Father-Son Altercation Leads To Meth Arrests
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A domestic dispute on Feb. 8 between a father and son led to drug charges against the father and another man, and pending drug charges against the son.

Cannon County Sheriff Investigator Anthony Young originally responded to a domestic dispute on Feb. 8 at 390 C.L. Barrett Road.

When he arrived, Investigator Young learned from witnesses at the scene that Jerry Dean Barrett had been involved in a physical altercation with his son, Jerry Dee Barrett.

Three parties at the residence told Investigator Young the altercation was over a $35 food stamp card.

While at the location, Investigator Young also received information of a possible meth lab at 172 Cabin Hill Lane, Woodbury, which is where the Barretts reside.

Investigator Young said that initially the younger Barrett stated his father had hit him with a poker. However, there was no evidence to support that claim. It was, however, determined that the elder Barrett allegedly struck his son using his fists.

The younger Barrett was transported to Stones River Hospital for treatment. Investigator Young took a statement from the younger Barrett at the hospital, and also obtained permission to search the Cabin Hill Rd. property.

"We then went and searched the residence, outbuilding and garage located on this property," Investigator Young said.

"During the course of the search, in the garage area and outside the garage, we found a meth lab and also drug paraphernalia used for ingesting drugs," Investigator Young said.

Jerry Dean Barrett was charged with aggravated domestic assault, manufacturing methamphetamine, initiating the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Another person who resides at the residence, Timothy Ryan Lawson, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, initiating the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Charges are pending against Jerry Dee Barrett, Investigator Young said.

Both Barretts were arraigned in Cannon County Circuit Court Friday on prior drug charges.

Assisting Investigator Young in the investigation and search were Sheriff Darrell Young, Chief Deputy Bruce Kirby, Deputy Randy Neal, Deputy Eric Moss, Deputy Seth Perry and Deputy Reed Bryson.

Sheriff Young expressed his appreciation for the teamwork involved in the investigation.
Members Opinions:
February 11, 2011 at 5:23pm
An the taxpayers are paying for the food stamps,these worthless people are useing.Maybe the Sheriff needs to see if they can be charged with obtaining food stamps illegaly,If they can spent money to make meth,They should buy their own food.They are nothing but human vermin living off the working people.
February 13, 2011 at 3:17pm
Hope a tree never falls on you FT
February 14, 2011 at 8:19am
Mr Tenpenny alfully funny how you point fingers when you family is on the court dockets weekly
February 14, 2011 at 5:55pm
No last name billf,. no credabilty.An if you do the crime,you need to do the time.no matter what your name is.an to coody johnson who would want a meth head with a chain saw around them.These people were in court last friday an arrested again this fri. on the same charges.when is it ok for the taxpayers to stop supporting them'
February 15, 2011 at 8:33am
Mr Tenpenny all i was saying is that when you point a finger there are 4 pointing back at you..And as for taxpayers money just as much is being spent on your family. If it is meth or reckless endangerment,felony evading arrest,suspended lin,violation of probation,it cost just as much for tax payers.And no i would not put my name on internet ever heard od identity theft?
February 15, 2011 at 11:04pm
Its funny how people can point fingers to the ones that arent on the roll of those that are in trouble. How about placing the blame on the ones that are actually on the roll and has done the crimes and not those who arent. Just because Mr. Tenpenny has family that is on that roll doesnt mean he committed a crime. Place the blame where it belongs. Im sure we all know someone or have family members that have been on the roll; that doesnt make us criminals! No i wont post my name because to many people on here like to cause to much drama and thats my decision.
February 16, 2011 at 8:01am
I was not the one pointing fingers!I was saying mabe he should not be pointing fingers
February 19, 2011 at 4:19pm
I think everyone has skeletons in their closets that they would rather they were not brought out for the world to wash them as they see fit. I dont think drugs are anything but trouble for all. More should be dome to stop the drug making and sales. Dont brow beat someone unless you have walked the same path in their shoes. You would see a different side of life.

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