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Carroll County Sheriff’s Department

Burglary

•The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the recent burglary of a home and outbuilding in Hollow Rock.

Susan Petko told deputies on October 5 that someone broke into her house and shed at 2965 New Hope Road and took multiple items sometime on October 4 or the early morning hours of October 5. Reported as stolen were a Glock 17 handgun valued at $600; a Black Opps pellet rifle with scope, $250; an 18-volt cordless Dewalt combo kit, $500; an 18-inch chainsaw, $200; a steel chainsaw, $100; a Dremel tool set, $200; a robo kit, $200; a Leather Man, $150; various Cabalas hunting clothes, $850; a Hitachi nail gun, $300; and a Hitachi pass load, $300.

Warrant

•Authorities are looking for a Cedar Grove man regarding an outstanding warrant and other possible charges.

According to the report by Deputy Ethan Parham, he went to 1755 Highway 220 on October 5 to look for Charles Joseph Baker, 30, of 382 Griggs Chapel Road due to a warrant for violation of probation. Upon arrival, Parham observed Baker standing beside a 1993 Ford Explorer, but when Baker saw the deputy, he ran into a nearby wooded area. Parham pursued Baker on foot for a short distance but then returned to the vehicle. Parham observed a handgun, which turned out to be loaded, sitting out in plain view in the vehicle. A file folder containing letters and documents belonging to Baker were also found in the vehicle. The matter is still under investigation.

Burglary

•Deputies are investigating the recent burglary of a vehicle in Atwood.

Chris Chunn told deputies on October 6 that someone had broken into his Ford Fiesta, which was parked at his residence at 23 Highway 79 Lane, sometime between 10 p.m. on October 5 and 9:45 a.m. on October 6 and had taken several items from the vehicle. Reported as stolen were a $600 money order, social security cards, a portable cable saw valued at $150, a neck gaiter valued at $25, and a service vest for a dog.

Burglary

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the recent burglary of an Atwood home.

Jessica Estas told deputies on October 6 that someone had broken into her home at 1550 State Route 77 through a back window and had taken numerous items valued altogether at over $5,000. 

Theft of Services

•A warrant has been issued against Adam Simmons, 39, of 13355 Highway 114, Buena Vista, for allegedly stealing utility services.

According to the report by deputy Tony King, Simmons used jumper wires to gain access to electricity at the meter box and was using electricity without paying for it.

Domestic Assault

•Ashley Taylor Gurley, 25, of 28 Highway 79 Lane was charged with domestic assault on October 9 for allegedly striking a Cedar Grove man.

According to the report by Deputy Cody Walker, he responded to a domestic disturbance at Gurley’s residence and spoke with Gurley and resident Jessie Ray Beshires. Beshires told Walker that Gurley had hit him in the mouth during an argument. Gurley told Walker that she did hit Beshires and that it felt good when she did it.

Huntingdon Police Department

Domestic Assault

•Eron L. Dunagan, 38, of Huntingdon was charged with domestic assault following an October 1 incident at his residence.

According to the report by Officer Christopher Cole, he responded to a domestic situation at 1054 Buena Vista Road and spoke with Dunagan’s wife, Julie Dunagan, who told the officer that her husband had slapped her across the left side of her face. Cole observed that Mrs. Dunagan had a large red mark on her face.

Drug Violations

•Bradley Wayne Douglas, 51, of Bruceton was charged with unlawful drug paraphernalia and falsifying a drug test during a September 17 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

Officer Labe Ezell reported that he pulled over a black PT Cruiser driven by Douglas because the vehicle’s plate was listed as not being on file. Douglas told Ezell that he had just purchased the vehicle and had just put some tags on it to drive it home, and he showed Ezell the car title to confirm this. Douglas also gave Ezell permission to search his car, and during that search, Ezell found empty syringes and a bottle of synthetic urine.

License Violation

•Kathy Ann Harrington, 48, of Huntingdon was cited into court for driving on a suspended license and failure to show proof of insurance during a September 17 traffic stop in Huntingdon.

Officer Labe Ezell reported that he pulled over a blue 2002 Ford Explorer driven by Harrington in the Dollar General parking lot, and a computer check show that Harrington’s driver’s license was suspended. Harrington could not show proof of insurance.

Bruceton Police Department

Multiple Charges

•Terri Justine Rogers, 29, of Camden was charged with driving while license suspended, expired registration, violation of financial responsibility, violation of a drug free zone, violation of child restraint, simple possession of a schedule VI drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia during an October 2 traffic stop in Bruceton.

According to the report by Chief Ronnie Stewart, he observed a vehicle driven by Rogers pull out from Central School into the school zone on Highway 70. Due to prior knowledge that Rogers’ license was suspended, Stewart conducted a traffic stop. While speaking with Rogers, Stewart observed that her three children were not buckled up. A computer check confirmed that Rogers’ license was suspended, her registration was expired, and she could not provide proof of insurance. After Rogers gave Stewart consent to search the vehicle, he found a metal smoking pipe containing marijuana residue.

Burglary

•The BPD is investigating the recent burglary of a vehicle.

Bruceton residents John and Amy Douglas told officers on October 5 that someone broke into their vehicle that previous night while it was parked at their residence at 117 North Pine Street. Nothing was reported as being taken, but items were strewn about in the vehicle and the fuse box cover had been removed. Neighbors reported hearing a commotion at around midnight.

Theft

•Officers are looking into the recent theft of an ATV.

Johnny Moudy told officers on October 5 that someone had stolen his blue and white 2008 Honda Rancher four-wheeler sometime during the previous night from his residence at 108 Ash Street. Moudy said that the four-wheeler had been dropped off, and the next morning it was missing. Other thefts were reported in that neighborhood on the same date.

Theft

•Officers are investigating the recent theft of a bicycle.

Brandy Rich told officers on October 5 that a KZR bicycle valued at $250 had been stolen from her garage at 60 North Pine Street sometime after midnight during the previous night. The bicycle was recovered on October 7, and while the matter is still under investigation, no arrests had been made at the time of the report.

McKenzie Police Department

License Violation

•On October 7, Officer Justin Brister observed an individual known to have a revoked Tennessee driver’s license. According to Brister’s report, the driver was Porter Cunningham Jr., who admitted that his license was revoked for DUI. Cunningham was arrested and charged with Driving While Revoked-Fourth Offense.

License Violation

•A Martin man was arrested and charged with multiple traffic offenses after a stop on October 9 for expired registration violation by Officer Chance Townes. The driver, Dossie Wright of Martin, admitted to not having insurance on the vehicle, and a computer check revealed that the registration did not match the vehicle. The computer check also revealed Wright had seven prior convictions of Driving on Revoked. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Revoked-Eighth Offense and cited for failure to show proof of insurance and removal of registration.

Criminal Trespass

•James Ryg notified McKenzie Police that someone was at a Cherry Street residence without the owner’s permission. According to a report by Officer Jeff Winberry, he found Keith Haynes and Rebecca Todd at the residence and advised them that the renter did not want them there. Winberry was called back to the residence later, and the two were there again. This time they were arrested and charged with Criminal Trespass and taken to Carroll County Jail.

Drug Possession

•On October 12, Officer Dalton Raspberry initiated a traffic stop for a tag light out. The driver, Timothy Hickey of Union City, informed Raspberry he had a loaded handgun behind his seat. Hickey was searched for other weapons, and the officer found a bag of marijuana in his jacket pocket and drug paraphernalia in his vehicle. Hickey was cited into court for Possession of Schedule VI Drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Domestic Assault

•Two men were arrested and charged with Domestic Assault after being dispatched to an Alabama Street residence in regards to a Domestic Assault in progress. Carlos Wright of McKenzie and Dossie Wright of Martin were arrested and charged with Domestic Assault. According to the report, this was the second time officers have had to respond to the residence over the same two individuals for the same thing in the same week.

Multiple Offenses

•On October 13, a traffic stop by Officer Dalton Raspberry resulted in a pair of charges. Raspberry initiated the traffic stop due to a tag light out. The driver, William Sydnor, was found to be driving on a suspended license. An inventory search of his vehicle was done and a glass jar was located with marijuana in it. Sydnor was arrested and charged with Driving on Suspended License-Second Offense and Possession of Schedule Vi Drug and transported to Carroll County Jail.

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