Grand jury ends the year with numerous indictments
By Karen Hall
At their last meeting of the year, the Marshall County grand jury issued the following indictments.
* Alvin Thomas McGee III, 44, and Wendy Lynn Bryant, 38, both of Crestland Street, are charged with theft, forgery, and criminal simulation. According to documents in the case files, in early February, McGee allegedly took a camper trailer, worth about $5,000, from a home on Verona Caney Road. Bryant allegedly wrote a bill of sale, stating, "I Polly Sanders sold Alvin McGee a Prowler camper trailer for 300.00 cash and some clean up around the property."
Law enforcement gave the bill of sale, and other samples of Bryant's handwriting, to a handwriting expert whose opinion was, "Ms. Bryant did write the bill of sale and signed the name of Polly Sanders to the document."
* Michael Wade Brown, 53, of Giles County, was charged with rape and sexual contact with an inmate. According to a press release from then-Sheriff Norman Dalton, Brown was sent to Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville on Oct. 23, 2013, to pick up a female inmate and transport her back to Giles County Jail. While en route to Pulaski, Brown pulled off Interstate 65 at Exit 32 in Marshall County, stopped behind a vacant building, and allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with the woman. A short time after she returned to the jail, she told Giles County officers what had happened. As a result of an investigation by Marshall County Sheriff's Department Maj. Jimmy Oliver, Brown was arrested on Nov. 20, 2013.
* Janice F. Young, 65, of Culleoka, is charged with criminal responsibility for aggravated assault and criminal responsibility for the facilitation of aggravated assault. She is Paul Brent Baxter's mother, and on May 25 she allegedly arranged a meeting between Baxter and his former girlfriend Emma Rowe, drove Baxter to the location where he assaulted Rowe, and then drove him home again. Baxter is facing a number of charges relating to incidents with Rowe, including the latest one in mid-October, when he allegedly kidnapped her and took her to Shelbyville.
* Carlton Patrick Blanton, 33, of College Grove, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, assault, resisting arrest, simple possession, and violation of bond conditions. All of these relate to an incident involving Blanton's ex-wife on Oct. 21.
* William C. Lipscomb, 29, of Belfast Street, and Christopher R. Mullins, 20, of Ruby Road, are charged together with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia (baggies), possession of a prohibited weapon (brass knuckles), and simple possession of marijuana. They were arrested on Feb. 22.
* James Odell Osborne, aka Amos, 49, of Maple Street, is charged with theft over $500 and theft over $10,000. These charges relate to thefts from Bill Derryberry and R & R Automotive, both of which happened in mid-October.
* Anthoney D. "Andy" Rogers, 43, of Holly Grove Road, is charged with initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine, promotion of the manufacture of meth, possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony (a handgun and 15 rifles were found during a search of Rogers' home), possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of meth with intention to sell and deliver it, and three counts of simple possession. Rogers was arrested on May 8; his attorney is John H. Norton III of Shelbyville.
* Gerry Dean Smithson, 58, of Hallmark Drive, is charged with driving under the influence, driving after being declared a Habitual Motor Vehicle Offender, driving on a revoked license (fourth offense), failure to maintain lane, and violation of the registration law. Smithson was pulled over at about 3:45 am. Aug. 13.
* David K. Stinnett, 38, of Haynes Street, is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery by an authority figure, three counts of sexual battery, and two counts of aggravated statutory rape, relating to incidents with a young girl which occurred off and on for two years, starting in February 2012.