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Shoplifting leads to altercation
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MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. — Two brothers were bound to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing on charges arising from a shoplifting incident at Walmart where one of them took a poke at store security.
The brothers, Darrell Felson Hobbs, 54, and Gregory Bradford Hobbs, 50, were bound to the grand jury by Judge Bill Locke following a preliminary hearing in General Sessions Court.
They face the charges after they were allegedly caught putting items from the sporting goods department in their pockets and then passing the checkout point without paying for them. When approached by a loss prevention officer, Gregory Hobbs reportedly tried to hit the employee. The men then fled the scene and led police on a chase through the city. Police believe they threw out drugs as they were fleeing. More drugs were found in their possession once they were stopped a short time later.
In other General Sessions trial court action:
• Anthony Mullican was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, undergo a mental evaluation and enter the batterer program for domestic assault.
• Ridge Price was instructed to serve 30 days of an 11-29 sentence and must undergo a drug and alcohol assessment and enter the batterer program for domestic assault.
• Rhonda Pedigo was directed to serve 30 days of an 11-29 sentence and pay $250 plus costs for possession of marijuana.
• Joshua Tees was issued an 11-29 probationary sentence and must perform 32 hours public service work and pay $750 plus costs for possession of drugs.
• Melodie Strusse was bound to the grand jury on charges of possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving on a suspended license.
• Mark A. Jones was bound to the grand jury on the charge of aggravated assault.
• Jason Madewell was ordered to serve 30 days of a six-month sentence for filing a false report.
• James Hale was directed to serve 10 days for failure to appear in court. He also entered a guilty plea to charges he was carrying a prohibited weapon. He must forfeit the weapon. He will be on community corrections for that incident.
• Ryan Woodlee must perform 48 hours public service work and must pay $75 plus costs and stay out of Walmart for shoplifting.
• William Rambo was directed to serve 32 days of a six-month sentence and must pay $50 plus costs and lose his driver license for one year for violation of probation and driving on a suspended license.
• Johnny Nunley must serve 30 days and have his probation extended by six months for violation of probation.