Lost key leads to drug arrest

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

• On Feb. 20 several Lewisburg Police officers responded to a report of suspicious persons at JR’s Mini Storage on Mooresville Highway. There they found Tara Rowe and a male subject with bolt cutters and a hacksaw. Rowe said that she had lost the key to her storage unit and needed to get inside of it. The business did confirm that the unit was hers.

Officers noticed a strong marijuana smell and stated that Rowe appeared unsteady on her feet. A search of Rowe uncovered a glass pipe, several plastic baggies, scales, a butane torch, and a water bottle with a hidden compartment. According to the police report, Rowe admitted methamphetamine use a couple of hours prior.

While transporting Rowe to jail, the officer noticed her trying to reach into her pants. At the jail, a bag containing marijuana was found.


Rowe was charged with public intoxication, drug paraphernalia, simple possession, and contraband in a penal institution. Bond was set at $9,500.

• On Feb. 26, an off-duty Sheriff’s deputy reported seeing Carl Smith leaving Wal-Mart. Deputies stopped Smith as he drove, taking him to Marshall County Jail and serving him with outstanding warrants for possession of a Schedule II drug for resale, armed dangerous felonies, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $11,000.

• Responding to a domestic call on 4th Avenue, Lewisburg police officer Jenny Crane found a female subject that stated that her husband had been arguing with her, had grabbed her arm, and had thrown a brick at her car. There was damage to the vehicle and the husband, Jason Johnson, confirmed the story. Johnson was charged with domestic assault and vandalism and held on $1,000 bond.

• Lewisburg police officers responded to a report of a fire alarm on Martin Avenue in the early morning on Feb. 19. Forcing entry into the apartment, officers found Reginald Davis unconscious. Treated by EMS, Davis regained consciousness outside of the apartment.

According to the report, Davis became agitated when his girlfriend arrived on the scene, shouting profanities while saying that he didn’t wish to see her.

The girlfriend, who had a swollen lip, reported that Davis had struck her earlier. Her sister said that she had witnessed the assault as well.

When informed that he was being arrested for domestic assault, Davis refused to be handcuffed and struggled with officers before being cuffed.

At the Marshall County Jail, Davis was informed that he would be held on a $3,000 bond, with conditions that forbade contact with the girlfriend. Davis signed the paperwork, agreeing to the conditions before making his one phone call.

Davis called the girlfriend, confirmed by deputies at the jail.

For violating the bond conditions, Davis remains in jail without bond, charged with the violation, domestic assault, and resisting arrest.

• Lawrence Wiggins was arrested for public intoxication at his residence on Fairlane Drive on Feb. 19. Officer Justin Gaines found Wiggins in the back yard of the residence. His roommate reported that Wiggins was not allowed in the house while intoxicated. According to the report, officers made several attempts with Wiggins to find another place to stay for the evening, but he was unable to comply so he was arrested and held on $500 bond.

• On Feb. 19, Patrolman Lonny Cook responded to a dispute call on 4th Avenue North.

One roommate reported that he had been trying to move out of the residence when his roommate, Harvey Barron, began arguing with him. The roommate began to record Barron’s escalating behavior, to which Barron took offense, grabbing at the phone and leaving a bruise on the roommate’s arm. Barron was charged with domestic assault and held on $2,000 bond.

• On Feb. 20, Patrolman Mike Davis observed Misty N. King driving a vehicle on Haynes Street. Confirming with dispatch that King’s license was suspended, Davis arrested King, charging her with third offense driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $2,000.

• Rachel E. Grantham was arrested on a false report warrant that stemmed from a January car accident in Chapel Hill. Grantham had claimed that she had been driving when becoming involved in an accident on Highway 31A in Chapel Hill. Video of the accident from a nearby gas station showed that she had been the passenger, not the driver. She was held on a $6,000 bond for making a false report to police.

• The Tennessee State Highway Patrol arrested Itiel Soto for public intoxication on Feb. 26. Soto was found to have outstanding warrants in Georgia for violation of probation and failure to appear. He is held without bond pending transport to Georgia.

• Ronald Wade Travis was arrested Feb. 24 after LPD responding to a disturbance call on Maple Street found that Travis had an outstanding warrant in Marshall County for violation of Probation. Bond was set at $1,000.

• Miguel Rico was arrested on Feb. 20 for public intoxication after being stopped while walking unsteadily on 4th Avenue North. Bond was set at $500.

• Nancy Gentry was charged with criminal trespass on Feb. 16 after being discovered hiding under a pile of laundry at a Lewisburg Housing Authority unit on Cummings Circle. Gentry is under a three-year ban from any LHA property until July 2017. Bond was set at $1,000.

• LPD responded to Summit Apartments on Feb. 18 discovered William Bess on the floor of the lobby. After awaking Bess, officers reported that he was unable to stand without assistance. He was charged with public intoxication and held on $500 bond.

• Crystal Reed of Columbia turned herself in on a warrant for violation of the sex offender registry. Bond was set at $10,000.

• Thomas J. Wiley was served with a violation of probation warrant at the Marshall County Jail. Bond was set at $500.

• Willie L. Lumpkin was served at the Marshall County Jail with a warrant for sale of Schedule II drugs. Bond was set at $15,000.

• Thomas B. Beard was served with a violation of probation warrant at the Marshall County Jail. Bond was set at $1,000.

• Ronald Barron was served with a violation of probation warrant at Marshall County Jail. Bond was set at $1,000.

• Adrian Kinzer was served with a violation of probation warrant at Marshall County Jail. He remained held on no further bond.

• Alfonso Mendez Loa was arrested on a failure to appear warrant. Bond was set at $1,000.

• David Brantley was served with a fugitive from justice warrant while in the Marshall County Jail. He was held without bond.

• Belinda Freeman of Shelbyville was charged with failure to appear after failing to report to serve 20 days in the Marshall County Jail. She was held on $1,000 bond.

• A four-wheeler was reported stolen on Halls Road in Chapel Hill sometime overnight on Feb. 24.

• A home burglary was reported on Darnell Mealer Road on Feb. 17. The front door had been pried open and a lockbox containing cash and documents was reported missing.

• A home burglary was reported on Nashville Highway in College Grove Feb. 10. Several Apple computer products were taken.