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Escapee charged with car theft

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A man who escaped from custody was captured recently in the Cherry Springs Road wearing only underwear and the handcuffs he had on when the made his getaway.

Prior to his capture, Joshua Dean Turner also managed to allegedly steal a vehicle from a residence on Hollow Springs Road.

Turner, of Shelbyville, was appointed an attorney in Cannon County General Sessions Court on July 25 and his next court date is Aug. 8. He is facing charges of burglary and theft over $10,000. His bond was set at $43,000. Charges are also pending against him in relation to the escape.

Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Zachery Smith was dispatched to a residence on Hollow Springs Road on July 21 in reference to a stolen vehicle. After speaking with parties at the scene, Deputy Smith went to the Iconium area to attempt to locate the vehicle, was is equipped with GPS tracking.

While in the Inconium area Deputy Smith spoke with Investigator Brandon Gullett, who stated he believed the suspect to be a person who had escaped custody the prior night. The suspect had last been seen on Hollow Springs Road and was believed to be hiding. Units continued to search for the vehicle.

A short time later, Cannon County Dispatch advised that the GPS location of the vehicle was at a location on Ivy Bluff Trail in Warren County. At that point Warren County duties were requested to come to the location. Deputies from both counties located the vehicle on Ivy Bluff Road in Warren County. An abandoned building at the location was searched but nobody was found inside.

A few hours later, the victim of the alleged vehicle theft was contacted and requested to come to the location where it was found. Upon arrival he advised he had seen a man with red/brown hair wearing a black or blue shirt with no facial hair backing out of where he was working at. He said the man was not wearing pants or shoes, and that the man had lost his pants while crossing a fence on the other side of the yard.

Turner was apprehended on July 22 wearing boxer shorts, a black shirt, and was barefooted.

• Two people were charged with theft over $1,000 by the Cannon County Sheriff's Office on July 18. Brandon Scott Black, Lebanon, and Kali Yuga, Nashville, were both in possession of a black Nissan Maxima with Texas tags that was reported by Metro Nashville as being stolen when Black and Yuga were stopped on Highway 70 South. Black was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and driving on a revoked license. Black's bond was set at $5,500. Yuga's was set at $2,000. Both are slated to appear on court on Sept. 5.

• Shane Joe Allen Byford, Woodbury, was charged with aggravated criminal trespass on July 22 by the CCSO. Byford was also charged with harassment on July 17 following a complaint by the alleged victim.

In the July 17 incident, the witness stated that Byford "showed up in the yard at around 1 a.m. with a shotgun by the tree in the front yard hollering and screaming. Heard him fire the gun twice at his mom's house.

The July 22 incident involved another alleged victim where is was alleged Byford "entered or remained on the property ... knowing that he did not have the property owner's effective consent to do so..."

Total bond was set at $21,000.

Byford pleaded guilty to the charges in Cannon County General Sessions Court on July 25. For the harassment charge he was given a partially suspended sentence of 11 months, 29 days and placed on probation for 11 months, 26 days. For the aggravated criminal assault he was given a 6-month partially suspended sentence and placed on probation for 5 months, 27 days. He was given credit for 3 days served. His probation periods will run concurrent.

• Michael L. Fladland, Tullahoma, was arrested on a warrant charging him with theft over $1,000 by the CCSO on July 24. Fladland allegedly stole two chain saws and other tools valued at $2,680 in June 2014. Bond was set at $2,500. Initial court date is Sept. 15.

• Elizabeth L. Mount was charged with aggravated assault on July 24 by the CCSO. Mount is alleged to have shot at a man with a Ruger .357 Magnum pistol. The victim said he and Mount were arguing when she threw some of his belongings out a window. The victim said he left the residence and was at a neighbor's house when Mount began shooting shooting out the window at him. He said he did not see if Mount was shooting at him or not because he was running, but he thought she was.

A neighbor told the investigation officer she heard several gunshots outside of her residence and looked outside and saw the victim running from his house as the shots were being fired. She said she called 911 after the victim asked her to.

Mounts' bond was set at $10,000. Initial court date is set for Aug. 29.

• William R. Prater and Amy Prater, Woodbury, were both charged with domestic assault on July 22 by the Woodbury Police Department. William Prater allegedly slapped Amy Prater in the face, leaving a red mark. Amy Prater allegedly slapped William Prater in the face, leaving a red mark. William Prater was charged with violation of bond conditions on July 24 after allegedly trying to contact Amy Prater 63 times on July 23 through social media. William Prater admitted to the violation charge on July 25 in general sessions court and was sentenced to serve 10 days in the Cannon County Jail, getting credit for one day served. Both Praters are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 12 to answer for the domestic assault charges.

• Courtney Davis, McMinnville, was charged with driving while license suspended on July 21 by the CCSO. The reason for the suspension is failure to pay fines. A release citation was issued. Initial court date is Sept. 5.

• Julie B. Rich, Murfreesboro, was charged with DUI first offense, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia on July 15 by the Woodbury Police Department. Total bond was set at $6,000. Initial court date is Sept. 5.

• Travis Douglas Reeck, Woodbury, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia on July 22 on the CCSO. A pipe with what appeared to be marijuana residue inside was found in the passenger's side door of his vehicle during a traffic stop on Hwy. 70 South. A release citation was issued. Initial court date is Sept. 5.

• Jacob Lee Hickman, Columbus, Ga., was charged by the CCSO on July 21 with driving while license suspended during a traffic stop on John Bragg Hwy. Initial court date is Sept. 12.

• Jerry Dale Henderson, Rock Island, was served with an arrest warrant on July 17 charging him with domestic assault. The alleged victim stated Henderson struck her twice on the left side of the head and face.

Bond was set at $2,000. Initial court date is Sept. 5.

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