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Women take steps to escape attackers


Three men were charged with aggravated domestic violence in separate incidents over the past week after alleged aggressive behavior. 

Nathan Douglas Hancock, 35, of Antioch allegedly choked and hit a woman to the point she was about to leap from the second story window of a Barksdale Lane apartment with her children Monday night, Shelbyville police were told. 

The victim began screaming for help to alert neighbors. One called police, who were unable to get into the locked apartment without help from Shelbyville firefighters. 

Police said the victim had an abrasion “consistent with strangulation,” which Hancock allegedly denied. Hancock has been arrested for similar offenses during the couple’s 8-year relationship, police said. 

The victim said Hancock took her cellphone and refused to let her leave the apartment. 

Hancock is charged with aggravated domestic assault, false imprisonment, interference with 911 calls. He is being held on $17,000 bond. 

One alleged victim locked herself into a restroom of the Dollar General Store in Unionville for protection, a Bedford County Sheriff’s Office report said. 

The woman said Jason Dylan Simon, 28, choked and hit her, took her car keys and refused to let her leave his Bryant Road home for several hours Friday. Eventually, she was able to get the keys and drive with Simon to the store, where she told an employee what was going on and sought refuge. 

Simon allegedly walked away from the store and was found nearby on Halls Mill Road. He denied any violence took place, but a deputy noted the victim had a “busted lip,” redness and bruising in several areas. Simon was released on $3,000 bond. 

Justin Guinn, 20, allegedly threw a woman against a wall of his El Bethel Road home early Saturday and at another point pinned her to the floor by her neck until she couldn’t breathe, a BCSO report said. She was able to escape by calling a relative to pick her up. 

Guinn denied any violent acts and said he didn’t know how the victim received injuries noticed by a deputy. He was also charged on two previous warrants for failure to appear on charges of driving on a suspended license. Guinn posted $4,500 bail. 

Fifth DUI 

A driver with four DUI convictions was charged with No. 5 Tuesday after ramming the back of a delivery van, police said. 

Jose Cruz Tozcano, 64, of Wildcreek Road struck the rear of the box van as its driver slowed to make a turn on Fairfield Pike, the report said. Tozcano was unable to get out of his Nissan Versa until a Shelbyville firefighter broke a window. 

Neither driver was injured. 

Tozcano told police he’d consumed a 40-ounce beer. 

Records show Tozcano’s license is revoked due to the previous DUI convictions, and he has been charged accordingly twice before. 

Charges of driving without due care and no proof of insurance were also filed against Tozcano, who was being held on $9,000 bond Wednesday. 

Drug charges 

A suspect was arrested for possession of heroin last Thursday as police investigated a report of domestic violence at his Bethany Lane home. 

Cody Wright allegedly assaulted his wife after she found him with a syringe and needle in his arm and “falling in and out of consciousness,” according to a Shelbyville Police Department report. 

Police were notified of the alleged assault. Officer Dylan Bliss’s report said he saw the heroin and needle in the home. 

Wright told Bliss he found the heroin in his driveway – needle track marks were visible in an arm, Bliss said – and denied the assault accusation. Red marks were visible on Wright’s wife, the report said. 

Wright was charged with domestic assault and possession of a schedule I drug and paraphernalia. Bond was set at $11,000. 

A traffic stop for tinted windows turned into something more after a Shelbyville police officer noticed the pupils of the driver’s eyes. 

Lt. James Wilkerson said the pupils in the eyes of Preston Gregory Frazier, 24, of Bethany Lane were only “pinpoint” in diameter – sometimes a sign of drug use, Wilkerson said. K-9 Trigger and handler Officer Brock Horner were called to the traffic stop on Deery Street to check Frazier and the vehicle. 

Frazier handed over a small bag of marijuana, another was found by police in his clothing during a patdown, and Trigger detected two more bags inside the vehicle along with rolling papers and a pipe, according to police. 

Charges of simple possession of marijuana and paraphernalia were filed against Frazier, who was released on recognizance. 

Two suspects were charged with simple possession of marijuana Saturday when a Bedford County deputy spotted a passenger in a passing vehicle on U.S. 231 North allegedly making a marijuana cigar. 

Each admitted to owning one of two jars of marijuana found in their vehicle, the report said. 

Kayla Dawn Dandy, 22, of Sims Road, the driver, was also charged with driving without a license and, on a previous warrant, for failure to appear. She posted $1,500 bond. Selena Hernandez was given a citation and allowed to leave. 

Christopher J. Quintero Rosales was charged after Officer Dylan Farrar smelled marijuana during a traffic stop Monday night on U.S. 231 North. 

Rosales was allegedly driving 67 mph in a 50 mph zone. He allegedly admitted having a small bag containing around .7 grams of marijuana in the vehicle’s glove box. 

Charges of simple possession of marijuana, speeding and financial responsibility were filed. 

Stolen vehicles 

A red 2017 Nissan Rogue was taken from a home in the 900 block of Horse Mountain Road between 3:30 p.m. Sunday and early Monday, police were told. 

The SUV had been under a carport and keys had been left hanging inside the house, a report said. 

That vehicle was found abandoned early Monday morning in the garden of a home on Happy Valley Road near Bell Buckle. 

More activity occurred at the same home overnight Monday. The GPS unit in a late model Chevrolet pickup reported stolen Monday in Christiana showed it was driven to locations on Sims Road and Warners Bridge Road before being left in the Horse Mountain Road area. A Bedford County deputy heard its description being transmitted over police radio and found it undamaged at the home where the Rogue was stolen. 

The owner of a disabled 1992 Ford Ranger pickup left outside the Goggin warehouse on Blue Ribbon Parkway told police Tuesday it was stolen last Wednesday or Thursday. The license plate and several items had been reported Sept. 4, police said. 


The catalytic converter was cut from a truck at Bagwell Office Solutions, Elm Street, overnight Sunday, Shelbyville police were told. 

Several items were taken from a vacant home in the 2800 block of Highway 82 East, the owner told the BCSO Monday. 

A tow dolly was stolen from a driveway at a Gordon Road home, Shelbyville police were told Friday. 

Hedge trimmers worth $650 were stolen last Wednesday night from a Hobson Avenue home, an officer was told Monday. 

A black and white 2018 Avalon dirt bike was stolen between 11 a.m. Sunday and Monday morning from the yard of a Walnut Street residence. 

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. 

  • Maria Rico Ambiz, 42, Huntsville, Alabama; speeding, no driver’s license; summons issued 
  • Harry Davis Bailey, 75, Bird Street; failure to appear; released on recognizance 
  • Bryan Leiva Banos, 19, Murfreesboro; failure to appear; held, $1,000 bond 
  • Cadence Ezland Barb, 18, U.S. 41A North; aggravated domestic assault, domestic assault; held, $8,000 bond 
  • Kayla Dawn Dandy, 22; Sims Road; simple possession of schedule VI drug, driving without a license, failure to appear; released, $1,500 bond 
  • Mary Beth Dennis, 34, Gregory Mill Road; failure to appear; held, no bond 
  • Natasha Felina Dunlap, 40, South Cannon Boulevard; violation of order of protection; held, $2,500 bond 
  • Nathan Douglas Hancock, 35, Antioch; aggravated domestic assault, false imprisonment, interference with 911 calls; held, $17,000 bond 
  • Camryn Faye Hunter, 21, August Way; vandalism over $1,000; released, $1,500 bond 
  • Julia Faye Hunter, 29, August Way, vandalism over $1,000; released, $1,500 bond 
  • Jacquelyn Victoria Johnson, 28, Liberty, Tennessee; failure to appear; summons issued 
  • Domingo Coj Lopez, 34, Sherwood Court; speeding, no driver’s license; summons issued 
  • Alicia Nicole Moss, 35, Waycross Drive; vandalism over $10,000; held, $10,000 
  • Irune Eli Ontiveros Morales, 35, Nelson Street; light law, no driver’s license; summons issued 
  • Fred Wayne Putt, 56, Warner Bridge Road; failure to appear; summons issued 
  • Horatio Lewis Rice, 39, Shelbyville Mills Road; first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, felon in possession of a weapon, failure to appear; held without bond 
  • Tiffany Dawn Taylor, 37, Lewisburg; accessory after the fact; held, $50,000 bond 
  • Jose Cruz Tozcano, 64, Wildcreek Road; driving on revoked license (third offense); DUI (fifth offense), due care, financial responsibility; held, $9,000 bond 
  • Michael Henry Welter, 42, Lewis Avenue; driving on suspended license, financial responsibility, registration violation, light law, violation of probation; held, $3,500 bond 



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