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Sexual advances lead to man’s arrest

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 5/19/22

A man’s attempt to grab an employee at a North Main Street hotel resulted in his arrest Tuesday night.

Charles Edward Johnson, 51, of Madison Street was charged with assault. He was held on …

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A man’s attempt to grab an employee at a North Main Street hotel resulted in his arrest Tuesday night.
Charles Edward Johnson, 51, of Madison Street was charged with assault. He was held on $3,000 bond.
Johnson allegedly tried to reach over the front desk at the Microtel, where he was attempting to check in, after telling the young female clerk he was “going to come over the counter after you.” He made several crude, sexually-related remarks to her moments earlier, she told police.
The victim called 911 as Johnson went outside to smoke.
Johnson re-entered the building, heard her notifying police, allegedly laughed at her and asked, ”What are they going to do?” He left the building as she locked him out.
What “they” — Shelbyville police — did upon arrival was arrest Johnson as he stood outside with his cigarette.
A relative with Johnson earlier told him to stop the crude remarks or he’d send him back to the VA hospital, Officer Bailey Dineen’s report said.
Angry rants
A man accused of hitting a friend in the mouth allegedly “became aggressive” toward and threatened arresting officers Tuesday afternoon, according to Shelbyville police.
Dustin Eugene Bowling, 32, of Warners Bridge Road was arrested for domestic assault after officers found cuts on the victim’s face and mouth. She told police Bowling struck her several times during an argument.
Bowling allegedly was “hostile” toward officers when told he was under arrest, had to be forced into a patrol car and said he would assault officers if told to sign an order of protection. He allegedly showed aggression to officers upon arrival at Bedford County Jail and was taken to the ground by jail staff until he calmed.
Jail records show Bowling was held on $5,000 bond.
Assault charge
An argument over a missing package led to its owner being charged with aggravated assault after arguing with a neighbor Tuesday morning, Shelbyville police said.
Jeffrey Craig Daly, 55, allegedly displayed a firearm while accusing the Evans Street neighbor and/or a homeless man staying in the neighbor’s storage shed with stealing the package of medication after its delivery by United Parcel Service.
Daly told police he did argue with the neighbor but never displayed the weapon he was carrying. Officer Ramon Castillo took the 9mm pistol, loaded with one round, and found Daly does possess a valid concealed weapons permit and has no felony convictions.
The victim called 911 after Daly and his son, who were not charged, asked him to get into their vehicle so they could search the area for the homeless man. The neighbor told police he felt like he was being threatened.
Daly posted $4,500 bond.
 Weapons charge
A convicted felon carrying a 9mm magazine loaded with seven bullets was arrested Tuesday night after allegedly attempting to obtain an empty handgun, police said.
Rendell Jerel Moore, 31, of Shelbyville was being ordered to leave a relative’s Horse Mountain Road home when officers discovered he had outstanding warrants for theft under $500 and interfering with a 911 call. Moore was taking some personal items, including the gun, with permission from the home’s residents but had allegedly caused a disturbance.
An additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm was added.
Moore was held on $12,000 bond.
‘Elephant’ stolen
A thief who stole a concrete statue of an elephant from the patio of a Courtland Drive home last week left behind a note saying it belonged to their mother, police were told Tuesday,
A neighbor said a similar incident happened to her and she recovered her property from a man at a Regent Drive home. No one was at the home when an officer attempted to contact the man.
Other thefts reported to area authorities:
•A car left with keys in the ignition at a Barrett Road home was stolen and wrecked Monday, according to a sheriff’s office report.
A suspect with connections to the victim was named.
The 2013 Dodge Avenger had been parked at the home much of the day, The owner noticed it missing and notified authorities at 9:24 p.m. Four minutes, a wreck was reported at 839 Longview Road. Emergency workers found the car, which had run off the road and struck a fence, but no driver.
•A cell phone stolen around May 2 from a U.S. 231 North residence has been “pinged” to another location further up the highway in southern Rutherford County, a sheriff’s office report said.
Drug charge
Police confiscated a marijuana blunt from a vehicle during a traffic stop Tuesday.
Colton Whorley, 29, of Shelbyville was stopped for allegedly driving 43 mph in a 30 mph zone on North Main Street. Officer Brock Horner said he smelled marijuana and requested permission to search Whorley’s vehicle. Whorley refused without a warrant but changed his mind when Horner radioed for a drug to be called and handed over a small amount of pot, according to the report. The blunt was found in the console, police said.
Whorley received a misdeameanor citation and was allowed to leave.
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.
•Paula Jane Adams, 52, U.S. 41A South, Lynchburg; driving on revoked license; summons issued
•Catarina Jose Andres, 35, Briar Patch Drive; no driver’s license/expired; summons issued
•Tom Luke Arnold, 61, Mac Street; auto burglary, vandalism, resisting arrest (This is in relation to an incident several months ago at a Mac Street home); held, no bond
•Dustin Eugene Bowling, 32, Warners Bridge Road; domestic assault, resisting arrest; held, $5,000 bond
•Bonnie Joe Brown, 35, Rabbit Branch Road; domestic assault; held, $2,500 bond
•Teddy Wendell Brown, 57, Rabbit Branch Road; domestic assault; held, $2,500 bond
•Jeffrey Craig Daly, 55, Evans Street; aggravated assault with weapon; released, $4,500 bond
•Justin Ross Deaton, 45, Bottle Hollow Road; driving on suspended license (12th offense), running stop sign; held, $4,000 bond
•Edwin Baez Fragoso, 20, Morton Street; public intoxication, simple possession; released, $1,500 bond
•Pedro Francisco Felipe, 31, Fairfield Pike; no driver’s license; summons issued
•Joshua Frazier, 37, Murfreesboro; driving on revoked license; released, no bond
•Lisa Ann Goodrich, 54, Sun Circle; theft involving merchandise (13 counts), criminal trespassing (two counts); released, $5,000 bond
•Charles Edward Johnson, 51, Madison Street; assault; held, $3,000 bond
•Jason Eugene Lusk, 45, Hixson; violation of protection order; held, $2,500 bond
•James Michael Mahaffey, 40, Mead Drive; DUI, failure to maintain lane; held, $1,000 bond
•Phillip Norman Marshall, 39, Himesville Road; violation of probation; released, $4,500 bond
•Rendell Jerel Moore, 31, homeless, Shelbyville; felon in possession of firearm, theft under $500, interfering with 911; held, $12,000 bond
•Erick Morales, 21, Collier Avenue; criminal impersonation; summons issued
•Augusto Perez Cobon, 31, Bates Street; DUI, no driver’s license, implied consent; held, $2,500 bond
•Julio Mendoza Ralios, 35, King Arthur Court; driving on revoked license, financial responsibility, light law; summons issued
•Wesley Paul Scott, 34, Fairground Heights; probation revocation, show cause; released, $1,500 bond
•Hope Nichole Walker, 36, Southview Drive; probation revocation; held, $1,000 bond
•Margaret Lou Williams, 58, Couch Lane; show cause; released on recognizance
•Samara Wright, 30, Lentz Street; domestic assault; held, $2,500 bond

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