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Counterfeit Money Operation Uncovered PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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The Lafayette Police Department executed a search warrant, after they had established enough information involving counterfeit bills showing up in Lafayette, at 131 Hillsdale Circle and arrested a man who had a counterfeit operation in his home. 

“We had established enough information to search the home of 43-year-old Issac Lee Vaughn,” said Lt. Jason Roberts, “and when we entered his residence everything was in plain view. We seized over $2,000 of counterfeit U.S. currency bills, a computer, and a printer that was used to manufacture these bills.”
Lt. Roberts had already been in contact with the Secret Service, because this is a federal offense and after he received a statement from Mr. Vaughn he was charged with criminal simulation and criminal responsibility conduct. His bond for these charges is $25,000.

The Lafayette Police Department began this investigation and the case started expanding out in other directions and counterfeit money distributed in Wilson and Sumner Counties are linked back to Macon County. “We were assisted by the Macon County Sheriffs Office and the Drug Task Force,” said Roberts. 

 “There is still an ongoing investigation and we will keep the public informed,” said Roberts. “There is still alot of counterfeir bills in circulation, so please continue to take precautions.”

Issac Lee Vaughn also faces several drug charges.

LPD Chief Stacy Gann added, “I would like to thank the Macon County Sheriffs Office and the Drug Task Force for their work and involvement in this case. Anytime the departments work together this is the outcome we hope to achieve. This is the biggest counterfeit money case our department has ever worked.”

 
Counterfeit Money is Everywhere...Beware! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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Counterfeit money is showing up everywhere and the Lafayette Police Department is warning businesses and individuals to beware.

According to LPD Lt. Jason Roberts there are a lot of $100 and $20 counterfeit bills being distributed. “Counterfeit money has been used at Sonic, Jr. Food Store, Dollar General Store and Advanced Auto Parts in the last week alone,” said Lt. Roberts. “I am encouraging the merchants to check every $100 and $20 bills to make sure they are real, along with the rest of their money as well.”

“One woman reported to me that she was at Macon County General Hospital and an older man was there wanting to get a snack out of a machine and all he had was a $100 bill,” continued Lt. Roberts. “The woman indicated to me that she was sure the individual had no idea the bill was counterfeit, nor did she when she made change for him. Unfortunately, when she tried to make a purchase at a store in Westmoreland, the $100 bill was bad.”

Roberts says that these bills can change through several hands and you need to take precautions so something like this won’t happen to you. “If somebody ask you to make change for a bill, don’t do it.”

“I guarantee you there is a lot more counterfeit money here in Lafayette, so please beware folks,” said Lt. Roberts. 

 If you have any suspicious bills, please call the Lafayette Police Department at 615-666-4725.

 
LPD Investigates Fred's Break-In PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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The Lafayette Police Department is asking anybody that was in the vicinity of Fred’s Discount Store around 6 a.m. or 6:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, January 24, to please notify the department if you saw any suspicious activity. The store was broken into and they are asking for your help.

“On Saturday morning an alarm went off and the Lafayette Police Department immediately responded,” said Lt. Jason Roberts. “It seemed secure at the time and officers had to wait on a manager to get there.”

Roberts said when they went in someone had cut two holes in the loading dock area to gain entry to the pharmacy section.

According to Roberts, in the surveillance video there appears to be only one person that made entry, however he was communicating with someone else. “His face was covered and he appeared to have on gloves,” Roberts stated. “We believe there were at least two individuals involved and they could have been on foot.”

 This is an ongoing investigation and they are trying to figure out what was taken. If you have information call 615-666-4725.

 
Criminal Court Convenes Next Week PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Macon County Criminal Court will convene at the Macon County Justice Center next week, on Monday, January 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. with the Honorable Judge John Wootten presiding.

According to the records of Macon County Circuit Court Clerk Rick Gann, various cases involving drugs, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, vehicular homicide, evading arrest, assault, vandalism and other charges will be heard.

State of Tennessee vs:

Logan Arms, methamphetamine mfg/del/sale/poss with intent.

Charles D. Armstrong, driving while license revoked, immediate notice of accident, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, evading arrest.

Brad Allen Austin, probation violation.

Stephen T. Barber, probation violation.

Brittany Bergdorf, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Glen Edward Berry, driving while license suspended, unlawful use of drivers license, seat belt law.

Andrea Billings, obtain drugs by fraud, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., simple possession, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Matthew Dulworth Birdwell, statutory rape.

Patrick Blanford, driving while license suspended, speeding, seat belt law, financial responsibility law.

Kayla Blankenship, driving while license suspended, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Britney Bohanan, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Sherman Brady, driving while license revoked, resisting stop, arrest, search (no weapon), unlawful use of driver’s license, financial responsibility law, vehicle registration-improper use.

Brandon Brawner, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Bria Danielle Brewer, driving while license revoked, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

William Garrett Brown, theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Chad Carman, aggravated burglary, theft up to $500, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000), schedule VI drugs-marijuana.

Kathalina Casas, aggravated burglary, theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Joey Lynn Crawford, DUI (1st offense).

Shannon Czapla, obtain drugs by fraud, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Tommy Daugherty, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Joshua L. Davis, probation violation, driving while license revoked, habitual traffic offender.

Shawn Day, DUI (1st offense), driving while license revoked.

Brandon Dozier, promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Chastity M. Evans, probation violation.

Earnest E. Eavns, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Joshua A. Frederick, speeding, reckless driving, seat belt law, registration certificate must be carried, financial responsibility law, evading arrest flight-vehicle, driving while license revoked, reckless endangerment, obedience to any required traffic control device, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Aletha A. Graves, habitual traffic offender, DUI (4th), driving while license revoked (2nd), financial responsibility law.

William C. Gregory, driving while license revoked, financial responsibility law, registration certificate must be carried.

George Marshall Hale II, theft of property ($10,000-$60,000), accessory after the fact.

Emily Thomas Hall, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Tonia K. Halliburton, schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

William Scott Hartnagel, driving while license revoked, reckless driving, simple possession.

Laura Lee Holland, probation violation.

Michael Wayne Holliman 2nd, public intoxication, posssession of handgun while under influence, disorderly conduct, domestic assault, assault-bodily injury.

Jimmy Terry Hooten, driving while license revoked, speeding, unlawful removal/alteration of registration tag, financial responsibility law, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Rocky L. Hooten II, DUI, implied consent, conditional license, seat belt law, light law-motor vehicle.

Shane Hostutler, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss. (2 cts.), simple possession, probation violation, sale/deliver/aid-abet sale/deliver drug obtained with Tn. Care.

Marcus Dale Hudson, implied consent, DUI (2nd), financial responsibility law, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia. 

Danielle R. Jackson, vehicular homicide, set for trial.

Jason Wayne Jaco, driving while license revoked, seat belt law, failure to use turn signal, financial responsibility law.

Harold S. Johnson, money laundering-criminal penalties, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., obtain drugs by fraud, employ firearm intent to go armed-dangerous felony.

Derek Wayne Jones, illegal taking/possess/destruct of wildlife, hunt/fish/trap/no license or stamp, wildlife rules and regs. violation.

Nathan Jones, methamphetamine mfg/del/sale/poss. with intent.

Jonathan L. Kee, DUI (3rd), driving while license revoked, drivers to exercise due care, improper passing, unlawful poss. without prescription, seat belt law, registration law, financial responsibility law.

Laura Lee Keener, schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Jonathan Kennedy, aggravated burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Jeffery W. King, probation violation.

Shelly L. King, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Tony Lee King, speeding, evading arrest flight-vehicle, DUI (1st), open container, simple possession.

Hunter Dakota Law, promoting methamphetamine manufacture, methamphetamine mfg/del/sale/poss. with intent, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Candy Denise Long, joyriding, driving while license revoked, simple possession, schedule III drgs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., theft up to $500, possession of inlawful drug paraphernalia, possession without prescription unlawful, obtain drugs by fraud.

David M. Maddox II, driving while license suspended.

Jose Luis Marquez, habitual traffic offender.

Keri Mayberry, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Christopher L. McDonald, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Sherri Denise McDonald, schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Johnathan Monday, burglary-other than habitation, vandalism ($500-$1,000), probation violation.

Richard L. Murphy, probation violation.

James L. Myers, probation violation, theft or property ($1,000-$10,000).

Jacob M. Newberry, methamphetamine mfg/del/sell/poss. with intent.

Jessie Allen Newberry, assault-bodily injury, domestic assault.

Paul A. Newberry, schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Peter T. O’Connor, speeding, reckless driving, reckless endangerment.

Melanie Peterson, driving while license suspended, speeding, financial responsibility law, simple possession.

Marcus Pitts, DUI (4th), implied consent, driving while license suspended, seat belt law, open container, financial responsibility law, unlawful use of driver’s license.

Terra Pruitt, driving while liense suspended, speeding, failure to appear on citation, reckless driving, evading arrest, financial responsibility, unlawful removal of registration tag, theft up to $500.

Homero M. Ramirez, habitual traffic offender.

Paul Ramsey, probation violation.

Joshua P. Ray, disorderly conduct, theft up to $500, driving whlie license revoked, aggravated assault, DUI (4th), theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Rachel Elizabeth Ray, failure to appear on citation, driving while license suspended, financial responsibility law.

Shana Rice, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Amanda Mae Richardson, DUI (2nd), driving on the right.

Justin Riddle, DUI (1st), driving while license suspended, seat belt law, promoting methamphetamine manufacture, possession of unlaw drug paraphernalia, simple possession.

Jessica Ventura Russell, theft of property ($500-$1,000).

June Elizabeth Severinsen, aggravated child abuse.

Kristen Marie Shook, habitual traffic offender.

Richard D. Schultz Jr., rape of child.

Harry A. simmons, driving while license revoked, financial responsibility law.

John Tillman Smith, schedule VI drugs.

Mark Anthony Smith, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

April Michelle South, vehicular homicide, driving while license suspended, registration expired, unlawful unregistered vehicle on highway, display of registration plates.

Wesley Ryan Spears, DUI (2nd), driving while license revoked, purchasing of alcoholic beverages for child, obedience to any required traffic control device, light law-motor vehicle.

Christopher Stafford, schedule VI drugs.

Kristi Stafford, schedule VI drugs.

Zachary Stone, counterfeit cont. substance.

Thomas Stover, schedule VI drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Curtis Lee Strong, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000), criminal trespass, theft of property ($10,000-$60,000).

Mason Scott Taft, DUI (1st).

Darrell D. Taylor, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Jason D. Taylor, schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule II drugs-meth, probation violation, simple possession.

Sheila Taylor, schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Barry Usry, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

William Arthur Webster 4th, DUI (3rd), driving while license revoked.

Kimberly Lane White, obtain drugs by fraud.

Sky Lynn White, spotlighting deer, wildlife rules and regs.violation, promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Joseph A. Whittemore, aggravated burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Joshua Lee Wilson, DUI (2nd).

Thomas Anthony Wilson, aggravated criminal trespass, burglary, theft of property ($500-$1,000), drag racing penalty, statutory rape.

Cody P. Woodard, DUI (4th), driving while license revoked, financial responsibility law.

James D. Woodard, driving while license revoked.

Mary E. Woodard, schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Matthew Lee Woodard, driving while license revoked.

Teddy A. Young, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.


 
Candidates Qualify for RBS Election PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Three candidates for mayor and four candidates for city council have qualified for the April 25, 2015 Red Boiling Springs Municipal Election.

 Mayoral qualifiers are current city councilman Terry Newberry, Tim Roark and Tom Fultz, who was recently appointed to serve as mayor following the resignation of RBS Mayor Willie Brown.

Those qualified to run for city council are incumbent Joe Hill, Joel Rae Coe, Lydia P. Lowe and Joseph (Joe) Rearden.

The three candidates for city council with the most votes in April will serve four-year terms, and the fourth place candidate will serve a two-year term.

Those elected for city council will fill two seats that are currently empty (formerly filled by Tom Fultz and Stevie Newberry) and one seat that will be vacated by Terry Newberry (running for mayor). The fourth seat opens up at the end of council member Joe Hill’s term. Hill is the only incumbent on the ballot hoping to return to the council table.

Qualified candidates can withdrawal from the election up until Thursday, January 22, 2015, at noon.

Early voting for the April 25, 2015 RBS Municipal Election will be held April 6, 2015 through April 20, 2015 at Red Boiling Springs City Hall. 

 The last day to register to vote is March 26, 2015.


 
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