The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation are investigating a Saturday evening stabbing and shooting which occurred at the home of 22 year old Bransford (Brad) Patterson on Patterson Road.
In a prepared statement, Sheriff Patrick Ray says at 4:57 p.m. central dispatch received the call. Upon arrival, officers found two female victims who were each stabbed once and Patterson who had suffered a single gunshot wound.
Vanderbilt Life Flight was summoned to the intersection of Patterson Road and Turner Road and airlifted Patterson to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. At last report, Patterson was in stable but critical condition. The two female victims were transported to DeKalb Community Hospital by personal vehicle where they were treated and released.
According to Sheriff Ray, Patterson had gotten into an argument with members of his family and stabbed the two females, who are also related to him. Patterson then started beating one of the wounded females. In an attempt to get Patterson under control, another family member got a pistol and fired a warning shot. When that failed, the family member then shot Patterson one time and called central dispatch.
Patterson faces multiple charges pending his release from the hospital. The case is still under investigation by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. Sheriff Ray has not released the names of the females who were stabbed or the person who shot Patterson.
Members of the Main Station and Short Mountain Highway Station of the DeKalb County Volunteer Fire Department, the DeKalb County Ambulance Service, DeKalb County Constables Mark Milam and Johnny King, Sheriff Ray, Deputies and Detectives from the DeKalb Sheriff's Department, and the TBI were all on the scene.
Meanwhile, in other crime news, 27 year old Roxanne Mignon White of Bill Cobb Road, Smithville was arrested on Tuesday, February 2nd for theft of property. Detectives allege that on January 1st White took jewelry and jewelry tools from a residence on Bill Cobb Road without the owners consent, including a diamond pendent, a set of gold earrings, a rope chain, a heart pendent, and some loose diamonds, and then sold them to a jewelry store in Smithville. Meanwhile on two other occasions, White took two jewelry buffing machines, two jewelry steam cleaners, a ring resizing machine, jewelry cleaner, scrap gold, and a bag of loose diamonds to another jewelry store in Smithville where she sold those items. The total value of the theft was $7,225. Bond for White was set at $10,000 and she will appear in court on March 4th.
On Wednesday, February 3rd deputies, while on patrol on Highway 70 West, stopped 21 year old Sarah Michelle Ferrell of Vickers Hollow Road for a traffic offense. When the officer asked for her driver's license she replied that she did not have it on her. After the deputy ran a computer check, it revealed that Ferrell's driver's license were suspended for failure to satisfy a citation in South Carolina. Ferrell was charged with a second offense of driving on a suspended license. Her bond was was set at $2,000 and she will appear in court on February 24th..
37 year old Amy Jo Odell of Hurricane Ridge Road, Smithville was arrested on Friday, February 5th for filing a false police report. Odell came to the DeKalb Sheriff's Office on Thursday and reported that she had been pulled over by an unknown person who then assaulted and robbed her in Dowelltown. Odell said that after being hit, she fell to the ground and did not remember much after that. Odell also gave a list of items stolen from her vehicle. After Detectives interviewed Odell she finally admitted that she had made up the story so that her doctor would prescribe her more narcotics, thinking that her medicine was stolen. Bond for Odell was set at $2,500 and she will appear in court February 11th.
On Saturday, February 6th, deputies while on patrol on Highway 70 West, stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, 20 year old Juan Pablo Garcia of Park Way Drive, McMinnville was found to be driving on a suspended license for failure to satisfy a citation in Warren County. Garcia was charged with a first offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond was set at $1,000. He will appear in court on February 17th.