A possible murder was prevented recently when a sheriff’s deputy stopped an angry man.
On May 3, Cannon County Deputy Steve McMillen was advised that Carl Stinnett, Jr. was en route to his residence from a bar in Murfreesboro and that he had made the statement of wanting to kill his girlfriend. Deputy McMillen was also advised of the tag information and that Stinnett would be traveling down Highway 64 onto Tolbert Hollow Rd.
While patrolling the area, Deputy McMillen was advised by Cannon County Dispatch that Stinnett’s driver’s license was revoked. Moments later he made contact with the vehicle on Hopewell Rd. As the made the traffic stop and spoke with Stinnett, Deputy McMillen could smell an order about his person consistent to that of alcohol. Stinnett, when questioned, admitted he had been drinking.
Deputy McMillen administered a series of field sobriety tests to Stinnett, which he passed. The deputy confirmed with dispatch that Stinnett’s license was revoked. He was placed under arrest for driving on a revoked license and transported to the Cannon County Jail. He was released on bond.
Later that night Deputy McMillen was dispatched to Stinnett’s residence following a report of an unwanted person. Stinnett said he wanted his girlfriend to leave his residence. Stinnett also said he believed she had called the police on him because they were having problems at home.
Deputy McMillen advised Stinnett since she had already set up a residence at his house, he would have to get an eviction notice served on her. The deputy advised both parties to separate for the night, but neither had anywhere to go.