Woman Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges

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Five people were recently served with sealed indictments returned by the Cannon County Grand Jury last month.

One of those indicted is a woman charged with two counts of vehicular homicide.

The grand jury handed down the indictments against Gina McCutcheon, 222 Charlie Powell Rd., Woodbury, after the case was presented by the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

According to the THP, McCutcheon was allegedly intoxicated while being the driver of a vehicle which collided with another vehicle, occupied by Melvin and Nancy Lazzarra, on May 16, 2011.

The THP’s investigation of the accident, conducted by Trooper Bruce Pryor, reports that a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by McCutcheon was traveling east on US 70S. A second vehicle, a 1994 Jeep Cherokee being driven by Melvin Lazarra of McMinnville, was traveling west on US 70S.

McCutcheon’s vehicle went out of control and then crossed the center line, striking vehicle Lazarra’s Jeep. As McCutcheon’s Tahoe separated from the Jeep, it went airborne and rotated before striking an embankment and coming to final rest. The Jeep rotated and came to final rest on the roadway.

Melvin Lazarra, along with his wife Nancy who was a passenger, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.

McCutcheon was booked at the Cannon County Jail on June 3. Bond was set at $15,000. Arraignment day is July 20.

Another person indicted by the grand jury is Brandon James Croasmun, 4367 Sycramore Creek Rd., Woodbury. Croasmun is facing 15 counts of Forgery and two counts of Theft of Property.

It is alleged that on several dates in February and March of this year, Croasmun stole the checkbooks of two individuals and forged checks in various amounts which he passed to multiple businesses and individuals. Bond was set at $10,000. Arraignment day is July 20.

The other indictments involved a suspected drug transaction by one man and two women, all of Woodbury.

Chase Heath, 311 Terrace Lane; Alyssa Coleman,  674 Sunny Slope Rd. and Jessica Hanes, 115 Rogers St.,  were each indicted on a charge of Sale of Schedule II Controlled Substance.

It is alleged they sold under .5 grams of Methamphetamine on January 23, 2012. All three had a bond set at $10,000. Arraignment day is July 20.
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