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Probation Search Leads to Long List of Drug Charges

By Jessie Williams  A 48-year-old Red Boiling Springs man is facing a long list of drug charges following a probation search at his Whitcher Hollow Rd. apartment. According to a report filed by Sergeant Clint Friar of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he arrived at 130 Whitcher Hollow Rd. around 10:30 pm on January 12,…

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Meth & Fentanyl Found Under Hood of Vehicle

By Jessie Williams A container was found under the hood of a 47-year-old Westmoreland man’s vehicle, containing methamphetamine and fentanyl, during a routine traffic stop last week. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Macon County Detective Jason Sells, he was on patrol on January 11, 2024, when he observed a white Cadillac Escalade…

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Intoxicated Man Arrested with Over 21 Grams of Fentanyl

By Jessie Williams  A 19-year-old Lafayette man, who was under the influence, was arrested last week after approaching a woman leaving for work and asking if she was his Uber driver.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Sergeant Logan Swindle of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he was dispatched to a residence on…

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Woman Charged with Attempted Homicide of Couple

By Jessie Williams  Sixty-year-old Brenda J. Wall, of Red Boiling Springs, was arrested and charged with the attempted criminal homicide of a woman and her boyfriend during the early morning hours of September 29, 2023. According to a report by Red Boiling Springs Chief of Police Joseph Woodard, the victims were staying the night at…

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Meth, Fentanyl, Marijuana, Guns & Pills Seized During Search

By Jessie Williams  A 38-year-old Westmoreland man was arrested last week after law enforcement discovered approximately 482 grams of methamphetamine, 141 grams of marijuana, six guns and other various narcotics during a search of his Howell Rd. residence.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Jacob McClard of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department,…

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Lone Hickory Farm Vandalized Over Weekend

By Misty Green Lone Hickory Farm & Nursery on Tanyard Road, in Lafayette, Tennessee was vandalized this past Saturday night, September 23, 2023. Dean and Mary Lazarou, owners/operators of Lone Hickory Farm told the Macon County Chronicle they woke up on Sunday morning, headed back out to work at 7 a.m., and discovered it was…

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RBS Starmart Robbed at Gunpoint

By Jessie Williams  The Starmart in Red Boiling Springs was robbed at gunpoint by three individuals last Friday night. According to Red Boiling Springs Police Chief Joseph Woodard, a male individual in a black mask and black jacket entered the market around 9:30 p.m. and held the clerk at gunpoint while another male and a…

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California Man Arrested for 2nd Degree Murder in Macon County

By Jessie Williams  A 31-year-old Riverside, California, man was arrested last week for second degree murder in the March 2020 death of Heidi Ann Kettles in Lafayette. According to a copy of the sealed indictment handed down by the Macon County Grand Jury  during a special session on August 2, 2021, enough evidence was presented…

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