being held on the probation violation until his court dates of April 21 and 22.

* Terry James Kelso, 25, Wiles Lane.

Additional charges: two failures to appear from Marshall County and one failure to appear from Lawrence County.

* Cathy Buttrey, 21, 5th Avenue North. Warrants for violation of probation and failure to comply were served while Buttrey was in city court, but Corporal Billy Duckworth and Jackie Robertson administered field sobriety tests and "established that Ms. Buttrey was impaired," so she was charged with public intoxication as well.

* Contassa T. Crutcher, 25, Nashville.

* Christy L. Cole, 43, Cornersville.

* David W. Smith, 31, Murfreesboro.

* Patrick Cody Terry, 21, Columbia.

* John D. Allen, 45, Greenwood Street.

Violation of parole

* Tyrone Pierce, 33.

* James T. Sellars, 41.

Failure to appear

* Matthew Timothy Cole, 23, Cornersville.

* Eric Thurman, 28, Columbia.

* Robert G. Major, 26, Columbia.

* Margie Darlene Ledbetter, 39, Shelbyville.

Domestic assault

* Jeremy Neese, 25, Cedar Street.

* Alejandro "Alex" Ontiveros, 19, Shelbyville. Additional charge: assault.

* Paul R. Johnson, 32, Franklin Pike.

* James E. Cates, 20, Washington Drive. Additional charge: underage drinking.

In other police business, Johnny Chilton, 51, Old Belfast Road, was served with warrants charging him with simple possession of Schedule III and Schedule IV drugs. Chilton was already in jail. A criminal summons for a worthless check was executed on Carrie J. Hodge, 35, of Verona Caney Road. Marcus Canty, 38, Columbia, was arrested while he was in Circuit Court on April 8. Canty was charged with sale of a Schedule II drug to a confidential informant on Jan. 8, 2009. His bond was set at $20,000, and his court date on this charge is May 5. Canty has at least one other drug case moving through the court system at this time.