The TBI has obtained an indictment for a Nashville man accused of filing a false report against two Cannon County investigators.
At the request of 16th District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, TBI Special Agents began investigating Billy J. King Jr. on April 8 following the April 3 arrest by the Cannon County Sheriff's Department on vandalism and possession of a weapon by a felon charges.
King soon posted bond on those charges, then immediately made accusations he had been assaulted by Cannon County officers while in their custody.
TBI agents investigated King's claims and determined them to be false.
On May 23, the Cannon County Grand Jury returned an indictment for King, charging the 50-year-old with one count of false report to an Officer.
When King returned to court Tuesday (July 1) on the original charges, TBI agents took him into custody. King's bond was set at $5,000.
8 charged with DUI
The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency participated in the sixth annual Operation Dry Water weekend which has been held the weekend prior to the July 4 holiday since its inception.
Reports from the TWRA’s four regions resulted in eight boating under the influence (BUI) arrests across the state and four other arrests. TWRA boating officers checked more than 2,100 vessels, issued 74 citations, 59 warnings and assisted 36 boaters.
The number of BUI arrests is a decrease from 10 persons arrested last year over Operation Dry Water Weekend.
Operation Dry Water is a national weekend of BUI education and enforcement directed toward reducing alcohol and drug-related accidents and fatalities. Operation Dry Water is held to emphasize boating safety and give BUI enforcement high visibility during a period of high volume for summer boating activities.
TWRA officials remind all those who visit the state’s waterways for the July 4 holiday to be safe for what is annually one of the busiest boating times of the year.
TWRA officials emphasize the use of personal flotation devices (PFDs) while boating in a safe and responsible manner. The TWRA wants all those who visit the waterways to have an enjoyable time. However, TWRA officers will be on the watch for dangerous boating behavior, such as BUI operators and other reckless operation.
Deputies in Cannon and Coffee County are on the lookout for a man who fled his vehicle on Giddy Up Lane June 26.
Deputy Randy Wildes attempted to stop the black primer Chevy S-10 which instead turned into a driveway with the motorist abandoning the truck while it was still rolling. He managed to allude discovery with Cannon officers joined by three Coffee County deputies.
Juvenile charged with DUI
A juvenile female was apprehended by the Cannon County Sheriff's Department on Jim Cummings Highway and charged with under-age DUI and driving on a suspended license.
Driving on a suspended
Patricia Wilson was arrested on driving on a suspended license by Sgt. Doc Miller.
Charles Scott Parker, violation of probation
Cody James Shaffer, violation of community corrections
Melissa Paulette Scott, violation of probation
Robert Dale Brown Jr., violation of probation
Sean Ryan Lafferty, violation of probation.
Jamie Edmond Harper, capias
Andrew Scott Asbury, violation of probation.
Pamela Michelle Leath, violation of probation, amended violation of probation
Cody L. Adams, violation of probation (for theft over 1,000)
Julie D. Ray, violation of probation (worthless check)
Billy Joe Sweeney, violation of probation and failure to appear
Sheri Tuttle Osborne, capias