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Nashville-to-Shelbyville cocaine trail described

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 5/12/22

An admitted drug dealer described how he operates to Shelbyville police after his arrest Friday of last week for cocaine possession.

Two detectives checking a Bethany Lane residence for a wanted …

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Nashville-to-Shelbyville cocaine trail described

An admitted drug dealer described how he operates to Shelbyville police after his arrest Friday of last week for cocaine possession.
Two detectives checking a Bethany Lane residence for a wanted man found a running, unattended vehicle registered to James Omar Hicks, 41, of Madison, Tennessee. A strong smell of marijuana wafted from an open window, the report said.
Hicks allegedly came outside, then began running when Detective Cody Swift found crack cocaine inside the car. Hicks gave up his attempt to flee after crossing a creek as additional officers arrived, Officer Brock Horner’s report said.
Police confiscated 4.3 grams of crack cocaine and more than $1,800 from Hicks’ clothing and car. Hicks is on parole until 2025 for a previous drug conviction, police said.
Hicks told Detective Nathan Everhart he has been purchasing cocaine in Nashville and reselling it in Shelbyville, staying with friends or in motels until selling out. He then returns to Nashville for more drugs, the report said.
Charges of evading arrest and possession of a schedule II drug were filed. Hicks was held without bond due to a child support warrant served on his arrival at Bedford County Jail.
•A cell phone was stolen from a vehicle outside Pit Stop Market, Highway 64 West, while the owner was inside the store.
•Medication was stolen from a vehicle between 5:20-5:40 a.m. Monday at Corner Market, Eagle Boulevard, as the owner ate breakfast inside.
Shoplfting charges were filed against Sandra Kaye Arnold, 37, for allegedly not scanning $170 worth of items Monday at Walmart. She was served with a court summons.
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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.
•Liliana Contrers Abarca, 37, Union Street; no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, speeding; summons issued
•Sandra Kaye Arnold, 37, Highway 64 West; shoplifti (theft of merchandise); summons issued
•Timothy Lamont Bailey, 51, Bird Street; domestic assault, violation of probation (two counts); held, $6,000 bond
•Kaylyn Sue Benson, 29, East Lane Street; failure to appear; released, $2,000 bond
•Matthew Kevin Campbell, 20, Tullahoma; driving on revoked license (third offense); released, $2,000 bond
•Alice Rachel Cobb, 41, Scottsboro, Alabama; failure to appear (to serve time), show cause, theft of property under $1,000, violation of probation, burglary; held, $32,000 bond
•Landon A. Ford, 20, Whittaker Road; tampering with construction signs and barricades; summons issued
•Amber Paige Fox, 31, North Jefferson Street; theft of property (three counts), criminal trespassing; released, $2,000 bond
•Jorge Esau Francisco, 21, Quarry Street; failure to appear; held, $5,000 bond
•Dannyel Galvan Espraza, 22, John Shaw Road; due care, driving on revoked license; summons issued
•Daniel Humphrey, 33, Staley Road; domestic assault; released, $5,000 bond
•Melissa Annette Jolley, 61, Jolley Road; no driver’s license, speeding; summons issued
•William Keith Lynch, 55, Buzzard Roost Road; violation of probation; released, $1,500 bond
•Deandre Murphy, 29, North Main Street; public intoxication, vandalism over $2,000; held, $5,500 bond
•James E. Raney Jr., 42, Deer Point Road; contempt of court, DUI (second offense), due care, hands free device; held, $10,000 bond
•Lisa Marie Sutton, 26, Peacock Lane; failure to appear (two counts); held, $50,000 bond
•Chelsea Renee Young Tanner, 25, Knob Creek Road; failure to appear, possession of schedule II drug with intent to sell; released, $10,000 bond
•Christian Isaha Wooten, 19, Troupe Road; leaving scene of personal injury accident, driving on suspended license; held, $6,000 bond


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