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Husband indicted in wife's homicide

William Rains

Earlier this month, the Tipton County Grand Jury indicted 91 people for a variety of crimes, from possession of drug paraphernalia to first-degree murder. 

A Munford man who told detectives his wife's death in January was accidental was indicted for second-degree murder in the fatal shooting. William Christopher Rains, also 26, is free after posting a $50,000 bond. 

“Once the death investigation was completed, detectives presented the evidence to the district attorney’s office resulting in the charges," said Sheriff Pancho Chumley.  "Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the families involved in the case."

Rains' wife, Laura, was the mother of a one-year-old and a three-year-old at the time of her death.

As The Leader reported last week, charges for Angela Denise Brewer were increased to first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of her husband in December 2013. 

Other notable indictments this term include: 

Richard Baker, 42, of Munford, was indicted on charges he sexually exploited minors. According to the affidavit, in May 2013, Baker's fiancée told deputies she'd found nude photos of small children and teenagers on his phone, including photos in which the minors were engaged in sexual acts. According to detectives, Baker admitted the phone was his and that he'd given his fiancée consent to search it. Bond was set at $5,000 and Baker is due to appear in court again on Nov. 12. 

Will Earnest Cater and Wylie Sue Cater, a married couple, were indicted on three counts of child abuse stemming from the June 2013 discovery that they were allegedly keeping three teens imprisoned at their Gladney Road home. One teen was locked in a shed and the other two were confined to their bedroom; each had a small bariatric toilet. Bond was set at $20,000 each and the couple is to reappear on Nov. 20. 

• A former alternative school student was indicted for robbery, theft and evading arrest. Van Lamond Chaney Jr. is accused of stealing a cash box containing $1,445 in ticket sales during a Munford High School basketball game on Nov. 26, 2013. Two weeks later, Chaney neglected to stop at a stop sign in Covington, traveling double the posted 30 mile-per-hour speed limit. Police reports indicate he briefly lost control of the vehicle he was driving and led a pursuit in the Cardinal and Robin Road areas that reached up to 115 mph before he hit a parked truck. Chaney and one of the four other passengers fled the scene. He was not apprehended at the time. Chaney is due back in court on Aug. 18. 

Jasmine Harrison, 24, of Covington, was formally charged with child abuse after a school nurse reported bruises all over a student's arms, legs and back in January. The child reportedly visited the nurse because she had an upset stomach and when the bruises were noticed, she told the nurse she'd been spanked with a belt. Harrison confirmed she'd hit the child and a written statement said "she didn't want a spanking she was moving around and got hit in certain spots with the belt" because she'd been "acting up" at her grandmother's house. Bond was set at $10,000. Harrison is due to report again on Dec. 1.

Gregory D. Jackson, 45, of Henning, was indicted on charges he raped a woman visiting family members in Covington. According to the affidavit, the victim said she'd passed out after drinking and awoke to find Jackson raping her. Bond in this case was set at $50,000 and Jackson is due to make an appearance in court on July 31. 

Ezekiel Land, 19, of Atoka, was charged with aggravated sexual battery and three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor following a July 2013 complaint that he fondled a minor child. During the investigation, it was revealed that Land had also fondled another minor child. He is currently in jail and is set to reappear today. 

Whitney Owens, 18, was indicted for arson after she lit a Munford High School bathroom on fire in March. Owens told police she accidentally set a toilet paper holder on fire because she was playing with a lighter while using the restroom. The fire damaged the plastic toilet paper holder, stall wall and ceiling.

• In October, Andi Jo White, 47, nearly collided with a Tipton County deputy on Hwy. 51 in Covington. White, who lives in Brighton, reportedly told the deputy she'd had "a few beers" before leaving home and performed so poorly on the field sobriety testing, the deputy had to end it for her safety. An empty beer can and a six-pack of unopened cans were found inside her vehicle. Her blood alcohol level was .22, three times the legal limit. She was indicted for driving under the influence.

Daniel James Yarnold, 73, is accused of touching a woman and a child in inappropriate places while they were shopping at Walgreens in Munford last year. A third victim left prior to the police arriving on scene. He told police "nothing" had happened, that he'd just been shopping for a can of Spam. He is currently in jail and is set to make an appearance on Dec. 22. 

Other indictments include: 
• Myron Allen Albritton, attempted promotion of methamphetamine manufacturing; 
• Benjamin Thomas Hodge, driving on revoked license, simple possession of meth, promotion of meth manufacture 
• Antwan Latrell Allen, delivery of sched. II > .5 grams
• Deborah Elaine Allison, delivery of sched. III (2 cts.), del. sched. II in school zone, del. sched. IV in school zone 
• Amanda Elizabeth Owens, delivery of sched. III, del. sched. II in school zone, del. sched. IV in school zone 
• Christina Lee Arthur, forgery (8 cts.)
• Tracy Diane Baggett, theft $10,000-$60,000
• Mitchell Dean Baker, robbery 
• Doyle Bryan Ballard, forgery 
• Latora Marquette Bass, aggravated assault
• Eddie James Thomas, aggravated assault (2 cts.) 
• Jacob Kyle Berryhill, felony failure to appear (2 cts.), theft $500-$1,000 
• Dustin Wade Bilderback, felony simple possession (marijuana), felony simple possession (Alprazolam), prior simple possession 
• Terry Eugene Bishop, DUI, violated of the implied consent law
• Daniel Joe Blackwood, manufacturing marijuana
• Daniel Joe Blackwood, sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery (3 cts.) 
• Thomas Dewayne Blaylock, manufacturing marijuana
• Brandon Montrell Bonner, aggravated burglary (2 cts.), aggravated rape
• Montrell Trendell Bouie, possession sched. VI > .5 oz. with intent, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia 
• Angela Denise Brewer, first-degree murder, employment of a firearm during a dangerous felony
• James Earl Brider Jr., felony failure to appear
• Christpher Bryon Brown, theft $1,000-$10,000
• Lue Ivory Brown, possession of sched. II > .5 grams with intent
• Rayburn Eugene Byrd, vandalism $500-$1,000, burglary
• Cody Wayne Caldwell, DUI, violation of implied consent law, driving on revoked license, assault, domestic assault (2 cts.), unlawful carrying of a weapon
• Brian Keith Cary, DUI, prior DUI, driving on revoked license, poss. of sched. III  with intent in school zone (3 cts.), poss. sched. IV with intent in school zone (3 cts.), simple possession of marijuana
• Jamie Lee Chavez, felony DUI, prior DUI, violation of habitual motor vehicle offender order, violation of implied consent law
• William Brian Cooper, burgarly
• Jerry Ron Dennis, theft $10,000 to $60,000
• Alana Ruth Dorris, aggravated burlgary (2 cts.), theft $500-$1,000
• Demetrius Nacoyea Dunn, poss. sched. IV with intent
• Billy Joe Eppinette Jr., violation of habitual motor vehicle offender order (2 cts.)
• Holly Noelle Goodbar, theft $500-$1,000
• Marachello Karlando Gossett, del. of sched. II > .5 g (2 cts.), del. of sched. II < .5 g (2 cts.), del. sched. II > .5 g, felony possession of a handgun (2 cts.), poss. sched. II > .5 oz with intent (2 cts.)
• Mark Allen Grant, del. sched. VI > .5 oz. (2 cts.), poss. sched. VI with intent > .5 oz., poss. drug paraphernalia 
• Winston Angus Gray, theft under $500, fel. poss. of a handgun
• Jeremy Clint Gray, fel. reckless endangerment
• Bradley Boyd Guinn, del. sched. IV
• Joseph Bradley Gurley, filing a false report, fraudulent use of a credit card
• Bradley Neal Harris, del. sched. VI > .5 oz. (2 cts.)
• Sonya Marie Hill, poss. sched. IV with intent in school zone, del. sched. IV in school zone, poss. sched. IV with intent, poss. sched. II with intent, TennCare fraud
• Christopher Glynn Hinson, felony failure to appear
• Richard Keith Holloway, poss. sched. VI with intent > .5 oz. 
• Alana Hopson, simple poss. marijuana
• Jimmy Lee Hubbard, felony failure to appear
• Justin Kyle Hutchens, poss. sched. VI with intent > .5 oz. 
• Felicia Dianne Jackson, del. sched. I
• John Alvin Joy Jr., violation of sex offender registry
• Cody Jacob Lawrence, aggravated burglary (2 cts.), theft $500-$1,000
• Keith Leird, felony DUI, DUI per se, prior DUI, driving on revoked license (2 cts.), domestic assault
• Angela Christine Lyle, DUI, DUI per se, prior DUI
• Glen Allen McCool III, theft < $500, theft $500-$1,000, driving on revoked license, violation of financial responsibility law
• Robert O'Neal McGraw, agg. burglary, theft $500-$1,000
• John Sylvester Maclin Jr., del. sched. VI > .5 oz. 
• William Thomas Millican, agg. assault, resisting arrest
• Cendra Donya Moore, del. sched. IV, del. sched. VI > .5 oz. (2 cts.) 
• Dajuan Dontay Murray, poss. sched. II with intent > .5 oz., poss. sched. VI with intent > .5 oz., evading arrest
• Monique Nicole Owens, arson 
• Dernisha Jovina Pettigrew, criminal simulation, theft $500-$1,000
• Jeffrey Bomar Phillips, simple poss. marijuana, poss. drug paraphernalia
• Dawanda Anita Pickett, del. sched. II
• Merandus Martez Polk, poss. sched. VI with intent > .5 oz., poss. drug paraphernalia, criminal simulation 
• William Christopher Rains, second-degree murder, employment of firearm during dangerous felony
• Gentry Lee Rogers Jr., poss. sched. VI > .5 oz., poss. sched. III with intent
• Keithel Blain Scarbrough, theft $10,000-$60,000, setting fire to personal property, vandalism $10,000-$60,000
• Tamairo Nadine Shanks, del. sched. III
• Triston Byron Siggers, felony failure to appear
• Kenneth Harry Sprague Jr., DUI, driving on revoked license, violation of implied consent, prior DRL, prior DUI
• Sandy Diane Stevens, obtaining child support by fraud, attempting to obtain child support by fraud, poss. sched. III with intent
• Rachel Leann Stewart, DUI per se, DUI (child endangerment)
• Herbert Henderson Taylor, felony poss. of a handgun, resisting arrest
• Terrika Ann Thomas, domestic assault, felony simple possession (marijuana), felony simple possession (Alprazolam), prior simple possession
• Daralius Meredith Thompson, poss. sched. VI > .5 oz. with intent, poss. drug paraphernalia
• Billy Wayne Tolbert, driving on revoked license, prior DRL, failure to maintain financial responsibility
• Blake Christopher Wells, del. sched. VI > .5 oz, simple poss. marijuana 
• Jeffrey Louis White, manufacture marijuana, felony simple poss. marijuana, prior simple possession
• Reggie Nathan White, agg. burglary, theft $500-$1,000, vandalism $500-$1,000
• Colton McClain Wilson, agg. burglary (2 cts.), theft $1,000-$10,000 (2 cts.) 
• Kyle Harold Wolfe, agg. burglary, theft $1,000-$10,000
• Aretha Kay Yarber, DUI, prior DUI, violation of implied consent
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