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Victim drives away armed invader

By DAVID MELSON - dmelson@t-g.com
Posted 9/27/22

A suspect who allegedly invaded a Barksdale Lane apartment with a rifle Saturday night was arrested after the victim wrestled the weapon from his hands, Shelbyville police said.

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Victim drives away armed invader

A suspect who allegedly invaded a Barksdale Lane apartment with a rifle Saturday night was arrested after the victim wrestled the weapon from his hands, Shelbyville police said.
Christopher Lee Grier, 55, of Gowen Drive, alllegedly got out of a vehicle and approached the victim, who was sitting on his front porch.
The victim said when he entered his home to get away, Grier followed and pointed the rifle at him.
Grier allegedly attacked the victim after he grabbed the rifle’s barrel and took it away.
The victim struck Grier in the head with the rifle’s buttstock, Officer Dylan Farrar’s report said.
A fight erupted and both men broke a glass table before falling out the front door. Grier allegedly got the rifle back and left,
Police found Grier in an outdoor hallway of the apartment complex, dazed and bleeding from a head cut and multiple cuts from the waist down.
Grier was treated and released from Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and charged with aggravated burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, a charge listed as “armed and dangerous felonies,” and failure to appear. He was held on $150,000 bond.
Attack alleged
The stepson of a man who was allegedly attacked Saturday night at his home faces charges.
Justin Dale Wiser, 36, of Tate Avenue, allegedly entered a Carney Street home and began punching the victim, who had been asleep.
The victim suffered an ear injury, police said.
An order of protection is in effect against Wiser. Charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated domestic assault and violation of an order of protection were filed.
Wiser is being held without bond.
Assault on officer
A disagreement over a dog bite call resulted in a suspect being charged with assault on an officer Sunday.
Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Ware, 33, of Meadow Drive, allegedly became angry and attacked Officer Brandi Merlo after being told the couldn’t re-enter her home while the dog bite was being investigated.
Merlo was threatened after holding a door open with her foot, causing vehement objections from Ware, according to the officer’s report.
Ware was arrested after allegedly attempting to punch Merlo and “trying to fight.” She posted $1,500 bond.
Fight reported
As many as 30 people may have been involved in a fight Saturday night at Calsonic Arena, according to a Shelbyville Police Department report.
No one was charged, the report said. The two main individuals were given report status forms, advised of their rights, and told how to obtain warrants if they chose to do so.
The fight revolved around an alleged remark made during the Spotted Saddle Horse Exhibitors and Breeders Show. Bystanders differed on which of the two started the fight, police said.
•A wrecker towed a 2007 Ford Ranger truck valued at $3,000, containing a canoe and power tools, from a New Herman Road home Thursday night.
The owner told a Bedford County deputy there is no lien on the truck.
•The catalytic converter was taken from an 2003 Ford Excursion at Deals on Wheels, Madison Street, within the past two weeks.
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
  • Johnny Mitchell Clair, 28, Brownsville, Tenn.; violation of order of protection (two counts); released, $5,000 bond
  • Alyssa P. Casteel, 21, Walnut Street; possession of schedule 2 drug, possession of schedule 6 drug, possession of drug paraphernalia; held, $11,000 bond
  • Cavetta Louise Crockett, 44,Belmont Avenue; assault, aggravated burglary; summons issued
  • Jorge Miguel Francisco, 56, Saddlewood Drive; no driver's license/exhibited on demand; released, no bond
  • Ryan Mathew Sheehan, 34, Bedford Inn; assault; released, no bond
  • Maurice Mandell Walker, 27, Lipscomb Street; failure to appear; held, $2,500 bond
  • Alex Maeghan Wauldron, 26, Sachse, Texas; driving under the influence, open container law, driving left of center; released, $5,500 bond
  • Justin Dale Wiser, 36, Tate Avenue; violation of order of protection; held, $10,000 bond 
  • John Lewis Bailey, 46, Hannah Street, Bell Buckle; driving on a revoked license, speeding, violation of probation; released, $5,000 bond
  • Ashlei Virginia Beech, 32, Enden Avenue; DUI; released, $3,000 bond
  • Billy Joe Brown, 44, Clara Drive; violation of probation; released, $1,000 bond 
  • Trevor Matthew Bush, 36, South Maple Street; harassment; released, no bond
  • Luis Antonio-Medira Delgado, 36, Lewisburg; DUI, driving on a revoked license, window tint violation; released, $2,000 bond
  • Elena Marie Dubose, 41, Tailgate Road; driving on a revoke license (1st), failure to appear (two counts), financial responsibility, red light violation; held, $6,000 bond 
  • Jose Gonzalez Lopez, 33, Grace Lane; no driver's license, violation of traffic control device; released, no bond
  • Christipher Lee Grier, 55, Gowan Drive; aggravated burglary, unlawful possession of a weapon, armed and dangerous felonies, failure to appear; held, $150,000 bond
  • Luis Edel-Puertos Lara, 34, Morton Street; domestic assault; held, no bond
  • Avigail Mendez-Gonzales, 23, Murfreesboro; no driver's license/exhibited on demand, light law violation; released, $500 bond 
  • Langston Tavares Taylor, 41, Tollgate Road; false imprisonment, aggravated child abuse, domestic assault; held, $30,000 bond 
  • Yahaira Tejada, 25, Madison Street; no driver's license, registration violation, child restraint law; released, no bond
  • Gavin Jeffery Albe Thompson, 21, Antioch; identity theft, harassment; held, $2,500 bond
  • Mary Ware, 33, Meadow Drive; assault on an officer; released, $1,500 bond
  • Jeromy Quinton Warren, 50, East Lane Street; public intoxication; held, $1,000 bond
  • Justin Dale Wiser, 36, Tate Avenue; violation of order of protection; released, $10,000 bond (Sept. 23)
  • Justin Dale Wider, 36, Tate Avenue; aggravated burglary, aggravated domestic assault; held, no bond (Sept. 24)


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