A man who reportedly shot his friend to death with an AR-15 after arguing on the car ride back from Murfreesboro was indicted for criminal homicide on Friday by the Warren County grand jury.
James Tyler Garrett, 30, was hit with the indictment for the shooting death of his friend, Javier Wiley, 30, in February.
According to police reports, Garrett and Wiley had been to a bar in Murfreesboro and began arguing on their return trip home. The return trip reportedly included them stopping on the side of the road, getting in a fistfight, then getting back in the vehicle and returning to McMinnville.
Once back in town, Garrett reportedly went inside his apartment on Fair Street and retrieved an AR-15 rifle. It was said during his preliminary hearing he had asked Wiley to leave but he refused.
The incident was reported at 2:56 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Garrett was described as sitting on the curb in a calm demeanor when police arrived on the scene. He had put the rifle back inside his home, officers testified.
In other grand jury action on Friday:
Chardon Ari Bennett was indicted for manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule II substance and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
Bennett was reportedly found at his Chambers Street home with 1,100 fentanyl pills, the largest fentanyl bust in Warren County history. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that is estimated to be 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine, according to the National Institutes of Health. It is prescribed to patients in severe pain, but has become popular, and sometimes deadly, among recreational drug users in recent years.
Anthony Dwayne Adkins was indicted for theft over $10,000.
Marvin Eric Barnes and Lucas Malachi Barrett were indicted for manufacture, sale or delivery of a schedule I substance.
Patricia Butcher was indicted for second-offense DUI.
Alesis Chaparro was indicted for evading arrest in a motor vehicle, and five counts of reckless endangerment.
James Stanton Corum was indicted for possession of a stolen vehicle.
Makenzie Rose Cox was indicted for simple possession of schedule II and IV.
Timothy W. Dillon was indicted for reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon, that being a motor vehicle, evading arrest, and driving on a revoked license.
Aaron S. Fann was indicted for second-offense DUI, possession of a handgun while impaired, vehicular assault, and reckless aggravated assault.
Dontae Lee Forsythe was indicted for theft of property between $2,500 and $10,000.
Francisco Garcia was indicted for aggravated assault.
Luther J. George III and Vickie D. George were indicted for theft of property over $1,000.
Kayla B. Hickey was indicted for possession of meth.
Steven Lindzy was indicted for aggravated domestic assault.
Lensey Malissa McKeehan was indicted for possession of meth for resale.
Michael Chance Morris was indicted for DUI.
Sean D. Parton was indicted for initiating the process to manufacture meth and possession of meth.
Sonya Sue Pendergraph was indicted for possession of schedule II for resale.
Ronald Cole Pratt was indicted for aggravated robbery.
Ethan Dale Price was indicted for simple possession.
Louis Russell Raper was indicted for DUI and resisting stop/ halt/ frisk/ search.
Willie Michael Richardson was indicted for methamphetamine, initiating the process to manufacture meth, driving on a revoked license, and felony evading.
Madison Paige Spangler was indicted for domestic assault.
Tyler D. Stembridge was indicted for burglary, vandalism and theft of a motor vehicle.
Travis Ray Stoner was indicted for evading arrest.
Jason Otis Ward was indicted for carjacking, fourth-offense driving on a revoked license, evading arrest, and felony reckless endangerment.