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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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More Child Abuse Charges Filed Against Stepfather

By Jessie Williams  A 27-year-old stepfather charged with child abuse last month, now faces four additional charges of child abuse under Haley’s Law.  William Arizona Vannasdale, who was investigated after his 6-year-old step-son came to school with a black eye, was originally arrested in early December for child abuse and neglect. Further investigation by local…

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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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Couple Charged with Child Abuse & Neglect

By Jessie Williams A Lafayette couple is being charged with child abuse following an investigation into a 6-year-old who came to school with a black eye.  According to reports filed by Detective Robert Jacoby of the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, he received a Department of Children’s Services referral on December 7, 2023, regarding a 6-year-old…

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More Men Arrested for Solicitation of a Minor

By Jessie Williams Two more men have been arrested for soliciting minors through an undercover Facebook page ran by the Macon County Sheriff’s Department.  The first arrest involved 27-year-old Tobbie Herren of Spencer, Tennessee.  According to law enforcement, Herren messaged the undercover Facebook page on December 6, 2023, and was told he was speaking with…

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“Shop With A Cop”…The True Spirit of Christmas

By Debbie Gregory The Christmas holidays are quickly approaching, and as a result of a huge community response effort, 55 children in Macon County will have the chance for a better, brighter and merrier Christmas, thanks to “Shop With A Cop”, spearheaded by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office. “We wanted to do something for Christmas…

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Undercover Facebook Account Results in Another Arrest

By Jessie Williams  A Murfreesboro man was arrested by Macon County law enforcement last week at Key Park for the solicitation of a minor during an undercover investigation. According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective Elliot Sandifer, he began investigating 34-year-old Scott Gooden on November 17, 2023 when Mr. Gooden messaged an undercover…

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Men Charged with Soliciting Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

By Jessie Williams Two men have been charged with Solicitation of a Minor by Electronic Means following an undercover operation led by Macon County detectives. James A. Tyler, age 37, of Manchester, Tennessee, was the first to be placed into police custody on October 21, 2023.  According to the affidavit of complaint filed by Detective…

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County Presents Proclamation to Sgt. William Cherry’s Family

By Misty Green Some of the Macon County governing body gave a teary-eyed standing ovation honoring the late Sergeant William Cherry after Macon County’s Mayor Steve Jones read the contents of the 10-11/23 Sgt. William Cherry Proclamation, during the October 16, 2023 Legislative Body meeting. Mayor Jones requested the Cherry family to come forward to…

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