Pistol-packing mamma gets arrested

Friday, June 23, 2017

• On Thursday, June 8, Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies responded to Arbor Hill Road regarding an assault.

The complainant stated that himself and his girlfriend, who had been staying at the home with his parents, had gone out to eat when he began receiving text messages from his mother stating that she had thrown his belongings out of the home.

When he returned to get his clothes and other possessions, Serina Robertson met him with a silver handgun in her hand and told him to leave.


Robertson’s husband took the handgun from her, according to the report, after which she went over to the pile of clothes in the drive and poured a can of lighter fluid on them.

When questioned by deputies, Robertson said that she did not want the girlfriend at the house.

She was charged with aggravated domestic assault and held on $7,500 bond.


• A loud radio led to an arrest in Lewisburg June 3.

A Lewisburg Police officer on patrol at approximately 10:20 p.m. attempted to stop a vehicle for an excessive noise violation on Verona Avenue.

The vehicle did not stop when signaled with blue lights, making several turns before finally pulling over close to Jones Park.


The driver, Brian Medley, claimed not to have ID and gave officers the name and birth date of a relative. That relative, however, had a suspended license and officers asked Medley to step out of the car.

They then discovered Medley’s wallet, which contained an identification card in his real name.

Inventorying the vehicle prior to towing, officers discovered, according to the report, a glass pipe.


By this point, the report states, Medley was becoming hostile to officers.

While the female officer was filling out warrants at the jail, the report states that Medley began threatening her and a female jail employee with sexual and physical violence.

Medley was charged with driving on a revoked license, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal impersonation, and retaliation for past action.


Bond was set at $9,500.

• A deputy on patrol on Old Highway 99 on June 12 happened to check the license plate of a vehicle he was following.

The plate number belonged to a black Dodge, but the vehicle the deputy was following was a white Mitsubishi.

The deputy preformed a traffic stop on the vehicle, but as he was exiting his patrol car the Mitsubishi drove off.

Alerting other deputies as well as Chapel Hill Police, the deputy followed the direction of travel of the subject vehicle.

Passing Derrick Road on Old Highway 99, the deputy noticed fresh tire marks on the road as well as a broken fence.

The Mitsubishi had left the road and come to rest in a field. The driver was observed running through the field toward the railroad tracks.

Officers found Chase Charboneau, 19, hiding in tall grass close to the tracks.

According to the report, Charboneau said that he had fled because he did not have a valid drivers license.

Examining the vehicle deputies also found that the registration tag on the plate had been altered with a marker to make it appear that the car had a valid registration.

Charboneau was charged with evading arrest, drivers license required, and altering or forging plates. Bond was set at $4,500.

• On June 18, deputies went to a residence on Adams Street to serve a failure to appear warrant on Allen Wayne Towry.

Eugena Grimes, at the residence, told deputies that he was not there and that he had moved to Lincoln County.

She consented to deputies entering the home to verify that Towry was not there. According to the report, deputies explained to Grimes the state law of felony accessory after the fact before entering. She denied twice to deputies that Towry was in the home.

Towry was found behind a bedroom door in the home. He was arrested for failure to appear and held on $1,000 bond.

Grimes was charged with accessory after the fact and held on $3,000 bond.

• On June 10, Lewisburg Police made a pair of arrests after a vehicle in which the occupants were observed fighting, and nearly ran a police cruiser off the road by driving in the wrong lane.

According to the report, one of the detainees, Veleka Yarbrough, gave permission for an officer to retrieve her identification from her purse. In the purse, officers found a blackened spoon and two and a half Lortab pills, for which Yarbrough did not have a prescription.

After this discovery, officers searched the vehicle, finding a bag claimed by the driver, Sherri Russell. The bag contained five hypodermic needles and six other Lortab pills.

Russell was charged with reckless endangerment, possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and domestic assault. Her bond was set at $12,000.

Yarbrough was charged with possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, and domestic assault.

Her bond was set at $9,000.

• On June 11, LPD responded to the Pear Tree Apartments after reports of a man causing a disturbance.

The complainant told officers that Adam Garcia had been banging on her door and windows while yelling at her. She had an active protection order against Garcia.

Garcia had fled the scene at that time but was arrested hours later when he exited a wooded area close to the victim’s apartment.

Garcia was charged with stalking, aggravated criminal trespass, and disorderly conduct. He also had outstanding warrants from January for domestic assault and contempt of court.

Bond was set at $10,000.