McKenzie Police Reports

Criminal Trespass, Resisting

On Thursday, March 6, late in the afternoon, an employee at a local convenience store called McKenzie Police reporting a suspicious person at the store talking to himself.

According to Sgt. Trey Boucher’s report, he arrived and found the person to be Maurice Lawrence. Boucher had prior knowledge that Lawrence is banned from the store and arrested him initially for Criminal Trespass and added Resisting Arrest after Lawrence resisted the handcuffs being put on. He was transported to Carroll County Jail.

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•A McKenzie woman notified police of a theft at Wyatt Coin Laundry on Saturday evening, March 5.

Patrolman Tanner Jackson responded and was told by the victim that she had approximately $70 worth of clothes taken at the laundromat while she left for about an hour. She discovered the theft upon her return. Patrolman Jackson made contact with the laundromat owner and requested video surveillance of the incident. The owner sent still shots from the security camera showing a female positively identified as Emily J. Hood. She was located, cited for the offense, and given 10 days to book into Carroll County Jail in addition to being banned from the laundromat.

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Multiple Charges

•A former McKenzie resident was stopped on Tuesday afternoon, March 1 by Patrolman Dalton Raspberry.

Raspberry had knowledge that Jeffrey Goodrum, 50, currently of Waverly, was driving on a Suspended License for a prior charge. A status check with dispatch confirmed the suspension. Goodrum requested permission from Raspberry to get out and check his back seat for his insurance card. He asked Goodrum to empty his pockets to assure officer safety. Goodrum revealed a piece of aluminum foil in which Raspberry found what appeared to be a pinkish crystallized substance that field tested to be Methamphetamine. Also revealed was a small wooden box with a small smoking pipe and a small amount of what appeared to be marijuana. A vehicle search was also conducted and revealed a glass smoking pipe and red cut straw. Goodrum was cited for Driving on Suspended-First Offense, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Schedule VI (Marijuana), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Violation of Financial Responsibility Law.

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Multiple Charges

•A Huntingdon man was arrested following a stop on Park Circle, Monday night, February 28.

According to a report from Sgt. Trey Boucher, he had knowledge that Robert High III had a bench warrant out of Carroll County Circuit Court and arrested him on the warrant following the stop. High was charged with Failure to Appear, Promotion of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

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Multiple Charges

•A McKenzie man and woman were arrested following a traffic stop on Friday afternoon, February 25 on Stonewall Street by Patrolman Trenton Ruddy.

Ruddy made the stop after he checked the license number with dispatch and found it to be not on file. The VIN number was checked and it was found that the car had not been registered since 2018. The driver, Jessica Moore, 39, of McKenzie, advised that her license was suspended. Dispatch confirmed she had a prior Driving While License Suspended offense. Moore also failed to show proof of Financial Responsibility. The passenger was identified as Patrick Blackstone, 39, of McKenzie, who was found to have active warrants out of Weakley County. Moore was cited for Driving While License Suspended-2nd Offense, Financial Responsibility Violation, and Driving An Unregistered Vehicle. Blackstone was arrested and turned over to Weakley County Authorities.

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License Violation

•On Wednesday afternoon, February 23, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp recognized Andrew E. Arnold Jr, 39, of McKenzie, to be driving a vehicle.

The officer had prior knowledge that Arnold’s license was revoked for DUI and that he had an active warrant out of Weakley County. Beauchamp made the stop and confirmed the knowledge through dispatch and also found two prior charges of Driving Without a License. Arnold was arrested for Driving On A Suspended/Revoked License and seized the car which was owned by someone else.

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Simple Possession

•Officer Jeremiah Brooks was notified by a concerned citizen on Sunday afternoon, February 20, that Gerald Fuzzell, 63, of McKenzie was intoxicated and out of control at his Stonewall Street apartment.

When Brooks arrived, he observed Fuzzell outside his apartment drinking beer. While speaking to Fuzzell, he was found to have slurred speech and to be unsteady on his feet. He was initially cited for Public Intoxication. After Fuzzell was transported to Carroll County Jail, he was found to be in possession of several Hydrocodone pills and was additionally charged with Simple Possession of a Schedule 2 Drug.

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