Driving While Cancelled, Suspended, or Revoked — Officer Trenton Ruddy conducted a traffic stop on a black Mazda on Saturday afternoon, August 20 after observing Michael Gilbert, of McKenzie, driving the vehicle. Ruddy had prior knowledge that Gilbert, 39, had a currently suspended license. Dispatch informed Ruddy that Gilbert had four prior convictions for Driving on Suspended/Revoked License. He arrested and charged Gilbert with Driving on Suspended License 5th offense.
Drug Paraphernalia Possession — A Walnut Lane resident called police regarding a black male wearing a red jersey knocking on her door early Thursday morning, August 18. Officer Darren Davis responded to the call and found a male fitting the caller’s description and questioned him. He identified himself as Clayton Milton and stated he was attempting to visit a friend. Davis searched him and found a glass pipe and a set of digital scales. The pipe contained residue that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Milton was cited for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and advised to report to the Carroll County Jail within 10 days for booking.
Domestic Assault — McKenzie Police were called to a domestic disturbance at a Winchester Street residence on Wednesday night, August 17. According to the report filed by Darren Davis, He and Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp responded to a possible domestic call and spoke to the victim and the suspect, Enrique Hernandez 26, of McKenzie. Hernandez admitted to pushing the victim down and walking away to ‘cool off’. The victim indicated that she didn’t want him arrested but she was scared of him.
Hernandez was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and transported to the Carroll County Jail.
Domestic Assault — Officer Jeremiah Brooks responded to a Barksdale Avenue residence on Tuesday night, August 16 regarding a domestic incident. The caller, Crystal Farrell, 33, of McKenzie stated that her sister, Ms. Christine Davidson, 34, of McKenzie, assaulted her causing minor bleeding. Brooks did observe wounds consistent with the victim’s statement. Davidson was arrested and charged with Domestic Assault and transported to Carroll County Jail.
Multiple Charges — On Monday, August 15, Bethel University Security notified McKenzie Police that a white Pontiac, driven by Cody Floyd of McKenzie, was observed driving recklessly on the campus and jumped the curve in front of Campbell Hall running over shrubbery and two lights. They reported the vehicle left the scene after the accident and they had video of the incident.
The car was later found on Forrest Avenue by Patrolman Jeremy Brooks and Bethel Security Chief Daniel Thomas unoccupied and was towed. Floyd came to the police department later and stated he was not the driver at the time of the incident but changed his story and admitted to being the driver. Floyd was found to have a suspended driver’s license and was additionally charged with Leaving the Scene, Filing a False Report, and Violation of Financial Responsibility.