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McKenzie Police Reports

10/8/19 Edition


Simple Possession/Casual Exchange — Four persons were arrested on Monday September 30, following a traffic stop and search that turned up a small amount of methamphetamines.

Officer Cody Coleman observed Joseph McNutt parked at a residence on Walnut Circle. Coleman had prior knowledge that McNutt might have an active warrant and his license might be suspended. Coleman initiated a traffic stop after learning he did have an active warrant in Hickman County.

According to Coleman’s report, he detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle which had three other passengers. A search revealed a small bag of white crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamines. Everyone denied ownership of the meth. McNutt, of Puryear, was arrested and charged with Simple Possession of a Schedule II Drug and Possession of a Firearm in Commission of a Dangerous Felony. Nathan Page of Paris, Tristan Allen of McKenzie, and Tiffani McCord of Trezevant were all arrested and charged with Simple Possession of a Schedule II Drug.

Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Officer Cody Coleman observed Kenneth Payne of McKenzie driving a Polaris Ranger with no tag information on Elm Street and initiated a traffic stop due to having prior knowledge Payne’s license was suspended. A computer check revealed Payne was suspended and was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended-Third Offense. Payne was transported to Carroll County Jail.

Sale/Delivery of a Controlled Substance — Officer Dalton Raspberry along with three other officers responded to a local convenience store on October 1 due to a passenger being recognized as a wanted person.

According to Raspberry’s report, the passenger was confirmed to be Nicholas Snider who had active warrants out of Weakley and Carroll counties. A search revealed four baggies containing a crystal-like substance field tested to be methamphetamines. A backpack was also found containing digital scales, needles, scoops with residue on them, cut straws, and a glass smoking pipe. Snider was arrested and charged with possession of a Schedule II with Intent to Resale and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia as well as his active warrants.

Multiple Charges — On Thursday, October 3, Officer Dalton Raspberry initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle with a tag belonging to another vehicle. The driver, Andrew Arnold of Sharon, was found to have priors for no insurance. He was also found with a knife and knuckles in his possession. He was arrested and charged with Possession of Prohibited Weapons and Violation of Order Granting Bail and cited into court for Unlawful Removal of a Registration Plate, Violation of Financial Responsibility Law, and Unregistered Motor Vehicle.

Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Officer Justin Brister observed a grey Ford Taurus with expired registration pulling into a local store on Highland drive. The driver, Christopher Copeland, was found to be driving on a suspended license. He was cited into court for Driving on Suspended License.

Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — On Saturday, October 5, Officer Justin Brister pulled into a local store and observed Kody Kimble of Dresden driving a white GMC in the parking lot. Kimble’s license was revoked for DUI. A traffic stop was initiated and a computer check confirmed the revoked license. A search resulted in the discovery of a glass pipe containing a crystal substance. Kimble admitted it was his. He was arrested and charged with Driving While Revoked, Simple Possession and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and taken to Carroll County jail.

DUI/Financial Responsibility — A traffic stop on Magnolia Avenue resulted in a DUI charge. Officer Justin Brister initiated a stop on a pickup truck for violation of the display of plates law. According to Brister’s report, he found Devin Sawyers eyes to be glossy and red. Sawyers admitted to drinking earlier in the night and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Sawyers was arrested for DUI and cited for violation of Financial Responsibility Law.

Criminal Simulation — Early Monday, October 7, Officer Trey Boucher checked a suspicious vehicle parked behind storage units on Hwy 124. Three individuals were found to be in the vehicle. Melanie Herbert was found to have an active warrant. A search was conducted after a K-9 made a hit on the vehicle. Four small baggies were found with residue that tested positive for methamphetamines along with a counterfeit 100 dollar bill. Herbert was arrested and charged with Criminal Simulation, Simple Possession of a Schedule II drug and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and taken to Weakley County Jail.


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