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Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — On October 30, Officer Justin Brister, observed a white Mitsubishi car with a tail light that was not functioning on the passenger side. Brister initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle.
The driver, Micheal Smith of Dyer, advised that his license had been suspended, a computer check confirmed the suspension. Smith was cited into General Sessions court for Driving on Revoked License-First Offense
Multiple Charges — Officer Justin Brister observed a black Kia Soul with a non-functioning brake light and initiated a traffic stop on October 31. The driver, Raymond Lockett of McKenzie, admitted to Brister that his license was revoked. Brister identified a passenger as Christian Workman and checked the status of both of their licenses. Lockett’s license was confirmed to be suspended.
Lockett’s vehicle was searched as a result of his arrest. The search yielded marijuana, a marijuana grinder, and a 1911 BB Pistol. Multiple prescription bottles were also found with different types of pills in them. Workman claimed ownership of the marijuana and grinder.
Both were arrested with Lockett being charged with Driving on Revoked-Sixth Offense, and Workman was charged with Simple Possession of Schedule VI and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Aggravated Burglary — Steven Smith notified McKenzie Police on November 1 that numerous items were taken from his Forrest Avenue residence including a Ruger American Predetor Rifle with a Vortex Crossfire2 scope along with a range finder that were kept in a hunting bag. According to a report filed by Officer Jeff Lowden, Several other hunting gear items were taken including boots, clothing items along with a Stihl Weedeater with accessories. All of the items were seen in the living room when Smith came home from work and they were gone when he woke. There are suspects in the case but no arrests have been made at this time.
Domestic Assault — McKenzie Police responded to a 911 call November 2 from Felicia Joyner saying she had been physically assaulted by her husband. According to a report filed by Officer Billy King, multiple officers responded to a Walnut Circle residence where Joyner stated that her husband had punched her and slapped her. Mr Joyner was found at another Walnut Circle residence and questioned. Joyner was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and transported to Carroll County Jail.
Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — On November 2, Officer Jeff Lowden conducted a traffic stop on a gray Nissan pickup after witnessing the driver talking on his cell phone while driving. The driver, Lenonel Paredes of McKenzie, was found to be driving on a revoked license due to a DUI conviction. Paredes was arrested and charged with Driving on Revoked for DUI and additionally charged with Violating the hands free law and transported to Carroll County Jail.
Non-Emergency 911 Calls — Carroll County dispatch advised November 2 that a McKenzie man called 911 six times giving a different name and location each time. According to a report filed by Officer Cody Coleman, Carroll County dispatch traced the calls to a Randle Street residence where Coleman found Clinton Hoard with his phone. Hoard denied making the calls and initially refused to be taken into custody until Coleman drew his taser. Hoard was arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail under $1,000 bond.