By CHRIS MENEES
An area man accused of kidnapping two local children topped a list of indictments handed down this week by the Obion County grand jury.
Terry Nichols was indicted for two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping stemming from an alleged incident reported Aug. 1.
A West Tennessee Amber Alert was issued for 3-year-old Jilleann Calderon and 4-year-old James Brown, who were believed to have been kidnapped a few days earlier by Nichols, according to initial reports from the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
Authorities said Nichols was reportedly dating the children’s mother.
Both children were safely recovered Aug. 2 in Union City after an employee at First Citizens National Bank downtown recognized Nichols’ van from the Amber Alert notice. The van was parked in the bank’s drive-through lane and there were actually seven children in the vehicle, according to a sheriff’s investigator.
Authorities reported Nichols was in the van with his three biological children, a 16-year-old and two 13-year-olds, as well as a 15-year-old and her 3-month-old baby and the two local children, the 3-year-old and 4-year-old, originally identified in the Amber Alert.
When authorities attempted to have Nichols exit the van, he allegedly locked the doors and refused to exit the vehicle, according to the investigator. A window had to be knocked out and Nichols was forcibly removed from the van. All the children inside were safely removed.
The indictment from the October term of the grand jury — which convened Monday — is included in a list of 54 indictments released by Obion County Circuit Court Clerk Harry Johnson.
Nine of the indictments on the list remained either entirely or partially sealed, or secret, pending the arrests of those indicted.
Arraignments for those indicted will be held this coming Monday starting at 9 a.m. in Obion County Circuit Court.
• Montario Devante Bond and Harvey Alexander Donlow were both indicted for aggravated assault in connection with separate incidents each involving the alleged assault of another inmate at the Obion County Jail.
• Bryan Ray Culver of Union City was indicted on a charge of arson in connection with an August house fire near Troy. He was arrested on an active warrant in September.
The original General Sessions complaint against Culver stated a fire was reported Aug. 15 at 2049 Troy-Protemus Road. Local authorities determined the fire was intentionally set.
• Shanthony Tywon Mays of Union City and another unnamed suspect were indicted for aggravated robbery in connection with a June 5 armed robbery at the Sudden Service Store.
Union City police reported officers responded about 11:29 p.m. to a hold-up alarm at the South Miles Avenue convenience store. Before police arrived, police dispatch advised two black men had allegedly robbed the store and left running toward Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City. Police set up a perimeter in the area and located Mays, while the second suspect remained at large.
Mays was also indicted for simple possession.
• Francesca Ramos of Union City was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault which stemmed from a June 4 altercation involving two other women.
According to a Union City Police Department report of the incident, police had responded about 2:36 a.m. to a domestic dispute call at Ms. Ramos’ residence. Officers reported an alleged verbal argument involving Ms. Ramos and her girlfriend, identified as Julie Willingham, about Ms. Willingham allegedly being out with a mutual friend, Gina Voyles of Friendship.
A short time later, Ms. Voyles told police about the alleged argument that occurred between Ms. Ramos and Ms. Willingham when she took Ms. Willingham home. Ms. Voyles alleged Ms. Ramos pointed a rifle-type weapon toward her face and she said she accelerated her vehicle to leave the area.
When police responded to the original dispute call, Ms. Willingham and Ms. Ramos told police Ms. Ramos had a pellet rifle and had aimed it at Ms. Voyles in an attempt to get her to leave, police reported.
Also indicted by the grand jury earlier this week were:
• Candyace Pere Anderson — disorderly conduct.
• Candyace Pere Anderson — theft (three counts), contraband in a penal institution (eight counts) and simple possession (three counts).
• Candyace Pere Anderson and (sealed) — aggravated burglary, theft and theft.
• Christian Lee Beasley, David Logan Smith and Melanie Darlene Smith — disorderly conduct (Beasley and David Smith), aggravated assault (Melanie Smith) and disorderly conduct (all).
• Kanawa Kochon Borders and Laquisha Lynnette Brady — possession of a controlled substance with intent (both), evading arrest and tampering with evidence (Borders only).
• Gary Lynn Braswell — possession of a controlled substance with intent (three counts).
• David Wayne Brown — burglary, vandalism, theft, vandalism and theft.
• Lisa Gail Buckner — aggravated burglary, theft and forgery.
• Derrick Antonia Byrd — evading arrest, driving on a revoked license and priors.
• Dustin Karl Cagle and (sealed) — theft.
• Austin Clay Carlton, Cody Wayne Carlton, Joshua David Green, Susan Diane Mealer, James Kendall Mealer and Brynn Jenelle Richardson — initiation of process to manufacture meth (two counts), manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent, promotion of meth manufacturing (all), promotion of meth manufacturing and maintaining drug-related premises (Susan Mealer and James Mealer only), drug paraphernalia, attempt to commit child neglect and reckless endangerment (all).
• Thomas Ray Carrington — violation of Tennessee Sexual Offender Registration Act.
• Richard Morris Clancy Jr. — burglary, theft, burglary, burglary and theft.
• Wesley Dawone Coleman — aggravated burglary, theft and evading arrest.
• Wesley Dawone Coleman — aggravated burglary and theft.
• Kecia Marie Collier — forgery.
• Arthur Maurice Davis — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Zachery Wade Fowler, Kristiain Thomas Howard and Zachery Clay Richards — aggravated burglary and theft.
• Rakim Omar Gaston — possession of a controlled substance with intent, simple possession and drug paraphernalia.
• Sabrina Renee Harrison and (sealed) — theft of property (two counts).
• Sabrina Renee Harrison and (sealed) — theft (three counts).
• Ian Reed Howard and Bobby Joe Williams — vandalism.
• Delbert Shane Linder, David Logan Smith and (sealed) — initiation of process to manufacture meth, manufacturing of a controlled substance, promotion of meth manufacturing (all), promotion of meth manufacturing (Smith and sealed only), attempt to commit aggravated child neglect and reckless endangerment (all).
• Damonte Perez Long — statutory rape.
• Michael Shannon McKee — identity theft (five counts).
• Michael Shannon McKee — identity theft.
• Michael Shannon McKee — identity theft (five counts).
• Michael Shannon McKee — aggravated criminal trespass and theft of property.
• Michael Shannon McKee — forgery (12 counts).
• Michael Shannon McKee and (sealed) — forgery (five counts).
• Michael Wayne Mayse — speeding, no driver’s license, driving under the influence and implied consent.
• Robert Duane Miller, also known as Robert Duane Dilysi — aggravated sexual battery and indecent exposure.
• Corey Wayne Northam — rape (two counts), sexual battery (two counts) and aggravated statutory rape.
• Matthew Wayne Parrish and Ryan Shadrick Pruett — possession of a controlled substance with intent, manufacturing of a controlled substance, initiation of process to manufacture meth and promotion of meth manufacturing.
• Timothy Ferrell Powers — Motor Vehicle Habitual Offender Act violation.
• Cory Lee Pruitt — burglary, criminal attempt to commit theft and evading arrest.
• Carale Lashon Shields and Kenneth Montrell Roberson — possession of a controlled substance with intent, tampering with evidence (three counts), mitigated criminal littering (three counts) and simple possession (two counts).
• Brandon Scott Simpson — possession of a controlled substance with intent and contraband in a penal institution.
• Patrick William Smith — rape of a child.
• Walter William Smith — violation of bad check law.
• Justin Lewis Steward — aggravated burglary, theft, perjury (two counts), resisting arrest, assault and evading arrest.
• Justin Lewis Steward — theft of property.
• Jerry Dale Vaughn — fraudulent obtaining of a controlled substance.
• Mario Bernard Williams — unlawful possession of a weapon, simple possession and priors.
• Dewey Ray Wright — unlawful possession of a weapon, drug paraphernalia and failure to provide proof of insurance.
• Jency Edward Wright — possession of a controlled substance with intent, unlawful possession of a weapon (11 counts) and drug paraphernalia.
Two of the 54 indictments remained entirely sealed, with neither of the suspects’ names disclosed at the time the list was released by Johnson.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in The Messenger 10.07.11