At the request of 17th District Attorney General Rob Carter, TBI Special Agents, working alongside detectives with the Shelbyville Police Department, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, the Fayetteville Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department, began investigating the September 14th homicide of 45-year-old Angela Kibble. The victim was found deceased in her residence at 800 Belmont Avenue in Shelbyville by a neighbor. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that David Darrell Fletcher of Winchester was connected to the shooting death of Angela Kibble.
Early Thursday morning, David Fletcher was arrested and charged with one count of Criminal Homicide. Fletcher, 30, was booked into the Bedford County Jail, where he is being held on a $2,000,000 bond. Fletcher was picked up at the Coffee County Jail where he was serving time on separate charges.
Tullahoma Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of Jeremy Fielding who fell into the apartment of his neighbor on East Grundy Street Monday night covered in blood.
According to police, investigators met with Fielding Wednesday to ask him about the shooting and hopefully get a lead in the case.
According to police Fielding was shot 5 times Monday night when he entered his residence. He then went across the street to a neighbor’s apartment and asked for help. Investigators say they were able to follow a very large path of blood from his residence to a woman’s across the street.
We have an update on a story we brought you earlier this week. The Manchester Police Department is investigating thefts from vehicles at Marcrom’s Pharmacy and McArthur Manor.
A male subject is a person of interest in the local thefts. We have now learned that a female may have also been involved. The man and woman were possibly in a silver Ford Focus. Authorities believe the car may have a stolen license plate.
Police obtained photos of the two people from Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro where the subjects were using stolen credit / debit cards from Manchester.
If you have any information regarding either the vehicle or the man and woman subjects, please contact Manchester Police Department Crime Investigation Division Investigator Jackie Matheny @ 931-728-2099.
The police department reminds the public that all persons are innocent until proven guilty.
Thousands of students are taking advantage of Advanced Placement exam prep courses developed by faculty from the Tennessee Board of Regents.
According to the TBR, more than 20,000 students in Tennessee and across the country have registered for the free online preparation courses in English and statistics.
Officials say the courses, available for registration at TBR.edu/APexamPrep, will better prepare high school students for college placement exams and can benefit other learners in need of tutorial support or a refresher.
The courses are offered online through the edX, the nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, which provides free 24/7 access to the course content.
The Tennessee Board of Regents oversees six universities, 13 community colleges, including Motlow College and 27 colleges of applied technology.
This year’s ride was the club’s 42nd anniversary for the ERV100 ride, with almost 200 riders participating.
“The Highland Rim Bicycle Club has been a great partner with Motlow College for the past several years,” said Rogers. “We appreciate the continued support for our students through this donation to the Foundation.”
This year’s donation will benefit the Adult College Express (ACE) scholarship fund. ACE is a program that enables working adults to attend classes one night per week and finish their degree in two years. Many students in the ACE program are not eligible for traditional financial aid other than through the Motlow Foundation.
“We are currently fundraising for this scholarship and we need to raise at least $6,000, which will be matched by a donor,” added Rogers.
The Motlow College Foundation is a 501(c) (3) organization. Others wishing to help with this campaign or donate to the Foundation may contact Rogers at 931-393-1692 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Highland Rim Bicycle Club, visit hrbike.org or erv100.org.
The Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance announced this week that a Franklin County man will serve 15 years in a Tennessee prison after pleading guilty to arson and assault charges.
John W. Worley, age 25 pleaded guilty to two (2) counts of Aggravated Assault and one (1) count of Arson stemming from an October 23, 2014 incident where Worley attempted to set a fire outside a Winchester, Tenn. residence. The home belonged to Worley’s ex-girlfriend who was inside the house at the time of the fire along with his daughter.
Tennessee Bomb & Arson Section agents assisted Franklin County law enforcement authorities in helping gather evidence needed to secure a conviction in this case.
As punishment, Worley will receive a sentence of five (5) years in a state prison for each count (to be served consecutively). The Franklin County District Attorney’s Office accepted Worley’s guilty plea on September 24, 2015.
“This is another good example of teamwork between our investigators and local law enforcement partners that will help make Tennessee a safer place,” said Gary West, Deputy Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance.
To report an arson or suspicious fire, call the Arson Hot Line (1-800-762-3017) 24 hours a day. Callers may remain anonymous when providing information. Cash awards are offered for information leading to an arrest or conviction.
The Republican governor spoke to a conference of the Transportation Coalition of Tennessee in Murfreesboro on Tuesday.
He urged the members, many of whom were local government officials, to explain to people in their communities that something needs to be done to tackle the state’s $6 billion backlog.
The governor has suggested a gas tax increase, which has been met with resistance from members of his own party.
Haslam reiterated Tuesday that’s he’s open to discuss proposals to use surplus tax collections but said that would only be one-time money and that the state needs a long-term fix.
When asked about the gas tax following his speech, Haslam told reporters he’s unaware of “another alternative that addresses long-term need.”
Thousands of Tennessee families lose a pregnancy or newborn child every year, and experts say the loss can devastate an entire family, particularly when they don’t access help that is otherwise available.
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and Amy Moseley with the Hope Clinic for Women in Nashville says if you have a friend or family member who experiences an infant loss, experts recommend you reach out to them to show your concern and recognition of that loss.
“The more they’re able to talk about it too and feel like it’s not something that people shy away from and that they can’t express, the more acceptance there is,” she says. “Then the less shame and guilt there’s going to be around these issues.”
In addition to the mother, Moseley says it’s important to also check in on fathers and siblings who are also mourning the loss of the child. Counseling resources available through your doctor or local hospital.
Moseley says grief from the loss of a child can re-emerge as years pass, when parents think of what milestones the child would be reaching, such as learning to walk, starting kindergarten and other life events.
“They say they feel like people are putting an expiration date on their grief,” she says. “They feel that they should have moved on, or ‘gotten over it by now.’ Just acknowledge and understand there’s a real relationship with this unborn child that they had, and it’s a real loss.”
Sleep-related deaths – just one cause of infant mortality – are on the decline in Tennessee, falling from 130 in 2012 to 117 in 2013, according to the most recent data available. Despite the decline, experts recommend safe sleeping practices to prevent any unintended deaths to young infants.
Only fifteen municipalities in the State of Tennessee received both awards.
This is the 16th year the City has received this honor. The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
The awards were presented to Susan Wilson, Finance Director, Donna Graham, Accounting Supervisor, and the Finance Department staff.