Officer Trenton Ruddy initiated a traffic stop on Cedar Ave. shortly after 3 a.m. on Sun., Oct. 2. According to Ruddy’s report, he had previously run the same vehicle’s tag earlier observing the window tint allegedly to be darker than legal limit. Ruddy also had dispatch check on the registered owner’s driver’s license status. It was learned that the registered owner was Demereo Harwell of Somerville, TN and his license was revoked for a DUI conviction.
Ruddy confirmed that the registered owner was actually the driver and placed Harwell under arrest.
Ruddy conducted a search of the vehicle and found a marijuana grinder and a probation ID card along with a scale and rolling papers containing marijuana residue. Ruddy also located a handgun with two spare mags which were found empty.
Harwell was charged with Driving on Revoked License – First Offense, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, and Drug Paraphernalia.
A local female called police shortly before 4 a.m. Sat. morning, Oct. 1 reporting her husband was acting unruly. She told dispatch she wanted him removed. Officer Trenton Ruddy responded to the incident and learned from the victim that Beau Brown, 35, of McKenzie had physically assaulted her during an argument.
Ruddy spoke to Brown who admitted to drinking and was arrested for Domestic Assault and transported to Carroll Co. Jail.
According to a report filed by Officer Kristen Lee, a traffic stop was initiated on Hwy. 79 after observing a vehicle with a bright light shining from the rear. They found the driver to be Christopher DeAndre Bell of Atwood.
A dispatch check revealed Bell’s driver’s license to be suspended for DUI of Alcohol or Drugs.
While speaking to Bell, officers observed a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A search was conducted with a backpack being found with 3.1 grams of a suspected green leafy substance believed to be marijuana along with two bottles of fake urine.
Bell was cited for Violation of Light Law, Falsify of Drug Test, and Simple Possession.
Officer Kristen Lee observed a vehicle in the lot of a local business on Cedar Ave. after hours and ran the license tag through dispatch to find it expired in July 2022.
The vehicle left and was shortly pulled over by Lee. The driver, identified as Elizabeth Bugg, of Nashville, was unable to produce a driver’s license due to it being suspended for Failure to Appear in court.
Bugg was cited for Registration Violation and Driving on Suspended License.
Caleb Huddleston, of McKenzie, came to the police department on Sun., Oct. 9 to report someone had stolen his cell phone out of his vehicle while parked at a local convenience store. Huddleston told Chief Ryan White that he had a flat tire and left his vehicle until the next day. The phone was described as a blue Moxee brand android smart phone.
Officer Jeremiah Brooks was dispatched to a Newsome St. address for a theft report on the morning of Fri., Oct. 7. James Stavely advised Brooks that his motorcycle was taken during the previous night and was valued at $1,500. According to the report, there are no known suspects and no witnesses.
Driving on Suspended License/Speeding
During the early hours of Oct. 5, Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp along with Patrolman Matthew Cunningham saw a vehicle speeding on Hwy. 79 N and made a traffic stop. The driver, identified as Delvin Akeem Milliken, 38, of Milan, was found to be driving on a suspended license out of Henry Co. Milliken was cited into Carroll Co. General Sessions Court for Driving on Suspended License and Speeding.
Officer Trenton Ruddy conducted a traffic stop shortly before 10 p.m. on Tue., Oct. 4 on West Magnolia Ave. after giving dispatch the license tag number and learning it was expired. Ruddy made contact with Whitney Price, 22, of Huntingdon and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Price handed Ruddy a small weed cigarette stating there was nothing else in the vehicle.
Ruddy conducted a probable cause search and discovered a small baggie containing a green leafy believed to be marijuana along with an empty Jack Daniels bottle, full shots of Mojo Shot and a bottle of fake urine. Price claimed responsibility for all of it and was cited for Expired Registration, Simple Possession of Schedule VI drug, Falsification of a Drug Test, and Open Container Violation.
McKenzie Police Dispatch alerted Officer Trenton Ruddy that they received a call regarding a man on Paris St. looking inside a vehicle on Mon., Oct. 3. Ruddy located the man walking on Paris St. Ruddy recognized him as a juvenile from prior dealings and had to chase him. The juvenile was found hiding under a car and was in possession of a number of items. He was placed under arrest and charged with Burglary, Theft, and Resisting Arrest.