Small Town Police Steal Money, Kidnap Child in Maury County, TN.

Grant Shields shared the content below, regarding a case in which Bob Zadan, of the Maury County Sheriff’s Dept. (TN) Drug Task Force and an unnamed member of the Tenn. Dept. of Children’s Services stole from them and later kidnapped their child after they were accused of “committing” a victimless crime, via the Cop Block Submissions page.

image3Mitchell Shields, Sarah Feron and their son Logan were a great family. Both were great parents. Worked hard and went to community college to better their lives that much more. That is until tragedy struck in their small town lives.

On  Feb. 5, 2015, the Maury County Sheriff’s Dept. Drug Task Force, obtained a warrant to search Ms. Tonya Feron’s home, in which Mitchell shields and his family were living. That warrant was actually obtained based on false information. The information for the warrant came from a phone call between Mitchell Shields and his friend Bill, who is in prison near Memphis Tennessee. In the conversation, Bill spoke hypothetically about having Mitchell give somebody marijuana to sneak into the jail for him. Mitchell obviously said no. The cops must have been thinking they were talking in code. And took this information to Maury county so they could get a search warrant for the house, in which Mitchell and his family lived in, in hopes to find a large amount of marijuana. They tore the house up to find nothing but personal hallucinogenic mushrooms, personal dabs, and personal marijuana. No more than 20g of marijuana was found, which isn’t what the warrant was for.

This upset the DTF (Drug Task Force) agent in charge, Bob Zadan, and he filed charges against everybody for the mushrooms and marijuana, as well as made up charges like the manufacturing and distribution of BHO, even though only a small amount of BHO was found in the house. They based this off of Mitchell owning two very small bottles of unrefined butane for lighter refills and dab wizard containers. Logan, their son, went home with George Shields, his grandfather. Mitchell and his family thought this was the end of it and they would just fight it and have the charges dropped.

In reality, it was just the beginning. On Feb 20 2015, the Maury County Sheriff’s Dept. DTF showed up at Ms. Tonya Feron’s house again, but this time with no warrant. They showed up with Sarah’s probation officer for a “routine” home check. Agent Zadan orchestrated the entire ordeal intentionally in order to steal their son. They brought an agent with them from the Tennessee Dept. of Children’s Services. After they showed up, they destroyed Sarah and Mitchell’s room, and stole almost $6,000 from George Shields’ lock box that he had taken out of his jeep to keep with Sarah in her room, in case she needed it. They even stole George’s pistol that he let Sarah hold onto, which she is legally allowed to own, and illegally searched his truck that was in the yard without his permission.

They found nothing besides George’s money and pistol in the house, but they still re-arrested Sarah and her mother saying they had a warrant for Ms. Tonya and Sarah. While Sarah attempted to inform her mother of her rights another agent told her to shut up and stop playing lawyer. When Sarah went to call George so he could get Logan (protocol is to give the child to the next of kin), agent Zadan snatched her phone and not one officer or agent would call George for her. They took Ms. Tonya and Sarah to the jail. Ms. Tonya was interrogated for three hours and waited even longer to be booked, because there was no such arrest warrant for her. They had to get an arrest warrant while at the jail, so they could hold her. The initial arrest was illegal. They also stole both Sarah’s cell phones and Tonyas cell phone, neither of which are logged into evidence. They did this just so Ms. Tonya could not take Logan home. Logan is now in the hands of a foster family and his parents aren’t even allowed to see him.

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  1. wabenhouser February 25, 2015 at 3:51 am #

    the system/cops are messed up but, don’t do drugs. don’t keep them in your home, and don’t be shocked when assholes use it against you.

    • Morgan O'Brien-Bledsoe February 25, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

      So just follow orders is what your saying? Good thing our founding fathers didn’t listen to people like you. Or our civil right’s fighters. Or our workers right’s fighters. If we all do what you say nothing will ever change.

  2. Common Sense February 25, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    With a search warrant, they are typically written to include any and all out buildings and any and all vehicles on the property. Her probation order could have had a “search clause” but I doubt we will ever now.

    Sounds like you were involved in something. Post the warrant or the affidavit(s).

    Tonya Rae Feron, 55, 918 Wooldridge Drive, Columbia, was arrested and charged
    with manufacturing BHO wax Schedule VI and possession of legend drugs.
    She was jailed and released Friday on $35,000 bond.

    Sarah Rae Feron, 24, 918 Wooldridge Drive, Columbia, was arrested and charged with criminal simulation greater than $1,000. She remained in the Maury
    County Jail on Saturday in lieu of $50,000 bond. – See more at:

    Monday, Feb. 16

    Tonya Rae Feron, 55, 918 Wooldridge Drive, Columbia, was arrested and charged
    with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Schedule VI for
    resale in a drug free zone and possession of BHO wax for resale in a
    drug free zone. She was jailed and released Monday on $35,000 bond.
    – See more at:

    • t February 25, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

      And it’s not “false information” from he jail call. He said it.

    • effingreat February 25, 2015 at 6:54 pm #

      Get the fuck out of here you fucking disgusting pig. We know you’re a cop. You post on every article and redirect attention away from the actual criminals (the cops) and put it on the victim. You are the worst kind of human being and you can never be forgiven. Do us all a favor and drop dead, you stupid piece of dog shit.

      • Common Sense February 25, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

        Awwww……its so cute when you try.

      • Burleson Fred February 26, 2015 at 8:12 am #

        Do you know the facts? I doubt it. You read this garbage and make up your find without any proof. you are more likely a criminal Character yourself. You hate Police because you love to break the law. Try cleaning up that foul sewer of yours. Loser.

      • simpleton February 26, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

        Hi effingreatm, You are going to hate me. But Commonsense brings a tiny fraction of logic to the issue. Not saying that is the case here, but, I do believe his participation in the conversation has some value. Other cops on this site, forget it. They will end up killing their family and themselves. Why? no idea? they’re cops, no one knows their intentions.

        • simpleton February 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm #

          Christ, I apologize, I know T, and Common sense, one of them does make a little sense. So please don’t hold me to defending either one. Just my opinion. Thanks in advance.

      • adam February 27, 2015 at 8:54 am #

        If you want to have a safe family. Don’t have illegal drugs in the house. It’s common sense. You know what crappy cops will do. Why give them reason. My children are much more important to me than smoking weed. Let stupid friends keep drugs in their house and then go visit them.

  3. Morgan O'Brien-Bledsoe February 25, 2015 at 1:19 pm #

    If there is no victim there is no crime. What an individual does to ones self is no business of the state.

  4. simpleton February 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Sorry to say, but 20 some years ago when I was up to no good, I knew full well if I got in trouble, I was going down, and accepted it because the risk was worth the reward. It was a harsh reality. Cost of doing business so to speak. I was lucky, got out with no prison, and my life.

  5. Spaghetti February 25, 2015 at 2:01 pm #

    To bring drugs into jail for him? Yeah, by keistering it.

  6. disqus_khiD4yhUiu February 25, 2015 at 8:13 pm #

    I know all about this county, if you look up this county, it’s listed as one of the top 10 most corrupt counties in the USA.
    I’m not a member of Cop block and don’t live there, but members are needed badly there and as someone that went to visit a friend who spent 6 months in there for a minor traffic violation, I can tell you, their Jail is like a concentration camp, not even fit for a rat to live in, no heat, not hardly enough food to survive on, like 600 calories a day to live on, and water constantly leaking in on those being held there.

  7. wildcat February 26, 2015 at 4:35 pm #

    I have a really hard time believing that this true.

  8. Terry Moore February 28, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    I can’t wait until the cops unlawfully enter my fucking house. I own a gun, know how to use it, and know where to shoot to incapacitate someone. If that doesn’t work, I know martial arts. You might try to get the handcuffs on me, but you may end up with an arm that swings universally after we get done. My fucking rights, are my fucking rights! Not one inch of my rights will be impeded on. And if I have to play “LAWYER” with a pig present just to clarify what my rights are, then well, hmmmm, he might get frustrated that he won’t be able to charge me with anything.

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