Man Accused of Threatening Wife with Knife Charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Assault

A Smithville man accused of threatening his wife with a knife on two separate occasions has been charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.
38 year old Steven Anthony Nelson of Allen Street is under a $100,000 bond and he will make a court appearance on January 28.
Sheriff Patrick Ray said that on Saturday, December 5 after becoming concerned for her safety, Nelson’s wife called 911. Nelson allegedly held a knife on her and said he would kill her if she made a sound when the deputy arrived.
Less than three months before on September 19, Nelson’s wife reported a separate incident to the Sheriff’s Department. According to a detective, the woman said that at around 6:00 p.m. that night she and Nelson began arguing and that he grabbed and threw her to the ground. Nelson allegedly hit her several times while she was on the ground, tried to strangle her and then threatened her with a knife. After the assault, the woman left home and went to Mapco Express and got help.
Both cases were investigated by Sheriff’s Department Detectives.
46 year old Christopher Neil Patterson of Patterson Road, Smithville is charged with violation of bond conditions. His bond is $5,000 and his court date is January 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Thursday, January 14 Patterson violated bond conditions against him by going to his wife’s home on Big Hickory Court to talk with her. According to those bond conditions, Patterson is not to have any contact nor be near his wife.
41 year old Ginger Elaine Moore of McMinnville Highway, Smithville is charged with aggravated assault. Her bond is $5,000 and she will make a court appearance February 4. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, January 16 Moore allegedly pointed a 22 caliber handgun at her son and threatened to kill him.
24 year old Stephanie Michelle Mooneyham of Toad Road, Smithville is charged with domestic assault. Her bond is $1,500. According to Sheriff Ray, on Sunday January 17 Mooneyham allegedly assaulted her mother by pulling her hair and hitting her in the side of the head.
Enrique Adelaido Lomas of Bright Hill Road, Smithville is charged with vandalism. His bond is $1,500 and he will make a court appearance on January 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Tuesday, January 12 while a prisoner at the jail, Lomas cut holes in two separate vinyl pillows belonging to the sheriff’s department. The total value of the pillows was $24.00.
38 year old Julie Wright of Cordell Love Road, Smithville is charged with unlawful possession of a weapon. Her bond is $3,500 and she will be in court January 21. Sheriff Ray said that on Monday, December 14 a Sheriff’s Department Detective was at Wright’s home assisting officers of the Tennessee Department of Corrections Probation and Parole with a home search. During the search, several guns were found. Wright has a November, 2015 conviction against her for sale and delivery of a Schedule III drug.
40 year old Crystal Alice Turner of A.B. Frazier Road, Smithville is charged with a General Sessions Court violation of probation and theft of property over $1,000. Her bond is $5,000 on the theft charge and $250 for the VOP. Sheriff Ray said that on September 20, 2013 Turner allegedly took jewelry from her mother without consent and was involved in pawning the jewelry at Insta Cash in Smithville and Cash 4 U Pawn in McMinnville. The case was investigated by a Sheriff’s Department Detective.

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