Two McMinnville men have been charged with attempted aggravated robbery after one of them pulled a knife on a DeKalb County man and asked for his wallet.
19 year old Logan Tyler Martin of Fairbanks Lane McMinnville and 18 year Charles Robert Fults, Jr. of North Chancery Street, McMinnville are each under a $10,000 bond and they will make a court appearance on May 19.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Friday, April 29 Martin drove up to a location on McMinnville Highway where the intended victim was doing some yard work. Fults, a passenger with Martin, got out of the vehicle, pulled a silver knife as he approached the man and demanded his wallet. When the victim refused to hand over the wallet, Fults got back in the vehicle with Martin and they drove away. After the offense was reported to authorities a Be on the Lookout (BOLO) was issued to other law enforcement agencies. The vehicle was spotted in Warren County where Fults and Martin were taken into custody.
42 year old John Allen Judkins, Jr. (AKA J.J. Judkins) of Cecil Hale Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property over $1,000. His bond is $10,000 and he will be in court May 12.
Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, April 24 Judkins allegedly broke into a home on Nashville Highway and stole a Craftsman saw, reciprocating saw, jigsaw, pole saw, chainsaw, charger, Stihl weedeater, drill bits, and saw blades all valued at approximately $1,270. The stolen items have been recovered. The case was investigated by a sheriff’s department detective.
33 year old Christy Lynn Berry of Sparta Highway, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $1,500 and her court date is May 5. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, April 26 a deputy responded to a domestic in progress at a residence on Sparta Highway. Upon arrival the officer spoke with Berry’s husband who said that his wife had hit him in the face and held him down keeping him from calling for help. After he freed himself, the man called 911. He had marks on his right shoulder and around the bottom of his neck. Berry was determined to have been the primary aggressor and she was placed under arrest.
39 year old Shane Michael Downey of Brook Lane, Sparta is charged with three counts of domestic assault for an attack on his wife and two daughters. His bond is $7,500 and he will be in court on May 12. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, April 28 a detective responded to a physical domestic at a home on Brook Lane in DeKalb County. Upon arrival the detective spoke with a woman who said that her father, Downey began yelling at her for pushing her brother. Downey allegedly grabbed a baby gate and threw it at her. When told she was calling 911 Downey came after the woman, shoving her into a vacuum cleaner. Downey then laid on top of her, grabbed her phone, and broke it. During the incident, Downey also allegedly got into his wife’s face and pushed her twice and then pushed his other daughter down on the couch as she stepped in front of Downey to intervene. Downey was placed under arrest.