Today, Jackson police presented information to the Madison County grand jury in connection with the shooting death of Kimberly Lindsay, 20, of Jackson. Police originally charged Terence Greer, 26, with criminally negligent homicide.
However, indictments were returned charging him with the more serious offense of reckless homicide and possession of a weapon with the intent to go armed.
Greer is presently in the custody of the Tennessee Department of Correction for an unrelated drug and weapon offense. He will be transported from prison to Madison County for a formal arraignment in Circuit Court on a day to be determined by the court.
Around 3:05 a.m. on July 26, 2012, police were called after Lindsay was brought by private vehicle to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with a gunshot wound. The investigation revealed that Lindsay was visiting with friends at La Paree Apartments at 1225 North Highland Avenue.
While inside an apartment, she was on a sofa play wrestling with Greer, who was a friend. Before wrestling, Greer had placed a handgun on the sofa prior to them wrestling. Lindsay realized the gun was there and asked him to move it. When he did, the gun discharged striking Lindsay once. She was immediately taken to the emergency room by people in the apartment, including Greer. She underwent emergency surgery and was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m.
Investigators recovered the handgun outside Greer's home on Knollwood Drive in Jackson. Five hours after the shooting, Jackson police arrested Greer in the courtroom of Madison County Circuit Court Division II, just after the judge had accepted his guilty plea for possession of cocaine greater than .5 grams with the intent to sell and unlawful possession of a weapon. Those charges stemmed from Greer's June 28, 2011 arrest by Jackson police on a traffic stop.
On Sept. 5, 2012, Greer pleaded guilty to those charges and was sentenced to eight years in prison.
Two Teens Indicted for First-Degree Murder and Other Charges
Jackson police presented information to the Madison County grand jury concerning an August 2012 homicide.
Emanuel Beard, 17, and Jateryance Smith, 18, were indicted for the first-degree murder of Jarvis Vinson, and attempted first-degree murder and aggravated assault on Dennis Coman.
Beard and Smith remain in custody at the Madison County Jail with no bond. They are scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Feb. 4 in Circuit Court.
Following a Sept. 19 transfer hearing in Madison County Juvenile Court, the judge ordered that they could be tried as adults. Both were 17 years-old when the crimes were committed.
Around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 11, Jarvis Vinson, 23, was brought by private vehicle to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with a gunshot wound. He died at 5:25 a.m.
The investigation determined that there was a fight in the early morning hours of Aug. 11. Beard and Smith were not involved in the fight but received a phone call about it shortly afterward. Smith then drove, and Beard was one of two passengers in his car.
They went to the area of Brianfield Drive where people involved in the fight had gone. Jarvis Vinson and Dennis Coman had gotten out of an SUV and were walking toward the apartment building at 25 Brianfield Drive. Beard and an adult both shot at Vinson and Coman as Smith drove by.
Investigators developed the case and arrested Beard and Smith on Aug. 20.
Police recovered a semi-automatic handgun from Beard's home.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Jackson Police Department's Violent Crimes Unit at 731-425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731-424-8477 (TIPS).
The Jackson Board of Zoning Appeals met on the 28th of January.
The first to come before the board was a Mr. Woodrow Perry. He wanted to petition the board for a gift shop and a gun smithery workshop. He would also have a classroom on site to teach gun safety courses.
The property is located on 275 “D” Street and it is located near Bemis Intermediate School. No firearms are to be discharged on the property and no firearms or ammo are to be sold. The board passed this motion.
The second item of business was the opening of a lounge on 419 North Hayes Avenue. Mr. Reed was present to speak on behalf of his application.
Members of that area including pastors, Police Chief Gill Kendrick, and Councilman Buchannan were on hand to speak against the idea. In that neighborhood, there are 4 churches, a day care, a housing complex, and a supermarket. They all felt that it would not help to quell the crime in the area.
That area has had high crime with a total of 235 calls being made for police services in that area. The reason for these calls ranged from disturbing the peace to drugs and murder.
The board voted against the proposal and the application was denied. There was no other business and the meeting was adjourned.
The Lift Center had their open house on January 27.
Hundreds were in attendance to tour this state of the art facility.
This 84,000 square foot facility has multiple pools, a rock climbing wall, and a branch of the Green Frog Cafe Called the Firefly Cafe.
They also have an impressive slate of classes ranging from spin classes to yoga.
Also in the Lift center is a physical therapy facility and a health clinic.
The grand opening is on Monday, January 28.
The Lift Center is open Monday through Thursday from 5AM until 10PM. They are open on Friday from 5AM to 8PM, Saturday from 7AM to 6PM, and Sunday 11AM to 6PM.
Earlier this week, Brandy Eason gave a video tour of this brand new facility.
Police Arrest Man in Mid-Day Burglary and Armed Robbery; Police Dog Recovered the Victim's Wallet
Jackson police arrested a man responsible for a mid-day break in and armed robbery, and a police dog recovered the man's stolen wallet.
Dayonte Murphy, of Jackson, is scheduled to be arraigned at 8 a.m. Friday in Jackson City Court on charges of burglary and aggravated robbery.
Police were called at 11:53 a.m. Thursday to the Sylvan Learning Center at 127 Devonshire Square. The investigation has shown that Murphy, 18, was wearing a purple ski mask when he entered the learning center through an employee side door. Murphy was armed when he approached an employee and robbed him of his wallet and cell phone.
Moments after the robbery, an officer with the K-9 Unit assisted in detaining Murphy in the area of Carriage House Drive and Wallace Road. Officers saw a purple ski mask partially hanging out of Murphy's pocket. The police dog back tracked Murphy's scent and led officers to the rear of a vacant business in the 100 block of Carriage House Drive. Officers discovered a BB gun on the ground near the steps.
The dog also alerted on the business' ventilation door. Officers noticed that the door had been pried open. The K-9 handler directed the dog to retrieve evidence. The dog entered the crawl space and recovered the victim's wallet.
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