Wayne County News Reports:

     Arrests this week include April Annette Rumbaugh, 42, of Waynesboro. According to police report, on or about May 6, 2014 Ms. Rumbaugh forged a check belonging to Angulas Dixon in the amount of $100.00. It was cashed at Quick Mart 15 in Loretto, TN and the transaction was recorded on a video surveillance camera. Ms. Rumbaugh was charged with forgery. She was also charged with 4 rule violations of probation and a child support attachment. She was booked into Wayne County Jail on a $61,000.00 Bond. Officer Anna Attkisson was the arresting officer.

     Rocky D. Jones, 33 of Waynesboro was arrested on May 15, 2014 for charges resulting from a 2 vehicle accident occurring on March 27, 2014. When Highway Patrolman, Steve Karpati arrived at the scene, Mr. Jones was in the ambulance. He was very combative with the EMS workers and appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant and/or drugs and had track marks on his arms. Mr. Jones was transported to Maury ER. His implied consent was given.  He had a previous DUI conviction in Wayne County on September 14, 1999. Mr. Jones had a passenger in the vehicle, Mr. Dustin Bunch, who was also injured. The driver of the second vehicle said Mr. Jones was driving recklessly prior to the crash, as was another vehicle ahead of him. He pulled over to the side of the road and when Mr. Jones negotiated the curve he lost control of his car and struck the second vehicle head on. Mr. Jones’s vehicle continued to travel up an embankment and then overturned landing upside down onto the trailer being pulled by the second vehicle. Mr. Jones is being charged with Reckless Endangerment, DUI, and Vehicular Assault and has been booked into Wayne County Jail on a $37,500.00 bond.

     Michael Chad Holt, 35 of Waynesboro was arrested on Saturday, May 10, 2014 for simple assault, disorderly conduct, DUI, resisting arrest and public intoxication. Deputy David Pigg was dispatched to Old Beech Creek Road in Waynesboro concerning someone lying in the middle of the road. Upon arrival, he made contact with Michael Holt, who was passed out next to a pile of vomit and a set of car keys. A green Ford Thunderbird with South Carolina tags was parked on the side of the road with the driver side door open approximately 100 feet from Mr. Holt. Dispatch was notified and Emergency Medical Services were en-route. Deputy Pigg checked Mr. Holt’s pulse and noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from his person. He got Mr. Holt awake and Holt started screaming that he was drunk and had been drinking tequila. When EMS arrived and began to examine him, he became irate and put his hands on EMT Robert Gobbell’s chest. Mr. Gobbell backed away from him and Mr. Holt was instructed several times to stop and place his hands behind his back. Mr. Holt kept yelling “No, Taze me, taze me!” He then took an aggressive step towards Sgt. Walter Smith and Smith compliantly tazed him. Mr. Holt was placed in custody and EMS removed the prongs. He was booked into Wayne County Jail on a $6,000.00 bond.

     On Sunday, May 25, 2014 Deputy Michael Byrd responded to a call in regards to an individual who had gotten into an altercation at the Crazy Horse Canoe Rental Resort at the Bell Bridge on the Buffalo River. When he arrived, the security guard told him 2 boys had been pistol whipped. According to statements by witnesses, Mr. William Howard Shelton, III, 32, of Bluesprings MS, and some other individuals were in a fight and Colton Lynch and Robert Foust were witnesses to the fight and then went over to their vehicle and sat on the tailgate. Security had broken up the fight and told Mr. Shelton to go to bed. A few minutes later, after security left, Mr. Shelton came back to the vehicle where the boys were and yelled “Hey!” at them, and then hit Mr. Lynch in the face with the pistol and then turned to Mr. Foust and hit him in the face and the back of the head. He then pointed the pistol and Mr. Foust and pulled the trigger. The magazine had dropped down and fortunately the gun did not fire. Mr. Foust’s father, Mr. William Foust saw the pistol and notified security who yelled at Mr. Shelton. Mr. Shelton then took off running toward his camp site and security officer, Paul Gattlin chased him and observed him running to his camp site, jumping off into a ditch, throwing the pistol into the bank and then running into his tent. Security detained Mr. Shelton until the Deputies arrived who noted that Mr. Shelton was extremely intoxicated. He was charged with Possession of a handgun while under the influence, felon in possession of a firearm, public intoxication, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and armed dangerous felonies. He was booked into Wayne County Jail without incident on a $138,000.00 bond.

     On Saturday, May 24, Officer Jody Smith responded to a call to Wayne County Medical Center in regards to an assault. Upon arrival, Officer Smith spoke to the victim, Ms. Judy Cole who stated she had been assaulted by her step-daughter Ms. Amy Shelaine Gatlin, 42, of Waynesboro. The incident began when Ms. Cole and her husband, Mr. Gerald Cole had taken some water to Ms. Gatlin’s residence at 122 Morrow St. Mr. Cole asked his daughter where the heater was that he had loaned her, and she became enraged and starting cursing at her father. Ms. Cole then told Mr. Cole that they needed to leave and that his daughter should not be talking to him like that. Before leaving the house, Ms. Cole picked up the heater. Ms. Gatlin told Ms. Cole not to take the heater and began hitting her in the face. Reportedly, Ms. Gatlin continued to hit her in the nose, spit on her and struck her in the mouth a couple times and then Mr. Cole separated the two, then he and his wife left and called 911. Officer Smith reported that Ms. Cole had a bleeding nose and swollen face and a laceration at the bridge of her nose.

     On a lighter note, two years ago, Sandra Lynn Perez, 42 of Clifton was arrested for Tenncare fraud and was given a $4,000.00 bond. Recently she was picked up again; her original bond was revoked and now has a $40,000.00 bond, presumably for not appearing for previously charges.

    William Nicks, 61 of Nashville was arrested on May 31, 2014 on charges of Introduction of Contraband (weapons) into a penal facility. The defendant was on CCA Prison property driving his vehicle and came upon a checkpoint where they were doing a random inspection.  Mr. Nicks signed consent to search and was found to have in his car 2 loaded handguns, a loaded .380 Beretta, and a loaded .38 Smith and Wesson Revolver.  The defendant did not have a Tennessee gun carry permit. He was booked into Wayne County Jail on a $50,000.00 bond.

     Joshua Nance, 33 of Waynesboro, was originally charged with domestic assault, was later charged with retaliation for past action and is currently being charged with Failure to Appear. Thursday, May 29, 2014 he was issued a capias and allegedly overslept missing his 9 A.M. court time. Mr. Nance was given an ankle bracelet and a $150,000.00 bond which according to booking, was revoked for threatening the judge.

     Nikki McDonald, 26 of Waynesboro who was arrested for Aggravated Assault (Domestic Related) on May 2, checked herself out of presumably court ordered rehabilitation and had her $50,000.00 bond revoked.

     Kacinda Leigh Burns, 22 of Waynesboro was arrested on May 27, 2014 for 15 counts of forgery. Ms. Burns forged over $300.00 dollars worth of checks at various local businesses between April 25, 2014 and May 18, 2014, using checks belonging to Ms. Betty Peacock. She was booked into Wayne County Jail on a $150,000.00 bond.