McKenzie Police Reports

License Violation, Drugs

•Gebrod T. Evans, 47, of Sharon was charged with driving on revoked license, manufacturing methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on October 12.

Officer Kyle Beauchamp stopped a Nissan driven by Evans because Evans failed to use his turn signal. A check of Evans’ license revealed the revoked status. A search of the vehicle revealed a digital scale with white residue, tourniquet, eyeglasses case with methamphetamine inside, two cut straws, a baggie with crystal rock-like substance. Evans was arrested and the car was seized.

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Resisting Arrest

•James Boaz, 39, of E. Walnut Street, McKenzie was charged with resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia after a foot chase on October 13.

Arresting Officer Justin Brister, with the assistance of Officer Cody Coleman and Sergeant Andy Weaver, went to the home of Boaz, who had an active warrant out of Weakley County. Brister and Coleman were there first when they saw someone run out the rear of the residence. Officers attempted to stop Boaz, and Brister tackled him to make the arrest. Boaz claimed he ate a bag of heroin while he was fleeing officers and threw a syringe on top of a shed. Officer Weaver retrieved the syringe, and the ambulance was called to transport Boaz to Baptist Hospital-Carroll County.

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Dog Bite

•A youngster was bitten by a dog that was running at-large on October 15.

Officer Dalton Raspberry interviewed the boy’s parents and the boy and determined the dog was one owned by Jannie Leone of Kay Avenue, McKenzie. Leone was cited into General Sessions Court.

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•A resident of Hamilton Street brought a male juvenile to the police station to report a missing Huffy bicycle valued at $150. The report was taken by Officer Jeff Winberry on October 14.

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Failure to Appear

•April Vestal, 34, of Walker Street, Trezevant, was taken into custody on a warrant for failure to appear out of Gibson County.

Officer Mark Boaz responded to a residence on Anderson Drive after receiving a phone call from the residence stating a female needed assistance. When Boaz arrived, he was met at the door by a male, who said no one else was at the residence but that he and his girlfriend had been in an argument. MPD was invited to walk through the house. MPD found Vestal hiding in a closet. She had phoned the police and then regretted making the call. After she gave officers a fake name, they learned her real name was Vestal and that she had an outstanding warrant.

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