Speeding/Outstanding Warrant — McKenzie Police Officers Derek Gannon and Jeremiah Brooks observed a tan Yukon speed past them on Hwy 79 on Saturday afternoon, September 17. Gannon initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, driven by Benjamin Trull, 31, of Atwood. A drivers license check indicated an active warrant out of Stewart County for drugs. Trull was arrested and transported to Carroll County Jail for booking and pick-up by Stewart County deputies.
Theft — A Walnut Circle resident contacted McKenzie Police on Friday morning, September 16 regarding theft of a wagon. According to the report filed by Tanner Jackson, Ronald Smith advised him he had been working on a project wagon and noticed it missing and believes it was taken sometime Thursday night, September 15. Smith was advised to send pictures of the wagon to McKenzie Police via email to help with the investigation.
Driving on Suspended License/Expired Registration — Officers Derek Gannon and Tanner Jackson got behind a vehicle traveling south on Hwy 79 on Friday morning, September 16 and observed the license plate was expired. The driver, Angel McConaha was pulled over for the offense. After being asked for her drivers license and registration, McConaha advised that her license was suspended. A check with dispatch confirmed it and she was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for Expired Registration and Driving on Suspended License – First Offense.
Multiple Charges — On Thursday evening, September 15, Officer Darren Davis initiated a traffic stop on McTyiere Street on a vehicle with a broken tail light. A registration check came back not on file for the vehicle. Davis ran a license check on the driver, Thomas Edmiston, 49, of Gleason which revealed a revoked license for a DUI in Weakley County. Edmiston was arrested initially for Driving on Revoked License – Second Offense and Driving After Convicted as a Habitual Offender.
A search of his vehicle turned up 1.2 grams of a white crystal-like substance that field tested positive for methamphetamines along with a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue. Edmiston was additionally charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Violation of Light Law, Violation of Financial Responsibility, and Driving an Unregistered Vehicle.
Theft/Criminal Trespass — Cassie Bolen, of McKenzie, came to the Police Department and advised that she had received notification that a box of children’s’ clothes she had ordered had been delivered to her Bailey Street residence shortly after noon on Wednesday, September 14. Bolen advised the package was not on her porch when she got home later in the day. She advised the value of the clothes was $233.83.
Multiple Charges — Officer Trenton Ruddy was dispatched to a local motel in reference to a Domestic Assault which occurred earlier during the day. Ruddy spoke to Wayne Ross, 56, of McKenzie, who advised he had witnessed an assault and was assaulted himself. Steven Doest, 35, of Kalamazoo, Michigan, assaulted his wife and subsequently assaulted Ross and also pulled a homemade gun on the two of them.
Ross stated he wished to press charges on Doest for Aggravated Assault and Simple Assault and wrote a sworn statement of the incident. Doest was charged with Aggravated Assault, Domestic Assault, Simple Assault, and Drug Paraphernalia. Whitney Doest was arrested and charged with Resisting Arrest and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Multiple Charges — McKenzie Investigator Justin Brister received a phone call from a McKenzie resident on Wednesday, September 14 regarding a shooting incident the previous night, Tuesday, September 13. Justice Haynes advised Brister that she had gotten on Facebook prior to contacting him and recognized the person who shot at her by observing a profile photo and also read on his page he had purchased a beige Chrysler which was the vehicle seen at the shooting. The individual was identified as Legendary DeShaun Kinder of Benton County.
Brister contacted the Assistant District Attorney with the information and warrants were issued for multiple charges including Attempted Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Possession of Weapon During Commission of a Felony. Kinder was located in Benton County and arrested for the multiple charges.
Multiple Charges — Sgt. Kyle Beauchamp along with other officers made a traffic stop on a maroon Pontiac shortly after 12:30 am Monday morning, September 12. The Pontiac was observed to have only one working traffic light. The driver, Brooke Alexandria Chandler, of McKenzie attempted to use someone else’s license as hers due to not having one of her own. Chandler was arrested and charged with Driving on a Suspended Drivers License – Third Offense and Simple Possession/Casual Exchange. The car’s passenger, Chase Norden, was cited into Carroll County General Sessions Court for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.