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Macon County Chronicle

Hotel Room Search Warrant; Two Arrested

By Jessie Williams  Two individuals were arrested after local enforcement served a search warrant on a room at the Hearthstone Inn last week.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Josh Meador of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the search warrant was served on the room on January 20, 2023. Located inside were…

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Macon County Woman Arrested for Perjury

A Macon County woman has been charged with perjury after she allegedly falsified government paper work to become a Tennessee Notary Public. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, 41-year-old Kimberly Dozier, of Lafayette, did commit the offense of perjury by falsifying government paperwork to become a Tennessee Notary…

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Employee Arrested for Stealing Over $21,000

By Jessie Williams  Donner Kay Manier, age 53, is accused of stealing over $21,000 in cash from Peggy’s Market while she was an employee at the locally owned store.  According to an affidavit of complaint filed by Sergeant Bobby Jacoby, of the Macon County Sheriff’s Office, he was dispatched to Peggy’s Market, on January 15,…

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Two Vehicles Collide, Six Injured

By Debbie Gregory The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated a two vehicle crash on Saturday, January 21, at 2286 Cold Springs Road, that resulted in 32-year old Tara Hobdy and one juvenile being airlifted from the scene to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, three other juveniles transported by ground to Vanderbilt and 20-year-old Tristain Brown carried by…

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Three Counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery

A Westmoreland man is behind bars, on a $100,000 bond, after being charged with three counts of aggravated sexual battery. According to an Affidavit of Complaint, filed by Detective Danny Meador of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, 55-year-old David Rich Culbert is accused of forcibly touching a female in 2011 to 2013 when the victim…

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New Business Hiring in RBS

By Misty Green 620 Pelham Inc. held a job fair this past Saturday, January 14, announcing they were bringing a sewing business to Red Boiling Springs, setting up in the former Racoe Building at 327 College Street, Red Boiling Springs. “We hope to be in operation by the end of February,” Co-owner Larry Jones said,…

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Man Attempting to Steal From Store Found With Meth

By Jessie Williams  A 32-year-old Lafayette man was arrested on drug charges after attempting to steal items from Walmart last week.  According to an affadavit of complaint filed by Lafayette Police Department Officer Justin Bergforff, he arrived at the Lafayette Walmart Supercenter on January 5, 2023 after being dispatched for a separate incident involving trespassing.…

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Indecent Exposure & Harassment Inside Store

By Jessie Williams  A 32-year-old Lafayette man was charged with harassment and indecent exposure after an incident at Walmart on December 21, 2022.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Officer Justin Bergdorff, of the Lafayette Police Department, a female subject contacted law enforcement to report that a man was walking around the Lafayette…

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St. Jude Charity Auction Set For Jan. 14

Another year has come and gone, and Ben Bray is getting ready to take the platform on Saturday, January 14,  2023, to conduct the 13th Annual St. Jude Charity Auction, sponsored by Ben Bray Real Estate & Auction Company, in Lafayette.  The event will be held at the Sally Wells Building, located at the Macon…

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Reckless Driver Faces Drug Charges

By Jessie Williams  A 36-year-old Kentucky man faces multiple charges after driving his motorcycle recklessly and attempting to evade officers.  According to an affidavit of complaint filed by arresting officer Jason Vinson, the deputy was dispatched to Powell Road on December 7, 2022 following reports of a motorcycle traveling up and down the road, revving…

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