Police Report: Another Tale Of DUIs, Drugs And Dogs At Large

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Following are the latest police reports as recorded by the Woodbury Police and Cannon County Sheriff's departments.


• Gabriel H. Garcia was charged by WPD Sgt. John House with DUI, first offense, and driving on a suspended license on June 9. Garcia failed a field sobriety test. On June 14 Gabriel was charged again, by Patrolman Brent Brock, with driving o a suspended license, 3rd offense.

• Ricky Spiers was charged by Patrolman Chris Brown with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs on June 10.

• Mark Anthony Elkins was charged by Sgt. Kevin Mooneyham with allowing his Labrador retrievers to run at large on Bryant Lane. Elkins has been asked before to keep his dogs on his property, according to the report.

• Angela M. Trisler, John Thomas Tisler, Jr. and Christopher Paul Lafever were charged on June 3 with promoting the manufacture of methamphetamine following an investigation by Asst. Chief Darrell Young and Sgt. John House.


Criminal Simulation, Theft Under $500

Amanda Nichole Workman, 840 Leesburg Rd., McMinnville, has been charged by the Cannon County Sheriff's Dept. with criminal simulation and theft under $500.

According to complaints filed in Cannon County General Sessions Court, on or about April 22, 2010, Workman passed a check at Woodbury Co-op on the account of Sarah Miller. Workman did not have Miller's permission to pass the check. The check was in the amount of $21.90.

Workman again passed two checks on Miller's account at the Co-op in the amount of $29.08 and $28.95. Workman at the time was acting as an employee of Home Caregivers, which is an assisted living care company. Miller is not able to make rational decisions, according to the complaint filed by Lt. Brad Hall, and Workman should have been aware of this.

In the other complaint, filed by Deputy Reed Bryson, it states that on or about May 14, 2010, Workman did knowingly, unlawfully and willingly commit the offense of criminal simulation to wit: Workman did take checks from Sarah Miller and write them out for the Rutherford/Woodbury Co-op for the amounts of $51.90 and $59.08, knowing these checks were not intended for this purpose.

Failure To Give Notice Of Accident, Open Container

Deputy Matthew Parsley responded to the area of Bradyville Road on June 8 for a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival it was discovered that a red Jeep Cherokee has been driven off the roadway, with no operator around the vehicle. After several attempts to local the owner and a search of the area surrounding the vehicle, Parsley contacted the scheduled wrecker service for pickup. Later in the evening Richard McLaughlin of 47 Curlee Church Rd., Bradyville, contacted Parsley and informed that he was the owner of the vehicle. McLaughlin was cited for failure to give notification of an accident, open container and failure to provide financial responsibility.

Single Vehicle Crash

Deputy Eric Moss was dispatched to the hill before Pelham's Auto Salvage on Jim Cummings Highway on June 9 in regard to a crash with possible injuries. Upon arrival he spoke with Jason Todd Tenpenny, 864 Doolittle Rd., Woodbury, who stated that he was traveling south on the highway when an oncoming white truck crossed over into his lane, forcing him to swerve to the right, which caused him to lose control of his vehicle and it went across the north bound lane and hit the ditch.

Deputies Eric Moss and Randy Neal were dispatched to Locke Creek Road on June 9 in regard to a single motor vehicle accident with no injuries. They spoke with Tanya F. Gaither, 1871 Readyville St., Readyville, who stated that she was going down the hill when she tried to slow down to make the curve and her truck slid off the road and hit the ditch and then struck a small tree.

Possible Prowler

Deputy Patrick Fann was dispatched to 4285 Parchorn Hollow Rd. on June 10 in reference to a prowler. When he arrived he spoke with Sharon Higgins, who stated that the dog outside had been barking all night and then at about 2:20 a.m. she heard someone coughing outside her front door and then she heard a vehicle start up and drive off but was not sure of the direction. Fann canvassed the property but did not see any signs of a prowler.

On June 11, Deputy Anthony Young was dispatched to the same location. He was told by Higgins that she had filed a report of a prowler the day before and that now her truck kept jumping out of gear. She also stated she had to have her well worked on about a month ago and thought that these things might have been done by the same person. She said she was having problems with her family over the land and mobile home located on this property because of belonged to her mother.

Violation Of Probation

Duties Eric Moss and Randy Neal went to 918 McMinnville Highway on June 10 and served an arrest warrant on John Thomas Trisler Jr. for violation of probation. He was transported to the county jail and booked.

Deputies Eric Moss, Patrick Fann and Tommy Barker went to 108 High St., Apt. 16 on June 10 and served an arrest warrant on Charles Ray Roberts Jr. for violation of probation. He was transported to the county jail and booked.

Deputy Brandon Mims on June 13 met with a deputy from DeKalb Co. to transport Roy Anthony Haley, 195 Bull Pen Rd., Woodbury, to the Cannon County Jail to serve him with a warrant for violation of probation. Haley was processed and booked without incident.

Report Of Fraud

Deputy Steve McMillen was dispatched to the Cannon County Jail on June 11 for a report of fraud. He spoke with Kitty Mingle, 10064 Gassaway Rd., Woodbury, who said that someone had mailed a check for $3550 to her son, Justin Mingle. She stated the check was for a window air conditioner and he was to keep $400 for the air conditioner and $100 for his trouble. She said he was to send a money order for the rest of the money to a company named Sharkira Satcher in Louisiana. McMillen advised her not to deposit the check, but to destroy it.

Violation Of Community Corrections

Deputy Brandon Mims served a warrant on Jonathan Randall Cooper, 3907 Dickens Hill Rd., Bradyville, on June 11 Cooper called Mims on that day and told him he wanted to turn himself in, but he did not have a ride to the jail. Mims went to Cooper's residence, picked him up, and transported him to the jail where he was booked and processed without incident.

Animals At Large

On June 11, Joyce Dick of 1692 Petty Gap Rd., Woodbury, went to the Cannon County Sheriff's Office to voice a complaint about animals at large. She spoke with Deputy Patrick Fann and stated that on several occasions two large Newfoundland dogs belonging to Kenny Eisenbarth, 1577 Petty Gap Rd., Woodbury have come on her property and attacked her chocolate Labrador. Dick stated the two dogs were vicious and would growl at her as well. She said she is terrified of the Newfoundlands and concerned for other animals in the area as well as hers.

Parsley went to the area of Petty Gap Rd. to investigate. He went to 1577 Petty Gap and was met by Eisenbarth, who stated his animals were not vicious and are just large and could easily scare someone. Parsley made contact with the dogs and they did not make aggressive actions toward him. Parsley, at Eisenbarth's request, took him to meet with Dick and they both came to an agreement. Eisenbarth was advised to attempt to contain his dogs on his property and Dick was advised of her legal rights.

Destruction/Damage/Vandalism Of Property

Deputy Brandon Mims was on patrol on June 13 in the Ivy Bluff area when he noticed a hay bale on fire in a field between 7632 and 7843 Ivy Bluff Rd. He notified dispatch of the fire and requested that Midway Fire Dept. come to the scene non-emergency. The fire was not threatening any buildings or to start a brush fire. The fire department arrive on scene and put out the fire and soaked the hay bale in foam to prevent a re-burn.

Mims was advised by Gary Witty that John Mike Koltay Jr., 444 Sissom Dr., Morrison, owned the field and hay. Koltay later made contact Mims and said that he had been to the field and thought the hay bale looked to have been set on fire. Mims advised Koltay that he could not find anything that was used as an ignition source while he was there.
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