City police have arrested a 46-year-old Rutherford County man for allegedly threatening to "blow up" DeKalb Community Hospital.
According to Smithville Police Chief Randy Caplinger, Keith Nations of Murfreesboro is charged with making false reports after he allegedly contacted the hospital by phone several times on Aug. 30, and made threats, including one to "blow up" the facility. Caplinger said the hospital was placed on lock down while an investigation was conducted.
Nations was soon allegedly revealed to have made the calls on his cell phone. Rutherford County police were notified, and Nations was arrested.
Caplinger said Nations was apparently perturbed about a bill, but the hospital staff had no record of him ever having been treated there. His bond was set at $50,000, and he is currently undergoing a psychological evaluation.
Meanwhile, Wallace Rackley, 29, has been charged with evading arrest, tampering with evidence, and aggravated assault, as well as being cited for simple possession of Schedule II and IV drugs (Diazapem and Oxycodone). Caplinger said police were dispatched to a Braswell Lane home in reference to a 911 hangup on Aug. 29. An officer reportedly spoke with Rackley, who was covered in blood.
While speaking with Rackley, a man apparently came out of a bedroom and told the officer that he needed help. The man's face was reportedly bleeding and swollen.
While the victim would not identity his attacker, he reportedly told police that he had been beaten with a steel pipe. DeKalb EMS arrived and transported the man to the emergency room.
While at the hospital, officers discovered that Rackley was the alleged assailant.
Rackley was located the next day in the yard of his North Congress Boulevard home. When the officer pulled into Rackley's driveway and ordered the man to put up his hands, Rackley allegedly fled into the woods behind the residence.
He was soon apprehended, and a search of Rackley's pockets revealed several pills, which he allegedly leaned over and tried to eat while handcuffed.
His bond was set at $28,500 and he will appear in court on Sept. 11.
Wesley Chandler, 37, was charged with driving under the influence and cited for violation of the implied consent law on Sept. 4. The chief said that officers responding to reports of a collision at Mapco Express spoke with a person who said Chandler had backed into his vehicle.
Chandler was allegedly found to be unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his person. He was reportedly falling asleep while standing. Caplinger said Chandler performed poorly on field sobriety tasks, and he refused to submit to a blood test. His bond was set at $4,000.
Brittany Lee, 24, has been charged with one count of theft over $500 and one count of theft over $1,000.
Caplinger said a member of Lee's family reported jewelry missing from her West Broad Street home, and an investigation revealed that Lee had taken the items and sold some of them to a local business. The remainder was allegedly found hidden at Lee's grandparents home. The stolen jewelry was valued at $1,695.
Her bond was set at $7,500 and she will appear in court on Sept. 11.
Jason Jones, 35, has been charged with theft over $1,000. The chief said Jones took a Gibson electric guitar from his father's Holmes Creek Road residence and pawned it at a McMinnville Pawn Shop. The instrument was valued at $1,500.His bond was set at $6,000 and he will appear in court on Oct. 2.
60 year old Alex Murphy, 60, was charged with domestic assault and violation of bond conditions on Aug. 28. According to the chief, an officer was dispatched to a Foster Road home on Aug. 28 to investigate a possible domestic assault. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with Murphy, who said he and a woman had been arguing.
Murphy reportedly told the policeman that he had grabbed the woman to keep her from leaving. The victim, however, said Murphy grabbed her arm and slammed her left hand into the door. Her hand was reportedly swollen and red, and she reportedly had marks on her right arm.
His bond was set at $5,000 and he will appear in court on Sept. 25.
Eden Petriz, 23, was charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest on Aug 25. Caplinger said tofficers were dispatched to the corner of Juniper Lane and Bell Street to investigate an accident, and found Petriz stumbling in the middle of the street. Petriz reportedly told police that he had been driving the vehicle that was involved in the accident.
He allegedly had a strong odor of alcohol on him, and was very uncooperative. As he was being placed under arrest, he began fighting with an officer and a sheriff’s deputy.
His bond was set at $5,000 and he will appear in court on Sept. 11.
23 year old Daniel Trey Hamilton was charged with domestic assault on Aug. 24.
The chief said an officer called to a residence on Hayes Street heard shouting and crying from inside the home. When he opened the door he reportedly found a woman lying on a couch with a baby in her arms, and Hamilton standing over her with a clinched fist.
The victim reportedly told the officer that Hamilton showed up at the residence and told her to leave. Hamilton has been arrested several times before for domestic assault of the same woman.
His bond was set at $6,000 and he will appear in court Sept. 11
Tonya Silcox, 42, was charged with driving under the influence and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia on Aug. 27. An officer dispatched to a wreck at McDonald's was reportedly told by a sheriff's deputy on the scene that he saw Silcox's car hit another vehicle in the drive through, and then pull out onto the highway in front of traffic, almost causing another accident.
She allegedly performed poorly on field sobriety tasks and was very unsteady on her feet. A search reportedly turned up a diabetic testing kit containing several syringes and crushed straws, and another straw was found in her purse. The syringes allegedly contained a yellow residue.
Her bond was set at $1,500 and she will appear in court on Sept. 11.
Marina Cornet, 42, was charged with disorderly conduct on Aug. 23. An officer dispatched to a Miller Road residence to check out reports of a woman brandishing a knife spoke with people at the home who said Cornet and another person had argued over a beer. Cornet's daughter allegedly told the other person that Cornet had a knife.
Cornet allegedly began making threats and gave the impression that she had a knife. Cornet continued yelling and acting disorderly with the officer present.
Her bond was set at $1,500 and she will appear in court on Sept. 11.
Jason Cripps, 36 was cited for simple possession of Schedule II and IV drugs (Opana, Dilaudid, and Xanax) on Aug. 17.
Police were investigating an accident at DeKalb Auto Wash reportedly received information that Cripps, who was involved in the accident, had hidden something in the rocks near the dumpster. A search revealed a vial containing the pills. Cripps allegedly admitted that the pills belonged to him.
He will appear in court Sept. 11.
19 year old Bradley Mullican, 19, was cited for unlawful consumption of alcohol on Aug. 11.Police responded to a residence on Hayes Street to a call of an unresponsive person. Mullican was found lying outside on the sidewalk. The officer found that Mullican had been taken inside the residence and was on the couch. Mullican's speech was slurred and he appeared to be very lethargic. Mullican's speech was found to be slurred and he appeared to be very lethargic. Mullican allegedly told the officer that he had consumed a lot of moonshine.