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Murfreesboro woman enters not guilty plea to multiple charges

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MURFREESBORO—A Murfreesboro woman entered a not guilty plea to three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge in Pike County Circuit Court Monday.
Fifty-one-year-old Rex Ann Charles has been charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a class D felony; delivery of methamphetamine, a class C felony; possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, a class D felony; and possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, a class A misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of arrest, on Wednesday, December 2 Pike County Chief Deputy David Shelby made contact with a confidential informant regarding setting up a buy of controlled substances. The confidential informant agreed to assist and they made arrangements to purchase one gram of methamphetamine from Charles.
Chief Deputy Shelby and a female deputy met with the informant to verify they had no money, drugs or paraphernalia on their person. After verification, the informant was given $80 in cash (four $20 bills) that had been photocopied and recorded for the operation.
The informant contacted Charles and Charles agreed to meet them in the Bumper to Bumper parking lot in Murfreesboro for the drug transaction.
Chief Deputy Shelby and Pike County Deputy George Donaldson went to the immediate area and waited for Charles to arrive and for the purchase to take place.
While the officers were waiting they observed Charles and Robin Atterberry approach the informant in the parking lot. A hand to hand transaction was seen taking place between the informant, Charles and Atterberry with the money and a plastic baggie of suspected methamphetamine being exchanged simultaneously.
Both Charles and Atterberry left the parking lot and began walking towards the highway and Chief Deputy Shelby and Deputy Donaldson initiated contact with them and placed them both under arrest.
The money used in the transaction and the plastic baggie of suspected methamphetamine were both recovered. A female officer with the Pike County Sheriff’s Office arrived to do a search and transport Charles. During the search on Charles, a glass pipe typically used for smoking methamphetamine was found in her front hoodie pocket.
Both Charles and Atterberry were transported to the Pike County Detention Center. Chief Deputy Shelby asked Charles for consent to search her vehicle that was located at a nearby residence in Murfreesboro. Charles gave written consent and told Chief Deputy Shelby that she had drugs in her car.
During the search of the vehicle officers found one plastic bag containing suspected methamphetamine and two plastic bags containing suspected marijuana.
According to the affidavit of arrest, during an interview with Chief Deputy Shelby and Pike County Detective Glen Hankins, Charles waived her Miranda rights and agreed to talk with the officers.
During the interview Charles admitted to selling a bag of methamphetamines and that she had other drugs on her and in her car. She also said that Atterberry knew they were going to meet someone in the parking lot and that they were going to sell them a bag of methamphetamines.
After the interview Chief Deputy Shelby made contact with Circuit Judge Tom Cooper by telephone and Judge Cooper set Charles’ bond at $50,000.
Charles was given a pre-trial date of January 4 and a trial date of January 28. Her bond was reduced to $25,000.
In other court news:
William Harris entered a not guilty plea to a charge of interference with custody. A pre-trial date of Feb. 1 and a trial date of Feb. 18 was given and bond was reduced to $7,500.
James Shuffelberger entered a not guilty plea to charges of theft of property and forgery. A pre-trial date of Feb. 1 and a trial date of Feb. 18 was given and bond was set at $15,000.
Jonathan West made a first appearance for charges of failure to comply with registration requirements, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a certain person. He is to return Jan. 4 for his formal arraignment.
Harold Westfall was charged with contempt of court-failure to pay. It was ordered he pay $50 a month if employed and he must report back on June 20 if he does not pay.
Rachel Blount was charged with contempt of court-failure to pay. Her trial was continued to Jan. 4.
Tammy Green was charged with contempt of court-failure to pay. Her case will be reviewed on June 3.
Candace Blake entered a true plea to a charge of probation revocation. She was sentenced to four years in the ADC with two suspended to run concurrent with a sentence in Howard County. Her fines were waived and jail time credit was given.
Candy Crow was charged with possession of a firearm by a certain person and probation revocation. She has received new charges in Nevada County and her trial was reset for Feb. 8.
Joshua Hall entered a guilty plea to a charge of breaking and entering and a true plea to a charge of probation revocation. He was sentenced to six years in the ADC with three years suspended and was given a judicial transfer to the ACC with drug treatment.
Belinda Walton made a first appearance on a charge of domestic battery-second degree. She is to return Jan. 4 and a $15,000 bond was given.
David Fugitt was under review for contempt of court-failure to pay. He is to return Jan. 4 if he is not in the custody of the ADC.
Teresa Howell was charged with possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her trial was reset for Jan. 22.
David Justin Compton was charged with furnishing, possessing or using prohibited articles and possession of a controlled substance-schedule VI. His hearing for drug court is set for pre-trial on Jan. 4 and trial on Jan. 28.
Jeremy Jewell was charged with aggravated assault and endangering welfare of a minor. He was given a Jan. 14 bench trial date and a Jan. 4 plea deadline.
Rodney Jones was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was given a pre-trial date of Jan. 4 and a trial date of Jan. 28.
Cody Comeaux was charged with violation of the Arkansas hot check law. His trial was reset for Jan. 4.
Daniel Robinson entered a guilty plea to charges of residential burglary, theft of property and fleeing. He was sentenced to five years probation and 180 days in the ACC after graduation.
Silas Humphry made a first appearance for a charge of delivery of a controlled substance-methamphetamine. He is to return Jan. 22 with an attorney.
Stephen Thornton made a first appearance on a charge of failure to comply. He is to return Jan. 4 for his formal arraignment.
Obie Davis made a first appearance on a charge of possession of a controlled substance-schedule IV. He is to return Jan. 4 for his formal arraignment and bond was set at $15,000.
Hollis Guidry was to be sentenced to drug court. Her trial was reset for Jan. 4.
Amanda White entered a not true plea at her first appearance on a charge of probation revocation. A trial date of Jan. 22 was given and bond was set at $2,500.