Composed by Scott Flowers

Scammers Claim Failure to Appear for Jury Elicits Heavy Fine (Update 5:38pm)

January 12, 2018 - The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office warns area residents of a scam circulating.

The caller is impersonating a law enforcement officer with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. The caller is stating they have warrants for not appearing for a grand jury summons. The caller will request that you pay court costs and/or a retainer fee.

DA, JP Dismiss Felony Case Against Former Shelbyville ISD Coach

January 9, 2018 - Stephen Shires, District Attorney, and Melissa Crouch, Justice of the Peace precinct 1 dismissed a felony charge against Jason Ferguson, former Shelbyville ISD Athletic Director, for assault family violence- occlusion.

Ferguson was arrested on September 28, 2016 and was accused at that time of assaulting his wife.

The basis of the request for dismissal by DA Shires was Ferguson had successfully completed a pretrial diversion program.

Shelby County Grand Jury Indicts 18 Individuals

January 9, 2018 - A Shelby County Grand Jury handed down 25 indictments involving 18 individuals on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The grand jury was impaneled for the January 2018 term of the 273rd Judicial District Court.

Nickloas Denetri Rushing was indicted for evading arrest, third degree felony. The indictment alleges, on April 28, 2017, Rushing used a vehicle to flee from Christopher Knowlton, a person the defendant knew was a peace officer who was attempting to lawfully arrest or detain Rushing.

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