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Grand jury's 113 indictments include recent drug-bust arrests

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Dyer County grand jury handed down 113 indictments on April 13.

Many of those named in the indictments were arraigned Monday in Dyer County Circuit Court. Others will remain sealed until the indictees have been arrested.

Those arraigned Monday included the following:

* Allen Wayne Ables Jr., address unavailable, was indicted on two counts of felony failure to appear.

* Terry Lee Adams, 1019 Sam Davis Drive, and Lee Andrew Finch, 1016 Southern Ave., were indicted for possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell.

* Solomon Akins, 1202 Ewell Ave., was named in two indictments. One charges him with possessing more than half a gram of cocaine within intent to sell. The other charges him with four counts of selling more than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone.

* Donna Anderson, who is also known as Donna Ham, 227 High Ave., was indicted for fraudulent use of a credit card in excess of $1,000.

* Kenneth Lynn Anderson, 2224 St. John Ave., Apartment B, was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell.

* John Andrew, 36, 731 Oak St. in Newbern, was named in two indictments. One charged him with aggravated assault; the other, with theft of property less than $500.

* Paul Elmer Barch, 51, 200 Joe Circle, was indicted for selling morphine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

* Mark Allen Barham, 45, 1508 Harris St., was indicted for second offense driving with a revoked license.

* Brian Barlow, 21, 513 Brown, was indicted for two counts of forgery. He was accused of forging checks on an account at Kennett National Bank and attempting to buy gasoline and pre-paid phone cards in Dyer County last fall.

* Edward Charles Barr, 523 Robert St., was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Donald W. Bennett, 52, 2550 Eastwood Drive in Trimble, was indicted on two counts of selling a Schedule III controlled substance (dihydrocodeinone) in a drug-free school zone, two counts of selling a Schedule IV controlled substance (Alprazolam) in a drug-free school zone; and selling more than half a gram of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine).

* Brandon Pshone Bibbs, 24, 414 Fowlkes Ave., was indicted for driving with a revoked license and third-offense simple possession of marijuana.

* William Shayne Binkley, 4244 Bruceville Slab Road, was indicted for domestic assault and vandalism in excess of $1,000.

* Mark Allen Branch, 21, address unavailable, was indicted for felony failure to appear. He had been scheduled for trial March 4 on a charge of mitigated statutory rape, but he didn't get to the courthouse that day.

* Jonathan Dale Brasfield, 20, 640 Christie St., was indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone.

* Robert Glenn Brewer Jr., 29, 47 Baldridge in Trimble, was indicted for selling oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, in a drug-free school zone.

* Robert Brewer and Misty Nicole Brewer, 25, of 47 Baldridge in Trimble, were indicted for selling oxycodone in a drug-free zone.

* Melissa Ann Brooks, 43, 72 Oak St. in Finley, was indicted on driving under the influence of an intoxicant and violation of the implied consent law.

* Normal Earl Clanton, address unavailable, was indicted for selling morphine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

* William Kreg Pierce, address unavailable, was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Victor Dewayne Coleman, 32, 1227 Hornbrook, and Vandy Dewayne Taylor, 32, 2027 Hornbrook, were indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine.

* Patrick Depriest, address unavailable, was indicted for selling more than half an ounce of marijuana.

* Albert Obrien Dewalt, 25, and his wife, Mickie M. Dewalt, both of 909 Fair St., were indicted for possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell and simple possession of marijuana. Albert Dewalt was also named in a separate indictment on three cocaine-selling charges.

* Timothy Tereze Dewalt, 37, 2161 Pennington Road in Gates, was indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine.

* Derek L. Ellison, 28, 172 W. Main in Alamo, and John A. Flagg, 33, 863 Sir James, were indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine and possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell.

* Lee Andrew Finch, 42, 1016 Southern Ave., was indicted for evading arrest in a motor vehicle, eighth offense driving with a revoked license, evading arrest, resisting arrest and simple possession of marijuana.

* Jonathan Antonio Green, 310 Isaac Hayes, was indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine.

* Keith Allen Gruggett, 38, 34 Dogwood in Finley, was indicted for aggravated assault. He was accused of hitting his wife and fracturing her jaw in January.

* Homer Lee Hawks, 27, 1706 Harris St., and Marcus Edward Bonds, 1500 Harris St., were indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000. They are accused of stealing four Chevy rims and four Michelin tires from a car at Sunshine Motors on Feb. 28.

* Brad Dewayne Haymon, 34, 1103 Forrest St., was indicted for two counts of selling more than half a gram of cocaine.

* Ernest H. Haymon Jr., 1103 Forrest St., was indicted for third-offense driving with a revoked license, evading arrest and possession of more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell.

* Hunter Edward Jamison, 26, 884 Wesley Drive, was indicted for theft of property in excess of $1,000. He is accused of taking $1,500 from a filing cabinet in a Dyersburg man's home office and his custom-made Calloway golf clubs last fall.

* Kenny J. Johnson, 2876 Highway 88, was indicted for possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell.

* Jonathan L. Jones, 1401 Meeks St., Apartment C-6, was indicted for possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony.

* William Anthony Jones, 47, 10413 Lanesferry, was indicted for aggravated assault. He was accused of assaulting fellow Dyer County Jail inmate Francis Joseph Complesi, striking the right side of his head and causing Complesi to be placed on life support in a Memphis hospital.

* Joseph De'Angelo "Binks" Lee, 36, 2159 Melview, was indicted on two counts of selling more then a half gram of cocaine in a drug-free zone.

* Thomas H. Lents, 822 Sir Lionel, was indicted for forgery and theft of property in excess of $1,000.

* Jonathan L. Mathis, address unavailable, and Ryan Wade Mathis, 24, 220 Lake St. in Ridgely, were named in two indictments. One charged the men with aggravated burglary and theft in excess of $10,000. The other charged them with aggravated burglary and theft in excess of $1,000.

* Ryan Mathis and Randall Eugene Jackson Jr., 19, 230 Dillard St. in Ridgely, also were named in two indictments. One charged them with conspiracy to commit theft in excess of $10,000. The other charged them with aggravated burglary and theft in excess of $1,000.

* Gerald D. Maze, 93 Baker Road in Tigrett, was indicted for aggravated kidnapping and domestic assault.

* Greg B. Maze, 93 Baker Road in Tigrett, was indicted for assault and disorderly conduct.

* Billy McCaine Jr., 38, 1638 Wheeler St., was indicted for fifth offense driving under the influence of an intoxicant, driving with a revoked license and violation of the implied consent law.

* William McElrath, also known as Cortez Lowe, 36, address unavailable, was indicted for aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery. He is accused of forcing his way into an 87-year-old woman's home on March 6. He reportedly beat and strangled the woman, demanded she write him a $3,000 check and then took her to the bank to cash the check. Bank employees suspected something was wrong and refused to cash the check. McElrath reportedly stole the woman's car and fled to Indiana, where he was captured. The woman suffered rib and spine fractures.

* Andre L. McKinney, 918 Vernon St.; Tianne M. Williams, 1970 Peach Ave., K-6; Loroy Salter McKinney, 1709 Schaffer St., Apartment A; Claude West Jr., 1028 Upper Finley Road; and Mario Ward, 918 Vernon, were indicted for criminal simulation. They were linked to a counterfeit money scheme in February.

* Cristal L. Merrick of West Salem, Ill., was indicted for promoting the manufacture of methamphetamines; possessing dihydrocodeione, a Schedule III controlled substance, with intent to sell; possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell; and possessing more than half an ounce of marijuana with intent to sell.

* Tara Mitchell, 26, 911 Scott St., was indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine.

* James Jamar Moore Jr., 24, 146 Pease St., was indicted for three counts of selling more than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone and one count of selling less than half a gram of cocaine.

* Moore and Dwayne Thomas, address unavailable, were indicted for selling less than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone.

* Timothy Franklin Neal, 425 McDermon, was indicted for theft in excess of $1,000.

* Melissa Rena Nichols, 34, 1134 Michael Lane, was indicted for driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

* Anthony L. Russell, 26, 536 Fenton St. in Halls, was named in two indictments. One charged him with possessing more than half a gram of cocaine with intent to sell; the other charged him with simple possession of marijuana.

* Loroy M. Salter, also known as Loroy McKinney, 1709 Schaffer St., was indicted for fourth offense driving with a revoked license.

* Steven John Schmitt, 600 Wendall, was indicted for DUI and violation of the implied consent law.

* Antonio L. Sherron, 709 Bruce, Apartment B, was indicted for possessing MDMA, a Schedule I controlled substance, with intent to sell and possessing marijuana with intent to sell.

* Tana Joan Shipley, 25, 417 Church St., Apartment B, was indicted for selling hydromorphone, a Schedule II controlled substance, and selling Diphenoxylate, a Schedule V controlled substance. In a second indictment, she was charged with selling Alprazolam, a Schedule IV controlled substance.

* Shipley and Leslie Toles Jr., 31, 329 Bowen Lane, were indicted for selling more than half a gram of cocaine.

* Danny L. Sims, 1384 Cumberland St., was indicted for DUI and violation of the implied consent law.

* Jason Glen Stewart, 33, 634 Parks St. in Newbern, was named in two indictments. The first charged him with third offense driving with a revoked license; the second charge him with second offense DUI and violation of the implied consent law.

* Calvin Carl Taylor, 54, 1704 Hornbrook, was indicted on two counts of selling less than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone and one count of selling more than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone.

* Tommy C. "Chubbs" Taylor, address unavailable, was indicted for two counts of selling less than half a gram of cocaine.

* Kenneth Dura Thomas, 48, 104 Custer Ave., was indicted for selling less than half a gram of cocaine in a drug-free school zone.

* Christopher D. Tubbs, 118 Butterworth, was named in two indictments. The first charged him with four counts of writing worthless checks; and second, theft of property less than $500.

* Thomas Paul Ward, 39, 21 Jo Circle, was indicted for selling morphine, a Schedule II controlled substance.

* Timothy C. Watson and Sadie Louise Powell, 56, 1821 Whitney Young Cove, were indicted on four counts of fraudulently obtaining TennCare benefits or assistance.

* Derek Tyler Williams, 350 Greenway St., Apartment 1, and James David Seaton, 18, 179 Richwood Road in Finley, were indicted for aggravated burglary and theft in excess of $1,000. Williams also was named in a second indictment for theft in excess of $1,000.

* Lloyd Jeffery Wilson, 42, 1207 Moss St., was indicted for felonious possession of a weapon. He reportedly had a loaded .25-caliber automatic handgun under his car seat during a traffic stop. He didn't have a permit to carry the gun and reportedly had a felony cocaine conviction in 1996.

* Shanna M. Wilson, 148 Halliburton St. in Ripley, was indicted for obtaining possession of a controlled substance by fraud and attempting to obtain possession of a controlled substance by fraud.


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WOW this is great , only if you all don,t let them off as all the one,s before!

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 3:00 PM

And just how many will be set free???? You got money? You can get the go to jail FREE card...

Indictment does not mean you are going to jail in Dyersburg.

-- Posted by Belle123 on Thu, Apr 23, 2009, at 5:04 PM

cut out the plea bargain, send them to trial?

-- Posted by jscott on Fri, Apr 24, 2009, at 6:42 AM

MONEY IN THE BANK FOR THE COURT HOUSE AND WE WILL BE READING THE SAME NAMES SAME CRIMES AGAIN IN SIX MONTHS OR LESS . MORE COCAINE IN DYERSBURG THAN JOBS. THE CITY HAS GOT TO MAKE TAX MONEY SOMEWAY SO THEY WILL RECIRCULATE THE CRIMINALS .START TAKING CARS AND PROPERTY IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LOCK THEM UP

-- Posted by BIZCUITZNGRAVY on Fri, Apr 24, 2009, at 7:28 AM

Some never catch on that there are consequences to any activity especially illegal acts.

-- Posted by pitchin' on Fri, Apr 24, 2009, at 7:46 AM

If these people were put in jail or even prison, some of this might stop. It is not only DYER COUNTY that has a crooked system, it is everywhere. We should take some lessons from the state of Michigan. They have a very strict drug law, for the smallest 1st time offense you go to prison. wouldn't that be a shock for some of these people who know they'll get off easy here. I do not smoke or drink or take drugs, don't make judgements against those who do, everyone has demons they must learn to deal with, and some deal with them with drinking and drugs but htere demons are STILL THERE when they are straight! We need tougher laws, regardless of who you are or who you know or how much money you can com e up with to pay off everyone. It is time people cowboy up and take responsibility for themselves and QUIT BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE! AMEN!

-- Posted by confederate lady on Fri, Apr 24, 2009, at 11:05 AM

The biggest factor in all this crime is it.s hear to stay. The jail,s are full,prison,s are full. The last thing we need is LAND LORD,s buying up to many rental house,s, they won,t keep them up ,the drugdealer,s ...and user,s rent this slum houses,and we home owener,s have to put up with it all,the police have told many time,s to move some where else, asif i could! There is no way to improve our community unless we get to gather and go to the PUBLIC MEETING in MAY to VOICE OUR CONCERNS TO SAVE OUR HOME,s in stead of stating them on this SITE.

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Fri, Apr 24, 2009, at 11:38 AM

the DA office knows who to indict? Why are the biggest drug dealers like the Montgomery boys not on this list?Everyone knows they sell and use it ?

-- Posted by jscott on Sat, Apr 25, 2009, at 6:11 AM

smn i agree w/u. The ones walking our streets and driving these old 25 cent cars, no driving lissens/no insurance/ care free goverment cared forfree loarders have taken over B/C of our goverment don,t do any follow up, these thugs are having a great time laughing at us who are striving to work/ keep our yards up Yes post readers only we can stop or slow down some of this crime! My serenity is low.

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Sat, Apr 25, 2009, at 11:13 AM

Dyersburg is so FULL OF YOUNG PEOPLE ON WHAT IS CAUSED CRAZY CHECK,S........ MOST OF THE ONE,s ON WELFARE/ FOOD STAMP,s AND OH YES THE GREAT TN. CARE PROGROM ARE THE VERY ONE,s THAT THESE LAND LORD,s RENT TOO, ALSO THEY KEEP THE POLICE BUSY WITH THIER CRIME, OUR POLICE TALK TO THEM THEN LEAVE WITH OUT DOING NOTHING! ASK ANY HARD WORKING HOME OWENER, THEY WILL TELL YOU THE SAME.

-- Posted by chief_ty20 on Wed, Apr 29, 2009, at 4:10 PM

Most of these people will get off with a slap on the hand and will be right back in court the very next month. This is crazy, TN doesn't punish criminals like that should. We are the weakest state around. All anyone says when someone kin to them ends up in prison, is "in-humane treatment", please, they have free lights, water, food, air conditioner, heat, and commissary, which is other items they can purchase because their family or friends puts money into their account, so they buy food items to have more to eat in their cells: and just a little info, they do not stay in their cells all day, no they can play in the gym some go to school (free education), and work, but they don't have to work if they don't want to so they just hang out and play basketball or anything else, like lifting weights is a good thing to give them...lol...that's a joke.

So most of these, or probably all of them will get off, but the way the economy is now, they will be right back out doing it again because some of them just might want to go to prison to have a free ride. I'm not saying it's a great place to be, but it's free and right now if they don't have a place to live or a job, this is what you get. I have never been in prison but I did work at one and they have more rights than we do,it made me sick....This is all a way for the courts to get money for them and takes up the courts time when you know they will let them go, when people like child molesters and killers should be handled first and not drugs. I don't do drugs and never have and totally against it, but they need to be punished if you aren't going to punish them then why waist your time and our money to go to court. WE NEED TOUGHER LAWS!!!BOTTOM LINE!!!

-- Posted by pooh41 on Wed, Apr 29, 2009, at 11:08 PM


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