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Over $10,000 in Stolen Property Recovered PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pictured above is a portion of the stolen items recovered by the Macon County Sheriff's Department.

Thirty-nine-year-old Ewing David McMurtry was arrested last week after officers from the Macon County Sheriff’s Department recovered over $10,000 in stolen property in McMurtry’s vehicle and at a second storage location.

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, his department has been investigating numerous thefts across the county for several months and Mr. McMurtry was established as a suspect.

On Thursday, October 16, McMurtry was apprehended in the north part of the county at which time a search of his vehicle was conducted. Numerous stolen items were recovered inside the vehicle, and McMurtry was transported to the Macon County Jail.

The following day, detectives conducted a search at a Macon County residence where McMurtry had allegedly been storing additional stolen items. A variety of stolen goods were recovered there as well.

The case is currently still under investigation and the Macon County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to recover stolen property.

As of press time, over 1,000 stolen items have been recovered with a combined value of over $10,000.

Items recovered include a riding lawn mower, power tools, hand tools, lawn equipment, etc. 

Sheriff Gammons would like to thank all of the deputies, detectives and correction officers involved in the case as well as the Lafayette Police Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

 Officers are now in the process of contacting the many victims in this case in an effort to return their stolen items.


 
William Beasley Indicted in Macon County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

William Beasley

William Alexander Beasley, of Lafayette, has been indicted by the Macon County Grand Jury.

According to the Macon County Sheriffs Office, Beasley is charged as a co defendant in a Long Creek Road burglary after he was caught on video with the stolen items at Lebanon Pawn Shop in Wilson County. He was also involved in an attack with a couple of inmates at the Macon County Jail and he was charged with assault.

Beasley also faces charges in Smith County, along with Duwayne Edward Perdue, following a September 4 high speed police chase that began in Carthage and ended in a field in neighboring Trousdale County. He was charged with evading arrest, felony possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal trespassing, providing false report/information, criminal impersonation and introduction of contraband into a mail. Methamphetamine was found on him when he was booked into the Smith County Jail.

 
Woman Sells Drugs to Undercover Officer in School Zone PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jessie Williams   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Candi Leigh Stafford

According to Macon County Sheriff Mark Gammons, 25-year-old Candi Leigh Stafford of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested on Wednesday, October 8, for selling drugs to an undercover officer in a Macon County school zone.

After receiving information concerning the distribution of narcotics, the sheriff’s department set up surveillance and as the operation continued, an undercover law enforcement officer was able to purchase a Schedule III prescription drug from Candi Stafford in a school zone area on the east side of the county.

Stafford was immediately taken into custody by Macon County Sheriff’s Department detectives and transported to the Macon County Jail.

She was charged with buy/sell/delivery/distribution of a Schedule III drug and a drug-free school zone violation. 

 Stafford was placed under a $10,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on October 20, 2014.

 
Grand Jury Returns Indictments PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The Macon County Grand Jury met on Friday, October 10, before Judge John Wootten and returned fifty-five true bills, eight no true, sixty sealed and five hold. 

Indictments returned include:

Joshua A. Archer - Harassment.

Jennifer Dawn Ashworth - Aggravated statutory rape.

Jeffrey A. Baker - DUI (4th), driving while license revoked (2nd), parking on highway, registration expired, financial responsibility.

Billy V. Bandy Jr. - Theft of propery.

William Alexander Beasley - Assault-physical.

William Alexander Beasley - Aggravated burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Glen Edward Berry - Driving while license suspended, unlawful use of driver’s license, seat belt law.

John T. Biggs - Probation violation.

Chancy Leann Birnbaum - Forgery ($1,000-$10,000).

Kayla Blankenship - Driving while license suspended, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses & activities.

Kayla Blankenship - driving while license suspended.

Marty E. Boles - Schedule IV drugs, mfg/del/sell/poss.

Patricia G. Boles - Schedule IV drugs, mfg/del/sell/poss.

Sherman Brady - Driving while license revoked, financial responsibility law, vehicle registration-improper use.

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

Jeremy Brigge-Peachock - Probation violation.

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

Micah B. Burnley - Possession unlawful drug paraphernalia uses & activities, schedule II drugs: meth, promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Brenda Cantrell - Domestic assault, vandalism ($1,000-$10,000), disorderly conduct, aggravated assault-domestic.

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

Heather Aguirre Carter - Child abuse/neglect/endangerment 8 yrs. or less, child abuse/neglect endangerment, public intoxication.

Kyle Carver - Aggravated burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Kyle Carver - Driving while license suspended.

Courtney Dawn Clayton - Theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Eddie Coulter - Schedule IV drugs mfg/del/sell/poss, schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Joey Lynn Crawford - DUI (1st).

Kaleb N. Cross - Speeding, driving on wrong side of road, vehicle/stop at all stop signs, reckless endangerment-vehicle, muffler law, evading arrest flight-vehicle, reckless driving, driving while license suspended.

Charles L. Doak Jr. - Aggravated trespassing.

Charles L. Doak Jr. - Violation of order of protection/restraining order, possession of a weapon to go armed.

Charles L. Doak Jr. - Worthless checks- up to $500.

Bobby G. Ervin - Promoting methamphetamine manufacture, initiate manufacture of methamphetamine, aggravated domestic assault, possession of a weapon-convicted felon.

Bobby G. Ervin - Domestic assault.

Christopher Todd Ferguson - Probation violation.

Joshua Frederick - Obedience to any required traffic control device, driving while license revoked-2nd, financial responsibility law, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Joshua Frederick - Speeding, reckless driving, seat belt law, registration certificate must be carried, financial responsibility law, evading arrest, driving while license revoked, reckless endangerment-no weapon involved.

Thomas M. Gammons - Aggravated statutory rape.

Corey Evan Garner - Aggravated burglary, theft of property ($10,000-$60,000), vandalism up to $500.

James Luke Graves - Child abuse/neglect/endangerment 8 yrs or less, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia uses & activities.

Terrisa Lee Green - Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia, simple possession, promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Nathan Alan Gregory - Burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Chandra Elkins Griffith - Simple possession, possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

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

Vickie J. Hamilton - Schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Paul Harris Jr. - Schedule VI drugs.

Laura Brittany Herrington - Aggravated assault.

Danielle Hilderbran - Promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Jason Holloway - Vehicle turning left at intersection, DUI (4th), implied consent, financial responsibility law, simple possession, poss. of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Marcus Dale Hudson - Impliled consent, DUI (2nd), financial responsibility law, poss. of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

James Jackson - Registration expired, DUI (1st), promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Jotham Paul Jones - Aggravated burglary, theft of property ($500-$1,000), vandalism up to $500, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000), possession of a weapon-convicted felon.

Jotham Paul Jones - Theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Jotham Paul Jones - Burglary, vandalism up to $500, theft up to $500.

Matthew L. Jones - Probation violation.

Samantha Gregory Jones - Promoting methamphetamine manufacture, initiate manufacture of methamphetamine, simple possession.

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

Tony Lee King - Speeding, evading arrest, DUI (1st), open container, simple poss.

James S. Knight - Burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000), vandalism up to $500.

Susie A. Likens - Probation violation.

Andrea Nicole Swanner Lowhorn - Harassment.

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

Jessica S. Moore - Forgery up to $1,000, theft up to $500.

Ashley R. Morrow - Child abuse/neglect/endangerment 8 yrs or less.

Corey Lynden Newberry - Domestic assault.

Corey Lynden Newberry - DUI (2nd), violation of order of protection.

Jesse Allen Newberry - Assault-bodily injury.

Peter T. O’Connor - Speeding, reckless driving, reckless endangerment.

Kevin L. Perdue - Probation violation.

Krissy Renee Pippin - DUI (1st).

Jacob Pitman - Aggravated burglary, theft of property ($10,000-$60,000).

Jacob Pitman - Theft of property ($10,000-$60,000).

David Andrew Price - Theft of property ($500-$1,000).

Joey Pruitt - Theft of property, aggravated criminal trespass, burglary.

Joey Pruitt - Criminal trespass.

Joey Pruitt - Theft of property up to $500, burglary, aggravated criminal trespass.

Joey Pruitt - Driving while license suspended, financial responsibility, poss. unlawful drug paraphernalia, unlawful removal of registration, unlawful, unregistered vehicle on the highway.

Joey Pruitt - Driving while license suspended, drivers to exercise due care.

Terra Pruitt - Theft up to $500, driving while license suspended, unlawful removal of registration, financial responsibility law, seat belt law, drivers license to be carried and exhibited, drivers to exercise due care.

Terra Pruitt - Driving while license suspended, speeding, failure to appear on citation, reckless driving, evading arrest, fnancial responsibility law, unlawful removal of registration.

Paul Ramsey - Probation violation.

Anthony R. Raney - Probation violation.

Joshua P. Ray - Driving while license revoked, aggravated assault, DUI (4th), theft of property.

Joshua P. Ray - Theft up to $500, disorderly conduct.

Bobbi S. Reece - Probation violation.

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

Justin Riddle - DUI (1st), driving while license revoked, seat belt law.

Tonya A. Robinson - Theft of property.

Joshua A. Sadler - Domestic assault.

Joshua A. Sadler - Promoting methamphetamine manufacture, initiate manufacture of methamphetamine, aggravated child abuse.

Irma Sanchez - Child abuse.

Elizabeth Ann Sharp - Vandalism ($1,000-$10,000), domestic assault.

Harry A. Simmons III - Driving while license revoked, financial reponsibility.

Mark Anthony Smith - Schedule III drugs mfg/del/sell/poss.

Paul Spencer - DUI (1st), implied consent.

Tommy Allen Spivey - Aggravated assault.

Brenda Kay Stafford - Probation violation.

Frankie D. Sullivan - Habitual traffic offender, driving while license revoked.

Jason D. Taylor - Simple possession.

Jason D. Taylor - Schedule II drugs mfg/del/sell/poss., schedule II drugs: meth.

Jason D. Taylor - Probation violation.

Shelia Ann Taylor - Simple possession.

Jason Dontae Tirjan - Burglary-auto, vandalism up to $500, theft up to $500.

Jason Dontae Tirjan - Theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

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

Tyler Lee West - Schedule II drugs-cocaine, simple possession.

Tyler Lee West - Probation violation.

Sky Lynn White - Spotlighting deer, wildlife rules and regulations violation.

Sky Lynn White - Promoting methamphetamine manufacture.

Cody F. Woodard - DUI (4th), driving while license revoked, financial responsibility.

Matthew Lee Woodard - Driving while license revoked.

Stanley L. Young - Aggravated criminal trespass, burglary, theft of property ($1,000-$10,000).

Stanley L. Young - Theft of property ($1,000-$10,000), theft of property ($500-$1,000).


 
Tobey Wettig Pleads on Monday PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debbie Gregory   
Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tobey Wettig

Tobey Wettig pled to Reckless Aggravated Assault in the shooting incident of Tommy Hillard at the intersection of Ellington Drive and Church Street, near Hometown Foods on March 14, 2013. He received a sentence of two years under judicial diversion (suspended sentence) in the courtroom of Judge Brody Kane.

As you may recall around 5:30 p.m. on that Thursday afternoon in 2013, LPD Chief Stacy Gann said that a 911 call came in stating that a male individual had been shot at the intersection. Gann said upon arriving at the scene he found that 41-year-old Tommy Hillard had been wounded by gunfire.

The chief immediately contacted District Attorney General Tommy Thompson and Assistant DA Justin Harris and advised them of the situation. He requested assistance from the TBI.

After obtaining information that led to a suspect, the TBI arrested Tobey Wettig, at 557 Church Street on Saturday, March 16. According to the TBI, Wettig was driving home that Thursday when an unknown motorist began driving close to him, which angered Wettig. After the suspect turned into his driveway the other motorist continued toward the intersection of Church Street and Ellington Drive. Wettig parked his vehicle at the edge of his driveway, pulled out his handgun and fired in the direction of the other motorist, hitting Tommy Hillard.

Wettig was charged with one count of aggravated assault and one county of reckless endangerment involving Hillard and four other counts of reckless endangerment for the individuals who were in the vicinity when he shot in their direction.

 His charge was amended from aggravated assault to reckless aggravated assault. 


 
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