Crime reports

Friday, September 9, 2011

Lewisburg Police officers investigated two suspected arsons over the Labor Day weekend.

* About 10 p.m. Sept. 2, Officer Steve Sanders and Cpl. Chris Sawyers were dispatched to the scene of a car fire on Old Belfast Road. They found a 1997 white Dodge Intrepid "engulfed in flames." Lewisburg Fire Department put out the fire. Detective James Johnson investigated, but the cause of the fire remained undetermined when Sanders wrote his report. Owner valued the car at $3,000.

* On Sept. 3, the owner of a 1992 Chevy pickup, valued at $8,000, reported that someone had tried to set the truck on fire while it was parked at his home on Moore Lane. A flammable liquid was poured on the seat of the truck and set on fire. "The vehicle was taped off as a crime scene and turned over to the detectives," Cpl. Billy Duckworth wrote in his report.

Thefts and vandalism reported

* On Sept. 5, Marshall County Sheriff's Deputy Doug McBay responded to a home on Talley Road, Belfast, where one or more people had entered the house during Sept. 4 or 5 and taken property, and stolen a green 2000 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The truck was valued at $3,000. Taken from the home were items valued at a total of $4,790. These included a 7 mm Remington Mag rifle with a scope, a Parker Hale .22 caliber rifle, a 12 gauge pump shotgun, a 30-30 Marlin lever-action rifle, a .22 caliber bolt-action rifle, a Rossi .410/.22 shotgun/rifle, an Xbox 360, seven games for Xbox, a glass thermometer, a Craftsman 16-inch chainsaw, a Stihl 18-inch chainsaw, a 32-inch High Def flat screen TV, a 62-inch Toshiba TV, a 32-inch Toshiba TV, assorted ammunition, and a quantity of jewelry.

* Between 8:30 p.m. and midnight Sept. 3, a statue worth $700 was vandalized in the front yard of a home on Barron Road.

* A Taurus .40 caliber pistol with two clips in a holster and a .22 automatic rifle with a scope, both with blued barrels and valued at a total of $550, were taken from a gun safe at a home on Derryberry Cemetery Road sometime in the last month or so. Owner reported he always leaves his key in the lock of the safe.

* $200-worth of damage was done to a cornfield and fence on Virgil Beasley Road, Chapel Hill, by someone driving a Dodge Dakota truck through them. The truck, tag number 151SQD, was left in the field.

* Between 5 p.m. Aug. 31 and 8 a.m. Sept. 1, someone broke the left rear window of a Ford Windstar van parked at a business on Park Avenue. Owner valued the window at $150.

* A 1993 Chevy S-10 pickup truck, tag number 194GWL, was stolen from a residence on Old Hwy 99, Chapel Hill, between July 30 and 31. The front door of the unoccupied home was kicked in and an unknown amount of property was stolen. The owner lives in Nashville and has been experiencing health issues, so she was not able to make a report until Sept. 2.

Arrested and charged with resisting stop-halt-frisk-arrest

* Jessie Jordan Prater, 19, Limestone Avenue. Bond: $1,000; court date: Sept. 13. Prater was allegedly one of two white men wearing ski masks who invaded a home on Old Farmington Road in the early hours of Sept. 2, demanding money and pills. The men fled when told the police were on the way. According to the report by Officer Clyde Ragsdale, he saw two men running from the scene, but they split up and he was only able to catch Prater.

Arrested and charged with domestic assault

* Raymond J. Cochran, 28, 3rd Avenue North. Bond: $1,000; court date: Oct. 3. "This is the fourth time Mr. Cochran has been arrested for domestic assault against (his victim) since June of 2010," wrote Officer Amanda Newcomb in her report on Aug. 31.

* Edward G. Merriman Jr., 32, Hunter Road. Bond: $1,000; court date: Sept. 13.

* Sara L. Morton, 24, Culleoka. Bond: $1,000; court date: Aug. 30.

Arrested on a warrant for domestic assault

* Anthony Todd Jones, 42, Cornersville. Bond: $1,000; court date: Aug. 30.

Arrested and charged with driving under the influence and driving on revoked

* Sebastian Hernandez, 30, West Church Street. Bond: $4,000; court date: Sept. 27. This is allegedly Hernandez' third DUI and second driving on revoked.

Arrested and charged with driving without a license

* Sergio Marco, 30, Shelbyville. Bond: $2,000; court date: Oct. 3.

Arrested and charged with driving on a suspended license

* Andy Brown, 39, Glenn Avenue. Bond and court date not stated.

* Terri Lynne Bailey, 36, Franklin Avenue. Bond not stated; court date: Oct. 3. Also cited for no proof of insurance, misuse of registration, and light law violation.

Arrested and charged with public intoxication

* Kenny Ray Henson, 57, Belfast. Bond and court date not stated.

* Beverly K. Meek, 56, 5th Avenue North. Bond: $500; court date: Sept. 12.

Arrested on a warrant for violation of probation

* Ashley N. Wiles, 22, Tiger Boulevard. Held without bond for court on Sept. 13.

* Jimmy Wayne Skinner, 55, Chapel Hill. Held without bond for court on Aug. 30.

* Devario Daryale McFarland, 33. Held without bond for court on Sept. 7.

Arrested on a warrant for failure to appear

* William Dee Randolph, 31, Cornersville. Held without bond for an unspecified court date.

Served with warrants at Marshall County Jail

* Steven R. Harris, 32, North Church Street. Bond: $3,500; court date: Sept. 12. Charges: simple assault, domestic assault, and aggravated criminal trespass. Harris was picked up at the Giles County line.

* Kenneth Paul Young, 25, Woodlawn Avenue. Bond: $5,000; court date: Oct. 3. Charge: failure to appear. Young is also held without bond on a warrant for failure to appear in General Sessions Court. On this warrant, his court date is Sept. 13.

* Richard E. Watson, 38, Murfreesboro. Held without bond for court on Sept. 27. Charge: violation of probation.

Served with a summons for violation of a Municipal Code

* Tony C. Leverette, 45, Washington Drive. Court date: Sept. 19.

Served with a criminal summons for violation of probation

* Holly Beth Endsley, 20, 5th Avenue North. Court date: Sept. 27.