Sheriff's Reports: Shooting the bull

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The following incidents were recently reported to the Cannon County Sheriff's Department:

• On Oct. 15, Deputy Blayde Baker was dispatched to the sheriff's department in reference to a person in the lobby needing to speak with a deputy about a bull that had been shot. Upon arrival he made contact with Todd Baxter, who stated he went to Ohio to pick up a bull on Sept. 14, 2018 and that the bull was a 9-year-old bull. He stated that sometime on Saturday that he had found the bull in its pen laying down dead. He stated that sometime Wednesday or Thursday the bull had been acting oddly and he didn't think much of it at the time. Upon his own investigation when going to dispose of the animal he noticed it had what appeared to be bullet holes near the back end of it and one in it leg. He showed photographs of its injuries and he had no idea who would have done this. I advised him a report would be made of the incident and a extra patrol set up for his residence.
Later on Oct. 15, Baxter contacted dispatch stating he had found shell casings near where the animal was. Upon arrival and making contact with Baxter we walked on his property to where the casings were. We recovered 17 shell casing and one stripper clip belonging to either a .223 or 5.56mm weapon. The casings and clips were taken as evidence.

• On Oct. 14, Deputy Dylan Couch was dispatched out to Sanders Fork Baptist Church, 4844 Auburntown Rd., to take a property damage report for the church. Upon arrival he was directed to one stone wall ... dividing the upper driveway from the lower driveway. It appeared to have been damaged by a vehicle, which possibly had ran off the road; however, there was no vehicle present to suport that theory. The deputy took pictures, gave advise as to what steps needed to be taken from this point, and file a report.

• On Oct. 4, Gary Sandow called the sheriff's department and stated he allowed a person to use his silver 2005 Buick Ranier SUV. Sandow stated he never got his vehicle returned. Sandow stated his vehicle was found in Trigg County, Kentucky. He also stated there is no license plate on the vehicle. At time of report Deputy Ken Atkin did not have suspect information.

• On Oct. 11, Sgt. Chip Avera spoke with Rita Woods at the sheriffs department. She stated she lost the license plate to her vehicle and needed to report it to us in order to get a new license plate. She is not sure the exact date it went missing but it was approximately two weeks ago. The license plate is 9C51V9 and is registered in Cannon County.

• On Oct. 12, Robert Hobbs arrived at the sheriff's office to file a report on Identity Theft. He stated to Deputy Dylan Couch that someone was using his driver's licenses number at a casino in another state, and using checks from a bank account that was not his. He needed a report to help justify his case. Information was gathered and a report was filed.

• On Oct. 15, Deputy Blayde Baker was dispatched to the residence of 903 Hollow Springs Road for a trespasser and harassment. Upon arrival he made contact with a Cathy Dearry and Andrew Prine. Dearry stated her daughter's boyfriend has been told several times to not be on the property and that he had been sending her vulgar text messages. They had set up trail cameras to catch him. They had photos of a vehicle that was claimed to be his. They showed me the text messages sent to her by the supposed individual. Prine stated the same as well that he has been told not to be on the property and he had witnessed the text messages as well. They were advised by Baker he could not positively identify the person and that they had full legal right to come and speak with a commissioner to get a warrant for his arrest. He also advised them that we would set up a extra patrol for their residence and that the vehicle the subject was suppose to be driving would be known to not be on the property.

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