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McKenzie Police Reports


DUI — Zhiquae Timon Baker, 27, Old McKenzie Road, McKenzie, was charged with DUI -First Offense after his vehicle struck a utility pole on White Street in McKenzie.

Officer Darren Davis responded to the scene at 12:07 a.m. on March 12. He administered a field sobriety test and was arresting Baker when he refused and had to be restrained by Officer Davis and Deputy Steven Scott. A search revealed a substance believed to be marijuana. He was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest, Simple Possession, and Violation of Implied Consent. He was transported to Carroll County Jail.

Drug Charges — Angela J. Crawford, 53, Bells Store Road, McKenzie, and Michael Antonio Gilbert, 39, Magnolia Avenue, McKenzie were both charged with drug-related offenses after a traffic stop on March 6.

Officer Sean Beck stopped a vehicle Crawford was driving for a light law violation. Gilbert was a passenger in the bed of the truck. The driver and passenger were nervous and acted suspiciously, according to the report. Cpl. Steven Scott of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene and found Gilbert to be in possession of hydrocodone pills, a small bag of methamphetamine and two digital scales. Ms. Crawford had a meth pipe, and three hydrocodone pills in a small baggie, which she said she had a prescription for those.

Gilbert was charged with Possession- Schedule II, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and transported to Carroll County Jail. Crawford was cited into General Sessions for Possession of Schedule II and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Theft of Cargo Van — James Alvin Vires, III, 29, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was arrested for theft of a van from a McKenzie residence.

Sergeant Cody Coleman investigated the theft of a Ford Econoline van stolen from the residents of Richard Hays on Magnolia Avenue. The van was reported to be located in Huntingdon in front of a liquor store. With the assistance of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Hamilton, Mr. Vires was discovered to still be in the van that had been parked at the liquor store. He was taken into custody by Deputy Hamilton and Huntingdon officers Smith and Verner.

Simple Possession — Lisa Ann Barnhart, 60, Old Paris Road, McKenzie, was charged with Simple Possession and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a traffic stop on March 12.

Officer Bryan Batchelder stopped a vehicle driven by Barnhart after she failed to stop at a stop sign. An odor of marijuana was detected by the officer and a search revealed two grams of marijuana, baggies, grinders and pipes. The vehicle’s registration was also expired.

Public Intoxication — Austin D. Taylor, 30, Dunlap Street, Paris, was charged with Public Intoxication on March 11.
Sergeant Cody Coleman was dispatched to Spruce Street for a male wearing a hoodie and jeans trying to make entry into houses. He had slurred speech, according to the report. He was transported to Carroll County Jail

Vandalism — GSC Signs, Highway 22, was the victim of vandalism on March 9.
Officer Tanner Jackson took a report from Steven Sexton of GSC that indicated someone in a vehicle cut ‘donuts’ in the gravel driveway and threw rocks that broke the glass windows in the business. The matter is still under investigation.

Attempted Shoplifting — Three juveniles entered Little General convenience store and attempted to steal alcoholic beverages from the cooler. The three paid for an item and departed the store. As they left the store, a store representative stopped them and asked to inspect a backpack, where two Bud Light alcoholic drinks were discovered. The clerk did not press charges.


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