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McKenzie Police Reports

Multiple Charges — Officer Trenton Ruddy initiated a traffic stop on Saturday morning, November 19 on South Stonewall Street on a vehicle that had a right brake light out. After identifying the driver as Reginald Lee II, 22, of Bartlett, Tennessee, Ruddy ran a license check and learned Lee’s license was suspended. Lee was cited for Driving On Suspended/Revoked License – First Offense and Light Law Violation.
Domestic Assault — Officer Trenton Ruddy responded to a possible domestic incident in the parking lot of a local restaurant Saturday afternoon, November 19. Ruddy interviewed the victim who stated that she and her son, Terry Ivy, 32, of Milan, had gotten into an argument that led to Ivy grabbing her attempting to force the keys from her. According to Ruddy’s report, he observed visible scratches on the victim’s fingers and blood on her cheek. Ivy was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and transported to the Carroll County Jail.
Public Intoxication/Failure To Appear — While on patrol, Saturday night November 19, Officer Cody Coleman and Patrolman Matthew Cunningham noticed a male staggering while walking along Walnut Lane. They made contact with Thomas A. Harris and spoke with him observing that he was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech, and admitted to drinking. A check with dispatch revealed that Harris had an active warrant for Failure to Appear. Harris was arrested on the warrant and cited for Public Intoxication.
Theft — Kerry Surratt of Walnut Circle, McKenzie contacted police regarding a theft on Sunday, November 13. Surratt told Officer Trenton Ruddy that he had been living with his girlfriend when they split up and she moved in a new man. Surratt advised Ruddy that he had a spare truck key that had been taken from him. Ruddy interviewed the girlfriend and the man who moved in and learned the key had allegedly been thrown out a window and did not know the location. Dustin Parker was cited for theft under $1,000.
Multiple Charges — Officer Darren Davis and Patrolman Matthew Cunningham witnessed a vehicle traveling South on Stonewall Street on Friday, November 11, and observed a cracked taillight along with some improper driving. They initiated a traffic stop on Magnolia Avenue and identified the driver as Zachary Fortune. Davis observed a wooden pipe in Fortune’s lap and asked for consent to search his vehicle which was denied. A drivers license check came back clean. Carroll County Deputy Scott arrived on the scene and spoke with Fortune who admitted that marijuana was in the vehicle. A search was performed with several items of drug paraphernalia and 2.2 grams of marijuana were found along with .2 grams of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamines.
Fortune was arrested and charged with Possession of Schedule II Drug and was cited for Possession of Schedule VI Drug and Violation of Light Law.


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