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Assault — Ms. Cheyenne Evans advised police that she was assaulted in front of her Florida Court residence Friday evening, October 5. According to a report filed by Officer Trey Boucher, Evans stated that she was attempting to have a discussion with Vada Wallace and turned to walk away when Wallace assaulted her. Evans told police Wallace became angry and hit her in the face and head eight or ten times when she turned away. Boucher’s report indicated Evans did have multiple bruises on her face and behind her ear as well as scratches on her knees and elbows.
Wallace came to the police department later Friday evening and stated Evans hit her in the back of the head and she defended herself. Wallace advised she had to go to the hospital and did receive stitches on her right elbow. Wallace was charged with simple assault and cited into court.
Driving on Suspended License/Speeding/Financial Responsibility — Officer Paul Eddlemon clocked a vehicle speeding in the school zone on Stonewall Street late Wednesday afternoon, October 3. After stopping the vehicle on Cherry Street, the driver, Tiffany Capozzi of McKenzie, stated she wasn’t sure if her license out of Illinois was valid or not. A license check found that it was suspended. Capozzi was cited into General Sessions court for Driving on a suspended license, speeding, and violation of financial responsibility law.
Theft of Merchandise/Shoplifting — Officer Billy King responded to a call last Monday, October 1 at Little General where store manager Contrina Tripp stated she had an employee, Jennifer Vanwetter of McKenzie, checked her boyfriend out on Sunday September 30. Later on that same date around closing time, Vanwetter did a refund on nearly the exact same items her boyfriend purchased earlier keeping $14.32 for the product that left the store. The store manager called Vanwetter who admitted to doing the refund. She was terminated and served with a ban letter from Little General and cited for Theft of property involving merchandise.
Vehicle Damage — Ms. Juanita King came to the McKenzie Police Department Wednesday, October 3, reporting that her vehicle had been damaged at some point while in the City of McKenzie. King stated she was not sure when the damage occurred or how it happened. According to a report filed by Officer Jeremiah Brooks, he observed damage above King’s passenger rear fender that included white paint transferred from the other vehicle.