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Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

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Theft, Assault — The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a recent incident of burglary and assault at a residence near Huntingdon.

According to the report by Deputy Michael Smith, he responded to a burglary call at 1720 Thompson School Road on June 13. Upon arrival, Smith spoke with the property owner Donald Brewer, who said that his mother-in-law had called him and told him that someone was in the back of the house he was building. Brewer said that when he got there, he saw a blue Dodge Durango backed up to the garage door. Brewer said he got out of his vehicle to confront the suspects, but they sped off in the Durango, hitting him with the vehicle, knocking him to the ground, and causing lacerations to his back and hands. Brewer reported several thousand dollars’ worth of items stolen, including numerous tools and a couple of firearms.

Domestic Assault — Wesley Garland Lawrence, 31, of 415 Johnson Road, Atwood, was charged with domestic assault and interfering with emergency calls on June 13 at his residence.

According to the report by Deputy Michael Smith, Lawrence’s wife, Allison Lawrence, told deputies that her husband had become enraged that previous night (June 12), and he had broken the coffee table, punched her in the nose, and struck her repeatedly about the head. Smith noted that Mrs. Lawrence had visible marks on her head and nose, but she refused medical treatment. She said she did not call for help that night because her husband had taken her phone. Mr. Lawrence was then arrested and transported to the Carroll County Jail.

Court Order Violation — Earl Wayne Browning, 32, of Atwood was arrested on June 12 after he was found at an Atwood residence in violation of a court order.

According to the report by Deputy Frank McGee, he went to 435 West Main Street after receiving a call about Browning being at the residence. McGee noted that Browning was not supposed to be at the residence and had been arrested earlier that week for violation of an order grant and bail. Upon entering the residence, McGee found Browning in a back bedroom. Browning also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court.

Domestic Assault — Michael Hamlin, 53, of 23 Magers Drive, Hollow Rock, was charged with domestic assault following a June 15 incident at his residence.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he went to 23 Magers Drive after receiving a call about an intoxicated person. Upon arrival, Sandra Sherrod told Scott that Hamlin had come into the bedroom, threw items in the floor, and picked up a nightstand and threw it on her while she was lying in bed. Scott noted that Sherrod was holding her rib cage and complaining that it was hard for her to breathe because of being hit with the nightstand. Sherrod, however, did not want medical assistance.

Scam — Deputies are looking into a recent case of fraud.

Myra Longmire of Yuma told deputies on May 18 that she had received a phone call from someone claiming to be with Source Solutions, who informed her that she had an outstanding debt of $1,826 and asked her to settle the debt. Longmire said she gave her banking information in order to settle the supposed debt, but after doing some research, she discovered that she did not owe any money and that she had been the victim of a scam.

DUI — Miguel Galindo-Marquez of 2122 Blackburn Road, McKenzie, was charged with DUI (first offense) and driving without a license and given a warning for a light law violation during a June 12 traffic stop in McKenzie.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he pulled over a vehicle driven by Galindo-Marquez due to a headlight being out. Scott noted that he could smell alcohol while speaking to Galindo-Marquez, and he could see empty beer bottles on the passenger’s side floorboard. Galindo-Marquez was unable to provide a driver’s license, and he told Scott that he didn’t have one because he was in the country illegally. Galindo-Marquez admitted to drinking about six beers in the past hour, and he performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

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