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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Wednesday, November 21, 1984
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it He 37219 135th Year No. 260 RUTHERFORD COUNTY'S HOME NEWSPAPER SINCE 1849 Phone 893-5860 Good Afternoon Wednesday, November 21 , 1 984 20 Pages, 2 sections MurfreesboVo . 224 N. Walnut St. Tennessee 37130 25 ml alleges ones JoMeF By CURT ANDERSON and MIKE WEST News Journal Staff Writers A warrant filed here points the finger at Allen Hawkins . as the man who killed businessman Russell Jones and, with the aid of current Jones Locker owner Michael W. Lampley, buried his body behind the slaughterhouse. But District Attorney General Guy Dotson said today no charges had been filed against Lampley, who purchased the business from Jones in January. "The matter of Hawkins' disposing of this body will be presented to our grand jury along with other facts relating to this case," Dotson said. "That may include an additional person or persons." , Franklin attorney Garter Conway is mentioned in the affidavit portion of the warrant filed Tuesday in General Sessions Court as the individual who first went to investigators about Jones' slaying. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Agent Tom Carmouche said in the affidavit that he "was advised by attorney Conway that he had personally talked with Allen Hawkins and that Hawkins gave him a taped statement admitting that Hawkins had shot Russell C. Jones on or about June 11, 1984, and then buried him behind Jones Locker." . Dotson confirmed today that Conway, who is called Lampley's attorney in the affidavit, tipped investigators to the location of Jones' body on Oct. 29 the same day the decomposing body was unearthed from a 5-foot-deep grave two blocks from the Public Square. But it was Lampley who led investigators to the exact burial site. Lampley took Carmouche to the locker and pointed to the hidden spot near the slaughter pens, the affidavit states. A backhoe was used to dig the grave between two natural rock walls. Jones' body was wrapped up in black plastic and bound with heavy tape. His body was stuffed into a sleeping bag and dropped face first into the hole. Jones had been shot three times and was buried with his .357-caliber Magnum handgun, a bloody butcher's smock and several other personal effects. He had apparently been in the grave about four months. In an interview last week, Lampley denied any complicity in either Jones' killing or burial. He also denied that Jones' body was kept in a Jones Locker refrigerator or freezer. "Nobody in the current administration of this business, including myself, was involved in the killing of Russell Jones," Lampley said Friday. He could not be reached this morning for comment on the allegations in the affidavit. But the affidavit states that Lampley told Carmouche on Oct. 29 "that Allen Hawkins shot Russell C. Jones and that he, Lampley, helped remove Jones' body from the office inside Jones Locker in which Jones was killed." Hawkins, 29, was arrested Nov. 13 outside Denver by Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents. He was taken into custody at the Bellview Motel where he was staying with his wife and 10-year-old son. (Please see Warrant, page two) f d"', . I J. y-j ,rr jrJsJrTv , -jr-f-y u. cr nmates may pay user may rise ee: s car By CURT ANDERSON News Journal Staff Writer Under prodding from County Executive John Mankin, a county committee once again recommended that the county build a new jail and fund it with a $5 hike in the wheel tax sticker. But the law enforcement committee also recommended that a method be found to make prisoners at the jail pay a "user fee'' to help defray, the annual cosTof the jail'. ' - "The ones that use it should pay for it," said commissioner James Robert Ward. "We could do the same kind of and forced to spend the night at the jail would be able to or should pay a user's fee. The law enforcement committee changed an earlier jail resolution deferred for a month by the County Commission so that the commission would have final approval over any jail plans and cost. The committee reaffirmed the county's intent to build a new jail at . the. current workhouse site on-South Church Street but deleted an earlier provision that put a ceiling of $4.4 million to be spent on construction. The main problem was that the LhingeAlO-payJforeJudiciato A- 1-11 t J 1 1 n i. : uuui i iu leu us wild l iu uu, raaimin said. "We've got to keep the commission out of trouble with the federal courts." The class-action lawsuit, filed in 1981 by a group of former inmates charges that the current 22-year-old jail violates a host of safety and sanitary regulations. A grand jury investigation earlier this year concluded that conditions at the jail are "inhunian "s; - Accreditation for the dilapidated jail mas yanked by the state this year, resulting in the loss of some Department of Correction funds. : ' -- DNJ Photo byGrig Campbell Early snow? An early "snow" of computer print-out paper blankets the landscape near South Church Street after a Seaboard Coastal Lines.f reight train collided with a United Parcel Service truck near Murfreesboro Supply. No one was hurt in the wreck. Building. County Finance Director Randall Matlock estimated that about half of the county's annual Judicial Building debt is paid through a county-imposed tax on lawsuits. ''At' the jail, this would be sortie" sort of fee charged to the people who go in there," Matlock said. "I don't know exactly how that would work." Some committee members also wondered whether people arrested enough say or control over the jail," Mankin said. "I think we just should add that all plans and costs be approved by the County Commission." Mankin repeatedly urged the committee to take action because of "a federal rivil"flpms" lawsuit that threatens to remove control over the jail from the county and place it in the hands of U.S. District Judge John T.Nixon. "We don't want to wait for the "AltecTsion offTTnarfundlng oflne jail was left to the budget committee, but law enforcement committee members said they wouldn't vote for a jail without recommending how it could be funded. ore I can do anything, I want ta know where the money's coming fronV said committee member E.A. Bowman.: "We're not talking about taking any of the powers of the budget committee over the dollars ( Please see Inmates, page two) Troopers watching roads so Thanksgiving is safe Extra state troopers will be oh duty Thanksgiving weekend in Rutherford County as part of a special Tennessee Highway Patrol enforcement program. One reason for extra caution is that through Nov. 15, 48 more motorists had lost their lives on Tennessee highways than through the same period last year. "The death toll is tragically high. There must be a concentrated effort by the motoring public and the Highway Patrol to reverse the trend," said Commissioner Gus Wood of the Department of Safety. Col. Bill Jones of the Highway Patrol said that troopers intend to be highly visible in Rutherford County during the 102-hour holiday which officially begins at 6 p.m. today. Rutherford is one of 32 counties picked for special patrols by troopers' who would normally be off duty on the holiday, Jones said. These counties account for 57.7 percent of the accidents investigated annually by the Highway Patrol. Other area counties earmarked for selective enforcement include Cannon, Coffee, Williamson, Sumner, Warren, Maury, Giles, Lawrence and Lincoln. Jones said his officers "will be using every possible means to slow motorists down." This enforcement will include use of unmarked cars, radar on (Please see Troopers, page two) Golf course cost up; Council M By GEORGE WHITE News Journal Staff Writer Citing hopes for a "first-class job" on the city-owned Old Fort Park Golf -Course still under construction, City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to spend another $220,000 on it. "Throughout this long and very complicated project, we've had a choice: to build just a golf course, or . to build a first-class golf course that the city can be proud of," councilman Richard Reeves said prior to his successful motion to grant the funding. The "final dollar figure" request, earlier called for by the council, will be added to the project budget "to 'cover everything we plan to do on the course," explained recreation director Dennis Rainier. The actual construction of the 18-hole championship course is now complete. Sweeping revisions which placed three holes across the Stones River and discovery of unexpected rock pushed the project cost over the $1.5 million originally allocated, Rainier said. In other action Tuesday, the council unanimously passed a reso-. lution endorsing efforts for the city's application for inclusion in the Tennessee Main Street Program for reyitalization of the downtown area. The five cities chosen for the program will receive free consulting and technical services from the state and the National Main Street Center. The program, established in September 1983 under the Department of Conservation, uses historic preservation as a foundation for downtown economic development. In action concerning the golf course, the council approved a change order which boosted the Thompson Irrigation Inc. golf course contract from its original $1.2 million (Please see Golf, page two) Teen-age rape suspect arraigned By MIKE WEST News Journal Staff Writer Teen-age rape suspect David Kyle iilley was arraigned Tuesday in Circuit Court on aggravated sexual battery charges. , Gilley's attorney, R. Steven Waldron, filed a motion with Circuit Judge J,S. "Steve" Daniel for formal arraignment on the sex charge. Gilley, 18, was arrested Sept. 11 and accused of , sexually assaulting and beating" a 16-year-old Oakland High' School coed at his home in fashionable Riverview Park subdivision. . Police said Gilley allegedly struck the girl in the face and threatened her, saying, "Don't resist, I don't want to hurt you." He then allegedly tied her hands with a bandanna and had sex with the teen-ager, police said. In other Circuit Court action, a Sevier County man was sentenced to five years in prison on drug resale charges Tuesday by Daniel. Index Classified Ads ....... Comics Cookbook Crossword ..' Editorials Horoscopes Obituaries Sports TV, Weather1 15-19 ..... 8 11-15 8 4 .8 2 ... 6-7 9 5 Stephen Trentham, 25, was handed a four-year prison term for posses sion of cocaine with the intent to resale and a one-vf sentence tmfS ntarijuana resale charge. The two terms will run concurrently. Trentham was in gradualeschool at MTSU at the time of his arrest. "The 27.5 grams of cocaine alleged in the indictment is very close to the amount required for Class X sentencing," assistant District Attorney General Thomas Jackson told Daniel. However, Jackson said the state took Trejitham's background into consideration before asking Daniel to adopt the mininum sentence available on the conviction. , Defense attorney Charles Edwards urged Daniel to consider the facts of the case. "If you recall the testimony, all the officers said he had no prior arrests or record," Edwards said. , "Even General Jackson said this man was probably caught his first time out. There were no guns, no , dollars and no harmr" hesairf . Edwards called Trentham's direst "a tragedy. It's ruined his life." "I have read the pre-sentencing report and have studied Mr. Trentham's background," said Daniel, adding that he agreed with the recommended sentence. ' "He is a relatively young man who has made some achievements and had harbored some ambition for law enforcement,". Daniel safd. . During the Circuit Court trial, Trentham testified that he had intended to use the drugs to help police (Please see Te&i-age, page two) ITJ - X r F - A I r V.1 Odom tells students 19 -k -mB 7m By JAMIE SUE LINDER Features Editor . Although bejupa rich and successful appears to have come easy for entrepreneur Wayne Oldham, he says he could never have done it on his "own: "You've got to have somebody," the chairman of Southern Hospitality Corp. told the MTSU Phi Beta Lambda business society Tuesday. "Somebody to learn from, somebody you respect." "Becoming a successful entrepreneur" was the title of Oldham's colorful presentation during which he captivated the audience and had them laughing to no end. Oldham, affectionately known as "Big O," founded Southern Hospitality Corp., which boasts several restaurant chains in Tennessee, including Wendy's Old Fashioned Hamburgers, 'fcnd's and MrvGAiti'r---"No- one could be. better to talk about being a successful en- x , jvnvu VJUJiUUI. "Sounds sorta 'bragdocious' doesn't it?" Then he related a story about an "elderly gentleman by the name of Klipsch" who became successful by developing a unique speaker system for stereos. "Klipsch credited his success to making every mistake in the book," according to Oldham. "I feel almost the" same way," Oldham said. "No one in the country knew less about being an entrepreneur than I did. I couldn't even - (Please see Odom, page two) LaVergne board cites store owner !, DNJ Photo by Grg Compfcwll Autumn leaves 'l The last few leaves of autumn cling to a tree on Main Street in front of the East Main Church of Chris, providing a perfect frame for the Courthouse. ' ; . By JAN SLUSHER News Journal Staff Writer LAVERGNE - A LaVergne market owner faces a 90-day probation on the sale of beer after the beer board decided that completely revoking his license would cut his business in half . Ricky Bunch, owner and operator of Bunch's Market on U.S. 41-70S. underwent a review by the board Tuesday because he was charged last month with seeing beer to a minor. "My sales would drop over 40 percent if my license was revoked,".. duiii.1i luiu uic uuai U. - He can sell beer during the probation but will be monitored, officials said. Although Bunch pleaded guilty and paid a $134 fine on the charge, he explained the circumstances surrounding the incident to the board. "On a Friday night about a month ago, a young lady came in with two of my regular customers that I knew were old chough to buy beer. The (Please gee LaVergne, page two)

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