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Robbery, assaults keep police busy

Robbery, assaults keep police busy

Posted: Monday, August 17, 2009 3:35 pm

 Union City police were kept busy over the weekend with a convenience store robbery that resulted in three arrests, as well as two separate incidents that led to aggravated assault charges. Three people from Dyersburg were arrested at 8:01 p.m. Sunday and charged in connection with a robbery that occurred about 7:20 p.m. at Little General No. 8 at 302 West Main St. in Union City, according to a Union City Police Department report. Arrested were Curtis R. Tyler and Keri Nicole Wilson, both of 2800 Highway 104 West, Dyersburg; and Randall Lewis Vaughn of 2312 Roellen Newbern Road, Dyersburg. Tyler was charged with aggravated robbery, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery and solicitation to commit aggravated robbery, while Ms. Wilson and Vaughn were each charged with aggravated robbery and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Police reported a clerk at the convenience store called police at 7:26 p.m. to report she had just been robbed by a white man who fled south on South Third Street. Officers searched the area and obtained a description of the suspects that was provided to area law enforcement agencies. The suspects were stopped a short time later by Troy police and taken into custody by Obion County sheriff’s deputies. The first of two weekend assaults was reported about 3:25 p.m. Friday when police responded to a domestic dispute incident and arrived at the scene to find Angela E. Murrell of 909 Casey Circle, Union City, lying facedown bleeding in her front doorway. Several family members at the house alleged that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend, who then left on foot, according to a police report. Ms. Murrell was taken to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City for treatment of injuries. Police searched the area and arrested Ronnie Germaine Young, 37, also of 909 Casey Circle, on a charge of aggravated assault. He had also sustained some minor injuries and was taken to the local hospital, where he was treated and released. The second assault allegedly occurred about 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the 1500 block of East Main Street in Union City, where police responded to a report of a man threatening another man with a knife. Patrick Ceiga of 1529 East Main St. told police that Stephen Eugene Ware, 54, of 1515 East Main St. had accused him of hitting his mother’s car. Ceiga and his wife both told police that Ware went into an apartment and came back out with a knife. Ceiga said he tried to calm Ware, but Ware allegedly started to come at him, according to the police report. Police reported they noticed a long knife on the counter inside the apartment where Ware had gone, with Ware arrested at 4:08 p.m. and charged with aggravated assault. In a separate incident, a Union City woman was arrested on drug-related charges early today in the downtown Union City area. Vicki S. Emery of 418 Denver Road, Union City, was arrested at 2:13 a.m. today in the 100 block of Depot Street and charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a police report. A police officer reported he observed a vehicle pull behind the Capitol Theater downtown and the driver turn off the headlights. When no one exited the vehicle after three minutes, the officer made contact with Ms. Emery, whom he reported “appeared to be intoxicated.” During a search of the vehicle, the officer found a glass drug pipe, three drug straws and a small amount of a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine in a plastic bag. Ms. Emery allegedly told the officer she was holding the items for someone. Further search of a purse resulted in the officer’s finding a tied plastic bag with a white crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine and a drug straw, according to the report. Published in The Messenger 8.17.09

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