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Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports

5/7/19 Edition


Evading Arrest — A Henry County woman was arrested May 2 and authorities are still looking for two other suspects following a high-speed pursuit in Carroll County.

Lakan Marie Evans, 25, of Paris was charged with evading arrest. According to the report by Deputy Michael Sevarns, he attempted to pull over a white F-150 pickup truck on Ball Creek Road after observing that the truck had a taillight out and that it did not come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

As Sevarns detailed, the truck did not stop when he activated his blue lights, and he pursued it on Smyrna Road, Buena Vista Road, Moore Creek Road, Maytown Road, Bobbitt Road, an unnamed field road, Green Valley Road, and Grooms Road, reaching speeds of up to 80 mph. The truck turned into a driveway on Grooms Road, stopped at the back of the property, and two males and one female got out of the truck and ran into a wooded area.

Sevarns found the woman, identified as Evans, lying on the ground about 15 meters into the woods.

The two males got away. Inside the truck, Evans found a wallet containing identification belonging to a local man. Evans reported that he could detect the odor of marijuana in the vehicle.

The truck was impounded. When Evans made contact with the owner of the vehicle, she told him that she had dropped the truck off at a local man’s residence on April 29 with the understanding that he was going to do work on the vehicle.

Vehicle Theft — The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the April 30 theft of a vehicle from private property.

According to the report by Deputy Adam Meggs, he went to 6630 Highway 77 after receiving a call about a stolen vehicle. Meggs spoke with Alan Espey, who said that a 1999 Ford F-250 was taken from that address without his permission sometime early that morning.

On May 1, officers found the vehicle in a field off Highway 77 just outside the Huntingdon city limits.

A witness told Meggs that he saw the truck go by earlier with two white males in the cab about a half mile away from where the truck was found. Meggs reported that the truck was found to be damaged, including dents and a broken mirror.

Assault, Theft — Authorities are looking for two men who allegedly assaulted, tied up, and robbed a Trezevant man at his own home on April 29.

According to the report by Deputy Steven Scott, he responded to 350 Bryant Street after receiving a call about an assault and theft.

Scott spoke with resident Franklin Hughes, who said that Michael Pinkerton and another white male he did not recognize came into his residence at around 1:30 a.m., tied him up, and took his wallet, cell phone, and credit/debit card. Hughes said the unknown man struck him in the head with a pistol. Hughes also said that Pinkerton had come to his home earlier at around 9 p.m. in order to “sell him some weed.”

According to Hughes, Pinkerton knew that Hughes had just gotten paid and had several hundred dollars in his possession.

Scott observed that Hughes had a visible injury on the front of his head and marks on his wrists and ankles consistent with being restrained.

The investigation into this incident has been turned over to the Trezevant Police Department.

License Violation, Stolen Vehicle — A Cedar Grove man was arrested April 28 for a license violation, and it was later discovered that he may have been involved in the theft of a vehicle.

Brandon Lee Baker, 21, of 75 Wood Hill Cemetery Lane was charged with driving on a revoked license.

According to the report by Deputy Michael Sevarns, while responding to a call about a man walking down Highway 77, he observed an abandoned Jeep on the side of the road at the intersection of Thompson School Road and Highway 77. Sevarns then found Baker walking northbound on Highway 77, stopped and spoke with him.

Baker said that the Jeep, which he said he had borrowed from his brother, had broken down and that his brother would be coming later that day to retrieve the vehicle. A computer check showed that Baker’s license was revoked. Baker was transported to the Carroll County Jail, and he was still there in custody on April 29 when the Henry County Sheriff’s Department sent out an advisory saying that the Jeep was stolen.


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