Assaults highlight OC grand jury list
Posted: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 9:18 pm
A Union City man has been indicted for attempted murder in connection with a February stabbing incident.
The indictment against Perry Damon Smith, 41, is among 51 indictments for various offenses handed down by the Obion County grand jury when it convened earlier this week.
Smith was indicted on charges of criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder and aggravated assault.
The charges stem from a Feb. 22 incident involving James “Jamie” Alexander of 509 Nash St., Apt. 25, Union City, who was airlifted to Regional Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis for treatment. Alexander was stabbed in the left side of the upper chest — which struck the jugular vein, causing “a life-threatening injury,” according to a Union City Police Department report.
In a separate case, the grand jury indicted Dennis Montel Lewis Jr., 20, of Union City on charges of criminal attempt to commit especially aggravated robbery and resisting arrest, which stem from a shooting incident in May.
According to Union City police, the charges were levied in connection with a shooting that occurred late the night of May 2 in the area of the Lilac Street apartments in Union City. Zackery Zaccheus Moody, 24, of 405 Wells Ave., Ful-ton, sustained a leg wound in the incident.
Also indicted was Michael Lee Flatt, 33, of Union City, charged with two counts of aggravated assault, vandalism and domestic assault in connection with an alleged disturbance early May 3 at his home.
Union City police reported officers responded about 1:20 a.m. to some type of disturance at Flatt’s residence, where an altercation apparently escalated. During the incident, Flatt allegedly put a knife to the throat of Travis Lynn Fraley, 27, of 220 East Gibbs St., Union City, and threatened him.
Flatt was also charged with vandalism and domestic violence in connection with other alleged incidents early that day, police reported.
Kevin Andrew Cox, 47, of Union City was indicted for possession of a handgun while under the influence, two counts of reckless endangerment and public intoxication.
The charges stem from a shooting incident that allegedly occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Feb. 22 at 816 Mosswood Drive in Union City. Police reported officers initially responded to the home to investigate a possible domestic disturbance with shots fired.
According to a police report, Cox told police he and his wife had gotten into a verbal altercation over “daily things.” He claimed he got a gun and was going to leave for Jackson. He told police he walked out and the gun fell to the ground and discharged.
After other officers spoke with Norma Cox, 44, they determined Cox allegedly fired two rounds at his wife and stepson, Jermaine Thrash, 24, also of 816 Mosswood Drive, and he was arrested, police reported.
In another separate case, Kenneth Dwayne Smith and Zachary Wade Fowler were indicted for aggravated assault in connection with a Feb. 22 incident near the Hop-In community.
According to the Obion County Sheriff’s Department, the two men allegedly assaulted Adron Richards, who was treated for injuries at the local hospital and released.
Richards told sheriff’s deputies he was traveling on Highway 89 when a truck driven by Smith came up behind him, resulting in an incident where the vehicles passed one another several times. Richards eventually stopped his vehicle and got out to ask the other driver and his passenger why they were following him, which resulted in an altercation where Richards allegedly was struck in the arm several times with a stick. He managed to wrestle the stick away from Fowler, but Smith allegedly began to kick him in the ribs and head, the sheriff’s department reported.
After the assault, Fowler and Smith allegedly got into their vehicle and fled the scene.
Steve William Pollock, 40, of Troy was indicted for two counts of vehicular assault in connection with a traffic accident in which another driver and her passenger were injured.
The charges were levied in connection with a Nov. 4, 2009, traffic crash on State Route 21 between Troy and Hornbeak, where Sarah Jane Jones, 39, and her 16-year-old son were seriously injured. At the time of the crash, the Tennessee Highway Patrol reported Ms. Jones was westbound in a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado pickup when Pollock, who was eastbound in a 1995 GMC Sierra pickup, crossed the centerline and struck the Jones’ vehicle head-on.
The grand jury list also includes a number of drug-related offenses and a couple of sex-related offenses.
Five of the indictments remain sealed — or secret — pending the arrests of those allegedly involved on capiases or their being called into court on criminal summonses. Those indictments will be made public following arraignments Monday in Obion County Circuit Court, according to Circuit Court Clerk Harry Johnson.
With the exception of the five sealed indictments, the list also includes:
• Randy Lee Adams and Charles Eugene Jimerson — theft and burglary.
• Jeremy Scott Alexander — theft.
• Martha Marie Anderson, Dede Marie Speed, Caleb Lee Rice, Travis Lee McCullough, Justin Derrick Easley and Crystal Eugene Sanchez — initiation of process to manufacture methamphetamine and promotion of methamphetamine manufacture (all but Speed).
• Brittany Nicole Bailey — aggravated child abuse.
• Dannie Lee Brown and Laquinte D. Ingram — possession of a controlled substance with intent (three counts).
• Jeremy Dewitt Butler and Tabatha Ann Chambers — initiation of process to manufacture methamphetamine, promotion of methamphetamine manufacture, possession of a controlled substance with intent and simple possession.
• Allan Michael Coleman — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Allan Michael Coleman — unlawful possession of a weapon and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
• Quintie Michelle Cox — Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender Act violation.
• Mark A. Cunningham — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Willie Joe Emery — violation of Tennessee Sex Offender Registration Act and violation of community supervision (two counts).
• Jennifer B. Fitzgerald and Ronnie J. Waggoner — worthless checks (two counts).
• Roseann Maria Fowler — promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.
• Zachary Wade Fowler — promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.
• Joseph Michael Galarza and Johnny Vergie Wilson Jr. — burglary, theft and vandalism.
• Kenneth Edward Garrett — aggravated robbery.
• Billy McCory Haynes and Jason Scott Mercer — aggravated robbery (two counts), aggravated burglary and theft.
• Richard Alexander Herrera — sexual exploitation of a minor.
• Scott Hodge and Jonathan Paul Flatt — burglary (two counts) (Hodge only) and theft (two counts) (both).
• Jeremy Ray Hurst and Doyle Wayne Cruce — criminal attempt to promote methamphetamine manufacture.
• Jason Allan Holly — unlawful possession of a weapon.
• Mary Ann Isa — criminal trespass (two counts) and theft.
• Amy Rochelle Jones — possession of a controlled substance with intent and drug paraphernalia.
• Terry Gene Lawhon — theft.
• Dennis Montel Lewis Jr. — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Michael Shannon McKee — vandalism.
• Stephanie Ann Mays and Michael Devon Eaton — unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon (both), simple possession (Mays only), simple possession (Eaton only) and priors (Mays only).
• James E. Meeks — possession of a controlled substance with intent and drug paraphernalia.
• John Anthony Murphy — promotion of methamphetamine manufacture.
• Donald Edward Nettles — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Christina Ann Phelps — false reports.
• Stefan Samuel Readenour — solicitation of a minor.
• David Bruce Reinhardt — burglary and theft.
• Edward Lee Robinson — burglary, theft and public intoxication.
• Kevin William Silvernail — theft.
• Jennifer Marie Kopp Swatzell — fraudulent use of a credit card (four counts) and identify theft (13 counts).
• Carl Ray Turnbow and Nikomus Leigh Turnbow — child neglect or endangerment (three counts).
• Edward Lee Troup Jr. — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Tracy Thornton — theft and forgery.
• Ricky Lynn Vaughn and Jennifer Lynn Murphy — conspiracy to sell a controlled substance (both), tampering with evidence (Vaughn only) and possession of a controlled substance with intent (both).
Published in The Messenger 6.9.10