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Matthew Taylor Duke was charged with theft of an energy drink, Slim Jims, a bag of skittles, 2 Reese's bars, chips, Cheetos and other assorted items from Dollar General Market by Patrolman Tracey Stoetzel. Duke was also charged with consumption of alcohol under age 21. A hearing is set for Feb. 1 in General Sessions Court.

William D. Sweeney was charged with the theft of a poly leaf rake from Ace Hardware by Patrolman Sebastian Krauss. A hearing is set for March 10 in General Sessions Court.

Erin Marie Brown was charged with DUI, second offense, by Assistant Chief Lowell Womack. A hearing is set for Feb. 10 in General Sessions Court.

Reckless Driving
Cannon County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call on Blues Hill Road initially for a reckless driver report.
Seconds later, dispatchers reported that the same motorist had struck a vehicle head-on and headed toward Judge Purser Hill Road hitting another vehicle in the process.
Responding, Investigators Brandon Gullett and Chris Brown discovered a vehicle on the wrong side of Blues Hill Road with all its lights off.
Gullett said he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage and assisted the male motorist out of the vehicle. The suspect was unable to stand without assistance so was told to sit and lean against his vehicle.
He was identified as Ronnie Gale Barrett and a check with dispatchers revealed he was a habitual motor offender and that his license had been revoked.
At this point, Sgt. Melanie McCormick and Reserve Deputy Roger Young arrived on the scene and Barrett was placed into the rear of Sgt. McCormick's patrol unit. The investigators then proceeded to find the other two vehicles involved in the accident.
"We located two vehicles just before Barrett Road just a few feet apart. The two vehicles had minor damage to the driver side and left front," Gullett reported.
Several pieces of Barrett's red car were discovered in the roadway as well. After getting information from the other two drivers, the investigators returned to where Barrett was being held. He agreed to a blood alcohol test which was administered at Stones River Hospital.
Barrett was subsequently charged with DUI first, driving on revoked license fourth, habitual motor offender and with two counts of leaving the scene of a property damage accident. A court date was set for March 24 in General Sessions Court.

Motorist charged
Manuel Quezada was pulled over for rolling through a stop sign at the intersection of Iconium Road and Jim Cummings Highway.
Quezada explained to Deputy Mike Hainey that he did not speak or understand much English. Hainey responded in Spanish the reason why he was stopped and asked to see his driver's license, registration and proof of insurance.
"At that time, Mr. Quezada informed me in English that he did not have a DL and handed me a medical insurance card," Hainey reported.
After a check with dispatch, Hainey learned that Quezada's license was suspended for failure to satisfy a citation and had two previous driving on a suspended license charges. He was subsequently placed under arrest and charged with driving on a suspended license, third offense, and was cited for failure to stop and with a violation of financial responsibility.

Multiple Charges
Deputies stopped a black Ford Focus pulling out of the parking lot of Quick Shop Market after spotting two wanted persons inside.
The persons in question were Beth Ann Chianese and Andrew Asbury, both wanted on warrants for theft. Both Asbury and Chianese were taken into custody with an additional driving on a suspended license charge filed against Chianese. Hearings are set for March 10 in General Sessions Court.

Charges Dismissed
Mitzi Collette was found not guilty and charges were dismissed on a worthless check charge after it was discovered the check in question had been stolen and the signature was forged.

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