Mount Juliet Man Allegedly Assaults his Mother with Can of Beer

July 1, 2013
by: 
Dwayne Page
Joshua Cody Layne
Zachary Alexander Walker
Louis James Fendley
Jonathan Kyle McCormick
Nathan Bradley McMinn

A 22 year old Mount Juliet man is charged with the domestic assault of his mother.

Joshua Cody Layne is under a $2,500 bond and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Wednesday, June 26 at a residence on E.H. Haas Road, Layne allegedly assaulted his mother by pouring beer on her head and hitting her in the head with a beer can. Layne was considered the primary aggressor and he was brought to the jail for booking.

18 year old Zachary Alexander Walker of Hodges Road, Smithville is charged with aggravated burglary and theft of property under $500. His bond is $2,500 and he will be in court July 11. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, June 17 Walker allegedly entered a residence on Hodges Road without the permission of the owners and committed the crime of theft. An air conditioner unit was damaged along with a window screen where entry was made to the home. Items stolen were two Sony Explodes 3 x 5 four way speakers, valued at $20 each.

34 year old Louis James Fendley of East Main Street, Dowelltown is charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 11. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, June 22 a deputy was called to the Dollar General Store on the Nashville Highway to observe a security video which showed a person stealing a cell phone. The man concealed the phone in his clothes and left the store without paying for it. On Sunday, June 23 at DeKalb Market, an officer spotted the man seen on the video from the Dollar General Store. The deputy approached the man, Fendley and questioned him. Fendley was then placed under arrest and brought to the jail for booking.

30 year old Jonathan Kyle McCormick of Green Acre Drive, Smithville is charged with theft of property over $1,000 and burglary. His bond is $15,000 and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, June 8 McCormick allegedly entered an outbuilding on Lee Braswell Road and took from the property a John Deere riding mower and an air compressor. The total estimated value is $6,829. The case was investigated by criminal detectives of the sheriff's department.

29 year old Nathan Bradley McMinn of Rock Island is charged with theft of property under $500. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court August 1. Sheriff Ray said that on April 30 McMinn allegedly took a Bow Tech Compound Bow from a residence on Frosty Point Road. It was pawned at a McMinnville pawn shop. McMinn was arrested on June 17 by criminal detectives of the sheriff's department.

33 year old Steven Ray Keen, Jr. of South College Street, Smithville is charged with a fourth offense of driving on a suspended license. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court July 25. He was also issued citations for violation of the registration law, no insurance, and failure to maintain his lane of travel. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, June 18 Keen was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 56 and was stopped for failure to maintain his lane of travel. A computer check revealed that his license were suspended for driving on a suspended license in Robertson County. Other offenses were August 10, 2011 in Robertson County and February 14, 2011 and February 1, 2010 in Wilson County. Keen was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

55 year old Forrest Byrd of Dry Creek Road, Smithville is charged with a second offense of driving under the influence. His bond is $3,000 and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, June 18 Byrd was operating a motor vehicle on Dry Creek Road and was involved in a crash. Byrd had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was unsteady on his feet. Because of his intoxication, Byrd could not perform field sobriety tasks. He did submit to a blood test. Byrd was arrested and brought to the jail for booking. His first DUI offense was on November 10, 2005.

23 year old Dustin Allen Hale of Jefferson Road, Smithville is charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest. He was also issued citations for improper vehicle registration, failure to maintain his lane of travel, driving on a suspended license, and violation of the implied consent law. His bond totals $5,000 and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, June 19 Hale was operating a motor vehicle on Jefferson Road. An officer spotted Hale and turned around in an effort to stop him for failure to maintain his lane of travel. The deputy noticed that Hale, the driver, had switched places with a passenger in the vehicle. After pulling over the vehicle, the officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage on Hale's person and he was unsteady on his feet. He performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks. He did not submit to a blood test. Hale was arrested and brought to the jail for booking. After arriving at the jail, Hale refused to allow the correctional officers to pat him down or remove the handcuffs from him. The officers had to take Hale to the floor.

38 year old Earnest Paul Barnwell of Lee Street, Sparta is charged with a fourth offense of driving on a revoked license. He was also issued a citation for improper passing. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, June 26 Barnwell was operating a motor vehicle on Highway 56 when he was stopped by an officer for improper passing on a double yellow line. A computer check revealed his license were revoked for driving on a revoked license on November 1, 2011 in Warren County and April 29, 2005 and August 22, 2002 in DeKalb County. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

48 year old Michael Jakes of Woodbury is charged with driving under the influence. He was also issued citations for violation of the implied consent law and for failure to maintain his lane of travel. His bond is $1,500 and he will be in court July 25. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, June 27 Jakes was operating a motor vehicle on Chapman Hollow Road when he was stopped by a deputy for failure to maintain his lane of travel. He had an odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and his speech was slurred. Jakes performed poorly on all field sobriety tasks and he refused to take a blood test and sign the implied consent form. Jakes allegedly threatened the officer if he lost his kids because of this charge. Jakes had a cooler of beer in his vehicle. He was arrested and brought to the jail for booking.

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