A domestic incident on Saturday evening, October 22, resulted in the arrest of two women. McKenzie Police received a 911 call regarding a stabbing at an Elm Street residence. Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp made contact with the victim Athena Stafford. Stafford stated she had been stabbed the night before (10/21) but was afraid to call 911. She was transported to Baptist Hospital by ambulance to treat her injuries.
Further investigation turned up a witness who stated that Stafford and Tabitha Humfress engaged in an argument which resulted in Humfress stabbing Stafford in the left hip. Humfress, 44, of Gleason was taken into custody and charged with Domestic Assault and Aggravated Assault. The investigation also revealed that Stafford had an order of granting bail prohibiting her from having contact with the witness. Stafford was taken into custody following her return from the hospital and transported to Carroll County Jail.
Officer Darren Davis responded to a call Saturday evening, October 22 regarding a disabled vehicle on Hamilton Street. Davis spoke with Andrea Marise, 32, of McKenzie and ran her information through dispatch and discovered she had a juvenile mittimus for failure to pay child support in Carroll County Juvenile Court. Davis placed her under arrest and transported her to the Carroll County Jail.
Protection Order Violation
Early Friday morning, October 21, Officer Trenton Ruddy responded to a dispatch call that an Elm Street resident had called and stated her son whom she had an active order of protection, was at her house. Ruddy found Michael E. Davis, 42, of McKenzie on the back porch of the residence and arrested him for Violation of Order of Protection.
A concerned citizen approached Officer Darren Davis on Friday night, October 21, while Davis was pumping gas, and informed him that a white female was sitting near a local business believed to be intoxicated. Davis made contact with Windy Hyer, 43, of McKenzie and found her to be jittery and erratic in nature. Hyer admitted to using methamphetamines and was arrested for Public Intoxication and taken to Carroll County Jail.
Simple Possession/Casual Exchange (2 Counts)
A medical call to a Walnut Circle residence resulted in warrants being filed on Marty Lyles, 52, of McKenzie. Officer Darren Davis responded to a medical call on Friday night, October 21, regarding a male having trouble breathing.
According to Davis’ report, he arrived to find EMS already there and assisted them in loading Lyles into the ambulance. During the process, Davis retrieved 8 capsules from his pocket. Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp witnessed medical personnel retrieve a small bag containing .67 grams of a white rock-like substance which field tested positive for cocaine. Lyles was transported to Baptist Hospital in Huntingdon. Warrants were filed on Lyles on Sunday, October 23 for Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Schedule IV drugs pending his release from the hospital.
Leaving Scene of Accident
Sgt. Austin Jones was dispatched to an East Walnut Street residence early Thursday morning, October 20, for a Welfare Check and observed a Buick that matched the description from a hit and run earlier in October. The damage was found to be consistent with damage reported on October 11. The owner, Jannie Leone, was cited for Leaving the Scene of an Accident.
Kenny Mann, 51, of McKenzie was arrested on three active warrants at his Hamilton Street residence on Thursday, October 20. Sgt. Austin Jones located Mann sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle. Mann stepped out of the vehicle to speak with officers and was arrested for Theft of Property Under $1,000, Vandalism, and Burglary and taken to Carroll County Jail.
A storage building burglary was reported on West McDonald Avenue in McKenzie, Thursday morning, October 20. A maintenance employee advised Officer Jeremiah Brooks that he went to the storage building to retrieve a leaf blower and found the door pried open causing damage to the door. Pictures were available from a camera in the storage building and Mr. Kenny Mann was identified from his Drivers License photo.
On Tuesday night, October 18, Officer Darren Davis performed a traffic stop for a Light Law Violation and found the driver, Katie Smith of Gleason, was driving on a Suspended License. Smith was cited for Driving on Suspended License, Financial Responsibility Law Violation, and Light Law Violation.