McKenzie Police Reports

Cruelty to Animals

•Jessica L. Doster, 38, of Euclid Avenue, McKenzie, was the owner of three dogs that were malnourished and living in terrible conditions.

McKenzie Officer Cody Coleman responded to the residence on October 26 after an anonymous call stating three dogs were not being fed. Animal control responded to the scene and advised the police of the poor condition of the dogs. The animals did not have food, water or shelter. All dogs were removed from the location.

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•Jerry T. Corder, 55, of Field School Road, McKenzie, was charged with driving under the influence-first offense on October 26.

Officer Justin Brister was notified of a reckless driver in an F-150 Ford pickup truck. Brister observed the truck on Forrest Avenue and initiated a stop due to a malfunctioning headlight. The driver reportedly had an open container of alcohol. Corder reportedly did poorly on a field sobriety test. He was arrested, transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital for a blood-alcohol test and transported to Carroll County Jail. He was additionally cited for the headlight violation.

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Theft of Services

•Brian Kelly Garriott, 55, of Park Circle, McKenzie, was charged with theft of services after he reportedly ran an electrical extension cord from an unoccupied residence in the McKenzie Housing Authority to his residence.

According to a report by Officer Cody Coleman, on October 30, Garriott was previously warned about the illegal practice by the Authority’s management. Garriott had 10 days to report to Carroll County Jail for booking.

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•Lloyd James Sawyer, 55, Winchester Street, McKenzie and James E. Simmons of the same address were each arrested on Oct. 31 around 11:16 p.m.

Officer Trey Boucher saw the two behind a building on Main Street. He arrested Sawyer on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sawyer was transported to Carroll County Jail. Simmons was arrested for violation of probation on a warrant in Weakley County. He was handed over to Weakley County authorities.  

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