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Alleged metal thief indicted by grand jury

Friday, June 29, 2012

By Karen Hall

Staff Writer

A young Lewisburg man was indicted by the grand jury Wednesday, charged with the theft of metal from a builder's storage site.

The indictment came on the same day as one of the others accused of the theft pleaded guilty.

James Anthony Robison Jr., 19, of Collins Hollow Road was charged with 10 counts of theft of concrete forms from a Brown Builders Construction Inc. storage site near the interstate in January. In a separate indictment, Robison was also charged with evading arrest, reckless endangerment and speeding.

According to the report by Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper James Crump, at about 8:30 p.m. March 3 he spotted Robison driving 83 mph in a 55 mph zone on Highway 50. Instead of stopping when Crump signaled him to pull over, Robison evaded arrest by fleeing at speeds up to 120 mph. A 13-year-old was with him in the truck. When the chase ended 15 minutes later in Maury County, Crump reported, Robison fled on foot, leaving the 13-year-old behind.

Danielle Brown, 23, of Culleoka, was also accused of the theft of the concrete forms, and on Wednesday, she pled guilty in Circuit Court. She will be sentenced on Sept. 5.

Also indicted by the grand jury this month were the following defendants.

* Cameron L. Johnson, 25, of Crick Street, was charged with four counts of aggravated assault, and five counts of reckless endangerment. These resulted from an incident on Feb. 1, when Johnson allegedly shot at four different people with a .38 caliber handgun, as well as firing the gun into a nearby home where five other people were present. According to the warrants written by Lewisburg Police Detective Scott Braden, the victims identified Johnson as the man who shot at them, and Johnson admitted firing the gun.

* David E. Wilson, 46, of Reynolds Road, Columbia, was charged with aggravated assault, assault, and reckless endangerment. On May 17, Wilson allegedly struck his victim around the head and neck as they were riding in a car together. He even "stopped his vehicle so that he could strangle her," Marshall County Sheriff's Detective Tony Nichols wrote in his warrant. Then, when they were on Verona Caney Road, Wilson allegedly pushed the victim out of the vehicle while it was still moving.

* Jimmy Wayne Skinner, 56, of Dowdy Road, Chapel Hill. In a five-count indictment Skinner is charged with driving after being declared a habitual motor vehicle offender, driving under the influence (fifth offence), violation of the implied consent law, driving on a revoked license, and violation of the financial responsibility law. Skinner was arrested by THP Trooper Ryan Hill after 10 p.m. July 12.

Indictment does not mean a person is guilty. That's determined by a trial, or by a guilty plea.