Escaped prisoner surrendered
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 1:53 pm
Cannon County Sheriff's Office
Elisha "Eli" James Jenkins, 25, was surrendered to the Warren County Sheriff's Department by his mother after he escaped custody in Woodbury.
On August 22, Jenkins along with William Prater were transported to the Cannon County Jail by Sgt. Charlie Blades. Upon arrival at the sheriff's department, Sgt. Blades was removing both prisoners from the rear of his patrol car.
Blades had his eyes on Prater when Jenkins fled towards Stones River Hospital. The suspect was still in handcuffs. Blades quickly secured Prater and then attempted to apprehend Jenkins, who was able to get away.
At about 9:30 p.m. Jenkins surrendered to Warren County authorities. He was subsequently charged with a violation of probation and with escape, which is a hold without bond charge.
A hearing was set for August 30 in General Sessions Court.
Joseph Leclaire faces multiple charges following an incident at a home on Short Mountain Highway.
Officers were dispatched to the address in reference to a domestic disturbance. Dispatchers notified officers that the suspect (later identified as Leclaire) stated "he had a shotgun and once officers arrived he was shooting his girlfriend and responding officers. He stated that he had a shotgun and plenty of ammo so when officers arrived it wasn't going to be good."
Officers did approach within earshot and saw a male and a female on the front porch of the home. "The male told the female that when officers arrived that she needed to hide because shots were going to be fired."
After several moments, the male and female went back inside with the female soon coming back out to the porch.
An officer crept up to the backside of the house where he spotted Leclaire attempting to hide behind a tree in the front yard.
"I made my way behind him and started giving loud verbal commands to show his hands. He had his hands tucked under his body and remained in that position."
When officers attempted to take him into custody, he physically resisted, but eventually surrendered.
A fully loaded shotgun was discovered in the ivy next to Leclaire. Thirty-seven additional rounds were found in his pockets and on the ground.
In route to the jail, Leclaire asked what he was charged with and when the officer responded "aggravated domestic assault," he reportedly said, "I wouldn't have shot her, but I was going to shot ya'll."
He was subsequently charged with resisting arrest, aggravated domestic assault, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.
Deputy K. Wix responded to a report of vandalism to a mailbox on Geedsville Road.
Daniel M. Leavell was charged with simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two charges of theft under $500 by Patrolman John House. A hearing is set for September 13 in General Sessions Court.
Kimberly J. Tucker was charged with driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance by Patrolman Chris Bell. A hearing is set for September 13 in General Sessions Court.
Lawrence David Karaschin was charged with driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance by Patrolman John House. A hearing is set for September 13 in General Sessions Court.
Lindsay J. Barrett was charged with driving on a suspended license and driving without insurance by Patrolman Brent Brock. A hearing is set for September 13 in General Sessions Court.