Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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January 23, 2014

Drug store robbery suspect indicted

CROSSVILLE — A man charged with the September robbery of a Crossville pharmacy has been indicted by the Cumberland County Grand Jury, one of several persons facing true bills.

Thomas Samuel Copeland, 57, 1532 Copeland Rd., Sparta, was indicted on charges of aggravated robbery, possession of a dangerous weapon during commission of a felony and felony evading arrest.

Copeland reportedly entered The Medicine Shoppe pharmacy off N. Main St., displayed a handgun and demanded drugs. A witness called police to report the robbery in progress, describing the suspect as wearing a red handkerchief over his face and brandishing a gun.

When city police arrived on the scene, they observed a 2003 Buick LaSabre attempting to leave and despite an attempt to block an exit, the vehicle escaped from the Woodmere Mall parking lot.

A chase ensued at a high rate of speed and ended on Milo Lemert Parkway when the man suddenly stopped his vehicle and surrendered. No one was injured in the incident.

Others indicted by the grand jury include the following.

Pickup indictments

•Gregory Allen Braddac, 60, 3971 Browntown Rd., Jan. 13/arrested on an indictment charging manufacture of more than 20 marijuana plants and posssession of drug paraphernalia.

•Eric Lynn Bullard, 27, 250 Baragona Lane, Jan. 13/arrested on an indictment charging aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000.

•Amber Donine Barnes, 18, 80 Hickory Hollow Dr., Jan. 14/arrested on an indictment charging burglary and theft of more than $5,000.

•Brandon  James Miller, 22, 17 Dawn Ct., Apt. 3, Jan. 14/arrested on an indictment charging statutory rape.

•Jonathan Lee Miller, 20, 88 Pinewood Dr., Jan. 17/arrested on an indictment charging theft of less than $500.

•Jacob Lonzie Stephens, 24, 111 Myrtle Ave., Jan. 17/arrested on an indictment charing theft of less than $10,000.


•Farrah Lynn Coleman, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000 (a superseding indictment).

•Heather Marie Hilton, aggravated burglary.

•Kenneth Warren Teal, theft of more than $1,000.

•Timothy Shane Slaven, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $500.

•Melinda F. Farr, theft of more than $500. Also, an unrelated charge of theft of more than $1,000.

Sex-related offenses

•Billy Wayne Storey, solicitation of a minor.


•Raymond Charles Russell, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (vehicle) and driving on a suspended license.

•Cristy Annette Yott, assault.

•Jeffery William Bell, aggravated assault.

Driving under the influence

•James Henry Ryan, driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while intoxicated.

•Brian Scott Berry, second offense driving under the influence.


•Sierra Dawn Sendenjo, also known as Brewer, simple possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Jessica Rena Fields, promotion of the manufacture of methamphetamine.

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