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Elderly man jailed for misuse of 911


An 81-year-old man was jailed Tuesday after allegedly making repeated nuisance 911 calls to Bedford County Communications Center.  

Howard Oaky “Hawkeye” Crosslin, 81, of Cleveland Road called 911 four times saying he had an emergency, laughed and hung up, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office report said. A recording of the fourth call includes a crude comment made to dispatchers. The calls were pinged to Lazy Branch Road, where Deputy Justin Merlo found Crosslin walking.  

Crosslin allegedly denied making the calls, but Merlo had a dispatcher call his number and the phone rang. Crosslin then admitted calling 911 because he needed a ride to Normandy, Merlo said.  

Crosslin has called 911 on recent occasions seeking rides and was charged as well. He is charged with misuse of 911 and was being held on $2,000 bond Wednesday.  


  • A red 1994 Ford F250 truck and 16-foot flatbed trailer were stolen from a farm in the 2600 block of Midland Road over the past week and a half, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office was told Tuesday.
  • A resident of Mount Herman Road told a Bedford County deputy her wallet was stolen from her unlocked vehicle. The report didn’t state where the vehicle was when the wallet was stolen. The victim discovered the theft when a $203 charge to her debit card at a Unionville store appeared on the account; $80 cash was in the wallet.
  • Exhaust systems for a BMW and a Chevrolet pickup were stolen from a carport at an auto repair shop in the 700 block of East Depot Street between Thursday and Saturday, Shelbyville police were told. The exhausts had been removed from the vehicles and were leaning against a carport.

Jail intake  

The following were charged since Monday 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.  

  • Amy Marie Adams, 42, Murfreesboro; failure to appear; held, $1,000 bond
  • Ethan Everette Barrett, 22, Russell Street; violation of state probation; held, no bond
  • MonsantoUndrezCannon, 46, Valley Road; disorderly conduct, resisting arrest; released, $5,500 bond  
  • Kristin Leighann Casteel, 27, El Bethel Road; violation of probation; summons issued
  • Howard Oaky Crosslin, 81, Cleveland Road; misuse of 911; held, $2,000 bond
  • Michael Christopher Holder, 36, Elizabeth Street; violation of order of protection, probation revocation, show cause hearing; held, $8,000 bond
  • Jamie Elizabeth Merlo, 41, Cedar River Road; attachment; released, $500 bond
  • Manuel Jose Pascual, 47, Archery Lane; no driver’s license; released on recognizance
  • Aspyn Haze Riner, 24, Coleman Harvey Lane; probation revocation, violation of probation; held, $3,000 bond
  • Luanne Michelle Robinson, 53, Lewisburg; driving on suspended license, no proof of insurance, running traffic light; released on recognizance
  • Amber Ski Whitney, 21, Green Lane; possession of drug paraphernalia; released on recognizance


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