•The recent death of a Lavinia man at a residence near Huntingdon is believed to have been caused by a drug overdose.
According to the report by Deputy Michael Sevarns, an unknown female called the Sheriff’s Department on Dec. 6 and said, “he shot himself,” and then hung up. When the dispatcher was unable to re-establish contact with the caller, deputies went to 225 Dunn Road where the call originated. Upon arrival, deputies found Anthony Glenn Walls, 39, of Lavinia outside in a swing. Walls was transported by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County, where he was pronounced dead. Deputies spoke with property owner Frank Brannon, who said that he had been sleeping inside the home, and when he got up, he found Walls unconscious. Brannon said that a man and woman had been at the residence, but he did not know who they were. While investigating the scene, deputies found two sets of footprints behind the home leading into the woods. Hospital personnel later found a needle filled with a black substance in one of Walls’ pockets. Wall’s body was sent off for an autopsy, though results from that autopsy had not been released as of press time.
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•John Allen Mitchell, 49, of 15000 Highway 70, Huntingdon, was charged with driving on a revoked license (first offense) on Dec. 7.
Deputy Dennis Adkins reported that he responded to a call about a possible drunk driver on the McLemoresville Highway and observed an older model Ford pickup truck with its flashers on. Adkins followed the vehicle as it turned onto Renfroe Road and then onto a field road, where the driver stopped and got out of the vehicle. Adkins made contact with the driver, who he identified as Mitchell, and a computer check revealed that Mitchell’s driver’s license was revoked for a prior DUI conviction.
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Drug, License Charges
•Steven Crawford, 28, of 5795 East Main Street, Trezevant, was charged with drug and license violations during a Dec. 8 traffic stop in Atwood.
According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he pulled over a motorcycle driven by Crawford because of an inoperable taillight. A computer check showed that Crawford’s driver’s license was revoked. King also found Crawford to be in possession of marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia. As the motorcycle did not have any tags and Crawford could not produce any registration, the vehicle was towed to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office until the owner could be determined. Crawford was transported to the Gibson County Jail on unrelated charges.
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•Deputies are looking into the recent burglary and vandalism of an outbuilding near Huntingdon.
According to the report by Deputy Frank McGee, he took a report on Dec. 9 regarding an outbuilding on County Farm Road that had been broken into through a side window. The door of the building was also damaged. An air compressor valued at $550 was reported as stolen, and the damage was estimated at $450 altogether.
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•Torrie Delynn Carter, 41, of Lavinia was charged with possession of schedule II and schedule IV drugs on Dec. 9 in Huntingdon.
According to the report by Deputy Michael Sevarns, a relative of Carter called the Sheriff’s Department and stated that Carter had called him, making weird noises before hanging up. Sevarns went to conduct a welfare check at 388 Voss Lane and found Carter slumped over in the driver’s seat of a 2008 Dodge Charger in the driveway of the residence. Sevarns observed a clear plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance and blue pills sitting in plain view on the center console. While speaking with Carter, Sevarns detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. While searching Carter, Sevarns found another plastic bag containing a crystal-like substance in one of Carter’s pockets. When asked, Carter said that he had marijuana, methamphetamine, and Xanax pills in the vehicle, and Sevarns confirmed that these items were in the plastic bag on the center console.