Chelsea M. Smith, age 21, and Latosha Renee Flashner, age 29, appeared in Macon County General Sessions Court last week, for their involvement in a automobile that was stolen from the Minit Mart in Trousdale County in February. They were apprehended and arrested on Thursday, February 26, 2015, in Red Boiling Springs by Police Chief Terry Tuck.
On February 26, Chief Tuck was patrolling on the Lafayette Road. He had already been notified of a stolen 2008 Nissan Altima in Trousdale County and also a car tag that had been taken from Sonic in Lafayette, when he observed the vehicle in question sitting at the RBS Market gas pumps. He contacted dispatch to verify the tag number and he determined it was the tag taken from Sonic.
The chief approached the vehicle and it was occupied by two female suspects, Chelsea Smith and Latosha Flashner, and he briefly spoke with them concerning the vehicle. He verified from the VIN number that it was the vehicle that was taken from Trousdale County.
The two women were detained and Trousdale County was notified.
Chief Tuck and Officer Kyle Petty, with the Macon County Sheriffs Office, transported the two female suspects to the Macon County Justice Center where they were booked.
Smith was charged with theft (up to $500) and theft of property ($1,000-$10,000). She also faces several charges from 2014 including possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of a Schedule III drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, and criminal trespass.
Latosha Flashner was charged with theft of property ($1,000-$10,000) and theft (up to $500). She also faces charges from 2014 including evading arrest flight-vehicle, and vehicles /street cars stop at all stop signs.
The cases against Chelsea Smith and Latosha Flashner have both been continued.