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Suspicious Person call leads to Arrest of Alabama man

Foster arrest

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On Monday Manchester Police received a call of a suspicious person at Sonic. The male subject was said to be acting erratic.
After receiving information about a vehicle the person was in, Manchester Officer Dustan Foster located the maroon Chevrolet Tahoe in the parking lot at Walmart.
Foster made contact with the driver and then the passenger approached the vehicle. The arrest warrant says the man identified as, Cory Scott Webster age 28 of Montgomery, AL smelled of an intoxicant and was unsteady on his feet. Webster was placed in custody for public intoxication.
While the officer was searching the man, he allegedly found a meth pipe in his left front pocket. Officer Foster also allegedly located a small wooden box with approximately seven Tramadol pills, two and a fourth of a Xanax and 4.7 grams of methamphetamine/ice along with two sets of scales, $331 in cash and also allegedly found was another half a gram of methamphetamine in a plastic baggie. The drugs were all tested at the scene for authenticity.
Webster was charged with; Manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of a controlled substance, 2 counts of schedule IV drug violations, public intoxication and unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities
His bond was set at $56,500 and he’ll appear in court October 4, 2016.

Unemployment Rate Falls in Coffee County-Up in other areas

UnemploymentCounty unemployment rates for July show the rates decreased in 73 counties, increased in 11, and remained the same in 11 counties.
Coffee County went from 4.9 in June, down to 4.8 percent July.
Warren County’s unemployment rate was 5.1 percent, down from 5.3.
Bedford County fell from 5.6 percent to 5.5.
Franklin and Moore counties unemployment rate went up slightly. Franklin going from 5.4% in June to 5.5 in July and Moore from 4.3 to 4.4%.
Grundy County went from 6.8 to 6.7, and Cannon County went from 5.0 percent to 4.9.
Williamson County had the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.6 percent, while Hancock County had the highest at 8.7 percent.

Bear Seen Again

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Residents in the Tullahoma area are reporting seeing a bear cub near the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC) on the Wattendorf Highway.
Some residents say that it has been seen for several weeks in the area. One person told WMSR News that he saw it near the Arnold Golf Course.
Authorities have had several calls about a bear being seen near the Bonnaroo Festival grounds and in other areas of Manchester.
Sightings of small bears have been reported in Hillsboro and also in Grundy County.

Warning about Fentanyl-laced Counterfeit Pills and Compounds

Photo from the TBI

Photo from the TBI

A public health alert was issued recently from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on increased risk of overdose and fatalities associated with Fentanyl-laced counterfeit pills and compounds.
Commissioners and directors from four Tennessee departments are urging the public to have increased awareness about the substance.  They include: Commissioner, Tennessee Dept. of Health, Commissioner, Tenn. Dept. of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Director, Tenn. Bureau of Investigation and the Assistant Commissioner for the Tenn. Dept. of Safety & Homeland Security.
Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid estimated by the CDC to be 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and has been used for treating severe pain. Available initially in patches or lozenges for cancer patients, it is now being manufactured and sold illegally. Tennesseans should know:
Fentanyl is often mixed with heroin, cocaine or other drugs to increase the effects of those drugs. It is used to produce cheap counterfeits of Oxycodone, Xanax and Norco. It can be sold as counterfeit heroin. It can be inhaled, swallowed, injected, absorbed through skin contact or passed along in a vaporized form. It affects the central nervous system and respiratory functions; in overdoses, a victim loses the ability to breathe and can die if emergency care is not provided.
If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid dependence, please contact the Tennessee REDLINE (1-800-889-9789) to seek help now.

Coffee County Fair begins Sept. 17

CC FairThe Coffee County Fair is coming up September 17-24 at the fairgrounds in Manchester. This year’s theme is “Country Scenes and Children’s Dreams.”
Booth space is still available to showcase your business or product to fair attendees and you can call the fair office at 723-1546 for more info.
The deadline to enter the beauty pageants is Sept 1 – forms can be found at so you can download and fill out.
Singers, musicians and entertainers are still needed for the “Front Porch Stage” if interested please call 728-4244 or 212-4347 ASAP while spots last.
The carnival rides begin September 19.

Former Tullahoma Resident found Murdered

Thomas Blake Bruner... Photo from the Williamson County Sheriff's Office

Thomas Blake Bruner… Photo from the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the TBI, have identified the woman whose body was found in a remote area in Bethesda/College Grove last Monday night. Britney Rose Cole, 21, formerly of Tullahoma was found with a fatal gunshot wound by a neighborhood resident who was riding an ATV on Cross Keys Road.
Thomas Blake Bruner, 20, of Lebanon, TN has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide in her death. He was taken into custody late Thursday night in Lebanon. Bruner grew up in the area where the body was found. Investigators believe the victim was involved in a past relationship with Bruner.
Investigators are continuing to investigate leads in this investigation. If anyone has information about this matter please call Investigator Jonathan Couey, Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, 615-790-5554, or 1-800 TBI FIND, or Williamson County Crime Stoppers 615-794-4000. Bond has been set for Bruner in the amount of $1,000,000 with a court date of August 31, 2016 if he does not make bond or September 8, 2016 if he does make bond.

Forgery Case in Manchester needs Your Help

forgery 1Personnel with the Manchester Police Department are searching for a female that is wanted for questioning in theft and forgery case. The theft occurred at the Manchester Recreation Center.
She was allegedly seen at a local bank drive-up. forgery 2These pictures are of the female subject. If you can identify this person, please contact Investigator Jonathan Anthony at the Manchester Police Department at 931-728-2099.
Manchester Police Department reminds you, all persons are innocent until proven guilty.

26 Percent late fee being added to Coffee County EMS charges

Coffee Co. EMSBeginning Sept. 1, the Coffee County Emergency Medical Service (EMS) will implement a 26-percent collection fee on late payments.
According to a report in the Tullahoma News, the fee will affect those who are 120 days late with their payments for services they have received from EMS.
After 120 days of nonpayment, those owing payments to the EMS will be turned over to Revenue Recovery Corporation, according to Coffee County Budget and Finance Director Marianna Edinger.

100 pounds Marijuana found after Traffic Stop

Pot bust in Marion County... Photo courtesy of THP

Pot bust in Marion County… Photo courtesy of THP

A traffic stop in Tennessee turned into a big drug bust when authorities found 100 pounds of marijuana stashed in a motorhome.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper observed several indicators of possible criminal activity after making the stop in Marion County. The trooper called for backup and received permission to search the motorhome.
The trooper and his K-9 found several duffel bags and boxes in the bedroom area.
Authorities say the motorhome driver eventually revealed it was marijuana. Troopers then located six cardboard boxes containing 83 vacuum sealed bags of high grade marijuana weighing a total of 100 pounds.
The vehicle was seized and the suspect was arrested.
The driver was traveling from Colorado, where he got the marijuana, to Florida.

American Legion Post in Manchester Hosting 3rd annual “Stomp”

american legionThe American Legion Post in Manchester will be holding its third annual “Stomp” on September 3rd at the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center. A “Stomp” is a gathering of bikes; however, they have designed this for all in the community. Over 30 vendors will be set up similar to a “street fair”.
A Poker Run will take place and it is open to automobiles as well. The Poker Run is an event where participants travel to established locations and draw a card. Locations will be written on their registration card to be turned in at the finish line. They will allow people to discard and redraw up to three cards at the end, for an additional donation, of course. The route will be a scenic 130 miles and people travel at their own pace, stopping whenever they like as long as they return by the finish time.
Prizes, auctions, dinner and a dance will be open to everyone.
This is the American Legion Post in Manchester’s major fund raiser to help veteran causes. This will be a fun day for all and kid friendly.
An important part of this event is the “Remember Our Fallen” display that will be located inside the Manchester/Coffee County Conference Center. The memorial is specific for Tennessee.

Area fallen soldiers:

SSG   Nathan J. Bailey             ARNG            Tullahoma

SPC  Jeremy Lynn Brown        US Army         McMinnville

LCpl  Gregory A Posey            USMC            Winchester

CPL  Brian J “BJ” Schoff          US Army          Manchester

SGT  David “Alex” Stephens    US Army        Tullahoma

ILT  Frank B Walcup, IV          US Army        Woodbury

CPT  Darrick D Wright             US Army       Tullahoma

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