A man who agreed in September to abide by parole conditions in order to be released from prison early is back in custody.
Thomas Clayton Coleman, 31, allegedly failed to take advantage of a second chance, according to McMinnville Police Department reports regarding his arrest on Tuesday.
“We conducted a parole search on Mr. Coleman’s residence in reference to drug activity,” said McMinnville Police detective SGT Eddie Colwell. “Discovered was a loaded Taurus 9mm under a nightstand.”
The search effort included Warren County Sheriff’s Department investigator Steven Carpenter.
A check on National Crime Information Center (NCIC), a computerized index of criminal justice information (criminal record history information, fugitives, stolen properties, missing persons, etc.) revealed the weapon to be stolen out of DeKalb County.
“He (Coleman) was paroled out of prison about a month ago,” said Colwell. “He was serving time for aggravated burglary and two drug charges out of Bedford, Cannon and Rutherford. I think his parole period was eight years. He’s been charged with felon in possession of a firearm and theft of property.”
Coleman was booked into Warren County Jail on a bond set at $60,000.