Flood insurance helps free former Metro police officer

Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 9:12pm

The Metro police officer accused of murdering his wife will await his trial from home thanks to a relative’s flood insurance.

Deon Lamont Cartmell, 23, will be allowed to leave jail and live with his father while he waits to go to trial, provided he complies with strict conditions including GPS monitoring and a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, according to Susan Niland, spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office.

Police arrested Cartmell on May 28 following a grand jury indictment charging him with the murder of his wife, 24-year-old Shari Monique Cartmell at the couple’s home at 3815 Saunders Ave.

According to Niland, Chester Godwin put up $25,000 cash — the required 10 percent of the $250,000 bond amount — from an insurance check he received after his home was damaged by the May flood.

Judge Randall Wyatt ordered Cartmell to live with his father and not to contact his in-laws. He can’t leave Davidson County without the court’s permission and may be subjected to random drug screening.

He also can’t have access to firearms, and he only will be allowed to go home after police clear his home of firearms.

Cartmell’s next date in court is set for August 20.

6 Comments on this post:

By: kawanza2003 on 7/28/10 at 6:09

this is the dumbest thing I ever heard of

By: govskeptic on 7/28/10 at 6:29

So, the Uncle uses his $25,000. for nephew's bond and will now probably
ask the Non-profits or other organizations to help him with his
flood damage. Sadly they probably will!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/28/10 at 7:39


By: TakePrideInNash on 7/28/10 at 8:15

If this was April 1, I would say NCP pulled the best April fools joke ever. This is crazy.

By: JohnGalt on 7/28/10 at 10:15

Do you suppose Unc knows he has kissed his $25K goodbye?

By: bart37064 on 7/28/10 at 2:48

A fool and his money soon go seperate ways (is that lyrics I hear?)