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Theft/Burglary — On October 21, Kenneth Foster came to the McKenzie Police Department and reported a break-in at his rental house on Magnolia Avenue. According to a report filed by Officer Mark Boaz, an inspection revealed the door had been kicked in and the wires to the fan had been cut and the fan pulled from the ceiling. The fan was valued at $200 and damage to the door valued at $150. The incident remains under investigation.
Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Officer Justin Brister initiated a traffic stop on a Chevy pickup truck on Highland Drive after observing a headlight not functioning on the truck. The driver, James Warmath of Trezevant was found to be driving on a suspended license and was cited into General Sessions Court.
Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — On October 22, Officer Andy Weaver observed the driver of a vehicle to be Whitney Kirkpatrick of McKenzie and initiated a traffic stop with prior knowledge her license is suspended in Tennessee with prior convictions. A computer check confirmed Kirkpatrick’s license to be suspended with two prior convictions. She was arrested and charged with Driving on Suspended License-Third Offense and transported to Carroll County Jail.
DUI — Officer Cody Coleman received a call from an off-duty Henry County deputy in regards to a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 423 coming into the city limits on Thursday, October 24. According to Coleman’s report, he made contact with the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Jeffrey Pillow of Huntingdon, was found to be unsteady on his feet with slurred speech and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Pillow was arrested for DUI-First Offense and transported to Carroll County Jail.
Multiple Charges — On October 24, Officer Jeff Lowden initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle after observing it drive past the stop sign on Walnut Avenue. The driver, Diana Waggoner of McKenzie, was found to be driving on a suspended license and was cited for the stop sign violation and driving on suspended license. She was placed under arrest for an active theft warrant out of Carroll County and transported to Carroll County Jail.
Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Officer Justin Brister observed a black Ford F-350 with a passenger headlight out and initiated a traffic stop. The driver, Daren Scott of Arvada, Colorado, was found to be driving on a suspended license and did not have valid proof of insurance. Scott was cited into General Sessions Court for Driving on Suspended License-First Offense and Violation of Financial Responsibility Law.