Ja’Tavious Starnes shoves baby-mama off porch during argument

23-year-old Ja’Tavious Starnes was jailed after assaulting the mother of his child, Diamond Tankard, at her Alexander Road residence on December 29th. Officers observed surveillance video of the incident occurring. The footage shows Starnes and Tankard arriving at Tankard’s home and walking to the front door. Within minutes of arriving at the front door, Starnes and Tankard can be heard arguing. Officers then observed Starnes forcefully grabbing Tankard’s phone and shoving her off the porch into the nearby bushes. A check through NCIC showed that Starnes has active conditions of release in Montgomery County, with Tankard being the protected party. Ja’Tavious Starnes was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, contempt, out-of-county warrants, and fugitive hold.

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Curtis Lilly found passed out, unresponsive on side of the road

35-year-old Curtis Lilly was seen lying on the ground on the side of the road at Providence Boulevard and Quarry Road on December 11th. When officers arrived on the scene, they noticed Lilly lying down face-first on the ground, unresponsive. Eventually, he regained consciousness, but he was perplexed and couldn’t stand on his own. Officers radioed in Medics, but once there, they couldn’t find anything wrong with him. Lilly had a hard time trying to remember where he was, but he did remember to ask not to go to the hospital. That led to officers running his information through the National Crime Information Center and finding out that he had two local warrants on file for driving on a suspended license and an extraditable warrant from Robertson Count for Failure to Appear. They also found out that he was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated assault in 2009. While searching Lilly, officers asked if he had any weapons or illegal substances on him. Lilly told them that he had a gun in his backpack for protection and admitted that he was a convicted felon. Due to being a convicted felon, he is not allowed to possess or own a firearm. Officers noticed that the serial number on the pistol had been erased off the side. While in the back of the patrol car, Lilly began to seize and become unresponsive again, so the officers transported him to Tennova for medical treatment.

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James Pridemore drives stolen vehicle, caught with meth and heroin

31-year-old James Pridemore was found in a stolen Volkswagen Passat on November 10th. Pridemore was seen with two females in said vehicle. When Deputy E. Dube detained them, Pridemore admitted to having meth, heroin, and needles. When conducting a probable cause search, the deputy found a small backpack Pridemore said was his. In the bag, he located multiple needles, a baggie of meth, and a baggie of heroin. The car was confirmed stolen from Metro Nashville and was valued at around $4500. Pridemore was taken into custody and charged with possession of stolen property, methamphetamine violation, and simple possession/casual exchange.

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Jevell Rucker charged with marijuana after window tint traffic stop

30-year-old Jevell Rucker was pulled over on September 28 just after midnight when officers stated that they could not see into the car through the tint of his windows. While the officer initiated their emergency equipment around mile marker 11.8, they stated that the vehicle came to a stop at Exit 4 Westbound I-24.

When the officer approached the window, they alleged that there was a strong marijuana smell coming from the car. A search of the center console found six grams of marijuana and that Rucker was the only occupant of the car. The officer also claims that the window tint was not legal after being tested with a tint card and window tint meter.

Rucker was booked for evading arrest, simple possession, a window tint violation, and out-of-county warrants that were discovered after the fact.

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Floyd Johnson indicted in Clarksville’s largest cocaine distribution racket

37-year-old Floyd Rodriguez Johnson has been indicted by a March Montgomery County Grand Jury on multiple charges stemming from 2022 drug activity. Detectives say that, along with others, he conspired to sell more than 300 grams of cocaine between July and September. Johnson reportedly delivered cocaine to Christopher George Douglas Coleman on Shearor Street on July 5th. He conspired to buy a kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell on East College Street on July 6th. He then delivered cocaine to another party on July 7 on Peachers Mill Road.

He then conspired to buy a kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell and Domonique Powell on East College Street on July 14. He then sold cocaine to another person on Shearor Street on July 18. Floyd, along with another person, then conspired to buy a kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell on Verkler Drive on July 22. On July 26, he made another cocaine sale on Shearor Street to Erica Vashane Kelly, and again on August 14. Johnson then bought another kilogram of cocaine on East College Street on August 15. On August 19, he made another sale of cocaine to Christopher Winters on Shearor Street.

A day later, he sold and delivered cocaine to Shemar Wesley on Shearor Street. On August 27, he conspired to purchase a kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell. On September 3, Johnson and another person conspired to purchase another kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell and Antonio Powell. On September 6, he reportedly bought a kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell. Days later, on September 10, he purchased another kilogram of cocaine from Anthony Powell. Johnson made another sale of cocaine on September 21. On that same day, he was found to possess over 100 grams of cocaine and $10,000 in cash on Shearor Street, along with a microwave, baking soda, spoons, a razor blade, a rolling tray, sandwich bags, vacuum sealer with bags, and rolling papers. He is also accused of flushing drugs down a toilet on that day, and possessing a firearm while being a convicted felon.

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Dillon Duke caught on video burglarizing neighbor’s home

18-year-old Dillon Robert Kane Duke was identified by “several family members” as being the person who broke into a home less than a block away from his own on Jan 23. Joshua Williams and Franqui Nicolis provided police with a home security video that showed a young white male in a hoodie taking things from their home, and several of his family members quickly identified him, leading to a warrant being issued for his arrest.

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