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Stolen SUV recovered; suspect in custody


A Shelbyville businessman’s SUV was quickly recovered after a passerby allegedly stole it Wednesday from in front of the old Central High School on Elm Street. 

The 2021 Audi SQ8 owned by Gary King, owner of Southern Energy, was parked at midday in front of the former school, which he is restoring. King told Officer Chris Vest a man on a bicycle, later identified as Lee Lambert Warren Jr., 35, of Shoma Drive walked up and started a conversation at one point. 

King left in another vehicle and was told at 12:20 p.m. by another family member that the Audi, valued at more than $90,000, was missing.  

Audi’s OnStar tracking system traced the SUV to the driveway of a Rock Street residence. Warren allegedly exited the home carrying the Audi’s key and told Vest the vehicle was his. 

Warren was charged with theft over $60,000 and held on $10,000 bond. 

Resisted arrest 

A man who allegedly angrily resisted a police officer’s orders was arrested Tuesday. 

Monsanto Undrez Cannon allegedly became “aggressive and irate” as officers were attempting to handle a situation involving another person in a Lipscomb Street parking lot, Sgt. David Dye’s report said. 

Cannon, 46, of Valley Road allegedly attempted to step between Dye and the other person and refused an order to back away. A second order was met with threats and refusal to comply, Dye said. 

Dye then told Cannon he was under arrest for disorderly conduct and ordered him to place his hands behind his back. Cannon allegedly refused twice and asked why he was being arrested. 

Cannon allegedly “be-came combative” when Dye and Officer Rod Stacy forcibly placed his arms behind his back. He was also charged with resisting arrest and posted $5,500 bond. 

Drug charge 

A “weird noise” from a bicycle crash ultimately led to a man being charged with simple possession of marijuana Wednesday. 

Miguel Quezda, who was bleeding from a cut suffered in the crash, was found on South Main Street with a small bag of marijuana in his clothing. Police searched Quezada as he was being arrested on a charge of failure to appear. 

Quezda told Officer Bailey Dineen he wrecked while attempting to jump the bike over stairs at a White Street apartment complex. 

Jail intake 

The following were charged since Wednesday 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. 

  • James Braxton Banks, 18, Neeley Avenue; disorderly conduct, vandalism (two counts); summons issued
  • Austin Tyler Blair, 25, Courtland, Michigan; possession of schedule III drug; held without bond for Michigan
  • Corie Renee Brannan, 29, Jordan Avenue; charge not listed; released on recognizance
  • Joshua Nathan Brown, 33, U.S. 41A North; resist stop/frisk/halt/search; released, $5,000 bond
  • John Lo Anza Burks, 36, Winchester; violation of probation; held, $500 bond
  • Chasity Yvonne Collett, 36, U.S. 231 North; theft under $500 (three counts); summons issued
  • Kendrick Deshawn Cooper, 19, Smotherman Lane; disorderly conduct, vandalism (two counts); released on recognizance
  • Roman Estabon Diaz, 33, Dover Street; driving on suspended license (sixth offense), disorderly conduct, no driver’s license/exhibited on demand, criminal simulation; released, $9,500 bond
  • Mark Glen Dodson, 51, Cowan Street; aggravated domestic assault; held, $15,000 bond
  • Breeana L. Dyer, 22, Wildwood Drive, Unionville; probation revocation; held, $5,000 bond
  • Crystal Dawn Escamilla, 43, Cortner Road; failure to appear; held, $3,000 bond
  • Stephen Caleb Floyd, 19, Wildcreek Road; DUI; released, $1,500 bond
  • Megan Emily Crabtree, 35, Lewisburg; violation of probation; released, $2,500 bond
  • Payton Nicholas Garrett, 24, Winchester; probation revocation; released on recognizance
  • Darrell Steven Graves, 60, Whitaker Road; driving on revoked license, texting while driving, probation revocation, criminal impersonation; held, $12,000 bond 
  • Cory Allen Henderson, 39, Neeley Avenue; child support attachment; released, $500 bond
  • Brett Thomas Hudson, 31, Columbia; DUI, due care; held, $3,000 bond
  • Colin Michael Lynch, 19, West Jackson Street; disorderly conduct, vandalism (two counts); summons issued
  • Lauren Nicole Mankin, 25, Wheeler Street; theft over $1,000, failure to appear, probation violation, criminal impersonation; held, $16,000 bond
  • Terry Dwight Mooningham Jr., 38, Tullahoma; resist stop/frisk/halt/search; held, $10,000 bond
  • Jonathan Blade Sachs, 27, Wheeler Street; failure to appear, violation of probation (two counts), theft of merchandise, theft over $10,000 (two counts); held, $31.500 bond
  • William Liniel Thompson III, 39, Warners Bridge Road; show cause, probation revocation; held, $5,000 bond
  • Lee Lambert Warren Jr., 35, Shoma Drive; theft over $60,000; held, $10,000 bond


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