Felons with guns get more charges added

Friday, April 21, 2017

Lewisburg Police responded to a call on April 4 from Maple Street concerning a woman reportedly walking down the street waving a shotgun.

Focusing on 342 Maple Street, officers found no one inside but did find shotgun shells in the kitchen. According to the police report, officer Dillon Lipinski reported a previous response to the address in which the female resident had locked herself in a basement room.

Speaking to witnesses on the street, they reported that the woman in question, Chasity Shipley, had tried to bum a cigarette and had become angry and threatening when they did not comply. Shipley reportedly said that she was going to return with a shotgun, which she then did, working the pump action as she walked down the street and threatening to kill the complainants.


Attempts were made to contact Shipley inside the home until finally the Marshall County Emergency Response team forced entry, discovering Shipley on a mattress, claiming to have been asleep.

A shotgun matching the description given by witnesses along with a .22 caliber rifle were found underneath the mattress.

Officers had previously discovered that Shipley was barred from owning firearms due to a previous felony conviction.


She was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Bond was set at $36,000.

• On April 8, LPD returned to the scene of a prior confrontation with an armed man on Jackson Avenue.


A call reporting a domestic disturbance took police back to residence where they had previously arrested Bobby Mooneyham for domestic assault.

The female resident at first denied that he was there, despite his car being in the driveway.

Finally, she admitted that he was in the residence, despite prior bond conditions that banned contact between the pair.


Taking Mooneyham into custody, officers reported that he became agitated and hostile.

Once securely detained, the female reportedly admitted to officers that he had dragged her across the floor during an altercation, showing them a mark consistent with rug burn.

She also stated that he had taken her cellphone so that she could not call police, and that he had a shotgun in the home despite being a convicted felon.

Officers found a .410 shotgun in the residence.

Mooneyham was charged with aggravated domestic assault, felon in possession of a firearm, interference with a 911 call, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bond was set at $13,000 for the new charges, although he remained held without bond due to the violation of the prior bond conditions.

• Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man trying to flag down cars on Fishing Ford Road on the night of April 8.

Encountering Zachary Seth Easterwood, deputies determined that he had an outstanding warrant from the city of Lewisburg for a probation violation.

The pat down of Easterwood uncovered a bag of marijuana in one of his pants pockets.

Easterwood reportedly “became belligerent and started cursing and refused to sit down in the car.”

After several commands, he was warned that he would be Tased if necessary to get him to comply.

He reportedly told the deputy to tase him because he wasn’t going to get in the car. The Taser was deployed and Easterwood sat down in the car.

According to the report, he banged his head several times on the patrol car cage on the way to jail as well as the wall of the jail as he was being led in.

He was charged with public intoxication, simple possession, and resisting arrest.

Bond was set at $6,000.

• Officers responding to the Pear Tree Apartments on April 9 encountered Shannon Perryman running along a side walk. She reported to officers that Juan was trying to shoot her and that a black man had also pulled a gun on her. Described as “erratic,” according to the police report, Perryman said that “she had used meth but she wasn’t high at the moment and that is how she figured out that everyone was trying to kill her.”

Perryman was charged with public intoxication and simple possession without a prescription. Several different pills, some controlled substances some not, were found in her purse.

Bond was set at $2,500.

• The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office served warrants on Christopher Handley at the Marshall County Jail on April 3. Of the eight total warrants, three were for aggravated burglary, one for theft over $5,000, two for theft over $1,000, one for vandalism over $500, and one for vandalism at the Marshall County Jail. The warrants were outstanding from 2014, regarding a incident on Daytona Drive in Cornersville. Handley’s address at the time the warrants were issued was listed as the Limestone County, Ala. Jail. Total bond was set at $68,500.

• On April 3, deputies served Caleb Fentress with warrants at a residence on Sheppard Branch Road. He was served on two counts of drug paraphernalia, one of possession of a firearm during a felony, one count of possession of a Schedule VI drug with intent to distribute, and two counts of possession of a Schedule II with intent. Bond was set at $25,000.

• LPD responded in the afternoon of April 10 to Wal-Mart following a report of an intoxicated individual.

Officers encountered Adam Crain, who admitted taking a lot of cold medicine and was described as “highly intoxicated.”

Crain was taken by EMS to Marshall Medical Center due to his condition. Upon his release, he was served by LPD with an outstanding warrant for his arrest from Simpson County, Kentucky.

He is being held without bond.