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Aggravated Burglary/Aggravated Assault/Aggravated Kidnapping — A McKenzie man was arrested early Friday morning, August 24, after McKenzie Police received a 911 call from Jessica Rhoades of McKenzie regarding a break-in at a Kay Street Residence.
According to the report filed by Officer Cody Coleman, He and Officer Mark Boaz responded to the call and found the home owner, Wilfredo Rivera, standing in the front door of his residence. He told officers he wanted the people out of his home. The officers went into the home and found a male, Cassius Jordan of Mckenzie sitting on one of the couches and another female sitting on another couch.
They located Rhoades in the back of the house and got a statement from her. She told officers that Jordan was trying to rob Mr. Rivera and Jordan told her if she didn’t help him that he would smother Mr. Rivera and beat up the other female in the living room.
Jordan was then detained and placed in a police car while investigation continued. The other female was identified as Starla Mason-Stewart who advised officers that Jordan choked her to the point she couldn’t breath. Officers did observe minor cuts and bruises on her throat. Photos were taken of her injuries.
Rhoades indicated that Jordan had come to the house earlier in the evening uninvited and asked her to take him to the store. It was on the way back that he advised her she was going to help him rob Rivera and if she didn’t he was going to kill him and knock Ms. Stewart out. When they got back the two were asleep and Jordan was demanding her get him a couple hundred dollars. She told officers that’s when she went to the back of the residence and called 911.
Jordan was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, and aggravated kidnapping. He was transported to Carroll County Jail.
Assault/Driving on Revoked License — Sunday night, August 26, Police responded to a 911 call regarding an assault at a Main Street residence. Officers Cody Coleman, Mark Boaz and Trey Boucher, responded to the incident and found two females arguing next to a vehicle in a driveway. Whitney Kirkpatrick of McKenzie told police that two females pulled up while she was sitting outside and charged at her. According to the report filed by Coleman, Kirkpatrick ran away and called 911. Ms. Kirkpatrick’s grandfather, Edward Brinkley, was sitting in the driveway and witnessed the incident and confirmed Kirkpatrick’s statement to officers.
Kenjah Edmonson, and Danika Edmonson, both of McKenzie, told officers that the argument was over Facebook comments. Both women were cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for assault and Kenjah was additionally cited for driving on a revoked license.
Dog Attack — McKenzie Hospital contacted police Wednesday morning, August 22, regarding a patient they had in the ER that had been attacked by a dog. Police interviewed Brandon Leach, of Henry, who told police that he was walking near Walnut Avenue when a large black dog jumped on him and knocked him down causing injuries to his elbow and forearm. Leach told officers he did not wish to press charges on the dog’s owner.
According to a report by Officer Kyle Beauchamp, he requested a routine warrant check on Leach due to prior dealings with him and learned he had 4 active mitimuses out of Carroll County. Leach was placed under arrest after being released from the hospital.
Leaving Scene of Accident/Failure to Report — Ms. Jeanne Neary, of Enville, Tenn. reported to McKenzie police Saturday evening, August 21, that she was in Old West Steakhouse when an unidentified man told her that someone had backed into her vehicle and driven off. The man had written down the tag number and given it to her but left before police arrived. The tag number was traced to Mr. Donald Adams of Madisonville, Kentucky. He was contacted and admitted he did back into the car but didn’t think there was any damage so he left the scene without notifying Ms. Neary or police. Adams was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to report an accident.
Shoplifting — On Monday morning, August 23, Officer Jeremiah Brooks responded to a theft call from Little General. According to Brook’s report, Asst. Manager April Pierce advised two white males came into the store and made purchases. Pierce and Officer Brooks looked at video and one of the males was observed taking a Honey-Bun without paying for it. After identifying and locating the men, Mr. Jesse Garcia was cited into court for theft of merchandise under $1,000.
Vandalism — Steven Priddy of McKenzie contacted police on Friday, August 24, that someone had shot out the driver side passenger window on his SUV. He told police he thought someone had shot it with a BB gun. He thought the damage could be repaired for about $60. Officer Jasmin Burgess told Priddy that extra patrols would be performed in the area.