Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

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•A Lavinia father and son were recently the victims of a scam.

According to the report by Deputy Frank McGee, he went to Carroll Bank & Trust on Sept. 10 and was advised that father Franklin W. Prichard and son Frank W. Prichard were recently scammed out of approximately $16,000. The scam involved the use of green dot cards and phony bank cards, as well as the use of personal information to fraudulently obtain loans. The victims said this has been going on since October of 2018. They are working with the bank to try to get restitution for the money they have lost.

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•Deputies are investigating a recent theft from private property in McKenzie.

Nona Wilson told deputies on Sept. 7 that someone took a Hobie Bimini valued at $188 out of the side-by-side in her driveway at 2860 Highway 436. She said she thought it was stolen early that morning.

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Court Order Violation

•A warrant was signed on Sept. 7 against Justin Ray Gateley, 28, of 12355 Highway 70, Cedar Grove, for allegedly violated a court order granting bail.

According to the report by Deputy Tony G. King, Gateley used jail phones multiple times in an attempt to contact a female who is the victim in a domestic assault case against Gateley.

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Vandalism, Threats

•Deputies are investigating recent incidents of vandalism and threats in the Westport area.

According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he responded to a complaint call at 5345 Westport Road on Sept. 6. Resident Stephen Edmonson told King that he was awakened by a crashing sound, and when he went to the front door, he found that the glass to the storm door has been shattered and the door was dented. Edmonson said he saw an older model SUV leaving from near the scene. As King was leaving, David Walker, who lives at 5405 Westport Road, waived him down and reported that someone threw a piece of lumber through his bedroom window, and it landed in the bed next to him. Walker had a few scrapes and cuts but refused medical treatment. Edmonson contacted deputies on Sept. 7 and reported that someone had spray painted a threatening message on his 2011 black Chevrolet truck and two vehicles at Walker’s residence.

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•A four-wheeler was recently reported as stolen from a Huntingdon residence.

Daniel A. Perry told deputies on Sept. 9 that someone had stolen his Honda Rubicon four-wheeler from a shed behind his residence at 930 Hawkins Creek Road sometime between 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 and 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 9. The four-wheeler was valued at $8,000.

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Drugs, License Violation

•Jarrid D. Sterling, 34, of 150 Marie Street, Hollow Rock, was charged with driving on a revoked license (fifth offense) and simple possession of methamphetamine during a Sept. 5 traffic stop near Huntingdon.

According to the report by Deputy Michael Smith, he pulled over 2005 Chevrolet truck driven by Sterling on Mt. Pleasant Church Road because the license plate did not match the vehicle. A computer check showed that Sterling’s license was revoked. During an inventory search of the truck, Smith found a plastic bag containing a substance that field-tested positive for meth, as well as syringe containing meth. Sterling was transported to the Carroll County Jail, and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

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DUI, Drugs

•Steven Dwayne Adams, 58, of 110 Francis Road, Atwood, was charged with DUI, simple possession of meth, simple possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and violation of implied consent during a Sept. 5 traffic stop in Trezevant.

According to the report by Deputy Cody Walker, he pulled over a vehicle driven by Adams for a light violation. While speaking with Adams, Walker detected the odor of alcohol. While patting down Adams, Walker found a pipe, a substance believed to be marijuana, and 0.2 grams of a substance believed to be meth. Adams performed poorly on field sobriety tests, he was unsteady on his feet, and his speech was slurred. Adams refused to take a breath or blood test.

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•Deputies are investigating the recent theft of farm equipment in Buena Vista.

Dennis Cook told deputies on Sept. 5 that someone had taken his 1586 International tractor valued at $11,000 and his John Deere bush hog mower valued at $7,000 from his farm at 12725 Highway 114. The tractor was described as red with a white cab and broken glass on the right side door. The buss hog was described as green with two five-foot sections that fold up resembling a “bat wing.”

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