Multiple Charges — Patrolman Trenton Ruddy conducted a traffic stop on Maple Street early Friday morning after running the plate through dispatch and learning the tags were expired. Randy Anderson, 50, of McKenzie was the driver and consented to a search of his vehicle. After asking the passenger to exit the vehicle, Ruddy smelled the odor of marijuana and also found a plastic cup smelling of alcohol. Anderson was cited for Open Container, Expired Registration Tags, and Violation of Financial Responsibility Law.
Public Intoxication — McKenzie responded to a call from a Walnut Circle resident on Friday night, August 26, stating someone was knocking on her door and she was in fear. Officer Darren Davis responded to the residence and found Thomas Harris sitting on her porch. According to Davis’s report, Harris had slurred speech, glassy eyes, unsteady on his feet, and he admitted he had been drinking. When the resident learned who the suspect was, she made Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and Davis aware that he was supposed to be served with an order of protection.
Harris was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication and taken to Carroll County Jail where Deputy Corporal Steven Scott served him with the order of protection.
Aggravated Assault — The McKenzie Police Department received a fight call on Friday, August 26, in the area of Walnut Circle. Sgt. Trey Boucher located two females standing in the street yelling at each other. According to his report, he witnessed Ms. Dominic Teague push Ms. Briana Howard twice and also took a closed lock blade knife from Ms. Howard.
While investigating the incident, Boucher learned that Ms. Howard and a juvenile female had also been in an argument during which Howard pulled the knife and was swinging and threatening her. A younger juvenile female witnessed Howard threaten the other juvenile. Howard was arrested for aggravated assault and transported to Carroll County Jail. Ms Teague was cited for simple assault.
Driving on Suspended/Revoked License — Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, August 24, patrolman Trenton Ruddy initiated a traffic stop on a silver Chevy Ventura on North Stonewall Street for having a rear light out. The driver, Gwendelyn Bradley, of McKenzie, was found to be driving on a Revoked License and was cited for Driving on Suspended License – First Offense and Violation of Light Law.
Assault — McKenzie Police responded to a 911 call from a female at a local factory for an alleged assault. Patrolman Trenton Ruddy responded and questioned the victim and Alexis Wilson of Hollow Rock. The victim stated that Wilson came up to her in the parking lot and verbally threatened her and made a gesture close to the victim’s neck. Wilson was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for Simple Assault.
Simple Assault — Officer Darren Davis observed a green Jeep traveling south on Highland Drive with a headlight out late Tuesday night and performed a traffic stop on the vehicle. The driver was identified as Linda Bivens aka Linda Casey. Davis did a license check through dispatch learning that it was suspended. Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp and Carroll County Deputy Steven Scott assisted with the stop. Scott questioned Bivens during which she got irate and angry. She refused a search request but Deputy Scott used his K9 which alerted on the vehicle which allowed the officers to search it. Bivens was asked to step out of the car and move to the rear. Bivens became hostile and was placed under arrest.
The search revealed no contraband or drugs. Bivens was charged with Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Driving on Suspended – 1st Offense, and Violation of the Light Law.