A “prank” involving an alleged threat with a taser didn’t turn out as expected Sunday night. Four of the prankster’s friends ended up arrested on drug charges while he walked away without being arrested, Shelbyville police said.
A Morton Street resident reported a man with a camo jacket came toward him with the taser around 8:30 p.m. The man told police he was “playing a prank” on four women in a Lexus vehicle Officer Sam Campbell noticed was backing up.
Officer Josh Graves was given permission by driver Joleen Leilani Anderson to search the vehicle for the taser — which she said was not inside — and allegedly found boxes containing crystal methamphetamine, 1.1 grams of marijuana, $480 and drug paraphernalia. A Ruger .380 handgun and glass pipe with drug residue were also found, police said.
Anderson, 44, of Cornersville, allegedly told police the boxes belonged to her and her boyfriend. She was charged with possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia, simple possession, unlawful possession of a weapon and driving on a suspended license. She was held on $21,500 bond.
Three passengers were also arrested.
Jessie Ann Brooke Lane, 23, of Lewisburg was charged with possession of schedule VI and IV drugs and paraphernalia and violation of probation as a bag of marijuana, digital scales and Klonopin pills were found in her clothing, police said. She was held on $7,500 bond.
Danielle Nicole Waldrep, 22, of Lewisburg had a bag of crystal methamphetamine in her purse, according to police. She was charged with simple possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia and held on $4,000 bond.
Dakota Lynn Farlow, 23, of Lewisburg was charged with simple possession when marijuana wax was found in her clothing. She was held on $1,500 bond.
The taser was not recovered, according to the report.
Two people were charged after a traffic stop Sunday night on a vehicle traveling with lights off on North Main Street, Troy James Neal, 44, of Madison Street was arrested for driving without a license, second offense.
Police allegedly found 2 grams of meth in the vehicle’s floorboard, which Neal said belonged to him. He was also charged with possession of a schedule II drug and paraphernalia and various vehicle violations. He was released on $6,000 bond.
A passenger identified as Jennifer Smith was cited into General Sessions Court, but not arrested, Charges of simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia were filed, related to a THC vape pen, hashish Smith said was CBD, marijuana residue and a pipe police allegedly confiscated from her purse.
Two men broke into a trailer behind Sutton Realty, Lane Parkway, around 2 p.m. Saturday, Shelbyville police were told.
James Sutton, owner of the business, said he noticed the trailer’s door was open and saw two white males, one described as “skinny with long brown hair,” run across Lane Parkway.
A Mongoose Durham mountain bike, believed to belong to one of the suspects, was left behind near the trailer.
A backpack, containing a laptop computer and accessories and ceramic stone Sutton said was stolen from the trailer, was later found nearby behind a Regent Drive residence.
A man had to be held back by an officer to keep him from re-entering his vehicle after running off South Evans Street shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, a Shelbyville police report said.
“The male did attempt to resist arrest but was prevented by the appropriate amount of force to control him,” Officer Josh Graves said in his report.
Officer Brandt Stephens arrived and placed Dominguez Juarez Ralios, 32, of King Arthur Trailer Court into custody. He was charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a license and held on $4,500 bond.
The vehicle’s owner, Julio Ralios Mendoza, 35, of the same address was charged with DUI by allowance and released on $3,000 bond.
A woman was charged for allegedly threatening a neighbor with a baseball bat at a Belmont Avenue apartment Saturday afternoon, according to a Shelbyville police report.
Donna Laverne Johnson, 55, allegedly carried the metal bat as she approached Troy Young, 35, who allegedly retreated to the rear patio of another apartment.
“Well, he had a bat too,” Johnson allegedly told Officer Jerry Lawrence.
A witness said Johnson was yelling and waving her metal bat “aggressively” while Young had a plastic wiffleball bat. Johnson’s alleged actions led to an aggravated assault charge. She posted $3,000 bond.
Young was arrested Sunday morning in the complex parking lot after a report he’d knocked on the door of another apartment and was “yelling and screaming,” police said.
Officer Chris Vest said Young told him he’d been kicked out of his girlfriend’s apartment and had been walking around the parking lot all night.
At one point Young allegedly walked to Quik Mart, Lane Parkway, and left a backpack filled with clothes, which resulted in another call to police for an “unwanted person.”
Young told Vest he had taken Xanax and suboxone.
“He was taken into custody for his safety and the general public,” Vest’s report said, charged with public intoxication and held on $500 bond.
Furniture and a mattress have apparently been placed by “squatters” in a vacant home for sale on Joe Hart Road, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office report said. A side-by-side registered to a couple with a Petersburg address has been logged at the home by deputies. No one is supposed to be inside the home, a real estate broker told the BCSO. No charges have been filed.
The following were charged since Friday 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.