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Judge sets bond for Zachary Key, orders four bound over
Karen House
March 21, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

March 21, 2018 – Judge L. Thomas Austin set bond for Zachary Key of Dunlap at $2,500, or two signatures, in Sequatchie County General Sessions Court Friday, March 16.

Key is charged with making false reports for an alleged social media threat to shoot people at the Sequatchie County Schools complex. The threat caused all three local schools to go on “hard lockdown” Friday, March 9, until police officers apprehended Key at a Dunlap business.

On investigation, detectives determined there was enough evidence to charge the 19-year-old with statutory rape, as well. In the State of Tennessee, a statutory rape charge requires a violation against a minor with over four years' difference in age.

Judge Austin also bound over four cases:

  • Michael J. Quarles, charged with sexual exploitation of a minor.
  • Keith Hendon, charged with aggravated assault and vandalism under $1,000.
  • Cody S. Johnson, charged with possession of Schedule II (methamphetamine).
  • Clark Samuel Morris, charged with aggravated assault.

Austin accepted guilty pleas in the following cases:

  • Reynard Isaac Cable, for assault.
  • Christopher G. Healy, for domestic assault.
  • Richard Hoge, for DUI.
  • Landon Ray Keener, DUI.
  • Wesley W. Reed, violation of order of protection.

The following cases were dismissed:

  • Charles L. Ashley, Jr., aggravated burglary.
  • Arshkeia Donyell Kilgore, aggravated burglary.
  • Andrew Jackson Locke, fugitive from justice.

Judge Austin denied bond in all the following bond hearings Friday:

  • Jonathan T. Thomas, theft over $2,500.
  • Teresa Campbell, multiple drug charges.
  • Jeremy Trogdon, multiple drug charges.
  • Virginia Bishop, multiple drug charges.