Sheriff's deputies went looking for one Marshall County man and ended up arresting him and his father, too.
Deputies Tony Nichols and Layne Worsham went to the residence of James F. Brown Sr., 40, on Marsh Road, Belfast, April 22, looking for James F. Brown Jr., 20. The deputies had received information that Brown Jr., who they wanted to serve with a warrant for violation of probation, was at that address.
According to Nichols' report, Brown Sr. denied that his son was at the house. The deputies asked for permission to search the premises and Brown Sr. "threw his door open, cursing, and said, 'y'all come on in; I'll show you he's not here - he's in McMinnville'."
Upon searching the residence, Nichols wrote, "James Brown Jr. was found in Mr. Brown's bedroom, hiding under the bed."
Brown Sr. was arrested for obstruction of service and "as we were leaving the residence," Nichols reported, "Mr. Brown tried to move a tee shirt laying on the kitchen table in an attempt to cover up a plastic baggie containing marijuana...Brown Sr. stated that it was his and therefore he was also charged with simple possession of schedule VI."
Brown Sr.'s total bond was set at $1,500, and his court date is May 19. Brown Jr. is held without bond.
Every Parent's Nightmare
A Lewisburg mother got a call from police about 2 a.m. April 28, asking if she knew where her daughter was. The 15-year-old girl was supposed to be home in bed, but in fact she was in the back of a police car.
Officer Tracy Teal of the Lewisburg Police Department was on patrol when he spotted a car parked in the shadows at the rear of the old Connelly School. Teal reported that he shone his spotlight on the car and saw two people in the rear seat "that appeared to be engaged in sexual conduct."
William Z. Stokes, 19, of Verona Caney Road, told the officer that he and the girl had initially made contact on myspace.com and continued communicating by text message. Stokes told Teal "they planned to meet for the purpose of having sex...the plan was for her to leave her residence without knowledge or consent of her parents, meet and travel by his motor car to another location and have sex." The girl did leave her home and Stokes said they "went to Rock Creek Park and had sex. Then they traveled around the city for a short period of time, pulled over at Connelly School and began to have sex again."
The girl's parents are considering pursuing charges of statutory rape. Stokes was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. His bond was set at $1,000 and his court date is May 18.
Arrest made in phone harassment complaint
Billy Ezell, 55, of Snell Road was arrested on April 24 by the Marshall County Sheriff's Department and charged with harassment. The incident took place on April 21, when a 57-year-old woman told Capt. Sam Bragg that she received a telephone call from an unidentified male who offered her "$100 to spank him while he was naked." Ezell's bond was set at $2,000 and his court date is May 19.
The following complaints were made to the Lewisburg Police Department and the Marshall County Sheriff's Department:
* Kenneth Pugmire, 59, Hargrove Rd., Chapel Hill, said a bull had left hoof prints all over his yard and pushed over a Leland cypress tree. Total damages: $1,500.
* Kayla Hargrove, 20, North Horton Pkwy, Chapel Hill, had a Blackberry Storm phone, digital camera, and cash (total value: $560) stolen from her car while it was parked at at residence on Sidney Drive, Chapel Hill.
* Justin Kruger, 16, Foxboro Drive, Lewisburg, had the dashboard of his 1994 Ford Explorer damaged by someone trying to steal the stereo. His iPod Nano and a CD were taken.
* Karla Keiler, 31, Silver Street, Lewisburg, had the passenger-side mirror broken off her 1994 Crown Victoria sometime between 10:30 p.m. April 27 and noon April 28.
* Steven Fisher, 26, 5th Avenue North, Lewisburg, was robbed at knifepoint by two juveniles who took his cell phone and cell phone charger.
* Donna Dunivan, 45, Petersburg, had the doors of her 1998 Ford Mustang scratched while the car was parked at the ball fields on Spring Place Road on April 28. "Whore" was scratched on to the driver's side door. Cost of repairing the damage is estimated at $1,500.
* The Impact Center had the aluminum cans they had been collecting, valued at $133, stolen between April 22 and April 23.
* Lucia Minor had $250 cash and $1,000-worth of jewelry stolen from her apartment on Martin Street after a break-in while she was at work. Her roommate Paloma Diaz had $220 cash taken at the same time.
* Brian Moore, 27, Mechanico Trail, told police his John Deere professional-grade weed eater (value: $225) was stolen from an open shed at his residence when he left it unattended for 30 minutes.
* Bonnie Waggoner, Holly Grove Road, had a 42-inch flat screen TV stolen from her residence between 4 and 5 a.m. She still owes Bestway $2,000 on this TV.
Arrested on a warrant out of Giles County for violation of probation:
* Richard Shelton, 27, Belfast.
Served with a criminal summons for violation of probation:
* Megan Renae Jones, 5th Avenue North.
Summoned to court on a worthless check warrant:
* Justin Sims, 27, North Church St.
Served with a criminal summons for assault:
* Leonard Bailey Jr., 59, South Ellington Pkwy.
Served with a warrant for failure to appear:
* Joshua E. Malone, 18, Columbia.
Arrested for domestic assault:
* Jamie Lynn Bell, 28, Chapel Hill.
* John P. Juarez, 24, 4th Avenue North.
Served with a warrant for simple domestic assault while in jail:
* Joseph R. Gentry, 28, Jackson Avenue.
Arrested for violation of probation:
* Charlie Cross, 57, 5th Avenue North.
Arrested for public intoxication:
* Joe William Holder, 58, Cornersville.
* Billy Wayne Vestal, 61, Belfast Street.
Arrested on warrants for violation of bond conditions and abuse of the 911 system:
* Barry D. Waters, 46, 4th Avenue North.
Arrested for driving on a suspended license:
* Bradley E. Draper, 26, Madisonville, Ky.
* Stephen J. Braly, 45, Lawrenceburg. (3rd offense. Braly was also issued with citations for violating the seat belt law, improper use of the turn lane, and driving without insurance.)