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Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports


License Violation — Jeremy Scott Vinyard, 31, of 609 W. Main Street, Atwood, was arrested for driving on a suspended license (second offense) and cited for failure to show proof of insurance and driving an unregistered vehicle during a January 31 traffic stop in Atwood.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he pulled over a vehicle driven by Vinyard due to brake lights not working. A computer check showed that Vinyard’s license was suspended with a previous charge for the same offense out of Milan City Court.

License Violation — Malkik D. Rawlings, 20, of Madison was charged with driving on a suspended license and violation of financial responsibility following a February 1 traffic accident on Old Manor Road in McKenzie.

According to the report by Michael C. Sevarns, he responded to a call about a traffic accident with no injuries on Old Manor Road, and upon arrival, he found a gold Kia Rio stuck in a ditch. Rawlings, the driver, told Sevarns that he did not have a driver’s license. A computer check showed that Rawlings’ license was suspended. Rawlings could not provide proof of insurance.

Domestic Assault — Steven Thomas Pinkston III, 36, of 146 Lexington Street, Bruceton, was arrested for domestic assault following a February 1 incident at his residence.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he went to Pinkston’s residence after receiving a call about domestic violence. Pinkston’s son told Scott that his father had tried to beat him up. Pinkston’s girlfriend, Melissa Hancock, told the deputy that Pinkston had grabbed her by the arms and hair, pulled her to the floor, and hit her in the back of the head with a cellphone. Scott observed that Hancock had visible bruises on her arms and a knot on the back of her head.

License, Drug Violations — Wilburn Guy Edwards, 40, of Big Sandy was cited for driving on a suspended license (first offense) and simple possession of methamphetamine during a February 2 traffic stop in Bruceton.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he pulled over a vehicle driven by Edwards due to a failure to dim his headlights. A computer check showed that Edwards’ driver’s license was suspended. After getting Edwards’ consent to search the vehicle, Scott found a needle, approximately 0.7 grams of a substance that field tested positive for meth, and alcohol prep wipes.

Stolen Vehicle — A vehicle was reported as being stolen on February 5.

Mitchell Hunt of Jackson told deputies that his Ford F-150 had been stolen the night before. Hunt said he had been driving to visit his girlfriend in Huntingdon when his truck broke down and he left it on the side of Highway 70 near Quality Service Center in Cedar Grove, intending to come back and get it the next day. Hunt said the truck was not there when he returned. Hunt described the truck as repainted from gray to black with no wheel well chrome and a 4 X 4 sign on the tailgate. The vehicle was valued at around $1,000.

Assault — Michael Smith, 46, of 4195 Highway 105, Trezevant, was charged with simple assault following a February 5 incident at his residence.

According to the report by Deputy Christopher Adams, he went to Smith’s residence after receiving a call about an assault. Upon arrival, Adams found Smith’s wife, Tonya Smith, in her vehicle outside the home. Mrs. Smith told Adams that she and her husband had gotten into a fight over her losing her job, and when she refused to take her name off their joint checking account, Mr. Smith slapped her twice on the face and once on the neck. She said her husband then threw a coffee table at her, but she blocked it with her foot. She then ran out of the house and locked herself in her car. Adams observed that Mrs. Smith had marks on her face and neck and that the coffee table had a hole in it.


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