Multiple Charges
Toni Bennet 28, of Hollow Rock was cited for drug paraphernalia and transported to Madison Co. for active warrants.
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Multiple Charges
Matthew Herrin 34, of New Johnsonville was cited for drug paraphernalia also on Oct. 5.
Deputy Meier observed a truck speeding and initiated a traffic stop. While writing the driver, Matthew Herrin, a warning ticket for speeding, the deputy noticed nervous behaviors from the driver and the passenger, Toni Bennet. Herrin became defensive towards narcotic topics and denied the deputies consent to search the truck. Meier called for K-9 to come to the location, K-9 gave a positive alert on the passenger side of the truck. Deputies located a glass pipe, clear bag with white powder residue, fake urine, two black magnetic boxes, and a new container of clear plastic bags.
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Domestic Assault
Justin Ray Gateley 30, of Cedar Grove was charged with his third offense for a domestic assault.
On Oct. 2, dispatch received a call from Marilyn Spencer in reference to a welfare check on her daughter Morgan Spencer.
The concern was due to her daughter’s boyfriend, Justin Gateley, having past domestic assault history. Marilyn Spencer states that Gateley messaged a picture of Morgan Spencer crying to her phone. Deputy Meier was enroute when the victims mother called and stated her daughter left Gateley and went to Camden. Officer Josh Boyd performed the welfare check in Benton Co. Spencer had bruising and swelling on her body. Spencer stated Gateley assaulted her because he thought she stole some pill tablets from him. After the assault, she left the residence. Spencer refused to write a statement as Gately was already on probation for aggravated domestic and having two prior domestic charges. The verbal statement from Spencer and the severity of her injuries allowed Deputy Meier to charge Gateley with Domestic Assault: third offense.
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Drug Violation
On October 1, Deputy Sevarns located a small plastic bag containing a white powder substance.
The substance field tested positive for Cocaine at the Carroll Co. Shooting Complex.
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All Other Larceny
On October 5, Investigator Adam Meggs received a call from Bryant Allen at TBI Bomb and Arson. Allen advised there was a burglary at a residence in Benton Co. Deputies later located a red HHR sitting vacant in a field with TVs in the back seat. Deputies were able to locate the owner. The owner stated he sold the vehicle to Auto Salvage 22 six months earlier. Auto Salvage 22 claimed the title was still there, except the vehicle was gone off the lot. Deputies were able to inform Auto Salvage 22 that the vehicle was towed to Benton Co. Sheriff’s Department.
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Multiple Charges
Elizabeth Ann Bugg 31, of Nashville was charged in Carroll Co. for a DUI; first offense, driving with suspended; first offense, and violation of implied consent. She was given a $2,500 bond with a mandatory eight hour stay in jail.
On Oct. 4, Deputy Coleman initiated a traffic stop for failure to maintain lane on Hwy. 77.
Upon contact with the driver, identified as Elizabeth Bugg, the deputy noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Coleman asked the driver to get out of the vehicle and noticed an intoxicating beverage odor coming from her person.
Bugg failed a field sobriety test. She was placed under arrest for a DUI. A check of her drivers license status, revealed it was currently suspended with no reinstated date. When she was advised of the implied consent law, she refused to submit a blood/ breath test.
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Driving on Revoked
Kenneth H Selsor 56, of Huntingdon was arrested for driving on revoked: first offense.
On Oct. 5, Deputy Hamilton initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for failure to maintain lane. Upon contact he identified the driver as Kenneth Selsor. A check of his driver’s license showed it was revoked with no reinstated date for a DUI out of Carroll Co.

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