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McKenzie Police Reports


Criminal Impersonation, Simple Possession — Steven A. Savoy, 34, Oaklawn Dr., McKenzie, was charged with Criminal Impersonation, Simple Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia on January 29.

Officer Jason Artymovich witnessed Savoy on a bicycle at the Splash Pad and around a downtown business - both of which were closed. Savoy gave the officer a false name when asked his name. Officer Raspberry assisted at the scene, saw Savoy’s tattoo and readily made positive identity. Savoy said he gave a fictitious name because he had an outstanding warrant against him in Weakley County.

The officer found a substance believed to be marijuana on Savoy, along with a pipe. He was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court and arrested on the Weakley County charges. He was transferred to the custody of Weakley County officers.

Violation of Order of Protection, Assault, Indecent Exposure — Shawn M. Nieves, 32, Forrest Circle, McKenzie, was charged with Violation of Order of Protection, Assault, and Indecent Exposure on February 3.

Officer Austin Jones was dispatched to Forrest Circle, where two females were listed as victims. One of the victims said Nieves was walking in the trailer park, she went inside, locked her door, and then Nieves came to the door, knocked and then kicked the door. Nieves and the victim went outside, where he reported dropping his pants and exposing himself to her and others. He was arrested for a Violation of Protection from a previous ruling.

He was arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail.

Driving on Revoked License — Matthew J. Hardy, 30, Walnut Street, McKenzie, was charged with Driving on a Revoked License after a traffic stop on February 2.

Officer Sean Beck witnessed Hardy driving on Elm Street. When Hardy’s car passed the officers, Hardy reportedly covered his face. Officer Beck ran a check and determined the driver’s license was revoked due to a DUI.

His car was seized, and Hardy was booked into Carroll County Jail.

Theft — A theft was reported by Eagle Foodmart on February 3.

Officer Sean Beck took a report from the store manager concerning a man entering the store and taking vape pen charging pieces and vape cartridges. The manager confronted him outside the store, and he handed over the chargers but not the cartridges, which he denied having. He refused to remain at the store. A video was obtained from store surveillance.

Violation of Probation — Lacey Nichole Cozart, 31, Main Street, Atwood, was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant of Violation of Probation in Carroll County. She was determined to be at a residence on Walnut Lane, McKenzie and McKenzie Officer Sean Beck took her into custody.

Violation of Probation — Tiffany R. Howard, 43, Walnut Circle, McKenzie, was served with a Violation of Probation warrant.

Officer Sean Beck made contact with Howard and then of the outstanding warrant. She was arrested and placed on a $10,000 bond.

Theft — Brianna Pugh, 32, Thompson Road, Huntingdon, was charged with Theft after an incident on January 30.

Officer Sean Beck took a report from Pocket’s Convenience Store concerning two females entering the store with one taking candy without paying. She was cited into General Sessions Court.

Speeding, Driving on a Suspended License — Anthony Christopher Wagner, 53, Spencer, Tenn., was charged with Speeding and Driving on a Suspended License on February 1.

Officer Matthew Cunningham made a traffic stop on a Jeep that was speeding. A check of the driver’s license status revealed the suspended status out of Putnam County.

Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Drug Paraphernalia — Cinda Kay Hampton, 53, Spruce Street, McKenzie, was charged with Manufacturing Meth and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after she was seen walking and crying.

Officer Sean Beck stopped Hampton and questioned her, who noted she was on probation and did not want to go to jail. The probation agreement allowed for a search of her possession, which revealed a meth pipe, a syringe, and a baggie with meth residue.

She was charged with Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and transported to Carroll County Jail.