A 67-year-old Smithville woman is accused of aggravated assault after she allegedly fired several shots at her son on Oct. 31.
Gracie Colwell was charged after a deputy dispatched to Petty Road to investigate reports of someone shooting at another person made contact with Colwell, who told him that she had let her son have her car to drive, and was upset that he was taking it back to Nashville.
According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, when the lawman spoke with the son, he said that he and his mother were arguing, and when he attempted to leave Colwell went into a bedroom and returned with a .22 caliber pistol. Ray said the man went outside the home, and Colwell followed him to the door and began firing the gun at him.
The man reportedly told the officer that he jumped into the car and left the residence, stopping at a neighbor’s house. Colwell allegedly continued to fire in his direction.
Her bond is set at $15000, and she will appear in court on Nov. 5.
Meanwhile, Christopher Alan Medlin, 25, and Hillary Elizabeth Knowles, 24, were arrested in a companion case on Oct. 27 and charged with burglary and theft of property over $500.
Both Medlin and Knowles were also charged with violations of probation
The sheriff said the couple went to a home on Oak Place Drive and entered an outbuilding by force on Sep. 13, taking property valued at $550 without the owner’s consent. The items allegedly included a Troy-Bilt power washer and a tool box containing various tools’
Medlin reportedly admitted to selling the stolen goods. The case was investigated by a sheriff’s department detective.
Both Knowles and Medlin’s bonds were set at $11,000, and they will appear in court on Jan. 11.
Dustin Allen Sullivan, 20, and Ernest Willard Dodd Jr., also 20, are charged with burglary and theft of property over $10,000.
Ray said the two entered a building on Sink Creek Road and took tools valued at over $12,000 on Oct. 22. Some of the tools, including wrenches, ratchets, sockets and pliers, were allegedly found later in both men’s homes.
Bond for both men was set at $15,000, and they will appear in court on Nov 5.
Jess Christopher Zaderiko, 41, has been charged with theft of property.
The sheriff said Zaderiko entered a home and took a wedding band set with the intent to deprive the owner of their property. He allegedly pawned the set for $200 in Warren County. The case was investigated by a sheriff’s department detective.
His bond was set at $5000.
Winston Morelock, 69, of Nashville was charged with domestic assault on Oct. 29.
Ray said a deputy dispatched to Medlin Drive for a domestic assault report spoke with a female who said that Morelock, her stepfather, had assaulted her. She allegedly said that she asked the man to leave multiple times before he grabbed her and tried to pull her out the door. Blood was allegedly found on her arm and under his finger nails.
His bond was set at $3000, and he will appear in court on Nov. 15.
Heather Alice Luffman was arrested for domestic assault on Oct 27.
A deputy responding to reports of a domestic assault at a Johnson’s Chapel home reportedly spoke with Luffman and her husband, who had apparently gotten into an argument over supper. Luffman allegedly threw a pot of boiling water at the man, burning his stomach.
Her bond was set at $2,500, and she will appear in court on Nov. 12.
Frank Ervin Morris, 48, was arrested for domestic assault on Oct. 31.
The sheriff said a deputy responded to a Gene Vaughn Road home for a domestic assault report and spoke to female who told him that Morris, her boyfriend, wanted sex and she denied him. Morris allegedly grabbed the woman’s hair and began jerking her around. She reportedly tried to get away, but Morris punched her in the back of the head, causing a large lump.
His bond was set at $5000, and he will appear in court on Dec. 17.