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Theft of Service — Herbert Allen Tilton, 42, of 21185 Seminary Street, Hollow Rock, was arrested on charges of theft of services and violation of an order of protection October 19 at his residence.
According to the report by Sgt. Michael Smith, he went to 21185 Seminary Street in order to serve an arrest warrant against Tilton and noticed that the electric meter was rigged so that the home could receive electric service without payment. Tilton, who was found in an upstairs closet, admitted that he had “strapped” the meter. Smith noted that Tilton had a no-contact order from a previous domestic assault conviction. Smith notified the Carroll County Electric Department about the meter.
Simple Assault — Nicholas Allen Melton, 31, of 3575 Old Stage Road, Huntingdon, was charged with simple assault following an October 20 incident at his residence.
According to the report by Deputy Michael Krause, he went to Old Stage Road in response to a call about a woman screaming. After speaking with some local residents, Krause went to Melton’s residence and found a side door left open and no-one home. Krause found Jacqueline Boyett walking down the road, and she provided the deputy with a verbal and written statement that Melton had assaulted her. Krause noted that Boyett had numerous marks on her throat, neck, and chest.
Trespassing — Joshua Antwan Johnson, 29, of Camden and Crystal Yvonne Crawford, 35, of Paris were both charged with aggravated criminal trespassing October 20 in McKenzie.
According to the report by Deputy Tony King, he responded to a call about trespassers at 420 Thompson Road and found Johnson and Crawford at the residence. Crawford said they had permission to be there through a third party. King then contacted the property owner, who said that no-one had permission to be on the property.
Credit Card Fraud — The Sheriff’s Department is looking into a recent case of credit card fraud.
Gena Pancake, 57, of Yuma told deputies on October 22 that someone opened two credit card accounts in her name on October 18 with T.J. Max and Big Lots. Pancake said she has notified these companies about the fraudulent accounts.
DUI — Michael Todd Lowe, 54, of 150 Adell Street, Hollow Rock, was charged with DUI (second offense), violation of implied consent, and violation of financial responsibility October 21 in Hollow Rock.
According to the report by Deputy Michael Sevarns, he observed Lowe pull out from the convenience store across from Hollow Rock City Hall in a Ford F150 and then pull into the parking lot of Cooper’s Auto Parts Store and park. Sevarns noted that Lowe is awaiting trial for DUI in Henderson County. Sevarns pulled in behind Lowe’s vehicle and spoke with Lowe, who smelled strongly of alcohol. Sevarns had Lowe take field sobriety tests, on which he performed poorly. Lowe told the deputy that he had consumed at least 12 beers and had been up all night.
Stolen Vehicle — A semi truck was recently reported as being stolen from private property in McKenzie.
Deputy Michael Krause reported that he went to 1271 Pace Road on October 23 and spoke with property owner James Taylor, who said that his Ford TA9 tractor truck had been taken from the property. Taylor said that the semi’s cab had been smashed in, so someone would have had to tow the truck from the property. Taylor and relatives living on the property gave different estimates of when they last saw the semi, but Krause estimated that it was moved within the last 30 days based on evidence from where it had been parked. Taylor said he had been planning to sell it out for parts and was hoping to get around $30,000 for it.