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McKenzie Police Reports

8-14-18 Edition


Multiple Charges — According to a report filed by Officer Stephen Scott, an individual reported to police that a mailbox was struck by an older model black Expedition driven by a white female on Sunday evening, August 5. Scott noticed a vehicle meeting that description traveling on South Main and observed it almost leave the road before turning into E.W. James parking lot. Scott intiated a stop and spoke with the driver, Lacey Cozart of Sharon, asking if she had taken anything and she denied it. Several field sobriety tests were performed by Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and it was determined she was impaired and charged with 1st offense DUI. Cozart was asked for consent to search her vehicle to which she denied. A K-9 was called to the scene and it made a hit on the car. A search of the vehicle turned up numerous pills along with a pipe and 2.2 mg believed to be marijuana. She was arrested and additionally charged with simple possession of a schedule VI marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was transported to Carroll County Jail.

False Report — Saturday evening, August 11, two officers were dispatched to a Tennessee Street residence in regards to a domestic assault. Officers Trey Boucher and Mark Boaz talked to Joseph Rogers, who stated his girlfriend, Holly Parks had hit him with some pliers and left the scene.

According to the report filed by Boucher, Parks was located at the hospital where she worked and she stated that they had gotten into an argument and she left so things wouldn’t escalate. According to Parks, neither person laid a hand on the other. Rogers called Parks during the interview and was heard to say that Rogers did not hit him. Parks indicated that he was not bleeding or injured in any way when she left. The officers went back to the residence and found Rogers bleeding from a wound to the wrist. After he was released from the hospital, he was arrested and charged with making a false report and transported to Carroll County Jail.

Public Intoxication — Officer Cody Coleman responded to a call Saturday night, August 11, from an employee of Maverick that a black male was becoming aggressive due to their refusal to sell him alcohol. Coleman and Officer Mark Boaz found the male, Otha Lee Yarbrough, Jr. of McKenzie in the parking lot of the McKenzie Value Inn. According to Coleman’s report, Yarbrough smelled of alcohol and his speech was slurred. Yarbrough was arrested for public intoxication and taken to Carroll County Jail.

Public Intoxication — Officer Brandon Leek responded to a call Wednesday, August 8, that a male was attempting to get into people’s houses in the area of Grandberry Street. Leek found the male, identified as Garland Moore II of Cedar Grove, sweating, had slurred speech. Moore admitted to taking three Hydrocodone pills throughout the day. He was arrested and charged with public intoxication and taken to Carroll County Jail.


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