Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 14, 2013

Memphis man indicted in fatal crash

By Michael R. Moser
Editor

CROSSVILLE — A Cumberland County Grand Jury has indicted a Shelby County man in connection with a June 2012 car crash that claimed the life of a friend, according to court records.

Hamisi Haruna, 26, of Memphis, was indicted March 4 in connection with the crash on I-40 that claimed the life of his passenger, Mohammed M. Ali, 39, also of Memphis.

The wreck occurred around 10 p.m. near the 334 mile marker in the east lane near the Westel community when Haruna failed to negotiate a curve and lost control. The vehicle ran off the road and flipped, ejecting both occupants. The vehicle landed on top of Ali, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report at the time.

Witnesses listed on the indictment include Troopers Bobby Barker, Al Seitner, Sgt. David Bush and THP CID Agent Randy Crain.

Other indictments handed down by the grand jury include the following:

Pickup indictments

The following persons were indicted by the grand jury on charges requiring their arrest and the making of bond. These cases had not been presented first in General Sessions Court.

•Sebastian Pascual Gaspar, 21, 135 Village Lane, Apt. 101, March 7/and a new charge of resisting arrest.

•James Edward Hall, 50, 674 Hen Valley Rd., Oliver Springs, TennCare Fraud. Bond was set at $5,000.

•Thomas David Smith, 31, 170 Elk Dr., Grandview, March 8/manufacture, delivery or sale of marijuana. Bond was set at $5,000.

•Nathan Kenneth Sherrill, 18, 40 Diane St. March 6/three indictments with charges not listed on the report. Bond was set at $40,000.

•Neal Alan Blair, 36, 56 Martin Burgess Rd., March 8/aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and sexual exploitation of a minor. Bond was set at $20,000.

•Michael Thomas Smith, 52, 96 Benwick Dr., March 7/possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale in a school zone and possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for delivery in a school zone.

Superseding

The following, having previously been charged by the grand jury, had charges in those cases replaced by the new indictment.

•Jacky Neal Jr., initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•James Lee Floyd, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Karen Ann Hubbard, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Jason Lee Slaven, initiation of the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Amber Nichole Helton, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000.

•Samantha Rose Sherrill, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000.

•Brian Andrew Melton, theft of more than $1,000.

•Leaha Chantel Davenport, theft of more than $500.

•Ricky Dewayne Young, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000.

•Tara Michelle Spurrier, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000.

Boundover cases

The following indictments were handed down on cases that had been forwarded to that panel by action in General Sessions Court.

Burglary/theft

•Nathaniel Ryan Lake, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $1,000.

•Cori Carroll Knight, two counts of theft of less than $500.

•Jason Dewayne Moore, theft of more than $10,000. Also, a separate indictment charging theft of more than $1,000.

•Brian Andrew Melton, theft of more than $1,000.

•Jason Russell Randolph, three counts of aggravated burglary, theft of more than $10,000 and two counts of theft of more than $1,000. Also, a separate indictment charging theft of less than $500.

•Charles Edward Templeton, theft of more than $1,000.

•William Jefferson Boggs, theft of more than $60,000 and vandalism of more than $60,000.

•Robert Daniel Killeen, aggravated burglary and theft of more than $10,000. Also, a separate indictment of aggravated burglary and vandalism more than $500.

•Nathan Kenneth Sherrill, burglary and theft of less than $500.

•Warren James Holton, theft of more than $500.

•Ashley Elizabeth Locke, theft of more than $500.

•Thomas Lane Cobb, theft of more than $10,000. Also, separate indictment charging theft of more than $500.

Fraud

•Jamie Dawn Huff, forged prescription.

•Kevin O'Neal Taylor, fraudulent use of a debit card.

Assault

•Alex J.D. Redwine, aggravated assault and theft of less than $500.

•Kevin O'Neal Taylor, aggravated domestic assault.

Methamphetamine

•John Thomas Clouse, possession of less than .5 grams of methamphetamine for sale and for delivery and possession of a weapon during commission of a dangerous felony.

•Alen James Rogers, simple possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Also, a separate indictment charging simple possession of meth.

•Samantha Rose Sherrill, simple possession of methamphetamine.

•Tracy Norman Wright Sr., attempt to initiate the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

•Kevin O'Neal Taylor, attempt to initiate the process to manufacture methamphetamine.

Possession

•James Robert Eldridge, possession of oxycodone for sale, possession of oxycodone for delivery, theft of more than $500, theft of less than $500 and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Crystal Gail Smith, simple possession of morphine, simple possession of Xanax and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Destiny M. Switzer, possession of oxycodone and possession of a legend drug.

•Alen James Rogers, simple possession of morphine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

•Thomas Lane Cobb, simple possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Also, separate indictment charging Thomas Lane Cobb, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Driving under the influence

•Carl Hugh Carter, second offense driving under the influence per se (more than .8 percent).

•Michael Darrell Willis, fourth offense driving under the influence, per se.

•Alen James Rogers, driving under the influence and refusing to take an intoximeter test.

Other charges

•George Lee Skinner, felony evading.

•Samantha Rose Sherrill, criminal impersonation.

•Avery Laverne Davenport, evading arrest and violation of order of protection.

•Ricky Dewayne Young, vandalism of government property.

•Nathan Kenneth Sherrill, tampering with evidence and underage consumption. Also, a separate indictment charging felony evading arrest.

Vehicle offenses

•John Lavern Fields, violation of a habitual motor vehicle offender order.