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Curtis Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Pate Death

47 Persons Indicted By Grand Jury

Posted 1/11/22

HUNTINGDON (January 3) — Gregory Curtis, 53, of McKenzie was indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury of the Circuit Court on January 3 for vehicular homicide in the August 2021 death of Drake Pate, 21, of McKenzie.

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Curtis Charged with Vehicular Homicide in Pate Death

47 Persons Indicted By Grand Jury

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HUNTINGDON (January 3) — Gregory Curtis, 53, of McKenzie was indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury of the Circuit Court on January 3 for vehicular homicide in the August 2021 death of Drake Pate, 21, of McKenzie.
 
On August 7, 2021, Pate died from injuries sustained from an 2021 CF Moto Z950 side-by-side ATV accident in which he was a passenger.
 
Gregory Curtis, 52, of McKenzie was driving the vehicle and Pate was the passenger as it traveled along Cherrywood Road at 11:15 p.m.
 
According to a report by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the vehicle traveled across a ditch onto Cherrywood Road. It overturned and came to final rest on the passenger side on Cherrywood Road. 
 
Neither the driver nor passenger was wearing a seatbelt.
 
Pate was a volunteer firefighter with the McKenzie Fire Department. His father, Joel, is a deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Curtis is held under a $100,000 bond and charged with two counts of DUI-first offense, vehicular homicide, reckless homicide, criminal neglect homicide.
 
In other indictments by the Grand Jury:
(Walk-ins indicate the defendant has not been arrested or that person is accused of a crime against a child).
 
Billy Ray Anderson, kidnapping, financial exploitation of elderly/vulnerable person, rape, aggravated assault.
 
Walk-In - vandalism, theft of property.
 
James Edward Bonds, schedule II drugs, possession of firearm with intent to go armed-dangerous felony, unlawful possession of weapon. 
 
Kayla Lynn Britt, meth, schedule I drugs.
 
Torrie Delynn Carter, meth.
 
Walk-In - solicitation of a minor-statutory rape.
 
Dustin Wheeler Clark - evading arrest, speeding.
 
Joshua Bernard Cole, meth, evading arrest, aggravated assault.
 
Chad Ryan Depriest - meth, casual exchange, evading arrest, schedule II drugs.
 
Walk-In - aggravated assault, especially aggravated robbery, coercion of witness, interference with emergency call, aggravated assault, tampering with evidence.
 
Angie Fenti, possession of drug paraphernalia, meth - possess or casual exchange.
 
Rodney Ferguson - evading arrest.
 
Darian Elizabeth Flatt - possession of drug paraphernalia, schedule I drugs, meth.
 
Walk-In - solicitation of sexual exploitation of a minor, continuous sex abuse of a child, sexual battery by an authority figure, solicitation of a minor -sexual battery, aggravated sexual battery.
 
Walk-In - aggravated child abuse/neglect/endangerment (8 and under), child abuse.
 
Walk-In - sexual exploitation of a minor
 
Robert Warren Gearin - meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, schedule VI drugs, schedule II drugs, possession of a firearm with intent to go armed, driving while suspended.
 
Nicholas Lee Gordon - criminal trespass.
 
Samuel Evan Arelano Gregory - aggravated sexual battery.
 
Walk-In - statutory Rape
 
Walk-In - community supervision violation, sexual offender registration form violation, simple possession.
 
Destiny June Hilliard - schedule VI, IV drugs, meth, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Christopher Allan Hinson, aggravated stalking, violation of order of protection, aggravated burglary, domestic assault.
 
Walk-In - child abuse/neglect/endangerment, eight years or younger.
 
Daincameron Ira Hudson, meth, schedule II drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Walk-In - failure to appear, harassment, criminal trespass, impersonate license professional.
 
Walk-In - theft of property, forgery, financial exploitation of elder/vulnerable person.
 
William Shawn Manning - possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, possession of a weapon with intent to go armed.
 
Hayden Priestley Marlin, meth, aggravated burglary, theft, drug paraphernalia.
 
Kyle Wayne Martin - theft of property.
 
Bethany Amanda Middleton-Kizer, simple possession, meth, failure to carry registration, unlawful drug paraphernalia.
 
Walk-In - aggravated burglary, meth, drug paraphernalia, vandalism, simple possession, prohibited weapons, theft, domestic assault, aggravated assault, interference with emergency call, aggravated kidnapping.
 
Forest Blake Reaves - possession of drug paraphernalia, meth.
 
James Robert Scott - failure to stop at stop signs, reckless endangerment-vehicle, possession of firearm with intent to go armed- dangerous felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession, evading arrest.
 
Walk-In - domestic assault, child abuse/neglect/endangerment - 8 years or younger.
 
Michael Wayne Smith - evading arrest.
 
James Michael Sole - meth.
 
Colby Garrett Swafford - possession of firearm with intent to go armed - dangerous felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, schedule VI drugs.
 
William Vestal - theft of property, possession of weapon - convicted felon.
 
Thomas Douglas Ward - tampering with evidence, meth, driving while revoked.
 
Michael Watne - violation of order of protection, harassment, aggravated stalking.
 
Johnny W. Wilson - DUI-first offense.
 
Ronald Dean Wojtas - driver failed to exercise due care, DUI - first offense.
 
Walk-In - aggravated assault, first degree murder-attempt, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment - deadly weapon involved.
 
Letritia Ann Wortham - possession of drug paraphernalia.

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