I'm afraid I've got bad news.
The crime spree that has been perpetrated on Tipton County in recent weeks by a loosely-associated gang of Dewaynes is showing no signs of slowing down.
If you read my blog last month, you know that for some reason a disproportionate amount of people arrested in Tipton County have the middle name of Dewayne.
On Feb. 27, Taylor Dwayne McPeak was collared on charges of aggravated burglary and writing a worthless check.
Samuel Dewayne Shelton celebrated Valentine's Day in the slammer, booked for selling drugs and cooking meth.
“Happy Valentine's Day honey,” Shelton may have said to his sweetheart. “Accept this meth as a symbol of our love … Uh oh, who are those guys at the door with badges and guns?”
A day later, Odell Dewayne Flax was also arrested for drug possession.
Robert Dewayne Maclin was arrested Feb. 28 on theft charges for the second time in a month. On the same day a guy named Delmarcus Dewayne McClodden was also arrested.
Coincidence? I think not.
I decided to look up the meaning of the name Dewayne in search of answers.
It's of Gaelic origin and means “likely to commit various crimes in rural West Tennessee counties.”
Okay, not really.
But that would have been funny and explained a lot.
I'm going with the gang theory.
Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples beware. A gang of Dewaynes are organizing and they mean business!