Female Prisoner Charged with Assault After Biting Correctional Officer

October 16, 2017
Dwayne Page
Tavia Gayle Cantrell
John Wesley Wall
Jack Mullican, Jr.
Mark Thomas Williams
Jeremy Elton Green

A 19 year old female prisoner at the DeKalb County Jail was recently charged with assault after biting a correctional officer.

19 year old Tavia Gayle Cantrell of North Mill Street, Dowelltown is under a $4,500 bond and her court date is November 9.


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Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on September 29 a correctional officer entered the jail annex holding cell to check on Cantrell who was on suicide watch and reported to have an ink pen. As the officer entered, Cantrell tried to force her way out of the cell and bit him on the left arm as he grabbed her. After Cantrell was placed back into the holding cell, she wrapped herself around the officer’s leg and bit him in the area of his knee as he was exiting the cell. Another correctional officer came in to assist in pulling Cantrell off the man.

54 year old John Wesley Wall of Dry Creek Road, Dowelltown is charged with filing a false report. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is October 26.

Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, October 5 Wall reported to officers that his 1991 Toyota pickup truck had been stolen but later recanted after a detective learned that the truck had instead been involved in a wreck and that the driver had left the scene because he was intoxicated.

38 year old Jack Mullican, Jr. of Adcock Cemetery Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated burglary, theft of property, and vandalism. His bond is $20,000 and his court date is October 26.

Sheriff Ray said that on August 31, Mullican entered a home on Pea Ridge Road by breaking a glass out of a window. Taken from the home were a black digital camera, a case, and miscellaneous jewelry with a total value of $250. Damage to the glass was estimated at $200.

43 year old Mark Thomas Williams of Cookeville Highway, Smithville is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,500 and his court date is October 26.

Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, October 10 a deputy was dispatched to a residence on Cookeville Highway where a man was in the yard with a machete. Upon arrival the officer found the man, Williams to be unsteady on his feet. His speech was slurred and he stated that he thought people were out to get him. Williams was placed under arrest.

38 year old Jeremy Elton Green of Clear Creek Road, Liberty is charged with driving on a suspended license. He was further cited for no insurance, driving an unregistered vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident. His bond is $4,500 and his court date is November 9.

Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, October 15 a deputy responded to the area of Nashville Highway due to a motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival the officer found the automobile unoccupied but a wallet was inside the vehicle belonging to Green. Officers later located Green and a computer check revealed that his license had been suspended in Wilson County for refusing to take an alcohol test on October 20, 2016. Green already has seven prior offenses for driving on a revoked license.

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