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Carroll County Sheriff’s Reports


Goat At Large — John R. Jordan, 38, of 95 Maytown Road, Huntingdon, was cited for animal running at large following a recent incident involving his goat.

According to the report by Deputy Christopher Adams, a homeowner on Buena Vista Road told deputies on Sept. 13 that a goat belonging to Jordan was on his back porch, that it tried to get into his house, it head-butted him in the buttocks, and it defecated on his porch. Jordan came to the property to retrieve his goat. The report noted that deputies have responded to calls about this particular goat on previous occasions.

Aggravated Assault — Mike Brotherton, 58, of 465 Holmes Mill Road, Huntingdon, was charged with aggravated assault following a Sept. 10 incident at a Hollow Rock residence.

According to the report by Deputy Chance Townes, deputies responded to a call about an altercation between neighbors on Cemetery Boundary Street. Upon arrival, deputies found Tedd Karp was bleeding from his left arm and his son had a head injury, and it was determined Brotherton struck the two with a stick he had gotten from inside the house. Brotherton told officers he did strike them, but he also said the son had struck him with a cane. Townes looked but did not see any marks of injury on Brotherton’s body. The father and son received medical attention at the scene but refused transport to the hospital.

Drug Paraphernalia — Brandon Doug Hilliard, 35, of 9025 Old Stage Road, Huntingdon, was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia during a Sept. 9 traffic stop on Old Lavinia Road.

Deputy Nick Roberts reported that he pulled over a black Chevrolet Silverado driven by Hilliard after observing the vehicle swerve off the roadway into a ditch, nearly causing an accident. During a search of the vehicle, Roberts found a glass pipe containing a crystal-like substance.

Gunshot Fired — Deputies are looking into a recent case of a firearm being fired from a vehicle near a residence in the McKenzie area.

According to the report by Deputy Christopher Adams, he responded to a call on Sept. 11 to a residence on Oak Manor Road. Resident Rodney Griffin told deputies he heard a gun being fired and then saw a white, four-door Dodge pickup truck pass by his residence with a passenger holding a shotgun out the window. Griffin said he then got in his own vehicle and pursued the truck, but the driver of that truck would not stop. Adams found one 12-gauge shotgun casing at the scene.

Drugs, Firearms — William Shawn Manning, 37, of Bradford was charged with possession of schedule II, schedule VI, drug paraphernalia, and a firearm during commission of a felony during a Sept. 10 traffic stop in Trezevant.

Deputy Nick Roberts reported that he pulled over a white truck driven by Manning due to dark window tint and after observing the vehicle swerve across the center line. A K-9 unit was called to the scene after Manning denied Roberts’ request to search the vehicle, and a search was conducted after the dog indicated the presence of illegal substances. During that search, deputies found a pipe with residue, a small cylinder containing a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine, three THC vape pens, a Glock 40-caliber handgun, a .308 rifle, and a digital scale.

Felony Evading — James Anthony Taylor, 53, of 2100 Hebron Church Road, Bruceton, was arrested for felony evading, reckless driving, and driving on a revoked license following a high-speed pursuit on Sept. 13 in Carroll and Benton Counties.

Deputy Michael Smith reported he tried to pull over a red Chevrolet S10 driven by Taylor on Highway 70, but the vehicle accelerated, reaching speeds over 100 mph. Smith continued to pursue into Benton County and onto several different roads. The vehicle finally came to a stop on Old Union Church Road, and Taylor was apprehended after fleeing on foot. He was transported to the Carroll County Jail.

Theft — Deputies are investigating the recent theft of items from private property in Bruceton.

Deputy Michael Mulligan reported he responded to a call on Aug. 13 about a breaking and entering at a residence on College Street. Attorney Laura Keeton, who has power of attorney over the resident at that address, told deputies that sometime during the previous night or earlier that day, someone entered the home and took a Maytag washing machine valued at $250 and a Maytag dryer valued at $250. Keeton also said a window AC unit valued at $200 was taken from an outbuilding on the property.

Vandalism — Matthew Snyder told deputies on Sept. 12 sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. that morning, someone shot what appears to be BBs at two vehicles belonging to other people that he was working on in his driveway on Terry Road, causing an estimated $950 in damage.

Burglary — Deputies are investigating the recent burglary of a residence and other property in Bruceton.

It was reported on Sept. 11 someone broke into and ransacked a home on Carroll Street, plus an outbuilding, camper, and two vehicles on that property. Around $1,200 in items were reported as being stolen, including four wheels and tires for a Nissan truck, a rear steel door with glass, a propane turbo heater, a front wooden window, a 46” flat screen TV that doesn’t work, a car radio/CD player, an air compressor, collector knives, and collectible currency.


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