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Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports


Aggravated Assault — Warrants have been filed against Jason Todd Perry, 49, of 4615 Hamilton Street, Atwood, for aggravated assault, domestic assault, vandalism, theft, and violation of a court order granting bail following a Dec. 31 incident in Atwood.

According to the report by Deputy Chance Townes, the female victim went to the Carroll County Jail lobby on Dec. 31 and spoke with deputies. She said that she went to Perry’s residence after he sent her a message through a friend that he “was in a really bad place” and that he had been drinking and not taking his medications. She said that when she tried to comfort Perry, he punched her in the face and slammed her down on the sofa. She said she managed to get away, run outside, and get into her car, but Perry jumped on the car and started smashing in the roof and breaking out the windshield with his foot. She then got out and ran toward a nearby house, but Perry got a handgun belonging to the victim, chased her down, put the gun to her head and threatened to kill her. The victim then went with Perry back to his house, where he started playing Russian Roulette with the handgun before finally letting her leave at around 2:30 in the morning. She said Perry would not give her gun, a .38 Special, back to her.

Theft — Deputies are looking into a recent case of theft from a vehicle in Cedar Grove.

Deputy Frank McGee reported on Dec. 31 that a purse was taken from a vehicle parked at a residence on Highway 220. The purse, various identification cards, and other items were later found in the yard of the residence, but $550 in cash was not found and assumed stolen.

Simple Possession — Steven Robert Richardson, 51, of 5 Crooked Street, Trezevant, was charged with simple possession of methamphetamine and marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a Dec. 31 traffic stop in Trezevant.

Deputy Chance Townes reported he pulled over a Ford Ranger driven by Richardson due to a broken taillight. Townes noted Richardson was acting defensive and nervous, and Richardson would not give Townes permission to search the vehicle. A K-9 unit was called to the scene, and the dog indicated the presence of illegal substances. A search of the vehicle yielded .4 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for meth and a hypodermic needle, and .4 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana was found on Richardson’s person. Richardson was given a warning for the taillight.

Stolen License — James Ray of Huntingdon told deputies on Jan. 3 that the license plate was stolen off his 2017 Nissan Sentra, which was parked at his residence on Smyrna Road.

Domestic Assault — Thomas L. Keele, 20, of 3999 Big Buck Road, Trezevant, was charged with domestic assault following a Jan. 2 incident at his residence.

According to the report by Deputy Ryan Hamilton, he responded to a call from Keele’s residence regarding a domestic situation. Upon arrival, Hamilton spoke with Keele’s mother, who said her son was intoxicated, disorderly, and looking for a gun. She said that when Keele started to go toward a closet where a rifle was stored, his father held him down on the floor until officers arrived to keep him from harming himself or others. It was determined that Keele had hit his father in the head and bit his father on the right hand, breaking the skin and drawing blood.

Contributing, Firearm Violation — Dylan Damon Tyler Johnson, 22, of 1755 Greggs Chapel Road, Cedar Grove, was cited for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and possession of a handgun while under the influence during a Dec. 27 traffic stop in Cedar Grove.

Deputy Dakota Meier reported he pulled over a silver 2007 Nissan Maxima because of a nonfunctional headlight. The deputy observed three males in the car, including Johnson, who owns the vehicle but was riding as a passenger, and two minors, one of whom was driving. Meier asked the driver if they had been drinking, and he said that Johnson had been drinking and he was driving Johnson home. Johnson admitted to Meier that he was drunk. Meier found multiple alcoholic beverage bottles in the vehicle and more in the trunk, as well as some containers that he been thrown out of the vehicle. Johnson told the deputy that there was a handgun in the glove compartment, where Meier found a loaded nine-millimeter and an extra loaded magazine. The deputy transported both minors to their parents’ houses.


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