Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

Domestic Assault

•Bobby James Cantrell, 35, of 70 Herrell Street, McLemoresville, was charged with domestic assault following an Oct. 16 incident at his residence.

Deputy Frank McGee reported that he went to Cantrell’s residence to do a welfare check on Maria Johnson. Upon arrival, McGee found Johnson in the house with her two children, and Cantrell was also present in the house. McGee observed that Johnson appeared to be upset and frightened, and she told McGee that she and Cantrell had been arguing all night and that Cantrell had threatened to kill her. She also said that Cantrell had parked his truck directly behind her car to prevent her from leaving. McGee reported that Cantrell came outside and became angry because deputies were there and then started yelling and causing a disturbance. Cantrell was taken into custody and transported to the Carroll County Jail.

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•A warrant for violating an order of protection was issued against Blake Edward Speer, 30, of Buena Vista following an Oct. 16 incident in the Buena Vista area.

According to the report by Deputy Cody Walker, he responded to a call about Speer being at 1935 McKee Levee Road in violation of an active order of protection. Speer had already left the residence before Walker arrived, but Jaca Speer submitted a statement that Blake Speer had been there and that they had gotten into a physical altercation.

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•Will Shaffer Fleming, 28, of Lawrenceburg was charged with DUI, violation of implied consent, and failure to maintain lane during an Oct. 16 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he pulled over a vehicle driven by Fleming after observing the vehicle leave its lane of travel while turning onto Mustang Drive from Highway 70. While speaking with Fleming, King detected a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage, and Fleming performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Fleming refused to submit to a blood or breath test.

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•Bruce Edward Bensen, 64, of 1040 Pardue Road, Hollow Rock, was charged following an Oct. 21 incident in Hollow Rock.

According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he responded to a call about an altercation outside at 1165 Pardue Road. Upon arrival, King observed Bensen sitting in the mud with his shirt off. Bensen’s nephew was also outside. King noted that Bensen was visibly shaken and verbally abusive. Benson had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person, and Benson admitted that he had been drinking that day. Benson’s truck was parked in the driveway with the driver’s door open and the keys in the ignition.

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Theft of Services

•Casey L. Shepard, 32, of 7510 Highway 104 West, Cedar Grove, was charged on Oct. 21 for allegedly stealing utility services at her residence.

According to the report by Deputy Frank McGee, he went to Shepard’s residence and spoke with an employee with the Milan Public Utilities Company, who said that his department had previously been out to this address to disconnect electrical services due to non-payment. Shepard said that she had found a meter base lying in the yard and had installed it by herself in order to obtain power to the residence. The utility worker said that $459.20 was owed for the theft of services.

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