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Six men indicted in store robberies

Six men indicted in store robberies

By CHRIS MENEES
Staff Reporter
Six people have been indicted on robbery charges in connection with a trio of recent robberies at a Mexican grocery store in Union City.
The three indictments handed down Monday by the Obion County grand jury stem from robberies that occurred at La Michoacana Mexican Grocery in Union City — which was robbed three times over a four-month period.
The store at 1207 East Main St. was robbed Oct. 24, 2012; Dec. 19, 2012; and Feb. 26, 2013, according to Union City police.
Among those indicted for aggravated robbery in the October hold-up were Caleb Deandre Adams, 19; Eldarrius Kavez Boykin, 21; and Shanthony Tywon Mays (also known as Shanthony Tywon Powell), 19, all of Union City.
Dominique Rasean Harper, 21, of Clinton, Ky., was indicted for aggravated robbery in connection with the December robbery.
Charged in an indictment for aggravated robbery in the February hold-up were Adams; Lemarcus Tremayne Coble (also known as Lemarcus Tremayne Reid), 18; and Arius Rommaine Trivon Simpson, 17, all of Union City.
In the February incident, the cases against both Coble and Simpson were transferred from juvenile court to adult court following hearings. Coble is now 18, but Union City police said the robbery was allegedly committed just three hours and 40 minutes before his 18th birthday arrived.
Police were diligent in their investigation of the string of robberies at the Mexican grocery store, and the four suspects from the two earliest incidents in October and December were arrested April 1 and 2 after their DNA was matched to evidence recovered the nights of the robberies. In addition, the case was greatly aided by a confidential tip from the public, Union City police investigator Derrick O’Dell said.
The arrests from the two earliest robberies came on the heels of the Feb. 28 and March 1 arrests of the three suspects from the third and most recent robbery that occurred the last week of February at La Michoacana.
Arraignments for those indicted by the grand jury will be held Monday beginning at 9 a.m. in Obion County Circuit Court, according to Circuit Court Clerk Harry Johnson.
Other indictments
In addition to the robbery suspects, the list of 45 indictments handed down Monday by the Obion County grand jury during its June term includes:
• Brent Anthony Alexander and Kristy Leigh Wright — attempt to commit aggravated child neglect and attempt to commit aggravated child endangerment.
• Derek Taylor Argo and Zachary Ray Jackanicz — possession of a controlled substance with intent and drug paraphernalia.
• Tracy Mae Bailey, Daryl Lee Barber, Daniel W. Pollock, Amanda Nicole Parrish and Dennis Glenn Simpson — possession of a controlled substance with intent and promotion of meth manufacturing (all); promotion of meth manufacturing and maintaining drug-related premises (Barber only).
• Christopher Jay Beeler — driving on expired tags, driving while license suspended, priors, failure to provide proof of insurance and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
• Selena Gail Belfiore and Bryan Duane Miles — manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent, promotion of meth manufacturing (two counts), maintaining drug-related premises, drug paraphernalia and attempt to commit aggravated child neglect (four counts) (both); attempt to commit aggravated child endangerment (Miles only).
• Charles Derrick Belk and Michael Genes Jr. — possession of a controlled substance with intent (two counts) and tampering with evidence (both); possession of a weapon (two counts), theft and contraband in a penal institution (Belk only).
• Michael Deshon Bolden (also known as Michael Deshawn Bolden), Lashonda Terrell Chambers (also known as Lashanda Terrell Chambers) and Tammy Terrell Chambers — failure to yield the right of way, reckless endangerment and no driver’s license (Bolden only); possession of a controlled substance with intent (two counts) (all); public intoxication and contraband in a penal institution (two counts) (Tammy Chambers only); contraband in a penal institution (two counts) (Bolden only).
• Richard Malcom Bott — resisting a stop/halt, evading arrest, tampering with evidence, initiation of process to manufacturing meth (two counts), manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent, promotion of meth manufacturing and driving on a revoked license.
• Richard Malcom Bott — evading arrest.
• Lawrence Joseph Britton and Larry Dewayne Harper — burglary and theft.
• Leslie Lamont Brown — possession of a controlled substance with intent and tampering with evidence.
• Thomas Ray Carrington — violation of Tennessee sex offender registration (two counts).
• Matthew Scott Culver and Vincent Bee Wright — initiation of process to manufacturing meth (two counts), manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent, promotion of meth manufacturing (two counts) and unlawful drug paraphernalia.
• Quentin Lamar Dodson — child abuse.
• Candace Marie Emery — theft.
• Terry Gene Gooch — simple possession.
• Terry Gene Gooch — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Billy Joe Harris — violation of Tennessee sex offender registry.
• Cornelius Octavian Harris — possession of a controlled substance with intent.
• Ricky Howard Hopper II — false reports (five counts), harassment, stalking, aggravated burglary and theft.
• Christopher Dante Jackson (also known as Christopher Dante Logan) — burglary, theft and vandalism.
• Eric Todd Jobe — aggravated sexual battery.
• Kevin Maurice Johnson — promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing, manufac-turing of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance  with intent.
• Steve Johnson — two separate indictments for theft of property.
• Edward Paul Mallonee and Shelley Shannon Moran — conspiracy to commit first-degree murder (both); attempt to commit first-degree murder (two counts) (Moran only); attempt to commit first-degree murder (both); facilitation of attempt to commit first-degree murder and reckless endangerment (Mallonee only). (Editor’s note: This indictment was reported in a story in Tuesday’s edition of The Messenger.)
• Steven Linzie Morris — statutory rape.
• Keith Emanuel Roberson Jr. — aggravated burglary and theft.
• Antonio Terrell Stephens and Ike Brown Pettigrew Jr. — sale of a controlled substance and delivery of a controlled substance.
• Lance Dean Vanmeter — driving under the influence and priors.
• Jonathan Edward Vaughn — contraband in a penal institution (two counts).
• Derishon Wadlington and Thomas Joseph Malone — theft (two counts), simple possession and contraband in a penal institution (two counts) (Wadlington only); possession of a controlled substance with intent (both).
• Mario Bernard Williams — simple possession and priors.
All or part of 10 of the 45 indictments remain sealed, or secret, pending arrests of suspects on capiases. Those indictments should be made public once arraignments are held Monday.
Obion County’s grand jury regularly convenes three times a year — in February, June and October — to hear evidence in cases to determine if charges should be levied by indictment against those accused. The panel can also be convened in special session when necessary.
Staff Reporter Chris Menees may be contacted by email at cmenees @ucmessenger.com.

Published in The Messenger 6.7.13

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