KNOXVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Bradley County woman accused of falsifying a report alleging a sexual assault by a Cleveland, Tennessee police officer.
At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn and 10th District Attorney General Stephen Crump, TBI Special Agents began investigating the allegation against Officer Carlton Walls on August 7th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that the report provided by Kimberly May Minor, alleging the assault occurred on July 31st in Sevier County, was not truthful.
Today, the Bradley County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging the 31-year-old Cleveland woman with one count of Filing a False Report. She was subsequently arrested and booked into the Bradley County Jail, where at the time of this release, she was being held on $5,000 bond.
KNOXVILLE – A joint investigation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in a Newport man facing multiple charges, including second degree murder.
At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents joined the Cocke County Sheriff’s Department in a death investigation that occurred on July 15th. Caleb Storie was found fatally wounded in a field at 878 Chicken Hollow Road in Newport. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that Gary Lynn Hurley had been involved in an altercation with Storie and was the individual responsible for the 20-year-old’s death.
On Monday, the Cocke County Grand Jury returned indictments charging the 52-year-old Hurley with one count of Second Degree Murder, one count of Voluntary Manslaughter, one count of Reckless Homicide, one count of Unlawful Carry or Possession of a Weapon and one count of Reckless Endangerment. Hurley is in custody and awaiting arraignment. No booking photo of Hurley is available at this time.
NASHVILLE – A woman who was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top Ten Most Wanted list this week was arrested Friday night in Ashland, Kentucky.
Crystal Bradshaw was arrested without incident at an apartment at 1716 Ester Avenue in Ashland. The arrest was a joint effort between Special Agents with the TBI, troopers with the Kentucky State Police, officers with the Ashland Police Department in Kentucky and deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee.
Bradshaw, 41, was wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Aggravated Kidnapping and Felony Trafficking for Commercial Sex Acts. The charges stem from the kidnapping of a 15-year-old Kentucky female who was recovered in Montgomery County, Tennessee.
Bradshaw was transported to the Ashland Police Department where she was booked. She will await extradition to Tennessee.
KNOXVILLE – Special Agents with the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Knoxville woman who faces charges of identity theft and acquiring controlled substances by fraud.
In March 2015, TBI Special Agents began investigating Sherri Alvinia DeVault Smith, after receiving a complaint from Covenant Health Corporate Security that an individual was trying to obtain controlled substances under false pretenses. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that between September 2014 and February 2015, Smith, 45, obtained narcotics using the identity of another individual during at least three different visits to a Knoxville pharmacy.
Today, Smith was arrested and charged with one count of Acquisition of Controlled Substance by Fraud or Forgery and three counts of Identity Theft. Smith was booked at the Knox County Jail and was released after posting a $16,000 bond.
NASHVILLE – A joint investigation involving the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Clarksville Police Department has resulted in the recovery of a 9-year-old boy who was taken from Clarksville earlier this year.
Christopher Ponce was the subject of an Endangered Child Alert issued February 27th, after he was taken by William Stanley King following a custody hearing that day, in which King lost custody of Christopher. King, who also went by the name William Allen Borck, was married to Christopher’s mother.
During the course of the investigation, TBI Special Agents developed information that Ponce and King were staying in the outskirts of Mexico City. Cooperative efforts between Agents, U.S. Marshals and Mexican authorities resulted in King being captured early Thursday at a FedEx store in that area. He initially refused to tell police where Christopher was, but Mexican authorities were ultimately able to gain information about the location of the child and found him safe and in good health.
Christopher Ponce was brought back to the United States today to be reunited with his mother (below). William Stanley King (below right) is also being returned to the U.S., where he is expected to face charges out of Clarksville of Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Filing a False Report and Custodial Interference.
NASHVILLE – Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Fayetteville police officer accused of theft.
At the request of 17th District Attorney General Robert Carter, Special Agents began investigating 43-year-old Richard Steelman on August 11th. During the course of the investigation, Agents discovered that Steelman, who is an officer with the Fayetteville Police Department, received a check on March 16th from Fayetteville City Hall in the amount of $546.56 for in-service training. The investigation found that several months later, Steelman reported the check was missing. He was issued a replacement check for the same amount, and cashed that on July 30th. Agents developed information that six days later on August 4th, Steelman then cashed the initial check that he had reported missing.
Early Thursday morning, TBI Agents arrested Steelman, 43, and charged him with one count of Theft. He was booked into the Lincoln County Jail and released on his own recognizance. At the time of this news release, Steelman was on leave with pay.
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has a new addition to the state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, Crystal Lynn Bradshaw of Lexington, Kentucky.
Crystal Bradshaw is wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office for Felony Aggravated Kidnapping and Felony Trafficking for Commercial Sex Acts. Bradshaw was last seen in a white 2008 Ford Fusion, possibly with Tennessee temporary tags. The charges stem from the kidnapping of a 15-year-old Kentucky female who was recovered in Montgomery County, Tennessee.
Bradshaw, 41, is a Caucasian female with brown hair and blue eyes. She’s 5 feet 9 and weighs approximately 140 pounds.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Crystal Lynn Bradshaw is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND (1-800-824-3463). There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to her arrest.