Hogs Go Wild, Damage Yards
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Following are the latest arrest and incident reports as recorded by the Cannon County Sheriff's Department. Readers are advised that an allegation or report of a crime does not necessarily constitute a crime, or even that one took place. All persons accused of crimes are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to 3325 Espy Road, Bradyville, on Dec. 12 in reference to animals at large. Upon arrival he spoke with Rachel Sissom who stated the across the street neighbor's hogs keep digging in her mother's and her yards. She stated that the last time the hogs were out was on Dec. 11. She also stated that the dogs from that residence get out and come over to their property on several occasions also. Bryson advised Sissom that he would go to the neighbor's home (3332 Espy Road) and speak with them. He also advised Sissom that if she or her mother felt it was needed they could speak with a judicial commissioner about seeking a summons to court for animals at large against the neighbors if the problem continued. Bryson also advised if they wanted the neighbor to pay for the damage done to the properties they would need to seek a civil warrant against them. Bryson then went to 3332 Espy Road and spoke with Karen Wright. She stated they were trying to get the fence fixed where the hogs keep getting out. Bryson advised Wright that the dogs needed to be kept on their property also. She then stated that the children from across the street call the dogs over to the property. She also stated they had talked with these neighbors about the hogs getting out before. Bryson advised Wright that if the animals get out again a citation would be issued for animals at large.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to 2056 Cove Hill Road on Dec. 9, 2009 in reference to possible animal neglect. Upon arrival he tried to make contact with the residents but could not get anyone to the door. He then noticed a horse standing in a barn behind the home. He went to the barn and found that the horse appeared to be well fed, had shelter, and the feet did not appear to be neglected as originally stated by the complainant. The horse was very calm and allowed Bryson to pet it on the head so that he could look it over. Bryson was then advised that the complainant did not leave a name nor did they want to. At this point he closed this incident as unfounded.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to 70 Lazy Acres Road on Dec. 9, 2009, in reference to animals at large. Upon arrival Bryson spoke with Todd Baxter, who stated that on approximately Sunday, Dec. 6, a sorrel and white pony showed up on his property. He stated he called (County Extension Agent) Bruce Steelman to ask what he should do about the horse and was advised to make an animal at large report. Baxter stated the pony is approximately 12 hands tall and has been eating his hay and attempting to breed his mares. He stated that he looked at one mare and she has marks on her back like the pony was actually able to breed with her. Baxter stated he looked around the lot where the pony was found and could not find where the fence was down. He then stated that the only way he could get in would be if someone opened two gates and let the horse in. Mr. Baxter then stated that he had called around to all his neighbors with horses and none of them claimed it. He then stated that a Mr. Love was coming to see if the horses were his. At this point Mr. Love showed up and stated that the horse could be his. At that point Mr. Baxter stated he would work the matter out with Mr. Love and that he did not need a report then.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to 174 Nokes Lane on Dec. 10 in reference to a break in at 1390 Half Acre Road. Upon arrival Bryson spoke with Gerry Nokes who stated a house he has on Half Acre Road had been broken into. Nokes stated that he has workers that stay at the home and they don't speak english. Nokes and Bryson then went to the home and found that the door had been kicked in. Nokes also stated that someone had broken into the home several times before but he did not report those incidents. Nokes stated that three DVD players, a jar containing $50 in change, and two 12 packs of soda were taken from the home.

Daniel Preston served Jeromie Wayne Mashburn, of Short Mountain, with an arrest warrant on Dec. 1, 2009 for filing a false police report. Preston also served Mashburn with a capias for failure to appear in General Sessions Court. Both the warrant and capias were served in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Daniel Preston served Rachel Ann Regan, of Woodbury, with an arrest warrant for violation of probation on Dec. 1 in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Daniel Preston served John Ammons Helms, of Liberty, with an arrest warrant for violation of probation on Dec. 1 in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Justin Lee Todd, of Liberty, was arrested on Dec. 10 on a charge of domestic assault. Lt. Brad Hall took a report from the alleged victim earlier in the day. The victim reported that she and Todd were in a verbal argument over her giving him Xanax bars. She stated that Todd spit in her face and grabbed her my her shoulders and shook her. When this happened Todd's grandmother told both of them to leave her house. The complainant also stated that Todd threatened to kill her and she feared that Todd would physically assault her, or worse.

Lt. Brad Hall took out an arrest warrant for Roanda Fay Warner of Readyville on Dec. 11 for failure to appear as ordered by the court. On Nov. 23, Warner was ordered by the Chancery Court of Cannon County to serve weekends at the Cannon County Jail. As of Dec. 11 Warner had not shown up to serve her sentence as ordered.

Lt. Brad Hall took a report at 2595 Bradyville Road on Dec. 11 in reference to vandalism. James Courtney Nichols stated that someone had run through his fence on Dec. 10. Nichols stated that he his neighbors noticed the fence and reported the incident to Nichols on Dec. 10 at around 5:30 p.m. Nichols returned home on Dec. 11 around 3:30 p.m. and called the sheriff's department to make a report.

Albert Summers served Johnny E. Whittemore of Liberty with two violation of probation warrants on Dec. 12 in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Albert Summers served Justin Kyle Whittemore of Liberty with a violation of probation warrant on Dec. 12 in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to 5734 Jim Cummings Highway on Dec. 12 in reference to a theft. Upon arrival he spoke with Hugh Cobb who stated he noticed that two horse crossing signs and two 30 mph speed limit signs were missing that he had put up on the stretch of road that is by his home. One horse crossing sign and one speed limit sign were at the intersection of Peeler Hill and Hollow Springs Road. The others were at the intersection of Peeler Hill and Jim Cummings Highway. A portion of Peeler Hill Road goes from goes from Hollow Springs to Jim Cummings Highway behind Mr. Cobb's residence. Mr. Cobb advised that he had the signs put up himself so that his horses and the people living around him would be safe around the road from people driving down this stretch of road. Bryson advised Cobb that he could speak with the county road department about getting the signs replaced.

Deputy Brandon Mims was dispatched to 393 Jacksboro Trail for a suspicious vehicle. Upon his arrival, Deputy Mims spoke with Adron Williams, who told him that a truck pulled up in front of his home and stopped for about five to 10 minutes. Williams reported that the vehicle went west down Jacksboro towards Warren County and then came back through. Williams said that the truck had long tail lights like a Dodge or Ford truck. He also said the truck had marker lights on the cab and was possible a short wheel base, regular cab truck with a tow hitch. Williams was not about to tell Mims the make or color of the truck, but said he had seen the vehicle before on the road. Williams said he thought it belonged to someone who lived on his road.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to 135 Fair Oak Lane in reference to animals at large. Angel S. Goforth stated her neighbor's dogs at 165 Fair Oak Lane keep getting out and tearing into her trash. Goforth said she had talked with her neighbors about this problem. She stated that her neighbor states all the dogs are not theirs except two. Goforth then showed Bryson a black and brown young dog hung in her back yard by a chain. Bryson then sent over to 165 Fair Oak Lane and spoke with Carvine Young. She stated that the black and brown dog is hers but she didn't know how it got loose. Young stated she would get her son to come and get the dog when he got home. Bryson advised Young that she might want to see about a fence to keep her dogs in her yard or make sure they are on a chain. Bryson also advised Goforth that if she wanted to seek a summons on Young she could speak with a judicial commissioner about a summons for animals at large.

Deputy James R. Bryson was dispatched to Stones River Hospital Emergency Room on Dec. 14 in reference to a suspected assault that had already occurred. Bryson spoke with the nurse on duty and she advised the woman's name was Wendy Mears. The nurse also advised the assault occurred approximately two days prior to Mears coming to the hospital. Bryson reported he spoke with Mears and asked her what had happened and Mears stated she was hit but would not say who it was or where it happened and did not want to press charges. Bryson advised Mears that if she decided she did want to press charges that she could do so at the sheriff's department.

Gary T. Overcast served warrants on Michael E. Brown on Dec. 10 for capias and failure to appear in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Gary T. Overcast served a warrant on Travis W. Brown on Dec. 15 for violation of probation in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Gary T. Overcast served a warrant on Howard R. Mayo Jr. on Dec. 15 for violation of probation in the booking room of the sheriff's department without incident.

Deputy Patrick Fann spoke with Judy Hickey on Dec. 14 in the deputy's room of the Cannon County Jail. Ms. Hickey stated that on Dec. 2 while checking her bank account online she noted that check No. 2147 for $30 to Davenports had cleared the bank. Hickey stated that she had not gotten to that number in her checks, that she was only in the 2000's. When she went to where she keeps her checks she found that three checks had been stolen, checks 2121, 2148 and 2147. Hickey stated that she put a stop payment on the other two checks and as of Dec. 14 they had not tried to clear the bank. She stated she is not sure when the checks were taken. Hickey said she noticed things started coming up missing ever since Terika Faux moved in with her about three months ago. A copy of the check that cleared the bank is on file. The check was written on Nov. 24.
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