Stalking, solicitation charges sent to grand jury

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Charges against a Lewisburg man - arrested nine months ago in Shelbyville on charges of solicitation of a minor and stalking her - were sent to the Bedford County grand jury on Friday.

Andy Lynn Wallace, 35, of Nashville Highway, was arrested shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Feb. 4, according to public records at the Bedford County Sheriff's Department. He was also charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

Wallace pleaded guilty on the DUI charge to Bedford County General Sessions Court Judge Charles Rich. The two other charges against Wallace could be considered by Bedford's grand jury on Nov. 16. Shelbyville-based attorney John Norton represents Wallace.

"Wallace was sending text messages to a 16-year-old juvenile female (a resident of Bedford County) and also making inappropriate requests of the female juvenile via text message," Bedford Sheriff's records state. "Wallace admitted via text messages that he was sitting ... in the juvenile's driveway outside of her residence... [and asked her] to come outside to meet with him."

A call about the text messages was made to the Sheriff's office and officers found Wallace "approximately 100 yards from the juvenile's residence," according to public records that also show he was released on $32,000 bond on Feb. 5.