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Armed Robbery in Trousdale County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, May 12, 2015


On Tuesday morning, May 5, Cash Express located on McMurry Blvd. in Trousdale County, was robbed at gun point.

According to Trousdale County Sheriff Ray Russell, around 9:45 a.m. him and several officers were called to Cash Express after a black male robbed the business at gun point. “After we began investigating, we found out that the suspect had come in the business and crawled under the half door with a gun in his hand and demanded money,” said Sheriff Russell. “He took off with $2,900.”

The suspect was described as a 5 foot 8 inch black male, probably in his late 20’s to early 30’s, around 150 pounds, wearing a gray shirt with a black pull over toboggan hat.

 “The Sheriffs Office is working with other agencies who have had similar crimes,” stated Sheriff Russell. “This is an on-going investigation and if you have any information concerning this case, please call the Trousdale County Sheriffs Office at 615-374-2114.”

Two Arrested After Wreck, Baby Airlifted PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Two people were arrested after a car wreck on Cold Springs Road late Monday afternoon, May 4. There was also an improperly restrained baby involved that was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.

53-year-old Danny Casas was operating a eastbound 2005 Nissan Altima on Cold Springs Road when he failed to keep the proper lane of travel. According to Investigator Trooper Justin Mote, the vehicle traveled off the side of the roadway, down an embankment and struck a tree. “The passenger, 52-year-old Alisa Niette was holding a baby that was not properly restrained,” said Trooper Mote. “The baby was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital.”Casas and Niette were carried to Macon County General Hospital, where they were treated and released. Both were arrested by Trooper Mote and carried to the Justice Center.Danny Casas was charged with DUI, implied consent and possession of a Schedule IV drugs.Alisa Niette was charged with possession of Schedule IV drugs and 3 counts of legend drugs  without a prescription.The Department of Children Services (DCS) was contacted and they are also investigating the accident.Other charges are pending.First responders were the Macon County EMS, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Macon County Sheriffs Office, and the Macon County Chronicle.



Macon County THP Sergeant Demoted & Transferred PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ed Crouch

Tennessee Highway Patrol - On August 14, 2014, the department’s Inspectional Service Bureau (ISB) received a complaint regarding inappropriate communication then Sgt. Ed Crouch, of Macon County, had with a private citizen while on duty. An internal investigation was initiated and has since been complete.

Per recommendation from Captain Robert Christian, Ed Crouch was demoted from a sergeant to a trooper, effective November 15, 2014. This disciplinary action was taken based on conduct unbecoming and violation of policies and standard of behavior required as a first line supervisor with the Tennessee Highway Patrol. He was also transferred to Sumner County in the Nashville District for the good of the department.

Trooper Crouch has gone through the department’s appeals process as outlined in state law and the department’s decision was upheld by the board of appeals on April 24, 2015. He still has the opportunity to appeal to the Chancery Court.

June Spears Awarded Teacher of the Month PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Pictured left to right: Jason C. Beard, Administrator Tn. Dept. of Labor & Workforce Dev. Division of Adult Education; Mrs. June Spears, Teacher of the Month; Yvette Dixon, President of TAACE (Tennessee Association of Adult Community Education) also Adult Educator for Tipton & Lauderdale Counties; and Adult Education Supervisor, Franklin Dee Johnson. (Photo by D. Gregory)

Mrs. June Spears was awarded the Teacher of the Month, “in recognition of having met the highest standards of excellence in Tennessee Adult Education.”

This is a new state level award that was started this year for the Adult Education department. “Out of the twelve Adult Education Instructors receiving this monthly honor, a Teacher of the Year will be selected,” said June Spears. “This award is called a Hope Award.” June’s supervisor, Franklin Dee Johnson, submitted her name and wrote a paper about her. “I had no idea he had submitted my name,” said June, “and I was tickled to death.”  June has been working as an Adult Education Instructor for almost 11 years, full & part time. “Brenda Eller asked me several years ago about teaching adult education at night,” June explained, “because I was doing the Drug Free Program during the day. I would work three nights a week here and then go to the jail and teach a class.” Whenever Mrs. Janet Evetts quite, Brenda wanted June to go with her full time and that’s exactly what she did. When the state took 90 supervisors and condensed it down to 45, Mrs. Eller didn’t choose to put in. She is now the Attendance Supervisor. June Spears had always  wanted to be a teacher and when she was 37-years-old she enrolled in college. By 1999 she had begun her career with the Macon County School System. June was the Drug Free Coordinator & Coordinating School Health Educator for many years. “Adult Education is very rewarding,” said June, “and when people come in, I like to say, Welcome to Adult Education, where dreams do come true.”



Drugs Found at RBS High School During Search PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Red Boiling Springs High School

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, shortly after 8 a.m., the Macon County Sheriffs Department performed an unannounced search of Red Boiling Springs High School and its parking lots.

During the search, it was discovered that three RBS High School seniors were responsible for bringing drugs and drug paraphernalia onto school grounds. 

The search was conducted in conjunction with officers and drug K-9’s from the Lafayette Police Department, the Red Boiling Springs Police Department and the Jackson County Sheriffs Office.

The drug K-9’s hit on two vehicles in the parking lot and one student’s desk inside the school.  

“This is something we do every year,” said Sheriff Gammons. “These searches are random and unannounced. These three juveniles will be charged and brought before a juvenile court judge.”

According to Macon County Director of Schools Tony Boles, the students will finish out the remained of their senior years in an Alternative Learning Center (ALC).

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