Huntingdon Police Reports

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Drugs found after crash

•James D. Avery (age and address not provided) was airlifted following a March 30 high-speed pursuit in Huntingdon that ended with Avery crashing his vehicle, which was found to contain illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

According to the report by Officer Ethan Parham, he pulled over a white 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Avery for speeding and driving erratically on East Main Street. A computer check showed that Avery’s license was revoked. After Avery denied a request to search his vehicle, a K-9 unit was called to the scene, and the dog alerted on the vehicle. When asked to step out of the vehicle, Avery locked the doors, rolled up his window, and sped away. Officers pursued as Avery accelerated to speeds up to 100 mph, but he lost control of the vehicle and crashed while trying to turn off Lexington Street onto Highway 22 South. Avery, who was seriously injured in the crash, was transported by ambulance to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll Co. and then airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Having obtained Avery’s permission to search his vehicle before he was airlifted, officers searched the wrecked vehicle after it was towed from the scene, finding 5.1 grams of marijuana, a bag containing methamphetamine, about 2 grams of cocaine, a number of oxycodone pills, and a bag containing an unknown blue powder. Avery had $2,022 in cash in his possession. Warrants have been filed against Avery for felony evading, simple possession of schedule VI, possession of schedule II, two counts of possession with intent, drug paraphernalia, driving on a revoked license, and speeding.

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Drugs, Firearm

•Kenba N. Bryant, 22, of Jackson was arrested on drug and firearm charges, and Randy S. Weathers, 22, of Lexington was arrested on drug charges during an April 1 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

According to the police report, Officer Mike Verner pulled over a vehicle driven by Bryant for speeding on West Main Street. When asked if he had anything in the vehicle, Bryant said he had a gun and then gave the firearm to Verner. When Bryant denied Verner permission to search the vehicle, a K-9 unit was called to the scene, and the dog alerted on the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers found 171.4 grams of vacuum-packed marijuana in a backpack and a set of digital scales. Weathers, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was found to have a small bag of marijuana and $3,940 in cash in his possession. The two were transported to jail and the money and vehicle were seized.

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Drug Possession

•Brandy L. Hardin, 31, of Huntingdon was charged with drug possession and drug paraphernalia on March 31 at her residence.

Officer Joseph Hedge reported that he went to Hardin’s residence at Green Oak Apartments to look into possible child neglect. Hardin gave Hedge consent to search the apartment, and during that search, Hedge found approximately .1 gram of methamphetamine in a baggy inside a jewelry box, as well as items believed to be used for drug purposes. The Department of Human Services was called to the scene to investigate, and Hardin was transported to jail.

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Aggravated Assault

•Houston T. Wilkes, 48, of Hollow Rock was charged with aggravated assault, domestic assault, violation of an order of protection, and evading arrest, as well as drug-related charges, after allegedly attacking a woman on March 25.

According to the report by Officer Labe Ezell, officers responded to a call about an assault at Huntingdon Health & Rehab, and Wilkes was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit. Officers then went to Baptist Memorial Hospital, where Wilkes’ wife, Brandy Wilkes, was being treated for severe facial injuries. Mrs. Wilkes said that she had been outside on a smoke break when her husband came up and punched her on the left side of her face. Ezell noted that Mr. Wilkes had been previously charged on March 21 for domestic assault against his wife, and he had a court order to have no contact with her. While searching Mr. Wilkes’ vehicle, officers found numerous sandwich baggies and a set of scales. A bag containing meth, oxycontin, heroin, marijuana, and a pipe was later found near where Mr. Wilkes was arrested.

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License Violation

•Lori Denise Layhew, 57, of Huntingdon was cited for driving on a suspended license and speeding by Officer Brad Allen during an April 5 traffic stop on Buena Vista Road.

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Shoplifting

•Sandra Lynn Gentile, 56, of Jackson was cited for theft of merchandise under $1,000 by Officer Labe Ezell on April 2 at Walmart in Huntingdon for allegedly attempting to leave the store with several food items without paying for them.

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Shoplifting

•Wynter Michelle Strayhorn, 29, of Huntingdon was cited for theft of merchandise under $1,000 by Officer Labe Ezell on April 1 at Walmart in Huntingdon for allegedly attempting to leave the store without paying for $72.04 in items.

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Disorderly Conduct

•Ronald T. Parker, 31, of Huntingdon was arrested for disorderly conduct by Officer Ethan Parham on April 5 when Parker was allegedly screaming, cursing, and behaving belligerently toward officers at a residence on Knox Street.

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Drug Possession

•Tioni Aqui Bruce, 20 of Memphis; Jada L. Jefffies, 19, of Memphis; and Michaela Liberty Thompson (age and address not provided) were all cited for simple possession of marijuana by Officer James Kelley during an April 4 traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Thompson in Huntingdon. Jeffries was also cited for drug paraphernalia, and Thompson was cited for speeding.

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Theft

•Wayne Faulkner told Officer Labe Ezell on March 16 that his enclosed trailer full of tools had been stolen from a jobsite on Purdy Road.

Faulkner described the trailer as white with a double axle, a side door, and double doors on the back. A witness told Ezell that on March 15 she saw a dark-colored truck pull up to the jobsite, and then a second truck backed up to the trailer and drove off with it.

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Credit Card Fraud

•Micah T. Stone, 21, of New Johnsonville was charged with three counts of illegal possession/fraudulent use of a credit card on March 24 by Officer Labe Ezell after Stone allegedly used a stolen company credit card belonging to Reynolds Construction to make three unauthorized cash withdrawals totaling $240 at a FirstBank ATM.

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Theft of Merchandise

•Johnathan Ray Will, 23, of McKenzie was cited for theft of merchandise under $1,000 by Officer Labe Ezell on March 24 after Will allegedly took a queen-sized bed frame valued at $130.60 out of Walmart in Huntingdon without paying for it on March 15.

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Theft

•Terry Monroe Flatt, 48, of Huntingdon and Brenda Lee Fuzzell, 52, of McKenzie were both charged with theft under $1,000 on April 1 by Officer Aaron Patton at Walmart in Huntingdon after they allegedly failed to scan $18.89 in items in the self-checkout line and attempted to take these items out of the store without paying for them.

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