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Attempted murder tops grand jury list

Attempted murder tops grand jury list

An Obion County man has been indicted by the grand jury for attempt to commit first degree murder, as well as aggravated assault and two counts of aggravated burglary following an incident in February.
Michael Jason Pollard, 38, of 3326 Bethlehem Road, was arrested and charged on Feb. 12 at a residence on East County Home Road, according to the Obion County Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies were dispatched to a residence on East County Home Road following a 911 call shortly after 3 a.m. Upon arrival, deputies saw what appeared to be a fight between Pollard and the victim, Jerry Wayne Morris. Both men ceased fighting upon the deputies’ arrival, Chief Deputy Kent Treece said at the time.
According to a statement from Morris, when he arrived home shortly after 3 a.m., he discovered Pollard hiding in the dining room and Pollard wielded a 16-inch hunting knife as he reportedly attempted to slash at the victim’s throat, according to Treece.
The victim sustained a small cut to his collarbone area, but the incident report didn’t indicate whether he sought medical treatment for his wound.
Pollard reportedly gained entry to the residence through a front window, causing an estimated $200 in damage to the window, according to Treece.
Other indictments handed down by the June term of the grand jury include the following. The list, which was released on Tuesday afternoon by the Obion County Circuit Court, does not include sealed indictments.
• Wendy Rachelle Alsup, James Michael Hamra Jr., Eric Lee Howard and Wendy Lynn Lofton — simple possession, casual exchange, drug paraphernalia-all; simple possession-three counts, Howard only;
• James Thomas Booker — possession of controlled substance with intent;
• Chauncey Aaron Buford and Manuel Mendez — aggravated burglary-three counts, theft, assault and robbery;
• Mark Stacey Cobb — DUI, priors and implied consent;
• Bobby Joe Chadrick Crowell and Gina Louise Hatt — initiation of process to manufacture meth, manufacture of controlled substance and promotion of meth manufacture;
• Lewis Hayes Darnell, Allan Kirk Virden and Glynn Charles Glover — aggravated burglary, initiation of process to manufacture meth and promotion of meth manufacture;
• Britt Alan Ferguson — unlawful drug paraphernalia;
• Jere Lynn Harrison — motor vehicle habitual offender act violation;
• Jerelle Antoine Hill — possession of controlled substance with intent;
• Johnny Wayne Leach — violation of Tennessee sexual offender registration;
• Darrell Dwayne Minor — aggravated burglary and theft;
• Darrell Dwayne Minor — violation of sex offender registry;
• Joseph Michael Morton and Robin Leann Truett — aggravated burglary and theft;
• Donna Loraine Nida _ promotion of methamphetamine manufacture;
• Donna Loraine Nida and Gregory Gene Pannell — initiation of process to manufacture meth and manufacture of controlled substance;
• Antoinette Genise Nolan — aggravated assault;
• Steven Dewayne Poole — worthless check-two counts;
• Steven Dewayne Poole — worthless check;
• Steven Dewayne Poole — burglary and theft;
• Steven Dewayne Poole — burglary and theft;
• Steven Dewayne Poole — burglary and theft;
• Steven Dewayne Poole and Michael Wayne Sneed — burglary and theft;
• Clayton Ray Roberson — aggravated assault;
• Steven Dewayne Poole and Michael Wayne Sneed — burglary and theft;
• Terry Jacob Rushing — theft
• Terry Jacob Rushing — burglary and theft;
• Kurtis O’Shea Smith — possession of controlled substance with intent and evading arrest
• Kurtis O’Shea Smith — contraband in penal institution and possession of controlled substance with intent;
• Bradley Howard Stanley — aggravated burglary, theft, aggravated burglary, theft, burglary and theft;
• Kevin Stowe and Lisa Sue Terry — unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful drug paraphernalia-both,  theft-Terry only;
• Connie Sue Thatcher — forgery-three counts, identity theft-three counts and theft;
• Steve Thomas Young — initiation of process to manufacture meth, manufacture of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance with intent and attempt to commit aggravated child neglect-two counts.

Published in The Messenger 6.13.12

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