Thursday morning, Crossville police were called to an apartment in the Charleston Plantation complex for a report of a shooting.
The resident told police 28-year-old Cameron Christopher Moffett said 22-year-old Jayde Mikel Wainwright was supposed to meet the resident at his apartment. The resident was apparently unaware Moffett would be with her. Two other people also accompanied Moffett and Wainwright to the Charleston Plantation apartment.
According to the arrest report, Moffett asked where his $40 was, then went over to a television and said, “Why don’t you just give me this TV and we’ll be even.” The resident said it wasn’t his television, but said he could go upstairs to “look through a box of junk” to settle up with what he owed.
Moffett said he would take the entire box, which the resident found unacceptable.
At that point, Moffett supposedly threatened to shoot the other man in the foot, then pulled out a silver .25 caliber pistol, shot it at the resident’s right foot, left the room and went downstairs.
The resident, upon returning downstairs, discovered both the television and remote missing. He told the three people upstairs they and Moffett needed to leave.
The resident said the four left in a maroon Ford F-150, perhaps headed for an address on Pinewood Drive, about a mile and a half away.
When the officer arrived on Pinewood Drive, he found City and County patrol units had already surrounded the apartment. One of the people who had been with Moffett at Charleston Plantation came out and told police Moffett was inside.
Officers ordered Moffett to come out, and he was taken into custody. One officer emptied Moffett’s pockets and placed his belongings on the ground.
The home was cleared and a protective sweep conducted. Two televisions were found inside a bedroom – one on the bed, the other on a dresser. A consent search revealed one of the TVs to be the one stolen from the Charleston Plantation residence. Shortly afterward, in a “spontaneous utterance,” Wainwright admitted she stole the television and there was no firearm used at the Charleston Plantation residence.
With no evidence to the contrary, police uncuffed and released Moffett. One of the officers decided to help him pick up his belongings from the ground; doing so, he found a set of digital scales with meth residue and a shell casing matching the firearm reportedly used in the crime.
Given that evidence, Moffett was placed under arrest.
The resident of the Pinewood Drive home led police to a bedroom and lifted up the mattress, revealing a loaded silver .25 caliber Lorcin pistol, five Alprazolam pills, 1.8 oz. of meth, a set of digital scales and several small zip-top baggies commonly used for packaging meth.
The resident claimed she saw Moffett enter her bedroom and place the handgun under the mattress.
At intake, Moffett was found to have $658 in U.S. currency on him, presumed to be from the illegal sale of narcotics.
Moffett was charged with possession of a firearm while committing a dangerous felony, reckless endangerment, manufacture, sale or delivery or possession of a Schedule II drug and manufacture, sale or delivery of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Wainwright was charged with theft of property.