Flags were once again lowered at the Macon County Justice Center last week in memory of Mt. Juliet Police Sgt. Jerry Mundy and Wilson County Sheriff's Deputy John Musice.
The driver of a car that killed two police officers in Wilson County spent several nights in the Macon County jail.
Fallon Tallent, age 21, arrived in Macon County Wednesday, July 9, from Wilson County and remained in Macon County until she appeared before Judge John Wootten, Jr., in court in Lebanon Monday, July 14. Tallent was reportedly transferred to Macon County after allegedly striking a guard at the Wilson County jail.
Macon County Sheriff Joe Ferguson made a statement to the public Thursday morning. He said that Tallent had very little to say to anyone. She was placed in a holding cell and was under constant surveillance. She had no contact with other prisoners and very little contact with more than one prison guard.
Chief Deputy Danny Fisher then answered any questions about Tallent to the media.
Fisher stated that she seemed to be in good health. He also stated that she had very little to say to anyone and was eating very little.
According to reports, a special grand jury indicted Tallent Friday on two counts of felony murder, two charges of premeditated first degree murder and two counts of second degree murder. The most serious of the counts were fist degree murder and felony murder, both punishable by death. Her bond was set at $4 million at Monday's hearing. A preliminary hearing was then set for August 4. She is currently being held at the Tennessee Prison for Women.
District Attorney Tommy Thompson has yet to make a decision whether to seek the death penalty.
Monday, Sheriff Ferguson reported that Tallent had given Macon County prison officials no problems.