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Bullets pepper Dover Street home

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 9/9/21

Bullets flew through a Dover Street home as a vehicle drove past around 4:15 Saturday morning, residents told Shelbyville police. No one was injured.  

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Bullets pepper Dover Street home


Bullets flew through a Dover Street home as a vehicle drove past around 4:15 Saturday morning, residents told Shelbyville police. No one was injured.  

One of the residents said she was awakened by the sound of gunshots followed by bullets entering the house. She said she got out of bed, took cover and called 911.  

A police officer found one of the bullets in a bedroom among blankets; another was recovered from a bedroom closet.  

A neighbor reported hearing five gunshots.  

A suspect, who has not been charged as of Wednesday, was named. That suspect has allegedly said he “runs Shelbyville” and isn’t leaving.  

Suspect arrested  

A second suspect has been charged in connection with armed robberies of T & M Market, Depot Street, and two people outside a Germantown Road home.  

Traynesha Toysha Garrett, 21, of Landers Street is charged with criminal responsibility for aggravated robbery, Detective Lt. Charles Merlo of the Shelbyville Police Department said.  

Garrett allegedly helped Godice Clark, who is charged with aggravated robbery, and a second suspect who has not been found, escape after both robberies, Merlo said.  

She is being held on $20,000 bond.  

Realistic BB gun  

A teenage boy displayed a BB gun resembling a serious firearm to an employee of AutoZone, North Main Street, during an argument Thursday night.  

The boy, who has been charged with aggravated assault in juvenile court, told Shelbyville police he was upset because an employee refused to test his vehicle’s battery.  

The employee said he told the boy to leave and a shoving match erupted, with the boy telling him he was lucky he was wearing an “employee shirt.”  

The employee allegedly removed his shirt; the boy said the employee pushed him against a wall. The employee denied any further contact.  

The boy admitted going to his vehicle and returning with what is described by Officer Bailey Dineen as a “Glock-style CO2 BB gun,” cocking it before speeding away.  

A co-worker told police the threatened employee was screaming “Pull the trigger!” Others in the store said the boy never actually pointed the gun toward anyone.  

Police charged the boy, released him to a parent and confiscated the BB gun.  

Donations stolen  

Approximately $300 was stolen during the day last Wednesday from a donation box for the Tennessee Walking Horse Alliance set up at Calsonic Arena.  

The box had been in the area of the trade fair between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., according to a report filed by Detective Sgt. John Sweeney of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office.  

Rifles taken  

Two newly-purchased rifles were stolen from a truck at a Lindbergh Lane home Thursday or Friday, a BCSO report said.  

The owner was unsure if he’d locked the truck.  

Stolen vehicle  

A blue 2008 Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from a Church Street home at midafternoon Monday, police said.  

The car has a cracked windshield and a cracked right-side taillight.  

Dog shot  

A dog belonging to a resident of the 1400 block of Highway 64 West was found shot to death Thursday morning, a county deputy’s report said.  

The dog was able to escape a fenced-in yard by jumping, the owner said.  

“Little Bit” was found near its owner’s home, the report said. The owner said it might have been mistaken for a coyote.  

Gun found  

A Longview Road resident had a little help picking up a handgun she found in the roadway near her home just off Coopertown Road on Saturday afternoon.  

She told a deputy she was walking to the road to pick it up and someone in a passing car stopped and handed her the gun.  

The people in the car didn’t seem suspicious, she said.  

Drug charges  

Multiple drug charges face a driver after she passed out while driving while impaired with a child in her vehicle last Wednesday on U.S. 231 North, a Shelbyville police report said.  

Sylvia Marie Whitaker, 32, of Springdale Avenue was found unconscious behind the wheel by officers after a witness saw her cross the road and slowly drift to a stop.  

A crew from Bedford Emergency Medical Service took care of the child, who was in a safety seat, and checked Whitaker as she regained consciousness.  

Police found 30 1/2 Xanax bars, 2 grams of powdered cocaine, valium and alprazolam tablets in her vehicle.  

Whitaker was too impaired to perform field sobriety tests, police said, and was charged with second offense DUI, child endangerment, possession of schedule II and IV drugs with intent to sell, implied consent, possession of schedule IV drug and driving on revoked license.  

She was held on $36,000 bond.  

Jail intake  

The following were charged since last Thursday by the Shelbyville Police Department, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Tennessee Highway Patrol or 17th Judicial District Drug Task Force. They are only charged; guilt or innocence will be determined by the courts.  

  • ArcisiCarlei Roblero Aparicio, 19, Pineview Street; no driver’s license, speeding; summons issued 
  • Modesto SolisAtanadio, 18, Burt Street; simple possession of schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain lane, driving without license; released, $6,000 bond 
  • Selena Lorene Brewer, 25, Earnhart Street; light law, no driver’s license; summons issued
  • Bonnie Joe Brown, 35, Rabbit Branch Road; indecent exposure; released, $1,000 bond
  • Edward CoronadoCampos, 54, Pineview Street; no driver’s license, failure to yield; summons issued 
  • Juan Perez Castro, 32, Sherwood Court; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond
  • Miguel Gomez Castro, 42, Sherwood Court; DUI, no driver’s license/exhibitedon demand, due care; held, $6.000 bond 
  • James Marion Cook III, 31, U.S. 231, Christiana; driving on suspended license; summons delivered
  • April Joy Crandell, 43, Manchester; indecent exposure, disorderly conduct; held, $1,500 bond
  • Douglas Brian Curtis, 53, homeless, Shelbyville; DUI (second offense), driving on revoked license (third offense), registration violation, seat belt violation; held, $7,000 bond
  • Soledad Esmeraldo Diaz Lopez, 35, Murfreesboro; violation of probation; released, $1,000 bond
  • Mauricio Quirino Gama, 21, Burt Street; simple possession of schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia; released, $5,000 bond
  • TrayneshaToyshaGarrett, 21, Landers Street; aggravated robbery; held, $20,000 bond •Giovanni Bencio Gomez, 19, Alta Avenue; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond  
  • Christine Henson Guerrero, 52, Maplewood Drive; violation of probation; held, $2,500 bond
  • Joseph Rodger Hedrick, 41, homeless, Shelbyville; public intoxication; held, $500 bond
  • Angel Fernandez Hernandez, 21, Archery Lane; no driver’s license, light law; summons issued
  • Pablo Briseno Hernandez, 38, Cedar River Road; violation ofprobation; released, $1,000 bond 
  • Kiara KarrieHollibough, 23, Unionville-Chapel Hill Road; failure to appear; released, $2,500 bond 
  • Evelyn CharlenaJohnson, 37, U.S. 41A North; probation revocation; released on recognizance 
  • Thomas Earl Kelso, 67, Fayetteville; violation of probation, show cause hearing (contempt of court); released, $3,000 bond
  • Bruan Travis Merlo, 33, Lane Parkway; violation of probation; released, $1,000 bond
  • AshlynnGeiselleNava, 21, Cheyenne Circle; domestic assault (three counts); released, $3,000 bond  
  • Amber Grace Pamplin, 24, Carney Street; speeding, financial responsibility, driving on suspended license, failure to appear; summons delivered
  • Ana Montejo Perez, 18, Burt Street; speeding (48/30), no driver’s license; summons issued
  • Robert Wayne Pryor, 43, Moody Street;attachment; released, $600 bond 
  • Cheryl Darlene Radtke, 48, Pulaski; driving on revoked license (fifth offense); released, $1,000 bond
  • Jose Hugo Santiago, 48, Shapard Street; no driver’s license, no proof of insurance; summons issued
  • Steven Andrew Saxon, 40, Moody Street; DUI (fourth offense), driving on revoked license (fifth offense), reckless endangerment (two counts), light law/due care, financial responsibility; held, $16,000 bond
  • Matthew Charles Saylor, 26, Perry Acres Road; domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond
  • Miguel Martin Sebastian, 26, Cottonwood Drive; light law, driving on suspended license; citation issued
  • Merideth Shelby Lea Seibers, 25, Union Ridge Road; theft of merchandise; released, $2,000 bond
  • Austin Ray Sloane, 24, Murfreesboro; bench warrant, failure to appear, bondsman surrender; held, $3,000 bond
  • Angela Marie Steiner, 45, Beech Grove; violation of probation; released, $5,000 bond
  • Deanna Kay Sudberry, 49, Belmont Avenue; theft over $2,500; released, $2,500 bond
  • Destiny Colleena Taylor, 19, Mankin Road; failure to appear, capias; held, $4,500 bond
  • Jose Carmel Torres, 31, Hickory Hill Road; failure to appear; released, $2,500 bond
  • Jayln Demarcus Trimble, 23, East Parkway; no driver’s license, no insurance, failure to yield, violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
  • Tony Edward Troutt, 38, Frank Martin Road;shoplifting; summons issued 
  • Ashley Nicole Turner, 34, Thompson Lane; registration violation, driving on revoked license; held, $6,500 bond
  • Alex Patrick Warren, 26, Murfreesboro; possession of schedule VI drug for resale, possession of drug paraphernalia, financial responsibility; held, $9,000 bond
  • Sylvia Marie Whitaker, 32, Springdale Avenue; DUI (second offense), child endangerment,possessionof schedule II and IV drugs with intent to sell, implied consent, possession of schedule IV drug, driving on revoked license; held, $36,000 bond  
  • James Ira Wells, 57, North Main Street; domestic assault; held, $4,500 bond


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