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McKenzie Police Reports


Thefts — The McKenzie Police are investigating multiple thefts from businesses on North Highland Drive which occurred between January 30 and February 1. The thefts occurred at Exxon, Peppers Ford and West Tennessee Movers. The first theft was reported at Exxon with Officer Jeremiah Brooks talking to Chance Flippin who advised his catalytic converter had been cut off his truck sometime between 3 p.m. on January 30 and 5:30 a.m. on January 31. Later that day, Officer Jeremiah Brooks was dispatched to Peppers Ford where Parts Manager Kyle Chapman notified Brooks that a catalytic converter had been taken from a customer’s vehicle. The converter was valued at $728.16.

Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and Officer Jeremiah Brooks responded to a call from West Tennessee Movers that one of their trucks had a catalytic converter cut off of it. The owner of West Tennessee Movers had been advised of earlier thefts and had his employees check their trucks and did find one with a converter taken off by a power tool. The converter was valued over $1,000 for the part and installation.

Domestic Assault/Burglary — On Monday, January 31, McKenzie police were contacted about an argument taking place in the front yard of a Walnut Avenue residence. Christavon Horton, 55, of McKenzie, was confronted by another local man claiming a witness told him Horton had allegedly broken into a parked vehicle and taken some items. The two began to argue during which Horton shoved the other man and went to his vehicle and took something from it.

After police arrived and questioned the two men, Horton was arrested for domestic assault and burglary and was transported to Carroll County Jail.

Theft/Burglary — Investigator Justin Brister was notified by Officer Ryan White of a theft from a vehicle on Maple Avenue on Wednesday, February 2, and also advised a laptop computer had been stolen from the same vehicle months ago but not reported until today.

Brister remembered items at a pawn shop in Paris that were brought in by a group of individuals who also pawned stolen items from an aggravated burglary on Booker Street. Brister remembered a Lenovo laptop being among the items pawned. The police department had information that helped trace the computer’s owner and also the person who pawned it in Paris. Brister found that Akevion Scharai McCoy of McKenzie had pawned the stolen laptop in Paris and is preparing arrest warrants on McCoy charging him with Theft of Property and Burglary.

Theft/Burglary — Kassie Arnold notified police on Wednesday, February 2, that she had items stolen from her vehicle parked in front of a Maple Street residence. Arnold advised she was missing a backpack containing her college school books and her wallet containing her drivers license and social security card. The value of the stolen items was set at $280. Arnold also advised the last time she saw the items was around 8:30 p.m. February 1.

Theft/Burglary/Vandalism — According to a report from Patrolman Dalton Raspberry, he responded to a potential burglary and theft from a Paris Street residence Sunday evening, February 6. The homeowner, Norman Watne, of McKenzie, advised officers that he and his wife had left to go visit a relative in Huntingdon and when they returned, they found their dogs loose in the yard and their back door open. Several prescription medications were found to be missing. After filing the theft report, Dispatch advised that Watne had two active warrants for Violations of the Sex Offender Registry and went back to arrest him and transport him to Carroll County Jail.


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