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Driving on Suspended License — Officer Cody Coleman initiated a traffic stop on a gold Chevy Impala on Cherry Avenue shortly after midnight Friday morning August 30. The driver was identified as Kelvin Evans, of New Orleans, Louisiana. A status check of his license revealed his license was suspended and he failed to provide proof of financial responsibility. Evans was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for Driving While License Suspended-First Offense and Violation of the Financial Responsibility Law.
Drug Paraphernalia/Registration Display — Officer Jeff Lowden initiated a traffic stop on a white Scion Friday night, August 30 for a display of registration violation. According to his report, he smelled what he believed to be marijuana coming from the vehicle as he approached it. Both the passenger and driver, Charles Hill of Jackson, denied anything being in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted due to the smell . A syringe and glass pipe were found. Hill was cited into court for display of registration violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Theft of Merchandise/Shoplifting — Officer Chance Townes responded to a call from the Exxon Station on Highland Drive in reference to a theft of merchandise on August 30. Townes was shown footage of Ms. Mary Philpot of McKenzie acting to be scanning items for customers but did not have the computer on the correct screen to be scanning items. Philpot was cited on a misdemeanor charge of Theft of Merchandise.
Fugitive From Justice/Drug Charges — Officers Dalton Raspberry and Jeff Lowden initiated a traffic stop at the Exxon Gas Station Thursday morning August 29 on an Acura MDX. According to Raspberry’s report, he noticed a vehicle occupant to have an active warrant out of Kentucky for Violation of Parole. The driver was confirmed to be Kez Graff who was found to be driving on a revoked license and had an active warrant. There were three passengers in the vehicle. None had valid licenses. The vehicle was owned by one of the passengers Ms. Brianna Scott. Scott admitted upon questioning that there was a “bowl” under the seat. A search of the vehicle turned up a blue torch lighter, a baggie of crystal-like substance field tested to be methamphetamines, and a needle.
Graff was arrested on his warrant while Scott was charged with possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were transported to Carroll County Jail while the other passengers were free to go.
Driving on Suspended License — On Wednesday August 28, Officer Cody Coleman was patrolling on Highland Drive when he observed Brian Sawyer of McKenzie to be driving south on Highland. According to his report, Coleman knew Sawyer’s license to be revoked and initiated a traffic stop. Sawyer was advised his license was revoked and was cited into court for Driving on a Suspended/Revoked License.
Theft of Merchandise/Shoplifting — Officer Jeremiah Brooks was dispatched to Dollar General Wednesday morning August 28 in reference to a possible shoplifter. The assistant manager described the individual suspected of shoplifting and Brooks made contact with him and asked to see his backpack. Items were found that Lloyd Sawyers of McKenzie admitted he did not pay for. He was cited into General Sessions Court for Theft of Property Under $1,000.
Multiple Charges — On Monday, August 26, Officer Ryan White observed a black Chevy Suburban cross the railroad track on Main Street while warning lights were active and a train coming in plain sight. White also observed a small child in the passenger front seat. Upon initiating the traffic stop, the driver was identified as Brittany Lopez of McKenzie. A status check revealed her license was suspended and she had a prior conviction for Driving on Suspended.
Lopez was charged with Driving on Suspended License-Second Offense, Violation of Responsibility Law, Violation of Child Restraint Law, Violation of Registration Law, and Obedience to Signal Indication of Oncoming Train.