•Chelsie L. Bazzell, 26, of McKenzie was charged with theft of property under $1,000, possession of methamphetamine with intent, simple possession of schedule VI, and simple possession of schedule IV, and Morgan E. Perritt, 18, of Paris was charged with theft of property under $1,000 on Oct. 7 at Walmart in Huntingdon.
According to the report by Officer Christopher Cole, he responded to a call about a couple of shoplifters at Walmart. A Walmart employee told Cole that she witnessed Bazzell and Perritt conceal items and attempt to leave the store without paying for them. A search of Bazzell’s purse revealed stolen items, as well as approximately 14.7 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for meth, approximately 2.6 grams of marijuana, and seven Alprozolam tablets. Perritt was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Henry County for aggravated burglary.
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•Curtis Nilwon Tate, 61, of Clarksville was cited for driving on a suspended license and speeding during an Oct. 13 traffic stop on Highway 22 South.
Officer Brad Allen reported that he pulled over a vehicle driven by Tate after clocking the vehicle at 75 mph in a 55 mph zone. When asked for his license, Tate told Allen that it was suspended, and a computer check confirmed this. The vehicle was turned over to the owner, who had a valid driver’s license.
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Theft, License Violation
•Taylor Arroyo, 27, of Knoxville was charged with theft of merchandise under $1,000, and James Pryor (age and address not provided) was charged with driving on a suspended license on Oct. 11 in Huntingdon.
According to the report by Officer Richard Crossno, he responded to a call from Walmart security personnel, who said that a female shoplifter was leaving the store as they were attempting to speak to her. Security personnel advised Crossno that the woman got into a white pickup truck, and the vehicle then left the Walmart parking lot and pulled behind Huck’s Convenience Store across the street. Crossno intercepted the truck and told the driver to park it. Crossno noted that several items taken from Walmart were in plain view inside the vehicle, and, according to the officer, Arroyo later admitted to taking the items and returning previously stolen items. Officers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol arrived on the scene for assistance and charged Pryor after determining that his license was suspended. The stolen items were valued together at $410.64.