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Bartlett man indicted for murder in fentanyl overdose death

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[Editor’s note: This press release arrived after the press deadline for the April 19 issue of the paper.] A 27-year-old Bartlett man has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder for allegedly selling heroin laced with fentanyl that resulted in the death of an acquaintance last year, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for April 2-8, 2018

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The Bartlett Police Department responded to the following incidents for the period of April 2-8, 2018, including a child’s accidental drowning on April 3. Editor’s note: This report represents the most notable incidents provided by BPD and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in […]

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Lakeland Motel 6 drug ust nabs 22 teens from Arlington, Oakland

A March 29 drug bust at a Lakeland motel room is sending a roomful of teens – some as young as 14 – to juvenile court. Five older youths from Arlington and Oakland are facing felony charges. On a tip, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office narcotics detectives began watching Room 213 at Motel 6, located at […]

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Product recalls and alerts for March 6-26, 2018

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The following items have been the subject of recent product recalls and alerts. Click the links for more information. Tamarack is voluntarily recalling Eclipse Kratom-containing powder products because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. (See additional link here from March 23.) Date issued: March 26, 2018 Kwik Trip Inc. located in La Crosse, […]

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Product recalls & alerts for March 14-April 2, 2018

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The following medicines, foods, vehicles and other consumer products have been the subject of recent product recalls and alerts. Click the links for more information. A federal court permanently enjoined a Walton, N.Y., creamery and its owner from manufacturing and distributing adulterated food, the Department of Justice announced. In a complaint filed March 19 at the request […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for March 24-April 1, 2018

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The Bartlett Police Department handled these and other incidents for the period of March 24-April 1, 2018. Editor’s note: This report represents the most notable incidents provided by BPD and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are […]

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Drug charges filed in fatal shooting near Bartlett

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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — No charges will be filed in the shooting death of a man near Bartlett Elementary on March 28, according to Shelby County authorities. Denzel Jordan, 21, told deputies he fired outside his home several times in self-defense, fatally wounding Jeremy Williams, 25. Officers responding to the 11:05 a.m. emergency call found […]

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Lawsuit filed in 2017 fatal shooting of Lakeland woman

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An attorney has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in the case of Nancy Jane Lewellyn, a Lakeland woman shot to death in 2017 as she held a BB gun in her driveway. Daniel A. Seward filed the lawsuit for a total of $20 million on behalf of the victim’s […]

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1 man shot near Bartlett Elementary

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A fatal shooting about a block from Bartlett Elementary School had the facility on lockdown briefly Wednesday morning as a safety precaution. (The shooting was not on school property and is not believed to be related to the school. The school is mentioned because of its nearness to the crime.) The 911 call came in […]

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DUIs up, robberies and rape down on TN college campuses

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NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual crime study on March 15, detailing the volume and nature of crime on the state’s college and university campuses. “Crime on Campus 2017” compiles data submitted to TBI by the state’s colleges, universities, and law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among […]

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Bartlett Police Reports for March 12-18, 2018

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The Bartlett Police Department handled these and other incidents for the period of March 12-18. Editor’s note: This report represents the most notable incidents provided by BPD and does not necessarily reflect all police activity. All suspects are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and values are estimated for […]

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Recalls & alerts for March 15, 2018

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The following product recalls and alerts were announced today. Southwire recalls Wi-Fi switches for fire hazard This recall involves the WiOn Indoor In-wall Wi-Fi Switch. The switch allows a consumer to control and monitor the lights and appliances at home or at the office with a smart phone from anywhere using a smart phone app. […]

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