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Dyersburg PD Makes Several Arrests Amid Shooting Investigation

DYERSBURG, Tenn. - Dyersburg police made several arrests, Monday night, while concentrating their efforts on recent shootings.

According to a news release, officers from three different units saturated areas affected by the shootings over the weekend. Additional personnel were assigned to the special detail which resulted in multiple arrests, and the recovery of several weapons and drugs.

Police said that, while responding to a tip, officers located two loaded handguns hidden in some brush behind Panama Grocery, located on Roberts Street. One of the handguns had a high capacity ammo clip, and both guns were loaded.

Robert McElmurry, of Halls, was arrested after officers stopped the vehicle he was driving for window tint violation on Central Street. Police said that McElmurry was on parole through the State of Tennessee, and a search of McElmurry resulted in the discovery of suspected marijuana.

Donald Wesley, of Dyersburg, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be wanted through Dyer County Circuit Court for a Capias for the sale of cocaine. Officers said the found loaded 9mm handgun and extra ammunition in Wesley’s possession. The handgun’s serial numbers had allegedly been altered. In addition to the Capias for sale of cocaine, Wesley was charged with felon in possession of a firearm and alteration of serial numbers.

Police said that a second passenger, Patrick Nekeyon, of Dyersburg, was found to be wanted by both by Lauderdale County law enforcement and Dyersburg City Court for violation of probation.

Xavier Bradley, of Dyersburg, was charged with possession of marijuana after officers stopped a vehicle he was traveling in for window tint violation on South Main and Cedar Street. Bradley was allegedly in possession of suspected marijuana

Officers cited Justin Kincaid, of Dyersburg, for possession of drug paraphernalia, after officers reportedly observed Kincaid place an object on a vehicle, and found that it was drug paraphernalia.

Aaron Johnston, of Dyersburg, was arrested for public intoxication after he allegedly was observed staggering down Finley Street.

Tarnell Hunt, of Dyersburg, was taken into custody after officers stopped a vehicle that Hunt was a passenger in on Roberts Street. Police said warrant checks on Hunt showed that he was wanted through Dyersburg City Court for violation of probation and fail to appear.

An additional shots fired call was dispatched at approximately 10:25 p.m. Upon arrival on Reynolds Street, officers reported finding multiple shell casings in the roadway, and found bullet holes in the residence and a parked vehicle. No injuries were reported. Police believe the shooting is connected to the other shootings that police are investigating.

In addition to the arrests last night, Monday morning, the Dyersburg Police Department narcotic unit assisted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the US Marshals Service with the arrest of Melvin Russell, of Dyersburg. Russell was wanted on a parole warrant and he was taken into custody at an apartment on Peach Avenue. Officers said they seized $1,035 cash, and his cell phone.
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