Auto Burglary, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia — Michael A. Gilbert, 37, Magnolia Avenue, McKenzie was charged with attempted burglary of an automobile on March 18.
Officer Jeremiah Brooks responded to Park Street shortly after noon to a report of an automobile burglary in progress. The owner of the vehicle witnessed Gilbert jump into her unoccupied car and attempt to steal it. Nothing was determined to be missing. Officer Brooks took Gilbert into custody and found a crystal-like substance in a baggie and a smoking pipe.
Driving While Suspended, Simple Possession, Manufacturing Meth — Zachary E. English, 30, Hamilton Street, McKenzie and John David Forrest, 31, Clear Lake Road, McKenzie were charged with offenses after a traffic stop on March 26.
Officer Dalton Raspberry received a call from an off-duty officer who stated he witnessed English driving and knew his license to be suspended. Raspberry was assisted by Officer Mark Boaz at the scene.
Raspberry questioned if there was anything illegal in the vehicle. After a consent search, officers found a needle in English’s back pocket, digital scales, tablets believed to be Ecstasy, a torch lighter, a dark glass pipe, 1.2 grams of a leafy-green substance believed to be marijuana, a woman’s wallet with a driver’s license and another needle.
English was charged with driving on suspended - first offense, drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana.
Forrest was charged with drug paraphernalia and possession of schedule I with intent to resale.
An Emily Hood arrived at the scene in an attempt to take possession of the vehicle as a holder of a valid driver’s license. She was arrested because there was an active failure to appear warrant out on her in Weakley County. She was transported to Carroll County Jail for extradition to Weakley County. Another driver arrived and was able to take possession of the Dodge Durango and also drive Mr. English, who was cited into court and not immediately arrested.
While en route to jail, Forrest confessed the officers did not find another concealed tub of drugs hidden in Forrest’s clothes. Forrest did not want the additional charge of bringing contraband into a penal facility at the jail. When Forrest and Officer Raspberry were in the sally port at the jail, Forrest presented the tub of methamphetamine.
A sally port is an area with interlocking doors at the jail. Only one door can open at a time. The door locks are controlled by corrections officers.
Driving on a Suspended License — Ricky J. Lott, 38, Magnolia Avenue, McKenzie was charged with driving on a suspended license-second offense and violation of financial responsibility after a traffic stop on March 22.
Officer Dalton Raspberry witnessed Lott driving and knew the status of his license as he made the traffic stop. Lott could not provide proof of insurance. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
Violation of Order of Protection — Ricky J. Lott, 38, Magnolia Avenue, McKenzie was charged with violation of an order of protection after Officer Dalton Raspberry witnessed him sitting in a car with the person who had an order of protection against him. He was arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail
Resisting Arrest, Simple Possession — Mr. Tristen Hepner, 25, McKenzie is charged with simple possession and resisting stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search after a traffic stop at a convenience store on March 22 around 8:45 p.m.
Officer Jeremiah Brooks initiated a traffic stop because the license plate had expired in the year 2007. Hepner told the officers he had just again started driving the vehicle. A pat down of Hepner revealed 2.7 grams of marijuana in a pocket. Hepner took off running and successfully evaded officers.