•Nicholas Allen Melton, 32, of Old Stage Road, Huntingdon, was charged with domestic assault (two counts) and simple assault following a Christmas Day altercation near Huntingdon.
According to the report by Deputy Eric Sawyers, he responded to 3575 Old Stage Road after receiving a call that Melton had assaulted several people. Upon arrival, Sawyers found Melton, Gilbert Jordan III, Gilbert Jordan IV, and Larry Boyett, Sr. standing in the front yard, and Melton and both Jordan men had blood on them and other visible signs of fighting. After interviewing everyone, Sawyers determined that Melton was the primary aggressor in the altercation.
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•Deputies are looking into the recent vandalism of a vehicle in Lavinia.
Porschea Harrell told deputies on Dec. 28 that her vehicle was vandalized while it was parked at 80 Little Grove Road. According to Harrell, her roommate woke her up that morning and told her that wet paint had been splattered all over the vehicle and the tires had been slashed. Harrell said they washed the paint off, but the tires were flat.
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•Taja Lamont Allen, 23, (address not provided) was charged with theft over $1,000 following a Dec. 29 traffic stop in McKenzie.
According to the report by Deputy Michael Sevarns, he pulled over a Dodge Dakota pickup truck driven by Allen on Main Street after observing that the vehicle’s headlights and taillights were off. A computer check showed that the vehicle’s tag number did not match the vehicle, and the VIN number came back as being stolen out of Jackson. When asked about it, Allen told the deputy that he got the vehicle from someone named Brandon (but he didn’t know his last name), and he said he didn’t know the vehicle was stolen. The Jackson Police Department was notified about the vehicle, which was towed to the county impound lot.
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•Jacob Steven Cronkhite-Snyder, 32, of Hollow Rock was charged with simple assault after allegedly attacking his mother on Dec. 29.
According to the report by Deputy Scotty Davis, Cronkhite-Snyder physically assaulted his mother by picking her up and squeezing her to the point that she could not breathe, throwing her down, and pushing her into a cabinet.
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•A warrant for criminal trespassing was issued on Dec. 30 against Daniel Myers, 50, of Milan.
According to the report by Deputy Dennis Adkins, he responded to Atwood Acres in Atwood regarding a person trespassing on private property. The trailer park manager told Adkins that a neighbor witnessed Myers entering a trailer that was being remodeled on three different dates. Adkins noted in his report that Myers had previously been warned by deputies not to be on the property.