McKenzie Police Reports


•Sheila D. Rowe, 49, of Tennessee Street, McKenzie, was charged with shoplifting on February 9 after she reportedly took a Bic lighter valued at $1.99 and did not pay for it at Pocket’s convenience store.

Video surveillance indicated she concealed the lighter and left the store. She was cited into General Sessions Court.

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License Violation

•Jalesa P. Wester, 29, of Milan was charged with speeding and driving on a suspended license on February 10.

Officer Brandon Leek observed a black SUV traveling 39 mph in a 25 mph zone. A check of her driver’s license revealed the suspended status due to unpaid fines in Henderson and Hickman counties. She was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court.

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License Violation

•Demarcus M. Robinson, 30, of Hamilton Street, McKenzie, was charged with driving on a revoked license on February 13.

Officer Dalton Raspberry saw Robinson driving an Audi AA4 and knew the driver, Demarcus Robinson, had a revoked status. Officer Raspberry initiated a traffic stop, but Robinson got out of the vehicle and attempted to enter a residence on Hamilton Street. The door was locked and Robinson could not enter. Officer Raspberry ordered Robinson back into his vehicle, where he was charged with driving on revoked due to a prior DUI conviction on March 13, 2019. The car was towed to the city’s impound lot, and Robinson was transported to Carroll County Jail. He received a verbal warning for his attempt to flee on foot prior to the arrest.

Aggravated Assault

•Hattie Smith, 53, of Walnut Circle, McKenzie, was charged with aggravated assault and domestic assault on February 21 at 3 a.m.

According to a report by Officer Brandon Leek, an altercation between Smith and Ricky King, 61, of the same address occurred in the bedroom of the house. In the altercation, Mr. King was stabbed by Smith, who was determined to be the primary aggressor since she used undue force when there were three others in the house to assist if necessary. During the incident, Mr. King confirmed he poured a beer on Ms. Smith and assaulted her. She was given a $5,000 bond for aggravated assault and a $1,000 bond for domestic assault.

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Stolen Guns

•Stephen Harper, 21, and Colton Price, 19, both residents of 324 Cherry Avenue, reported the theft of guns and ammunition from their residence on February 8.

Officers Cody Coleman and Jeremiah Brooks investigated the incident in which someone kicked in the back door and stole a total of four handguns and long guns along with ammunition and cash, all valued at $5,465. A nearby surveillance camera’s footage was checked for possible evidence. The matter is under investigation.

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•Michael Neil, of Highway 423, McKenzie, reported the theft of a gun suppressor from his shop on February 17.

Officer Jeremiah Brooks reported that Mr. Neil noticed the lock was cut from the door, and when he investigated, the lone item missing was the suppressor. Two men were in the shop prior to the incident. The two were asking questions about the suppressor. Fingerprints were taken for evidence.

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•A motorist struck a water hydrant near the intersection of Magnolia and Spruce on the evening of February 18.

The hydrant was laid over and water was leaking from the broken water line. The motorist drove away. McKenzie Water Department repaired the hydrant the next morning.

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Failure to Appear

•John David Forrest, 31, of Clear Lake Road, McKenzie, was charged with failure to appear and violation of probation after a traffic stop on February 18.
Officer Dalton Raspberry stopped the vehicle just before midnight because it had illegal window tint. A status check of the driver’s license revealed that Forrest had two active cites out of Carroll County General Sessions Court for failure to appear and violation of probation. Forrest was given a verbal warning about the window tint and given ten days to report for booking procedures.

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