Coffee Co. Sheriff’s Dept. asking for the Public’s Help

On January 10, 2018, Coffee County Deputy Joey Ricco responded to a call at 5991 Murfreesboro Highway due to possible shoplifters at Dollar General. Upon arriving one of the workers advised the subjects left in a Silver Kia Sorento with a temp tag. Surveillance video showed three African-American females all wearing blue jeans, one had …

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Shelbyville Man Convicted in Federal Court

On January 31, 2018, following a trial in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga before the Honorable Travis R. McDonough, U.S. District Judge, a jury convicted Donald Ray Hobgood, 31, of Shelbyville, Tennessee, of three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Evidence presented at trial revealed that, on January 20, …

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Missing Teen Safely Located

We have good news to report today. On Friday the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department issued a missing child alert. Maneshia Kidd age 17 of Beechgrove, TN was reported missing on January 31, 2018. She was last seen at her residence on January 24, 2018 and made contact with her family via Facebook on January 25. …

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Thursday Morning Bomb Threat at Coffee County Justice Center

Coffee County Justice Center was cleared Thursday morning after receiving a bomb threat. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene around 9:30 Thursday morning. Sheriff Department employees and a search dog quickly began to look through the building. An all clear was given by Sheriff Steve Graves at 10:30am. Due to a bomb …

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Tullahoma Man receives 20 years in Prison for 23 Counts of Rape

A 36-year-old Tullahoma man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to 23 counts raping a 14-year-old, allegedly since the age of 5. Jeremiah Lee Allsopp of Macs Lane was arrested Aug. 29, 2016 on 102 counts of rape of a child, sexual battery, sexual battery by an authority figure and incest. …

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Lockdown at the Tullahoma News

For three hours Tuesday afternoon, the offices of The Tullahoma News were placed on lockdown by the U.S. Marshals. The lockdown was ordered after a fugitive from justice from the federal courts in Chattanooga and a female companion were discovered staying in the cab of a tractor trailer truck that was parked in the back-parking …

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Human Remains are those of Missing Winchester Man

A Winchester police investigation led to human remains being discovered at a 124 Spring Hill Drive, and authorities have determined it was a person reported missing on Jan. 18. Winchester Police Chief Ritchie Lewis said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has examined the remains to determine an identity. He said the autopsy results were released …

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Utility Payment Scam Hits Area

DREMC members should be on guard for an electric bill payment scam that has hit DREMC members this week. The people behind this fraud are using the name of Walter Griffin and instruct members to pay their overdue electric bills or they will be disconnected. The scammers have left this number, 818-813-7701, ext. 105, with …

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H&R Block Student of the Week

Congratulations to Student of the Week -Riley Tucker!!! Riley, the daughter of Jonathan and Heather Tucker, is an eighth grader at Coffee County Middle school. Riley was nominated because “she is respectful, responsible and prepared” says CCMS Principal, Kim Aaron. Riley’s favorite subject is math. Riley says that math is fun! She is in Mrs. …

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Two Juveniles Charged After Armed Robbery

In a news release from the Tullahoma Police Department (TPD) they report that on Jan. 21, 2018 at approximately noon officers responded to call of a possible kidnapping. The report indicated that this possibly involved a suspect with a firearm that occurred in the Walmart parking lot. Tullahoma officers quickly determined an armed robbery had …

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