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Local Businessman Dies in 4-Wheeler Wreck PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ron Meador

A local businessman is dead following a 4-wheeler wreck late Saturday afternoon, May 16, on Long Road near the Tennessee/Kentucky line. His female passenger sustained injuries.

Allen County Sheriff Jeff Cooke is the crash investigator.

According to Sheriff Cooke, Ron Meador, age 61, of Lafayette, was riding a Honda 600 rubicon 4-wheeler along with his passenger 45-year-old Angela Cole, when they wrecked in the creek at the bridge, which is located at the intersection of Long Road and Max Roark Road.

Angela Cole was transported by ground ambulance for treatment of her injuries. Her condition was unknown at press time. 

“At this point I am not exactly sure what happened, and the wreck is under investigation,” said Sheriff Cooke. “Allen County Coroner Darren Davis pronounced Mr. Meador deceased at the scene.”

Mr. Ron Meador was the long-time business owner of Lafayette Laundry, located at 122 Main Street, off the public square in Lafayette.

He is survived by his son, Jason and wife Rachelle Meador; granddaughters, Mackenzie and Jaycee Meador; mother, Ruby Cothron Meador; brother, Barry and Kathy Meador; sisters, Teresa and John Ferguson & Cynthia Meador; several cousins, nieces and nephews also survive.

 Those responding to the wreck site were the Allen County Sheriffs Office, Macon County Sheriffs Office, Macon County EMS & Allen County EMS.


 
Highway 10 Hill Not Scheduled to Shut Down PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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In an effort to clear up some confusion concerning the Highway 10 South hill reconstruction project, County Mayor Steve Jones would like to inform the public that the hill is not scheduled to close down for six months.

“It looks like the work on the Highway 10 hill project is continuing after a short time off due to the rainy weather we had,” said Mayor Jones. “It is my understanding the projected completion date is sometime in late 2016.”

“There was a discussion at the Committee of the Whole meeting recently about a contractor requesting to shut the Hwy. 10 hill down for a lengthly time, such as 6 months, but the State of Tennessee has not agreed to that,” said the Mayor. “I’m sure the State doesn’t want to close the road down any more than possible. At the present time, it will only be short closures when they are using explosives and removing the debris.”

“I just wanted to clear up this confusion concerning this issue,” said Mayor Jones, “and to let the public know there are no plans at this point to close the hill down for a lengthy period of time.”

 


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

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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

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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.

 
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