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Simple Possession/Casual Exchange — While on patrol early Saturday morning, December 4, Officer Darren Davis observed a silver SUV at City Park and made contact with the driver and a passenger, Sean Beasley, 21, of McKenzie. After explaining the reason for making contact, Davis did a status check on both persons and searched the vehicle with permission.
When they exited the vehicle for the search, Beasley handed Officer Davis a small amount of what was believed to be marijuana and Davis found more in the rear floor board during his search. Beasley was charged with Simple Possession/Casual Exchange.
Aggravated Assault/Domestic Assault — A McKenzie female came to the Police Department Friday night, December 3, advising officers that she was a victim of domestic assault.
The victim stated that a verbal altercation began after she asked him questions and the altercation became physical with Ben Goodwin, 33, of McKenzie, pushing, choking, and hitting her. Goodwin then asked for her medication which she retrieved and held. Goodwin grabbed her and repeatedly hit her until she gave up the medicine. He assaulted her again before leaving in her car with the medication.
According to the report filed by Officer Darren Davis, he and Sgt. Trey Boucher went to their Elm Street residence where Goodwin refused to answer the door. Boucher breached the door and made contact with Goodwin placing him under arrest and charging him with Aggravated Assault, Domestic Assault, and Theft. He was transported to Carroll County Jail.
Burglary/Theft — On Wednesday, December 1, Officer Dalton Raspberry responded to a Spruce Street residence in regards to a possible stolen vehicle. Aaron Williams advised Raspberry that he had a visitor at his house around 6 a.m. that was willing to give him $100 dollars for a two-hour ride. Williams refused and went back to bed. He later found his silver Nissan Maxima missing and contacted police. The vehicle, valued at $6,000, was entered into NCIC as stolen
Williams stated he knew the identity of the suspect and had a phone number for him.
Credit Card Fraud/Theft — Officer Jeremiah Brooks responded to an East Walnut Avenue residence in reference to a theft that occurred on December 1. Angela Thornton advised Brooks that someone had taken her cell phone and debit card removing $680 from the card. A friend of Thornton’s told her she heard the suspect admit to taking the phone and card. A phone locater app was activated and pinged the phone in Nashville. The case remains under investigation.
Driving On Suspended License — Shortly before midnight on Tuesday, November 30, Sgt. Cody Coleman initiated a traffic stop after observing a red Nissan Frontier traveling on Highland Drive without an operating taillight. After identifying the driver as Jennifer Gulledge, 36, of McKenzie, a status check revealed she was driving on a suspended license. Gulledge was cited for the light violation and charged with Driving on Suspended/Revoked License-First Offense.
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