Man indicted in two cases
Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 9:04 pm
A local man has been indicted on charges stemming from a September robbery incident and a May assault incident in Union City.
Jeremy Lane Perry was indicted by the October term of the Obion County grand jury on charges of robbery and prohibited weapon, as well as two counts of aggravated assault in a separate indictment with two other men.
Perry’s cases were among three indictments which remained sealed, or secret, last week pending arrests on capiases. The remaining three indictments were disclosed Monday during arraignments in Obion County Circuit Court. However, Perry did not show up.
Perry, 19, was named in an indictment for robbery and prohibited weapon in connection with an alleged incident that occurred about 9:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in the 300 block of South Sunswept Drive in Union City, where police responded to a robbery complaint.
According to a Union City Police Department report, the victims told police they were attempting to buy soft drinks from a vending machine in the area when they were approached by a white man with a tattoo on his neck and two black men. Items reported taken included money, cigarettes and a cigarette lighter.
Perry was located at apartments nearby and taken to the victims’ apartment, where they identified him as the man who allegedly took part in the robbery.
The weapons offense levied against Perry stemmed from the discovery of a set of brass knuckles in his possession, police reported.
In a separate indictment disclosed Monday, Perry was named with Patrick Gene Minnick, 18, and Allan Michael Coleman, 21, in an indictment for aggravated assault (two counts) in connection with a May 3 altercation that resulted in extensive injuries to a Weakley County man outside a Union City convenience store.
Union City Police Department reports indicated Jared Grant Taylor, 20, of 311 Stafford Store Road, Greenfield, was injured in the incident, which apparently occurred sometime between about 5:20 a.m. and shortly before 6 a.m. in the gravel area on the southeast side of the Little General store at 2129 East Reelfoot Ave.
Taylor told police he had gone there to help a friend who was meeting some men who allegedly had stolen from him. He said when he arrived there, several men were beating up his friend and he tried to stop them, at which point they allegedly started beating him with a tire tool and their fists, as well as kicking him.
Taylor sustained numerous fractures, a concussion and head injuries and was ultimately transferred to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for treatment, police reported.
A 17-year-old Union City boy was also served with a juvenile petition in connection with the assault case.
The remaining sealed indictment handed down by the October term of the grand jury was against Brandi Slaughter on charges of false reports and aggravated perjury.
Published in The Messenger 10.12.10