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Man calls 911, repeatedly asks for ride


An elderly Bedford County man was arrested after allegedly repeatedly calling 911 asking for a ride, according to a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office report. 

A dispatcher at Bedford County Communications Center told the BCSO Howard Oaky Crosslin, 81, of Cleveland Road called 15 times and was warned to stop or he’d be jailed. 

Deputy Gabae Doyle went to Crosslin’s residence around 1 a.m. Thursday and found no one home. Calls continued and Doyle returned around 5 a.m. to find Crosslin, who allegedly said 911 was “stuck in his phone” and he needed a ride to Normandy. 

Crosslin was told no stores were open at that time and that 911 is only for emergency calls. 

Hang-up calls began coming from Crosslin around an hour later, a dispatcher told the BCSO. Doyle found Crosslin walking on Cleveland Road and arrested him for misuse of emergency services. He was held on $500 bond at Bedford County Jail. 

Trailer stolen 

A cattle trailer was taken overnight Tuesday from a farm on Trott Road, the BCSO was told. 

Jail intake 

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

  • Emmanuel Almaraz Canales, 24, Union Street; no driver’s license, speeding; released, $500 bond
  • Howard Oaky Crosslin, 81, Cleveland Road; misuse of 911; held, $500 bond
  • James Mark Dennis, 47, South Haven, Michigan; forgery (three counts); held, $15,000 bond
  • Daryl Dewayne Dunn, 56, Montgomery Road; failure to appear, violation of order of protection, failure to appear; held, $1,500 bond
  • Robert Matthew Dunn, 31, Manchester; theft involving merchandise; released, $1,000 bond
  • Donny Allen Finnegan, 31, homeless, Shelbyville; public intoxication; held, $500 bond
  • Jonathan Holmes Fowler, 41, Colonial Avenue; possession of schedule I, II drugs with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $15,500 bond
  • Robert Joseph McBride, 74, Unionville-Deason Road; bondsman surrender; held, $150,000 bond
  • Daniel Keith Moore, 39, Colonial Avenue; violation of probation; held, $1,000 bond
  • ManiriqueJose Chou-jo Ochoa, 31, Nashville; no driver’s license, light law violation; released, $500 bond
  • Hayla Marie Sanders, 24, Davis Street; possession of schedule I, II drugs with intent tosell, possessionof drug paraphernalia; released, $15,500 bond 
  • Lauren Ellon Smith, 34, Adams Hollow Road; aggravated domestic assault; released, $2,500 bond
  • Mark Pena Venegas, 18, Moreland Avenue; public intoxication, possession of schedule VI drug, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $2,500 bond
  • Tyler Adam Walls, 18, Dover Street; aggravated domestic assault, possession of drug paraphernalia; released, $4,500 bond


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