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McKenzie Police Reports

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Complaint Leads to Discovery of Outstanding Warrants — James L. Gouge, 42, Hill Road, Paris and Jessica Cartret, 38, 40th Avenue, Nashville were both arrested by McKenzie Police Department on outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions.

Officer Tanner Jackson and Sergeant Kyle Beauchamp arrived at 396 Euclid Avenue on April 28 at 9:32 p.m. after a hang-up phone call complaint from Cartret from the address of 396 Euclid Avenue.

An investigation revealed a male and female subject each with active warrants.

Gouge was wanted for violation of probation in Henry County. He was transported to the Carroll/Henry County line, where he was transferred to the custody of a Henry County officer.

Cartret was wanted in Mississippi on a charge of grand larceny. She was transported to Carroll County Jail for extradition.

On the following day, MPD, McKenzie Fire Department, and the county’s Haz-Mat team responded to the location, where they found over 500 55-gallon barrels stored.

Shoplifting, Public Intoxication — Kristin Nicole Sauls, 34, Elm Street, McKenzie was charged with shoplifting and public intoxication on April 26 around 6 p.m. after she was stopped for shoplifting in Little General.

Officer Trey Boucher cited Sauls for both offenses after conducting a field sobriety test. She was transported to Carroll County Jail and issued a ban notice for Little General.

Simple Assault, Interfering with Emergency Call — Christopher Dakota Terry, 22, Elm Street, was charged with simple assault and interfering with an emergency call after an incident at a residence on Elm Street.

On April 28, Officer Trey Boucher cited Terry into court after he reportedly attempting to physically strike another man during an argument and also knocked the phone from the hand of the victim.

Driving on Suspended License, Violation of Financial Responsibility — Tommy Horton, 39, Hinkledale Road,  McKenzie, was charged with driving on a suspended license and violation of financial responsibility on May 2.

Officer Cody Coleman observed Horton driving while using his cell phone. A check of Horton’s license revealed the suspended status and Horton did not offer proof of insurance. Horton was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court.

Simple Possession — Athena M. Stafford, 31, Forrest Circle, McKenzie was charged with simple possession of a controlled substance on April 30.

Officer Stacey Bostwick charged Stafford after a complaint about an unwanted person in the trailer park. The officer found Stafford in her vehicle, which had a strong smell of marijuana. A search of the vehicle revealed a small baggie of white powder believed to be meth. She was issued a misdemeanor citation.

Driving on Suspended License, Manufacturing Meth — Two subjects were charged after a traffic stop initiated by an inoperative brake light. Rachel Maranda Johnsonius, 37, Chestnut Avenue, and Steven Savoy, 32, Union Church Road, both in McKenzie were charged on April 28.

Officer Dalton Raspberry stopped the Buick LeSabre, driven by Johnsonius because of the brake light and he knew her license was suspended. When he made the stop, he also knew the passenger, Savoy, had an active warrant. A search of Savoy’s wallet revealed a portion of a blue pill believed to be suboxone. He was taken into custody on charges of possession of marijuana and an outstanding warrant for domestic assault.

Johnsonius was arrested on a charge of possession of meth, driving on suspended-first offense, violation of financial responsibility and violation of the light law. A baggie of meth was found inside the car along with some .22 caliber bullets.

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