Cannon County Sheriff's Department
Wreck, DUI arrest
Sheriff's Deputies investigated a wreck on Toy Denny Road in Bradyville that resulted in injuries to motorist.
"Upon arrival I found a blue Toyota Tacoma upside down in the creek in the 200 block of Toy Denny Road. I saw a subject out with the vehicle who stated the driver was his son and that he was at home," reported Deputy Randy Wildes.
Deputy Doc Smith retrieved the driver, William James Alexander, and brought him back to the scene of the crash. An ambulance was dispatched to check out Alexander's injuries. He was subsequently admitted to Stones River Hospital for observation. He was diagnosed with a broken arm, broken nose and a bruised hip.
Alexander was issued citations for DUI, first offense, and failure to exercise due care.
Caught in Coffee Co.
A Coffee County man was charged with DUI and multiple charges following an accident on Jim Cummings Highway.
Juan Ruiz faces DUI, false report, leaving the scene of an accident as well as driving without a license and financial responsibility charges.
Deputy Mike Hainey was dispatched to the intersection of Jim Cummings and Geedsville Road to investigate a crash that had knocked a 20-foot gap in a fence owned by Raymond Pedigo. When Hainey arrived an unnamed bypasser had already guided several cattle out of the roadway and back behind the fence.
"I herded several cattle away from the gap in the fence line, then observed several pieces of plastic from the undercarriage and an exterior rear view mirror lying on the ground," Hainey reported.
The deputy then asked the Cannon County 911 Center to notify Coffee County about the crash and included a description of the damaged vehicle.
Deputy Bryson soon arrived on the scene and continued the search for the missing vehicle, while Hainey kept the cattle from wandering back on the roadway.
Bryson soon discovered the vehicle, and its driver, in the area of Williams Road where it was off the road and stuck in the mud. A Coffee County deputy arrived on the scene and and kept Ruiz in custody until Hainey arrived at the scene with the broken mirror which matched the Dodge Durango that was driven by Ruiz.
"I asked Mr. Ruiz if he had been involved in a traffic accident in Cannon County at the intersection of Jim Cummings and Geedsville. Mr. Ruiz stated that he had been in Cannon County earlier, but had not wrecked there. I asked Mr. Ruiz the same question a second time and he persisted in his initial response," Hainey said.
Hainey asked Ruiz the same question a third time and he continued to deny his involvement. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Cannon County Jail.
Approximately $200 in damage was done to East Side School by spray-painting vandals. Principal Karen Wimberley reported that red spray paint was sprayed on an exterior door window and on the commercial deep freezer located at the rear of the building.
A Rigid sewer camera with 325-foot of cable and a Rigid digital recording monitor were taken during a burglary at Terry's Plumbing on Jim Cummings Highway. The missing items were valued at approximately $10,000.
Jack Taylor was charged by warrant with vandalism under $500 in connection with a slashing of a tire on a truck owned by Adam R. Warden.
Multiple Assault Charges
Gregory Austin Smith was arrested on multiple domestic assault charges by Patrolman Tracey Stoetzel.
Smith was charged with domestic assault and aggravated domestic assault with bodily injury following an incident that included vandalism and drug paraphernalia charges.
Stoetzel was attempting to arrest Smith when he fled, jumping through a window and hid in the woods until he was discovered. The window and a porcelain lamp were broken in the process of Smith fleeing. Evading arrest and vandalism charges were filed by Stoetzel.
Hearings are set for Dec. 9 in General Sessions Court.
Mark Allen Thomas was charged with public intoxication and possession of a legend drug, Gabapentin, without a valid prescription. Making the arrest was Patrolman Jimmie Hayes. A hearing is set for Dec. 16 in General Sessions Court.
Andrew Jacob Bobo was charged with financial responsibility (no insurance) and possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Sebastian Krauss. A hearing is set for Dec. 9 in General Sessions Court.
Mary Larkin was charged with public intoxication by Patrolman Sebastian Krauss. A hearing is set for Dec. 9 in General Sessions Court.
Herbert Vickers was charged with public intoxication by Patrolman Sebastian Krauss. A hearing is set for Dec. 9 in General Sessions Court.
Malia Suzanne Jernigan was charged with DUI, first offense, and driving on a suspended license by Patrolman John House. A hearing is set for March 10 in General Sessions Court.
Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Donald Wayne Smith and Ila Kay Smith were charged with the possession of drug paraphernalia by Patrolman Tracey Stoetzel. Hearings are set for Dec. 9 in General Sessions Court.