Men charged with larceny of handgun

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Cannon County
Sheriff's Office

Deputy Jordan McGee was on patrol on Old Murfreesboro Road when he discovered a white Ford truck owned by Ronald Jernigan sitting at a market.

"Knowing that he had a warrant for his arrest, I pulled in and activated my emergency equipment, When I walked up to the vehicle, I noticed a passenger in the vehicle that was identified as Christopher McCardell, who also had a warrant out of Cannon County," McGee reported.

Both individuals were cuffed and Jernigan gave consent to search his vehicle. A Smith and Wesson .45-caliber pistol was discovered between the seat and console, McGee said. A check through NCIC was performed and the gun was reported stolen out of Rutherford County.

"Both individuals were asked who the gun belonged to and both stated it was not either one of theirs," McGee reported.

Jernigan and McCardell were transported to the Cannon County Jail and served with warrants for possession of stolen property and theft over $500. A court date is set for Nov. 3 in General Sessions Court.

Dogs at Large

Deputy Andrew Colwell was dispatched to Peeler Hill Road in reference to dogs at large killing chickens.

Anthony Satchell told Colwell that he had started with 20 chickens and now only five were alive. No citation was issued due to the lack of evidence.

Drug Violations

Marlin Christopher Prater was stopped on Jim Cummings Highway by Sheriff Darrell Young and Deputy Jordan McGee, who discovered a spoon and needle taped to the brake cable under the cab of the truck. He was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia. A hearing is set for Nov. 3 in General Sessions Court.

Mailbox Vandalized

Deputy Andrew Colwell was dispatched to Burt Burgen Road in reference to mailbox vandalization.
A total of eight mailboxes was destroyed.

Drug Violations

Samuel Isaac Brown of Morrison was taken into custody after the Sheriff's Department received a report of a man laying on the side of the road near the intersection of McMahan and Ivy Bluff Roads. A small metal container was discovered in his pocket containing marijuana. A pill bottle was also discovered containing 19 Xanax pills and two hydrocone pills. A hearing is set for Nov. 3 in General Sessions Court.

Warrant Served

Hannah M. Winfrey was charged with a violation of probation.


DUI Arrests
Charles Waylon Alexander was charged with DUI, second offense, by Patrolman Jimmy Hayes. A hearing is set for Nov. 10 in General Sessions Court.

Lisa Sanders Fox was charged with DUI by Patrolman Dustin Pack. A hearing is set for Nov. 10 in General Sessions Court.

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