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McKenzie Police Reports

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Public Intoxication — A McKenzie woman faces two charges of Public Intoxication after being arrested in two separate incidents. According to reports by Officer Kyle Beauchamp, he responded to a possible domestic in progress at a Forrest Avenue residence on Sunday, October 10. He noticed the female, later identified as Kristi Cerk, 46, sitting in a vehicle showing signs of impairment. Beauchamp had Cerk perform field sobriety tests that she did poorly on prompting the arrest.

On, Tuesday, October 12, Beauchamp received a call from an off-duty dispatcher stating that there was a woman who appeared to be intoxicated inside a local convenience store. When he arrived, he saw Cerk standing at the cash register exhibiting signs of impairment. Cerk was asked to perform field sobriety tests outside and did poorly again causing her to be taken into custody and transported to Carroll County Jail.

Criminal Trespass — A Memphis man was charged twice for Criminal Trespass in separate incidents last week. Officer Cody Coleman observed Maurice Lawrence on the property of a convenience store. Lawrence was served with a ban notice for this store last April. Coleman had advised Lawrence a few days prior to not set foot on any of the properties he is banned from. Lawrence was placed under arrest and transported to Carroll County Jail.

Officer Justin Brister responded to a call early Sunday morning, October 17 to the same convenience store about a suspicious black male who was acting strange in the store. Brister arrived at the store to find it was Lawrence. Brister, knowing about the first arrest, arrested him again for Criminal Trespass transporting him to Carroll County Jail.

Multiple Charges — Officer Darren Davis observed a blue Dodge Caravan traveling on Hwy 79 South early Friday morning, October 15, confirming via radar that it was speeding. After initiating a traffic stop, the driver, Brandi Stephens, 45, from Alabama, was found to be driving on a suspended license out of Alabama and could not provide proof of insurance.

Davis cited Stevens for Speeding, Driving on Suspended License, and Financial Responsibility Law Violation.

Disorderly Conduct — On Saturday afternoon, October 16, Officer Jeremiah Brooks was dispatched to a local business in downtown McKenzie in reference to a person being blocked in a parking spot by another vehicle. Brooks spoke to Leah Wallace, who stated she was trying to leave when Mrs. Deborah Snead blocked her vehicle from leaving.

Brooks and Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp asked Mrs. Snead multiple times to move her vehicle which she refused and told them to take her to jail. She was placed under arrest and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

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