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October Indictments Handed Down PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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The Macon County Grand Jury met for the October session last week before Judge Brody Kane and handed down seventy-two true bills, six no true and six holds.

According to the office of Circuit Court Clerk Rick Gann, there were several indictments on drug-related charges returned by the Grand Jury involving promoting methamphetamine manufacture, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, initiate manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession, and possesion of other scheduled drugs.

Also during this session there were indictments returned for 1st degree murder, assault, theft, burglary, DUI, bigamy, evading arrest, animal cruelty, incest, rape of a child, unlawful possesion of a weapon, and etc.

Indictments handed down were: 

William Alexander Beasley IV - Assault, bodily injury.

Nicole Becker - methamphetamine mfg/del/sale/poss with intent, unlawful possession of a weapon, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Bennett - aggravated assault.

Kim Biggs - tampering with evidence, obtain drugs by fraud.

Britney Kaye Bohanan - driving on suspended, seat belt law, display of registration plates, financial responsibility law, unlawful unregistered vehicle on the highway.

Britney Kaye Bohanan - initiate manufacture of methamphetamine.

Benjamin Allan Bolte - assault.

Benjamin Allan Bolte - driving while license revoked.

Savanah Byrne - possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, meth mfg/del/sale/poss with intent, Schedule IV drugs, simple possesion.

Dakota Scott Daughtery - burglary, criminal trespass, vandalism up to $500, theft up to $500.

James O. Delp - bigamy.

Raybon Dwight Dickens Jr. - theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Tabitha Suzette Doss - sexual offender registration form contents required.

Jordan Dulworth - probation violation.

Amy L. England - assault, vandalism up to $500.

Joshua H. Ferguson - driving on suspended license, financial responsibility law.

Latosha Flashner - theft of property ($1,000-$10,000). 

Latosha Flashner - theft up to $500.

Latosha Flashner - contra in penal facility.

Latosha Flashner - driving on revoked license.

Latosha Flashner - evading arrest, accessory after the fact, reckless driving, vehicles/stop at all stop signs.

Ricky Lee Gammons - DUI, registration certificate must be carried, financial responsibility law, drivers to exercise due care.

Ricky Lee Gammons - DUI, financial responsibility.

Thomas M. Gammons - probation violation.

Scotty Wayne Gass - theft of property ($1,000-$10,000). 

Scotty Wayne Gass - DUI (1st).

James W. Green - allowing unlicensed driver to drive, failure to dim lights, financial responsibility law, drivers to exercise due care.

James W. Green - false reports to officer.

Christopher S. Gregory - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, possession of weapon-convicted felon, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, criminal simulation.

Zachary Philip Hunt - DUI (1st), implied consent.

Brandon Edward Johns - DUI (1st), Schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, Schedule VI drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Anthony Kane Jones - aggravated burglary, theft of property ($500-$1,000), vandalism.

Anthony Kane Jones- theft up to $500.

David Shane Knight - driving on revoked license, speeding.

April Long - Schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, obtain drugs by fraud.

Christopher Love - Schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, simple possession, methamphetamine mfg/del/sell/poss.

Courtney Beth Mabry - theft up to $500, evading arrest, meth mfg/del/sell/poss., Schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, Schedule VI drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia.

David R. Masters Jr. - auto burglary, theft up to $500, theft of property ($10,000-$60,000).

David R. Masters Jr. - auto burglary, theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Kelsey Leigh Matthews - driving on revoked license, financial responsibility law, move over law.

Brandi Miller - domestic assault.

Scotty E. Mungle - theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Scotty E. Mungle - aggravated burglary, theft up to $500.

Charles Alexander Murphy - domestic assault.

Jonathan Matthew Pace - speeding, driving while license required, possession without prescription, prohibited weapons.

Jonathan Matthew Pace - violation of order of protection.

Jonathan Matthew Pace - theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Duwayne E. Perdue - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, prohibited weapons, vehicles to stop at stop signs, driving on suspended license, financial responsibility law.

Duwayne E. Perdue - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, possession of weapon-convicted felon, evading arrest, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Duwayne E. Perdue - driving on suspended license.

Robert A. Phillips Jr. - Schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Johnny Howard Proffitt - driving on revoked license.

James David Rentfro - first degree murder.

Emily Ruiz - speeding, driving on suspended license.

Butch Carter Sallee II - theft of property ($10,000-$60,000), theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Butch Carter Sallee II - driving while license suspended.

Butch Carter Sallee II - driving while license suspended, simple possession, failure to appear.

Butch Carter Sallee II - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, unlawful possession of a weapon, accessory after the fact, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Betsy Ciera Sisco - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, prohibited weapons, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal simulation.

Jackie E. Smith - rape of child, incest.

Tony C. Smith - speeding, reckless driving, obedience to required traffic control device, evading arrest, Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, reckless endangerment, driving on revoked license, assault, due care, vandalism, leaving the scene of an accident, immediate notice of an accident.

Edward Stankard IV - evading arrest, reckless driving, speeding, financial responsibility, unregistered vehicle, display of registration plates.

Nick Taylor - theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Christopher M. Thompson - driving on revoked license.

Christopher M. Thompson - aggravated assault, evading arrest risk of death, reckless endangerment-deadly weapon involved, reckless driving, driving while license revoked.

Christopher M. Thompson - theft of property ($10,000-$60,000), resist stop, arrest, search.

Christopher M. Thompson - DUI (4th), driving on revoked license, implied consent, possession of a handgun while under the influence, possession weapon-convicted felon, drivers license to be carried, open container, registration certificate to be carried, light law, financial responsibility law, display of registration plates, unlawful unregistered vehicle on highway.

James R. Tripp Jr. - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, prohibited weapon, criminal simulation. 

William Thomas Twyman - sexual offender registration form contents required.

Anthony P. Wallace - initiate manufacture of methamphetamine, evading arrest.

Anthony P. Wallace - evading arrest, driving on suspended, reckless driving, vehicle to stop at all stop signs.

Travis Garrett Warner - DUI (1st), implied consent, driving on suspended, unlawful use of drivers license, Schedule II drugs, methamphetamine mfg/del/sell/poss, Schedule II drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia,.

Travis Garrett Warner - meth mfg/del/sell/poss.

Travis Garrett Warner - Schedule II drugs, Schedule VI drugs, unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Penny Irene Whitehouse - cruelty to animals.

Kenny Dewayne Wilder - auto burglary, theft up to $500.

Kenny Dewayne Wilder - burglary, criminal trespass, vandalism, theft up to $500.

Wyndom Wix Jr. - Schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, criminal trespass.

David Clinton York - residential and work restrictions. 

 
Three Vehicle Wreck in RBS PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, October 13, 2015

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RBS Police Chief Terry Tuck investigated a three vehicle wreck in Red Boiling Springs on Friday, October 9.

The 12:45 p.m. wreck occurred at the intersection of Highway 52 & Highway 56, inside the RBS city limits.

According to Chief Tuck, 50-year-old Tracy Zastersek, of Illinois, was driving west on Hwy. 52 in a 2007 Toyota and was approaching the intersection of the Carthage Road and Lafayette Road. 60-year-old Wanda Clark, of RBS, was traveling northbound in a 2001 Chevrolet S10 coming off the Carthage Road and she pulled into the path of Zastersek. “When Zastersek struck Clark it knocked her vehicle into a 2012 Honda that was sitting at the stop sign, with 48-year-old Candace Leonard, of Pleasant Shade, behind the wheel,” Chief Tuck told the Macon County Chronicle.

Wanda Clark was carried to UMC in Lebanon for medical treatment and Tracy Zastersek was carried to MCGH in Lafayette.

Clark was cited for failure to yield.

 Those responding to the scene were the Red Boliling Springs Police Department, Macon County EMS, RBS Fire & Rescue and the Macon County Chronicle.


 
Fleetwood Homes Has Plans to Expand PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

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“From my understanding Fleetwood Homes, in Lafayette, has plans to expand,” said City Mayor Richard Driver on Monday afternoon.

“They are discussing building a 20,000 square foot building, increasing production, and hiring 70 new employees during the next three years,” continued Mayor Driver.

Mayor Driver explained that when Fleetwood Homes bought the land and built their buildings on Highway 52 By Pass West, it was deeded to the Lafayette Industrial Development Board for payment in lieu of taxes. 

“The Lafayette Industrial Development Board will meet with Fleetwood Homes and discuss renogiating the payment in lieu of taxes agreement, before further steps will be taken” added the Mayor.  

 
School Board Votes on Dress Code Changes, Trap Team Honored PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The Macon County High School Trap Team was recognized for their achievements over the summer by the Macon County Board of Education last Thursday, October 1. Pictured above are seniors: Brock Rutan, Eli Doss; Juniors: Grant Towns, Daniel Holland, Mason Gunter, Hunter Dyer, Dylan Butler; Sophomores: Danny Murray, Mason Trent, Maleah Leath, Hunter Dickens, Hunter Bolton, Hailey Brewer; Freshman: Brooklyn Driver, Lana Hix, Chance Boles, Austin Smith, Dylan Swindle, Hayden Wright, Lucas Dyer

The Macon County Board of Education met last Thursday, October 1, approving changes to policy 6.3101, Dress Code 6-12, on first reading.

The changes to the dress code come after the presentation of a student-signed petition during the board’s September meeting, when a Macon County High School senior submitted the 300 signatures and requested that the dress code be reviewed and updated.

The board approved the following changes to the 6-12 dress code:

  • Shorts may be worn as long as they are to the top of the knee while standing. (formerly stated knee length while standing)
  • Skirts, dresses and jumpers may be no shorter than to the top of the knee while standing. (formerly stated knee length while standing)
  • Leggings may be worn as long as they are covered to the top of the knee. (formerly leggings were prohibited)
  • See through clothing below the shoulders is prohibited. (formerly states that all see through clothing was prohibited)
  • All shirts must have sleeves fully covering the shoulders and underarms. (formally stated that all shirts must have sleeves)
  • No high spiked mohawk hairstyles are allowed. (formerly stated that all spiked or mohawk hairstyles were prohibited)
  • Any offense could result in BI or ALC. (formerly stated that any offense shall result in ALC)

A second and final reading will be made on the dress code during the board’s November meeting.

An inspection of the American Greetings building was also discussed by the board, which voted to approve a structural inspection of the building at no cost by the engineering firm Oliver, Little and Gibson. The board is interested in purchasing and utilizing the building.

Board members approved the the posting of a new position at Macon County High School - Graduation Specialist - contingent upon a recently awarded grant. The high school was recently awarded grant money in the amount of $100,000 to hire a graduation specialist for the 15-16 SY. The money will also be used for equipment and materials needed for the position. The goal of the graduation specialist will be to increase the graduation rate at MCHS by targeting at-risk students. 

Board members also honored the Macon County High School Trap Team during last week’s meeting, presenting the team and the coaches with a resolution honoring the team’s outstanding season. The MCHS Trap team attended the regional shoot, the AIM State Championship in Nashville, the SCTP State Championship in Nashville and the AIM Grand National Shoot in Sparta, Illinois, with a junior class D category win in first place and a sub junior class C category win in third place.

Congratulations to trap team members and coaches Jerry Driver, Jason Dyer, Jimmy Dyer and Chris Trent. 

In other business:

The board agenda was approved as presented.

The consent agenda was approved (minutes of previous meeting, leave requests).

Old Business:  

The following policies were revised on second and final reading - Policy 2.800 - Expenditure of Funds, Policy 2.805 - Purchasing, Policy 4.602 - GPA and Class Ranking (clarification of the current policy), Policy 5.3021 Sick Leave Bank and Policy 6.317 - Student Disciplinary Hearing Authority. 

The following policies were adopted on second and final reading: Policy 3.218 - Service Animals in District Facilities, Policy 5.118 - Background Investigation

New Business:

Board members approved the LEA Compliance Report for the 15-16 SY.

Approval was granted to advertise for bids for two used buses.

Approval was granted on roll call to purchase a new bus from Central State Bus Sales, Inc.. using the bid from last November (bid is good for one year).

The board rescinded the March 12, 2015 board meeting motion to approve the commitment for Strong Tower Church to use Macon County Jr. High School for their services pending a contract to be drawn up by the board attorney. Following the approval to rescind that motion, the board voted to approve the commitment for Strong Tower Church to use Macon County High School for their services beginning in February 2016 for one year.

A work session was scheduled for Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m.

The next regular board meeting is set for Thursday, November 12, at Red Boiling Springs School at 6 p.m.

Absent from the meeting was board member Jeff Harper.

 
Marisa's Journey Sadly Ends PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Marisa Wade lost her battle with Cystic Fibrosis at age 14.

Marisa Wade, age 14, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) in the early 2000’s and sadly she passed away last Friday afternoon.

Several fundraisers had been held for her and the teenager, who lived in the Haysville Community of Macon County, had alot of followers who prayed for her recovery.

Marisa had a lung transplant on July 28, 2015, at the Children’s Hospital in Pittsburg, Pa., and she died there on September 25.

Funeral services for Marisa Wade will be conducted on Thursday, October 1, at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Anderson & Son Funeral Home in Lafayette, with Jerry Mercer officiating. Interment will follow in the Anderson & Son Memorial Park. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and on Thursday from 10 a.m. until service at 2:00 p.m.

She is survived by, mother & father, Alicia Wade and David Roark; brothers, Matthew Roark, all of the Haysville Community, and Jason Prior of Nashville; sisters, Celeste Summers of Lafayette, and Miranda Prior of Nashville; grandmother, Lee Ann Tillman of Lafayette; grandfather, David Wade of the Siloam Community; grandmother and grandfather James “Jamup” and Mary Roark of Lafayette; great grandmother, Sally Thompson of the Siloam Community; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Family requests memorials in the form of donations to the Funeral Fund. You may make these donations by calling or coming by the funeral home.

Anderson & Son Funeral Home, directors.

 
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