~I dunno if we might want to make this sticky or not, hopefully we don't see anything quite so moronic for a while...
SOMERVILLE, Tenn. — It's not every day that the frozen head of a whitetail deer is brought into the General Sessions courtroom of the Fayette County Justice Center.
But it happened Tuesday morning as Ricky Williams of Mason, Tenn., faced Judge Mike Whitaker on charges of illegally killing one of the largest deer ever taken in Tennessee.
The head of the gigantic Fayette County buck, which was partially covered with a black plastic garbage bag, scored 204 points on the national Boone & Crockett antler scoring system. If it had been taken legally, it would have qualified for ninth on the state's all-time harvest list. Williams, who is charged with hunting over a baited area, hunting without a license and illegal possession of a firearm during the archery season, could not reach a plea agreement; his case now goes to a grand jury.The deer's head and 24-point antler rack were brought to the courtroom at the request of Whitaker, who admonished Williams from the bench.
"Hunting over a baited field is one of the most offensive violations a hunter can commit," said Whitaker, referring to the illegal practice of using corn to lure wild game repeatedly to the same area.
Matthew Armour, Williams' attorney, began the proceedings by telling Whitaker of a proposed plea agreement between his client and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. But it proved a tough sell with the animal's head just a few feet away. Under the proposed agreement, Williams would have pleaded guilty to hunting in a baited area and possession of a firearm during the archery deer season. The charge of hunting without a license would have been dismissed. He would have paid $1,000 restitution while forfeiting his firearm and various other hunting accessories to the state. He also would have lost his hunting privileges for two years. Armour argued that the plea agreement was fair because there has been no allegation that Williams used the illegal firearm to kill the deer. He said it was killed with a crossbow, a weapon that has been legal during Tennessee's archery deer season for several years.
Whitaker was not satisfied with the terms of the agreement. "I would not accept an agreement without at least a five-year suspension of hunting privileges," Whitaker said.
Williams left the courtroom to speak with his attorney after hearing Whitaker's decision on the proposal and returned 30 minutes later, asking that the case be bound over to a grand jury.
A handful of Tennessee conservation officers were present, including Bubba Spencer, Ty Inmon and Ray McMillen, who carried the deer's head and antler rack into the courtroom. They agreed that such an impressive deer deserved a better ending.
"Whatever happens, it's really a shame that a deer like this had to be killed illegally," Spencer said.
The deer's head created a buzz in the courtroom, and several people asked the officers to stop for pictures as they carried it out. Inmon, who has helped make numerous high-profile cases against Fayette County game violators during the past year, said the deer had great potential if it had lived another season or two.
"This is just a 3 1/2 -year-old deer, and most people will tell you they don't reach their potential until they're 5 1/2 years old," Inmon said. "It could have been a state record two years from now or even next year. It's a shame to see it go down this way."
~Story from David Darnelle / Commercial Appeal
This fella definitely earns the official ID-10-TANGO award for the month of October
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say it wasn't too difficult to find a man accused of walking out of a Walmart store wearing stolen jeans. He left his old denims behind - along with his wallet.
Officers in Gallatin say 20-year-old Dustin Matthew Marshall tried on the jeans and left without paying for them, but employees found his old jeans and wallet in a dressing room.
WTVF-TV reports police caught up with Marshall and a 19-year-old
woman who was with him on Saturday night after the couple ducked out
of a Longhorn Steakhouse without paying their bill.
A search of their home turned up evidence of other alleged crimes.
Marshall and his companion were booked into the Sumner County Jail on charges of theft, burglary and other counts. Court officials said Tuesday that neither has an attorney.
Kingsport woman arrested three times in three days By Rain Smith
Published November 1st, 2010 | Added November 1st, 2010 11:39 am | Comments
A Kingsport woman was arrested three times over the weekend and charged with abuse of 911, felony vandalism and filing a false report.
According to Kingsport police records, the first arrest occurred Friday night. From 9:27 p.m. to 10:16 p.m. central dispatch received five calls from a residence on G Street, speaking with a woman each time.
The caller allegedly, "advised she had drank too much," in one call, and asked police to take her to jail in another. During the fifth call dispatchers told her to stop calling, but she said she would not.
An officer responded to the residence where the calls originated, locating Racheal S. Portillo, 39, of 1918 Reedy Creek Road. She was allegedly, "extremely intoxicated," and admitted to having no emergency. She was arrested and charged with abuse of 911, then transported to the city jail where she would later post bond.
The following day police were called to a home that neighbors Portillo's on Reedy Creek Road. The resident reported hearing a loud bang from his driveway at about 11:45 a.m., then walked outside to find Portillo standing in his yard, near his Camaro.
According to the man Portillo ran back to her residence. He then discovered two pieces of cinder block beside his vehicle, and large dents in the rear quarter panel and passenger door. There were also nails scattered on his driveway.
Police say they knocked on Portillo's door, with her stating she had been asleep and not outside all morning. The officer says he then asked to see the bottom of her feet, discovering they were coated in wet grass.
According to the report, Portillo then told police her neighbors had recently burglarized her home. She was charged with felony vandalism and again transported to jail.
At 3:38 Sunday afternoon police were once more called to Portillo's residence, this time by the recently bonded out woman. She reported the neighbor who called police the day before had threw a brick, hitting her in the head.
Portillo claimed to have been outside, taking photos of graffiti on the side of her trailer, when the incident occurred. She said the neighbor was standing in his driveway with a brick in hand, and said, "I've got something for you."
"Racheal stated she then noticed an empty jewelry box on the ground to the right side of her porch and bent to inspect it," reads the officer's report. While looking at the box, according to Portillo, the man threw the brick, with it traveling approximately 75 feet before hitting her in the head.
Police report speaking with the man, who relayed he was visiting another neighbor's home on Reedy Creek when the incident allegedly occurred. The officer notes speaking with those residents, who verified he was with them at the time.
Portillo was then arrested and charged with filing a false police report.
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Snowy prints lead police to suspect's home
KINGSPORT, Tenn. --
A Kingsport man was arrested last week after police followed footprints in the snow from the back door of a burgled business, through a hole in the fence and straight to the door of his house.
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office went to Alvis and Kilby Lumber Co, on Fort Henry Drive in Kingsport, around 8:45 a.m. Thursday, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Detectives noticed the footprints in the snow. They led from the back door of the lumber company, through a hole cut into the surrounding fence and to the door of a house just a few yards away.
Darrell Conner, of Post Oak Drive in Kingport, answered the door, according to a statement from the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. He agreed to come to the sheriff’s office with them, but said that he must first take his medication.
The detectives agreed and followed him into his bedroom where, lying on his bed, was the merchandise stolen from the business on the other side of the fence, according to the statement.
The man allegedly told investigators that he had stolen the items and “had on several occasions gone into the store and taken the items without the owner’s approval,” the statement says.
Conner was charged with aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. He is being held at the Sullivan County Jail on a $19,000 bond.
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Police say a gloved lingerie bandit was scared off from his prize when a 22-year-old woman caught him as he was entering her mother’s home in Seymour Tuesday.
The man, later identified as Ernest Larry Nelson, 40, Primrose Circle, Maryville, reportedly fled the scene in the 22-year-old’s mother’s car and a high-speed pursuit ensued when he was spotted by police.
The chase didn’t last long, though, as Nelson allegedly started driving so erratically that the pursuing deputy stopped following the man.
“I turned on my emergency lights and sirens so I could safely turn around on Sevierville Road and the suspect vehicle passed three cars on a sharp curve at a very high speed,” Blount County Sheriff’s deputy Wade Hurst wrote in a report on the incident. “... Suspect was making too many dangerous maneuvers for me to safely continue the pursuit without risking innocent persons or property.”
Hurst turned around and responded to the victim’s home and spoke with the 22-year-old, who told him she was in the kitchen doing dishes when she heard the garage door open at about noon. Moments later the door to the kitchen opened and she was face to face with a gloved man.
Once the man saw the 22-year-old he left in a Hyundai station wagon belonging to the 22-year-old’s mother, the report said.
At that point, the woman’s 45-year-old father returned home and told deputies he knew the name of a possible suspect — Nelson.
The man showed the 22-year-old a picture of Nelson and she “advised this was the person that entered the home.”
Authorities contacted the man’s wife in Knoxville and she said “she did let (Nelson) borrow her car, but did not give him permission to be at her home or enter her home,” the report said.
Nelson returned the woman’s car to her workplace in Knoxville at about 1:30 p.m. and he was detained there and later brought to the Blount County Jail.
Nelson reportedly told officers that he had gone to the woman’s home to “steal the sexy set of bras and panties that (she) wore one night and when he saw the daughter in the home he panicked.”
Nelson was arrested on charges of aggravated burglary and felony evading arrest. He was being held at the Blount County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $10,000 pending a 1:30 p.m. Jan. 12 hearing in Blount County General Sessions Court.
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Now honestly, in the immortal words of David Letterman:
"That right there - THAT, is entertainment..."
I forget who it was, but someone once told me that there are people who exist in the world soley to provide an example of how not to live!
They are the "Slinkies" of modern urban legend; totally pointless, but so much fun to watch while they fall down a flight of stairs
Originally Posted by planehunter
Stupid people like these shouldn't be allowed to breed.
Originally Posted by tex25025
Yet they are the ones that multiply exponentially for which we are more then likely supporting their brood as well.
Oddly enough I once knew a young gal in the Silver Springs Maryland area who had a set of wallet cards she carried to put under peoples windshield wipers downtown in Washington DC.
They read: "I hope you screw like you park! You'll never find the hole..."
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