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Cats roam as owners disappear

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 5/21/22

At least 20 cats were left behind when a resident vacated an apartment on Belmont Avenue, Shelbyville police were told Wednesday,

One neighbor said no cats had been seen in the area until the …

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Cats roam as owners disappear

At least 20 cats were left behind when a resident vacated an apartment on Belmont Avenue, Shelbyville police were told Wednesday,
One neighbor said no cats had been seen in the area until the resident in question left, according to police. The departing resident had been seen leaving dog crates containing food by a nearby fence before leaving,
Police turned over four adult cats and 10 kittens to Shelbyville Animal Control. Traps were placed for any remaining cats.
Drug charges
A man police were told was “distributing cocaine throughout the Shelbyville area” was arrested Wednesday after SPD Lt. James Wilkerson saw him driving on Wartrace Pike.
Antonio Darnell Cooper, 41, of Ranchero Drive was stopped and Detectives Cody Swift and Nathan Everhart searched his vehicle due to his still being on parole for felony drug convictions.
Swift found scales and a bill containing remnants of powdered cocaine.
Cooper told police he is not a “big time dealer” but would “sell a few hundred dollars worth of cocaine here and there,” and was recently charged with possessing approximately 30 grams of cocaine in Rutherford County.
New local charges include possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia and violation of parole. He was held without bond.
Jail intake
The following were charged since 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.
•John Lewis Bailey, 45, West Highland Avenue; violation of probation; released, no bond
•Christopher A. Baker, 33, Tullahoma; harassment, failure to appear, capias; held, $4,000 bond
•James Andrew Baugher, 55, L. Fisher Road; violation of community supervision for life (four counts); released, $2,000 bond
•Adam Leopaldo Bravo, 33, Shelbyview Drive; show cause; summons issued
•Antonio Darnell Cooper, 41, Ranchero Drive; possession of schedule II drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of parole, two bench warrants; held, no bond
•Soledad Esmeraldo Diaz Lopez, 35, Murfreesboro;. violation of probation; summons issued
•Martin Nicholas Domingo, 25, Woodbury Street; driving on suspended license, due care; released, no bond
•Billy Joe Farrar, 29, Greenwood Avenue; financial responsibility, light law, no driver’s license/exhibited on demand; summons issued
•Johnny Godinez Godinez, 29, Edmond Road; no driver’s license, light law; held, $1,500 bond
•Claudia Gonzales Nergles, 50, Ranchero Drive; driving on suspended license, running stop sign; summons issued
•Goderik Gummert, 35, Creekside Lane; driving on suspended license, following too close; released, no bond
•Jeremy Michael Hill, 23, T.E. Adams Road; harassment; held, $1,000 bond
••Caleb Amara Lane, 32, Cortner Mill Road; no driver’s license; summons issued
•Lisa Diane Leverette, 49, Purdy Court; driving on revoked license (seventh offense), financial responsibility, move over law; summons issued
•Kasie Emily Mealer, 26, Stern Lane; General Sessions Court order; summons issued
•Gifford Glen Medley, 29, Hillsboro; driving on suspended license, financial responsibility, light law; released, no bond
•Kenneth Layne Napper, 63, Coop Road; domestic assault; released, $3,500 bond
•James Denton Odell, 47, Murfreesboro; driving on revoked license (second offense); summons issued
•Sangster Horace Phillips, 28, Nashville; no driver’s license, speeding; released, no bond
•Tad Joseph Reynolds, 30, Helton Road; bench warrant; held, no bond
•Daniel Allen Ripley, 34, Coleman Harvey Lane; driving on suspended license; released, no bond

•Abigail Elizabeth Simmons, 35, Valley Road; domestic assault; held, $1,500 bond


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