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Grand jury issues 124 indictments

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

A man obsessed with a former girlfriend has been indicted on charges of aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated kidnapping and attempted aggravated rape.

Elvis Darren Riggs, 40, 825 Tipton, is expected to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Feb. 25 in Dyer County Circuit Court.

Warrants issued in the case state that Riggs was inside the woman's home when she arrived on the evening of Nov. 17. He displayed a knife and forced her to have sex. Four hours later, he requested a second round of sex and, when she refused, he reportedly beat her face and head and choked her. Before Riggs was arrested for that encounter, he reportedly returned to the woman's home and forced his way inside on Nov. 21. The arrest warrants state that Riggs threatened to stab the woman with a barbeque poker if she didn't disrobe. She attempted to leave and Riggs grabbed her by the throat and threw her onto a couch. Neighbors who heard her screams called police. Police officers found Riggs naked from the waist down, holding the woman on the couch.

The indictment against Riggs was one of 124 indictments handed down by a Dyer County grand jury on Monday, Feb. 11. Among those indictments are 51 straight indictments and the names of those indicted will remain secret until the indictees have been apprehended.

All of those indicted on Monday are to be arraigned at 1 p.m. Feb. 25.

Others being indicted include:

* Donna Ables, 48, 150 Unionville Road was indicted on sixth offense driving while intoxicated and violation of the implied consent law.

* Issac A. Akins, address unavailable, Felony failure to appear charges were also filed against Issac A. Akins

* Akins, in a second indictment, was charged with possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful carrying of a handgun.

* Akins, in a third indictment, was charged with simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

* Melinda Gail Bommarito, 36, 2008 County Highway 489 in Steele, Mo., was indicted on a charge of theft over $1,000. She is accused of trying to buy merchandise at Lowe's with counterfeit travelers checks on Dec. 1.

* Marcus Bonds, 613 Reynolds, was indicted on a charge of child abuse. He is accused of treating a minor in such a manner as to inflict injury on or before May 2, the indictment said.

* Michelle Elaine Brown, address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

* Angela K. Burns, 29, 211 McDonald St., was indicted for third offense driving with a revoked license and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.

* Joseph D. Caldwell, 1821 Whitney Young, was indicted for fifth offense driving with a revoked license and evading arrest.

* Edward Earl Copeland III, address unavailable, and Mark Anthony Ditto, 18, 220 First St., were indicted on two counts each of burglary of a motor vehicle and theft of property worth less than $500.

* Ditto also was indicted on a charge of theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Daniel B. Crews, 24, 510 McDerman St., was indicted on charges of aggravated burglary and theft of property worth less than $500. He is accused of burglarizing Stephanie Haynes' home at 427 Williams St., on Dec. 4 and taking a 19-inch color television, a DVD/VHS player and about 20 DVD movies, all with a total estimated value of $430.

* David Allen Duncil, address unavailable, was indicted on charges of burglary and theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Marvin Sharp Dunlap, address unavailable, was indicted on two counts of forgery.

* Edgar D. Fly, also known as Edgar Deshon Currin, 28, of the Sunrise Motel, was indicted for driving with a revoked license and fifth offense of simple possession of marijuana.

* Ronnie James Lee Glissen, 22, 1514 Wheeler St., was indicted on two counts of simple possession of marijuana.

* Anthony Michael Goosinow, 47, 135 S. Highway 51 Bypass, No. 37, was indicted on charges of theft of property in excess of $500 and assault. He is accused of stealing two Dewalt drill sets (each valued at $350) from Lowe's and then hitting a man who tried to stop him from leaving the store on Dec. 3.

* Goosinow also was indicted for two counts of fraudulent use of a debit card. He is accused of using a credit card stolen from Timothy Capps to buy $117.43 worth of cigarettes and gasoline from Lake Road Food Mart and $95.99 worth of goods from Wal-Mart on Nov. 10.

* Crystal D. Green, address unavailable, was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Curtis Ray Harris, 47, 219 Jones St., was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault on one indictment and another charge of aggravated assault in a second indictment.

* David Franklin Henning, 45, 1207 Hornbrook St., was indicted on charges of possession of more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest. Dyersburg Police stopped Henning on traffic violations on Jan. 19. During the stop, Henning reportedly attempted to crumble and distribute crack cocaine and resisted arrest until he was sprayed with Freeze+P.

* John Paul Henry, 32, 91 Williams Lane, was indicted on a charge of fraudulent use of credit or debit card in excess of $500. He is accused of stealing Joan Watson's ATM card and using it at several local businesses, spending about $800 on Nov. 30.

* Henry also was indicted on a charge of forgery. He is accused of forging and cashing a $230 check on the account of Budge It Movers on June 11, 2006.

* Jason Brower Jackson, 19, 3893 Old Fowlkes Road, was indicted for fraudulent use of a debit card in excess of $500. He is accused of using someone else's debit card to withdraw more than $700 cash from various ATM machines in Dyersburg on Dec. 24.

* Sadie Marie Jackson, 41, 822 John Mark Drive, was indicted for forgery in excess of $1,000. She is accused of forging and cashing a $3,000 check on Michael Dellaca's bank account on June 9, 2004.

* Jeffery L. King, address unavailable, was indicted for possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

* Jacqeline Lineberry, 23, 1601 Morgan Road, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated. She was arrested Oct. 12 after hitting two parked cars and almost hitting a police car. She told police she had taken prescription medicine before attempting to drive.

* Kenneth Lumley, 34, 3845 Forked Deer Road in Gates, was indicted for fourth offense driving while intoxicated, violation of the habitual motor vehicle offender act and violation of the implied consent law.

* John Gardner McCaslin, 47, 325 Katie Cove, was indicted for third offense driving while intoxicated and violation of the implied consent law.

* Michael Shane McCullough, address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault.

* Michael Lynn Mims, 20, 120 Smith St. in Lenox, was indicted on two counts of aggravated burglary, two counts of theft of property in excess of $500 and one count of vandalism in excess of $500. According to the arrest warrant, Mims was stopped for a traffic violation just after midnight on Nov. 14. He reportedly was driving a 1989 Nissan Sentra that had been taken from Brasfield's impound lot, where he apparently drove through the eastern gate. Inside the car, he had a Sanyo flat screen television and a Sony Playstation that had been stolen earlier that night from Chad Haynes' home on Turkey Pen Road. Two guns also were reported missing from the home.

* Michael Lynn Moore, 34, 806 E. Court St., was indicted for second offense driving while intoxicated, evading arrest in a motor vehicle with risk of death or injury to others and simple possession of marijuana. All of the charges stem from a traffic stop on Nov. 17.

* Jeremy Lamar Morris, 22, 1328 Cumberland, Apartment A, was indicted on charges of possession of more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver and attempt to tamper with evidence. During a search of Morris' home, Dyersburg Police reportedly found him attempting to throw marijuana out of a window. Officers also reportedly found 191 grams of marijuana in the house.

* Mariet L. Patrick, 27, 612 Peabody St., was indicted on charges of possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver, possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, evading arrest in a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. During a traffic stop Dyersburg Police reportedly found about 145 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle and recovered about 23 grams of cocaine that had been thrown from the car.

* Derek Lynn Patterson, 27, 916 Leigh Drive, and Gena Faye Bradford, 31, 1826 Curry St., were indicted on charges of possessing more than a half gram of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver and possessing more than a half gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver. During a traffic stop on Sept. 4, Dyersburg Police reportedly found a bag of methamphetamines, powdered cocaine and four Xanax pills inside the center console of the rental car Patterson was driving. He reportedly told police his sister, Bradford, had carried about a pound of marijuana, more cocaine, more methamphetamines and pills into her house.

* Cecilia Patton, 38, 1030 Tibbs St., was indicted for filing a false police report. She is accused of falsely reporting that her vehicle had been stolen on Sept. 4.

* Brian Lee Pendley, address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of driving while intoxicated.

* Brandon Scott Pevahouse, 27, 1455 Lexie Cobb Road, was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Jeremiah Denton Pleasant, 20, 1809 Browning St., was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver. Dyersburg Police reportedly found about 53 grams of marijuana in his kitchen during a search on Nov. 1.

* Kenneth Brandtly Ramirez, 18, 420 Oakridge Road, was indicted for casual exchange of a Schedule IV controlled substance to a minor. Ramirez reportedly provided two Xanax pills to a juvenile at Dyersburg High Schoo on Dec. 11.

* Randall E. Reeves, 46, 6308 Highway 104 East, was indicted for theft of property valued less than $500. He is accused of stealing a wrist watch and a cell phone from a home at 123 Carrie St., on Oct. 27.

* Matthew Pat Robertson, 24, 515 Brown, was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver. Arrest warrants state that Dyersburg Police detected the odor of burnt marijuana emanating from a Colonial Inn room on Nov. 7. Robertson opened the door and then tried to shut it when he saw the police. Officer found about 24 grams of marijuana and a set of digital scales in the room, the warrants said.

* Robertson, in a second indictment, was charged with possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver and possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver.

* Robertson, in a third indictment, was charged with aggravated burglary, domestic assault and public intoxication. He is accused of kicking in the front door of Angela Sanderson's residence on Jan. 11, chasing Sanderson down a flight of stairs and pushing her as he grabbed their 5-week-old daughter from her arms.

* Steve L. Roby, address unavailable, was indicted for possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver and possessing Ecstasy, a Schedule I controlled substance, with intent to sell or deliver.

* Douglas W. Rose Jr., 18, 1806 Harris St., was indicted for possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver. During a search of his home on Nov. 5, Dyersburg Police reportedly found 11.5 grams of cocaine and 3.2 grams of marijuana.

* Odis A. Ross, 31, 1547 Fair St., was indicted on a charge of violating the habitual motor vehicle offender act.

* Leon Russell, 48, 608 McClain St., on a charge of burglary from a vehicle. He is accused of taking a handbag, credit cards, checkbook and an ATM card out of Lauren Moody's car on Dec. 9.

* Torius Saville Russell, 20, 106 Connell, was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, attempting to tamper with evidence, and being a felon in possession of a handgun. Arrest warrants state that law enforcement officers searched a home at 635 Lee St. on Oct. 7 and found about 120 grams of marijuana, a Smith and Wesson .38 Special revolver and two sets of digital scales. Russell reportedly claimed all of those items and was accused of attempting to destroy evidence by flushing marijuana down the toilet.

* Margaret Sellers, 48, 209 2nd Ave., was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver. Dyersburg Police reportedly searched her home on Dec. 8 and found 154 grams of marijuana packaged in several sized bags.

* Chad Donald Skaggs, address unavailable, was indicted for two counts of aggravated burglary, one count of theft of property in excess of $1,000 and four counts of burglary of a motor vehicle.

* Ronnie Junior Smith, 43, 355 Thomas White Road, was indicted for driving with a revoked license.

* Bart Stephen Sorrell, 43, 118 E. Main St. in Fowlkes, was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000. He is accused of purchasing building supplies and other goods at Lowe's with someone else's credit card on Aug. 11.

* Teresa Ann Spence, 39, 111 Calcutt, was indicted on two counts of forgery. She is accused of forging checks on her daughter's bank account and cashing them between Oct. 17 and Oct. 29.

* Antoine Lakeith Thomas, 17, 511 Roberts Ave., was indicted for burglary and theft of property in excess of $10,000. He is accused of breaking into West Tennessee Motors, 413 E. Court St., stealing the keys to several vehicles and then driving off in a car on Dec. 8.

* Bobby Thompson, 124 McCullough Ave. in Newbern, was indicted on charges of aggravated criminal trespassing and assault.

He is accused of trespassing at a Forrester Road home in Newbern, driving across the lawn and threatening to run over a woman and her 7-year-old son on May 13.

* Steve Eugene Thurmond, 45, address unavailable, was indicted for assault.

* Cory James Turner, 22, 401 E. Court St., was indicted for burglary and vandalism of property in excess of $500. He is accused of throwing a rock through the front door of JR Mart, stealing a six-pack of beer and throwing a beer bottle through the glass door of one of the coolers on Sept. 25.

* Curtis Ray Tyler, 23, 2800 Highway 104 West, was indicted for aggravated burglary and evading arrest. He reportedly entered Rhonda Smith's motel room without permission on Jan. 5 and then fled from law enforcement officers.

* Phillip Waits, 39, 2224 St. John Ave., Apartment 10, was named in two indictments for the same offenses: driving while intoxicated and test refusal.

* Larry James Wallace Jr., 18, 1214 Tibbs St., was indicted for aggravated robbery. He is accused of robbing a cab driver at gunpoint on Dec. 7.

* Marrece Deandra Ward, 32, 106 N. Connell St., and his roommate, Torius Saville Russell, were indicted on charges of possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, tampering with evidence and simple possession of marijuana. Dyersburg Police reportedly searched their home on Oct. 19 and found 21.8 grams of marijuana and a set of digital scales. Police also found Ward flushing marijuana down a toilet, an arrest warrant stated.

* Ward also was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver. Dyersburg Police reportedly found more than half a pound of marijuana in Ward's home on Oct. 10.

* Quinton Ward, 33, 116 Ross Ave., Apartment A, was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver. Dyersburg Police reportedly found 157.5 grams of marijuana during an Oct. 6 search of his home.

* Ward also was indicted for third offense of simple possession of marijuana. Police reportedly found another 15.59 grams of marijuana during a second search on Oct. 17.

* Timothy Charles Watson, 33, 1821 Whitney Young, was indicted for driving with a revoked license and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

* Valerie M. Webb, 36, 113 Burgies Chapel Road, was indicted on four counts of forgery. She is accused forging 14 checks on the bank account of her ex-husband, Michael Parker. The checks amounted to $656.84, arrest warrants stated.

* Edward Dolan White, address unavailable, was indicted on second offense driving while intoxicated, violation of the implied consent law and driving with a revoked license.

* Danny "L.A." Williams, 49, 295 Scott St., Apartment 2, was indicted for burglary and theft of property valued less than $500. He is accused of burglarizing T&B Grocery, 924 Finley St., on Jan. 22. Three cigar boxes containing $108 worth of golden dollar coins and cigars were taken. Williams was arrested later that day when he attempted to exchange $25 worth of Sacagawea dollar coins for cash at the same store.

* Roxanne Lee Williams, 35, 610 Mason, was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000. She is accused of stealing $8,000 worth of pre-paid phone cards between June and December from her employer, John Castellaw III, owner of Tiger Express No. 2 on St. John Avenue. An arrest warrant stated that Williams admitted to stealing and selling phone cards, but she disputed the amount stolen.

Among those secretly indicted are Dr. Barry Cole, 61, 411 Lattawoods, and Alma Delia Rice, 38, 404 N. King St. Both were notified of the indictments on Friday. Cole was charged with sexual battery. Rice was charged with child neglect.


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Berry Cole has been getting away with this kind of crap for years.Trust me it is about time he got his.

-- Posted by mark&joy on Tue, Feb 19, 2008, at 10:31 PM

I guess there will be a "secret trial" with "secret witnesses" and if convicted he will go on the "secret sexual offender registry" (yeah right). He should be treated like anyone else in this situation. "Secret Indictment", give me a break.

-- Posted by bond007 on Wed, Feb 20, 2008, at 9:13 AM

Elvis needs to "leave the building"....he needs to be thrown in the jail for a long, long, long time. Maybe send him to Forrest City, Arkansas.....you know what they do over there to rapists!

-- Posted by Hogmom on Wed, Feb 20, 2008, at 12:32 PM

This Crystal person was purely set up. Her previous place of employment needs to look at the REAL person responsible for this....the REAL person responsible is a true thief! Everything that comes out of her mouth is a lie and everyone that knows this situation, knows this to be true. This is a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The REAL person will get what is coming to her..and it is only a matter of time. It is so sad when good people are in the path of bad people and there is no one that will believe them because this bad person is like the devil and has certain people fooled!!!! Good luck to you and my prayers are with you.

-- Posted by caringforall on Wed, Feb 20, 2008, at 5:23 PM

Seriously people! Do you all know nothing about our legal system? A secret indictment means that the accused was not notified he was under investigation or suspected of a crime until the grand jurry had issued an indictment. This means there will be no arraignment because he has been formally charged by the grand jurry. Secret Indictment DOES NOT mean it was kept secret from the public, but from the accused (guilty) until the DA had enough evidence to indict. This action prevents the accused from hendering the investigation, discontinuing the illegal activity or intimidating witnesses or victims. Before you start making comments, know what you are talking about.

-- Posted by Ignoranceisbliss on Thu, Feb 21, 2008, at 11:04 PM

Here is what I found on this subject:

A secret indictment is the basis in which the prosecutor brings the person giving the testimony before a grand jury to give a testimony so that the accused can be arrested with a warrant. Note that the person being accused of a crime is not aware that he/she is being charged with a crime because they have no idea they are being indicted.That is why it is called a "silent" indictment.

-- Posted by bond007 on Fri, Feb 22, 2008, at 10:28 AM

Here is what I found on this subject:

A secret indictment is the basis in which the prosecutor brings the person giving the testimony before a grand jury to give a testimony so that the accused can be arrested with a warrant. Note that the person being accused of a crime is not aware that he/she is being charged with a crime because they have no idea they are being indicted.That is why it is called a "silent" indictment.

-- Posted by bond007 on Fri, Feb 22, 2008, at 10:30 AM

All these drug and rape cases and allyou people can comment on is the good doctor. Dyersburg has a serious drug problem and is going to continue to get worse. Much like the service inndustries like fast food the drug business is very cmpetetive in smaller cities like ours. i see an awefull lot of larg quanities in these ceses. thats a lot of habits that aren't just going to go away. Dyersburg WAKE UP before it affects you [get robbed, raped, or killed] and create some oppertunities in our community JOBS. Has anyone tried to get more manufacturing jobs in the comm.? Replace the ones lost by the mill? OTHERS THAT HAVE CLOSED? WHAT ARE WE DOING?

-- Posted by cacy101 on Sat, Feb 23, 2008, at 10:33 AM

SAME PEOPLE....SAME NAMES....C'MON DYERSBURG....THIS IS A JOKE.....EVERYONE AND THEIR MOMMA HAS HEARD ABOUT THE THINGS BARRY COLE DOES BUT PEOPLE STILL GO TO HIM, SO YOU GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR.....AND DOG HENNING,...MAN YOU GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER..LIFE IS HARD ON EVERYONE...

-- Posted by DMASE on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, at 2:20 PM

Same People is correct. Over and over. How can this woman have six DUI's. When will she kill someone. People will sell drugs as long as there is a market for them. If we clean up our lives and our addictions this will stop. But it is hard to work a 50 hour week, much easlier to draw a check and let someone else take care of you. It is hard to pay insurance, and taxes, and the heating bill, and gasoline to work and back. Sit back and let the government send you a check, and pay your heating bill when it goes up, and just buy drugs and beer and cigaretts with the money, no worries. So if we won't clean ourselves up, then we should call it for what it is. The repeat offenders are because we allow them to plea bargin down to something lesser. Then they are free to do it again. Call it for what it is, and sentence accordingly. I think the fuss over the doctor is that we know he will not get convicted of this, he may get a lesser charge, but not this. And it angers people. Prosecute things for what they are and watch the list shrink.

-- Posted by bond007 on Mon, Feb 25, 2008, at 1:40 PM

Unless the courts start coming down really hard on the theives, drug users, and drunk drivers nothing is ever going to change. They steal because they know that all they are going to get is a slap on the wrist. It makes the victims a victim twice when they get robbed and then have to go to court and the justice system does nothing to the theives. We need to go to the law of some of the foreign countries. If you steal you get your hands cut off - I bet that would change some attitudes of these young theives. They might think twice then before they kick your door down and steal everything an honest person works for.

-- Posted by sickupandfed on Tue, Feb 26, 2008, at 8:48 AM


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