Welcome to our new web site!

To give our readers a chance to experience all that our new website has to offer, we have made all content freely avaiable, through October 1, 2018.

During this time, print and digital subscribers will not need to log in to view our stories or e-editions.

McKenzie Police Reports


Disorderly Conduct/Assault — McKenzie Police received a call from a Sonic employee last Wednesday evening, September 29, stating that a female customer came into the building and threw bbq sauce all over the store and cursed at her. The employee stated the customer left with a female driving a white Nissan Altima. The Altima was later spotted and stopped by another officer. Three female subjects were identified. Mariah Cook, 19, of Jackson, admitted to throwing the bbq sauce at the Sonic employee. Officer Cody Coleman reviewed Sonic’s security footage and did see Cook throw the bbq sauce. Cook was cited for Simple Assault and Disorderly Conduct.

Domestic Assault — Investigator Justin Brister was dispatched to a Walnut Lane residence last Tuesday night, September 27, in regards to a domestic assault that occurred there. The victim advised she came home and found Thomas Harris, 67, of McKenzie, to be highly intoxicated and angry. While attempting to calm him, the victim was pushed multiple times. Harris admitted to pushing the victim and was arrested and charged with domestic assault and was transported to Carroll County Jail.

Criminal Trespass — On Wednesday night, September 29, Officers were called to the Relax Inn concerning a person that had been escorted off the property earlier in the day. Robert Jarvis, 67, of Paris, had entered a room just prior to Officer Darren Davis’s arrival. Davis contacted two other officers to verify they had earlier escorted him off the premises. After learning they had escorted him off the property, Davis arrested Jarvis and charged him with Criminal Trespassing.

Disorderly Conduct — According to a report by Officer Cody Coleman, he responded to a call last Thursday night, September 30, from Tierra Diggs, 37, of McKenzie in reference to a male not letting her back into her Ruth Street residence. Coleman and two other officers responded to the call. Officers learned that the male was there to retrieve his father’s belongings and the landlord had said that Diggs couldn’t return until the male was gone. Diggs became very aggressive and began yelling and cursing about the situation. Due to it being a residential area and it was late at night, Coleman arrested Diggs for Disorderly Conduct.

Shoplifting — Last Thursday, September 30, Gerry Sharp, manager of Dollar General, reported to police that she had a shoplifter in the store. According to a report by Officer Andy Weaver, He confronted Jessica Doster, 39, of McKenzie, and she denied concealing the lotion in her purse and claimed she purchased it days prior and had a receipt. Doster failed to produce the receipt and was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for Shoplifting. She was verbally banned from the store by Officer Weaver and the store manager.

Public Intoxication — Early last Thursday morning, September 30, a female, flagged down a police officer and reported that she had lost her boyfriend, later identified as Patrick Oliver. According to a report filed by Sgt. Cody Coleman, several officers got involved in the search for Oliver and found him walking near Old West Steakhouse. Oliver, 30, of Dyersburg, appeared to be under the influence of some form of intoxicant. Coleman charged Oliver with Public Intoxication and cited him into Carroll County General Sessions Court.

DUI — According to a report by Officer Justin Brister, he was dispatched to McDonalds in regards to a possible intoxicated driver. Brister arrived to find a white Dodge Ram pickup parked in a space and found the driver, identified as Levi Miller, 24, of McKenzie, passed out in the seat. Brister observed a half-empty bottle of Jack Daniels whiskey and a Bud Light beer can in the back seat of the truck. After Miller was awakened, he was asked to perform field sobriety tests on which he did poorly. He was arrested and charged with DUI-First Offense and transported to Carroll County jail.


No comments on this item Please log in to comment by clicking here