from 11-4-2020 edition
Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports
License, Drug Violations
•Justin Lee Comer, 28, of 103 Forrest Circle, McKenzie, was charged with driving on a revoked license, simple possession of methamphetamine, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia during an Oct. 26 traffic stop in Bruceton.
According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he pulled over a red Chevrolet Aveo driven by Comer due to prior knowledge of Comer’s license status. A computer check confirmed that Comer’s license was revoked. A search of the vehicle yielded a small bag containing a half gram of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, seven grams of substance believed to be marijuana, and a grinder with residue on it.
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•Xavier D’Antonio Williams, 30, of McKenzie was charged with DUI following an Oct. 29 traffic incident.
According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he responded to a call about a red car almost hitting two semi trucks and stopping in the middle of the road. Upon arrival, Scott found the vehicle on the side of the road with Williams asleep in the driver’s seat. Scott noted that Williams’ speech was slurred, and while speaking with Williams, he detected the odor of an intoxicating substance. Williams performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and he admitted to taking five shots of an alcoholic beverage.
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•John Wright of McKenzie reported to deputies on Oct. 28 that a vehicle tag was stolen.
Wright said he did not realize it had been stolen until he received a bill from the City of Memphis for unpaid parking tickets.
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•John Paul Todd, 40, of Camden was charged with a drug/narcotics violation on Oct. 23 in Buena Vista.
According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he responded to a prowler call at an address on Buena Vista School Road. Upon arrival, King found Todd apparently resting in a vehicle. Todd told King he had been tapping on a window at the residence to get the attention of a female who was staying there. The owner of the residence said he wanted Todd to leave. Todd gave King permission to search his vehicle, and during that search, King found one gram of a substance that field-tested positive for methamphetamine, as well as a glass pipe with residue on it.
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•Deputy Frank McGee took a report on Oct. 24 regarding a black 6 x 2 utility trailer that was stolen from private property on Grooms Road in Bruceton.
McGee reported that the trailer was taken sometime during the night of Oct. 23 from where it was parked behind the house near the shop. The trailer was valued at $1,500.
McKenzie Police Reports
Cruelty to Animals
•Jessica L. Doster, 38, of Euclid Avenue, McKenzie, was the owner of three dogs that were malnourished and living in terrible conditions.
McKenzie Officer Cody Coleman responded to the residence on October 26 after an anonymous call stating three dogs were not being fed. Animal control responded to the scene and advised the police of the poor condition of the dogs. The animals did not have food, water or shelter. All dogs were removed from the location.
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•Jerry T. Corder, 55, of Field School Road, McKenzie, was charged with driving under the influence-first offense on October 26.
Officer Justin Brister was notified of a reckless driver in an F-150 Ford pickup truck. Brister observed the truck on Forrest Avenue and initiated a stop due to a malfunctioning headlight. The driver reportedly had an open container of alcohol. Corder reportedly did poorly on a field sobriety test. He was arrested, transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital for a blood-alcohol test and transported to Carroll County Jail. He was additionally cited for the headlight violation.
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Theft of Services
•Brian Kelly Garriott, 55, of Park Circle, McKenzie, was charged with theft of services after he reportedly ran an electrical extension cord from an unoccupied residence in the McKenzie Housing Authority to his residence.
According to a report by Officer Cody Coleman, on October 30, Garriott was previously warned about the illegal practice by the Authority’s management. Garriott had 10 days to report to Carroll County Jail for booking.
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•Lloyd James Sawyer, 55, Winchester Street, McKenzie and James E. Simmons of the same address were each arrested on Oct. 31 around 11:16 p.m.
Officer Trey Boucher saw the two behind a building on Main Street. He arrested Sawyer on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sawyer was transported to Carroll County Jail. Simmons was arrested for violation of probation on a warrant in Weakley County. He was handed over to Weakley County authorities.