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Domestic Assault/False Imprisonment — McKenzie police were dispatched to a Hamilton Street apartment late last Friday morning, March 15, in regards to a possible domestic incident. Two officers responded and heard yelling and were able to locate the apartment. Officers entered the residence and found Zachary English of McKenzie yelling and standing over Roxanne Young in a threatening manner.
According to the report filed by Michael Lowe, English was detained while information could be gathered. Young, of Trezevant, told officers the altercation began over him spending money earlier in the day. She stated that English had taken her car keys to prevent her from leaving the residence and also told officers that when he gets angry she feels intimidated and fears for her safety. English was arrested and charged with domestic assault and false imprisonment and transported to Carroll County Jail under $3,500 bond.
Aggravated Assault/False Report — Elizabeth Lowery of McKenzie called MPD shortly after midnight last Wednesday morning, March 13, stating a white car driven by Ms. Alleyah Adkisson, also of McKenzie, she was yelling at her and several neighbors near a Linden Heights residence. Officers spoke with Lowery and several witnesses who stated Adkisson threw sticks striking two people.
Adkisson called the police department a bit later stating that she had been beaten up by Lowery and Isaiah Harris. She wrote a statement indicating Lowery hit her first. Harris produced video showing the fight between Lowery and Adkisson and witnesses all stated Adkisson initiated the fight. Adkisson was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault and filing a false report. She was transported to Carroll County Jail under $11,500 bond.
Multiple Drug Charges — McKenzie officers were dispatched to a Florida Court residence regarding an active verbal argument. When officers arrived, they spoke with Mrs. Jacqueline Hones and Christopher Hones, who both admitted to arguing with each other.
According to a report filed by Officer Dalton Raspberry, he smelled an odor believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle Christopher Hones was sitting in. He admitted to officers that he just smoked some marijuana to calm down from the argument. He reached into the vehicle and pulled out a cigarette pack with roaches in it and dropped a small baggie of marijuana in it. A search of his vehicle located a bigger bag of marijuana along with digital scales, an unmarked pill bottle with six pills in it, and a small baggie with an unidentified red powdery substance in it. The total weight of the marijuana was found to be 74.4 grams. Hones was charged with Simple Possession of a Schedule II drug, Possession of a Schedule VI with Intent to Manufacture, Deliver, and Sell along with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His vehicle was also seized and towed to the city impound.
DUI/Simple Possession — McKenzie police received a call last Thursday evening, March 14, in reference to a reckless driver on Cedar Street near the McKenzie Bank driving a white Ford F-150. Officer Cody Coleman observed a vehicle matching the description driving past City Hall and followed it. Coleman initiated a stop after seeing the vehicle cross the center line and almost leave the road on the right side.
The driver was identified as Kristen McKinney of Milan and had a passenger identified as Brian K. Thomas of Memphis. Coleman found McKinney to have slurred speech and had trouble keeping his eyes open. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. Officer Trey Boucher, assisting Coleman, placed Thomas in cuffs pending a search of the vehicle. A half-gram of marijuana was found in the vehicle. Neither person claimed ownership. Thomas was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for simple possession/casual exchange. McKinney was charged with DUI-First Offense and simple possession/casual exchange of a schedule VI drug and transported to Carroll County Jail.
DUI — McKenzie officers received a call from dispatch that a driver was on Highland Avenue reporting someone was following her. Officer Trey Boucher located her and had dispatch request her to pull into Casey’s. Boucher spoke with Ms. Pamela Taylor of Camden who seemed confused and couldn’t tell what time it was. Boucher observed her eyes were dilated and had Taylor perform field sobriety tests. She performed poorly and told police she had a prescription for a controlled substance but couldn’t tell them when she took them. Taylor was arrested and charged with DUI-Second Offense and transported to Carroll County Jail after doing a blood test at Baptist Hospital.
Multiple Charges — Last Wednesday afternoon, March 13, Officer Jeremiah Brooks responded to a call of a possible reckless driver pulling into the Exxon station on Hwy 79. Brooks located the vehicle and spoke with the driver who identified himself as Tyler English. English could not produce a Drivers License or Social Security number and dispatch could not produce proof of insurance. Brooks released him after warning him of his driving. According to Brook’s report, he asked dispatch to change the birthdate given and was able to identify the driver as David English of Paris. He was found to be driving on a revoked drivers license and had an active warrant out of Maury County. English has been charged with Criminal Impersonation, Driving while License Revoked-4th offense, Expired Registration, and Violation of Financial Responsibility Law.
Burglary/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia — Officer Jeff Winberry witnessed a vehicle sitting at G&B Motors on Highland Drive late Monday night and found someone looking in the window of a parked vehicle. The man, found to be Paul Ray Townsend of McKenzie, told Winberry he was looking at the vehicle that was parked there.
Winberry found the passenger side door open and the console open with several items scattered through the vehicle. G&B owner Greg Blackburn wrote a report that the car was not in that condition earlier. Townsend was found to be in control of a Chrysler Sebring and a computer check found him to be revoked for a DUI conviction. He was arrested and charged with Auto Burglary, Driving on a Revoked License-first offense, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Last Friday morning, March 15, MPD officers were dispatched to Hillview Apartments due to a caller stating Whitney Kirkpatrick of McKenzie was outside causing a disturbance. When officers arrived there was no sign of a disturbance and were unable to locate Kirkpatrick.
According to a report filed by officer Kyle Beauchamp, Kirkpatrick was later spotted at the Exxon station on Hwy 79. She was found sitting in the passenger side of a vehicle and was belligerent towards officers when they made contact. When questioned about the disturbance at Hillview Apts, her story did not add up. Beauchamp had prior knowledge of Kirkpatrick having a suspended license and placed her under arrest for driving on a suspended license.
Beauchamp also smelled an odor commonly associated with marijuana coming from the vehicle Kirkpatrick was in. A search revealed a small amount of marijuana, a yellow pill, and a pill bottle with an unidentified cream which were recovered. Further charges could be filed in the future. Kirkpatrick was transported to Carroll County Jail.
Theft — McKenzie Police investigated multiple thefts at McKenzie Elementary school earlier this month. Several teachers reported various amounts of money missing from their purses.
An employee was found to be a suspect and later turned herself in to McKenzie Police and was cited into General Sessions Court for four counts of theft of property.
Vandalism — According to a report by Officer Billy King, King responded to a vandalism call at Greater Enon Church on Walnut Street. Pastor Christopher Johnson advised that between 9 a.m. March 13 and 7:30 a.m. March 14, the gate was found to be damaged by someone kicking it. King advised Johnson that the church would be put on the extra patrol list.