Mayo, Cope face multiple charges

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Two Woodbury men were arrested by the Cannon County Sheriff's Department on multiple charges following a burglary at Billy Walker's residence on Walker Lane.

Dustin Mayo and Jeremy Cope face aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000 and criminal trespass charges.

They were arrested following a probe by Investigator Anthony Young beginning on the day of Nov. 15.

Walker reported that earlier in the day, Cope and an unidentified white male had stopped by his home and asked if they could hunt on his property. Walker told the men he did not allow anyone to hunt at his house, but they could hunt on his property at Seals Hollow if they agree to pay the property tax, Young reported.

"Walker told Jeremy that he had to leave and go load some wood shavings and would be back in a few hours, to come back and talk to him then," Young said.

When Walker returned, he noticed a black backpack on his sidewalk and thinking it belonged to his daughter he placed it on a woodpile next to the house.

Jeremy then returned and talked to Walker the second time. Walker then noticed a back door had been broken out and his guns had been stolen. The black backpack was missing as well.

Following several interviews and the recovery of a shotgun stolen from Walker's home, Investigator Young arrested both Mayo and Cope and charged them with the burglary.

The case is still under investigation.

Geoffrey Primus of McMinnville faces multiple charges following a traffic stop on Jim Cummings Highway.

Deputy Steve McMillen was on patrol when he witnessed a tan passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed on Jim Cummings.

"I advised him of the reason for the traffic stop. I then asked to see his driver's license, which he stated that he didn't have one," McMillen reported. A records check revealed that Primus' license was suspended.

"As I spoke with Mr. Primus, I could smell an odor about his person that was consistent to that of alcohol," McMillen said. "I asked Mr. Primus if he had been drinking, which he stated that he had had two beers. I then asked him if he had taken any other narcotics, which he stated that he had taken three hydros (hydrocodone)."

A check of the vehicle uncovered a quantity of marijuana, McMillen said.

Primus was subsequently charged with driving under the influence, simple possession of drugs, driving on a suspended license and with having an open container in his car.

Phillip Adams was charged with assault after he allegedly struck Deputy Travis Turney in the center of his chest with a closed fist.

William Edward Tillman was charged with driving under the influence after he was arrested in the parking lot of Quik Shop by Deputy Tommy Miller.

Charles Anderson of Bradyville was arrested for animals at-large, theft over $1,000 and driving on a revoked license by Deputy Travis Turney on Nov. 27.

Turney was responding to a complaint by an area resident who said a large hog was in her yard and digging up the property.

The hog, weighing approximately 500 pounds, charged Turney who sprayed it with a chemical agent. The deputy also chased off four dogs that had strayed onto the property.

Turney was unable at the time to locate the animals' owner, but was called back about 2 ½ hours later where he discovered Anderson standing along side a white pickup truck with the door open.

"I advised Mr. Anderson that I was inquiring about his animals being at large and I asked if he had a (driver's) license. He said he did not have one and that he was trying to get his pigs and dogs put up," Turney reported.

Anderson admitted driving the vehicle. A subsequent check revealed the truck had been reported stolen from a livestock yard in Putnam County, he said.

"When I inquired Mr. Anderson about the truck he stated that a friend left it for him to work on it and never picked it up," Turney said.

A hearing on the charges is set for Dec. 4 in General Sessions Court.

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