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December 13, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a burglary at Dollar General Store located at 2127 Beech Bluff Road, Jackson, TN.  The burglary was discovered around 7:30 a.m. on December 13, 2010.  Once inside the business the suspect(s) apparently entered the safe taking an undisclosed amount of money. 

There has been a rash of burglaries at Dollar General Stores in West Tennessee, including 12 Dollar General Stores in Memphis/Shelby County.   

The suspect(s) appear to be familiar with Dollar General Store’s alarm system.   

The investigation is continuing.   

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

December 8, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On December 8, 2010, at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer at North Side High School became aware of a disruption in the office area of the south campus.   

The investigation revealed that Earl Lamont Mallard, age 38, of 356 Campbell Lane, Jackson, TN, was at the school for a scheduled meeting.  After the meeting, Mr. Mallard became irate.  The School Resource Officer placed him into custody.  Mr. Mallard’s 17-year-old daughter attempted to interfere with the arrest and was also taken into custody. 

Earl Lamont Mallard was charged with Disorderly Conduct.  His  arraignment has been scheduled for December 10, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I. 

The 17-year-old female was also charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest.  A detention hearing has not been scheduled at this time. 

Earl Lamont Mallard’s photo is available.   

                                                        

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

December 1, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON FORMER DEPUTY DEKONTEE SINCLAIR 

On November 29, 2010, former Madison County Deputy Sheriff Dekontee Sinclair, age 28, of 23 Hulsey Cove, Jackson, TN,  was indicted by the Madison County Grand Jury on charges of Theft Under $500.00 and Official Misconduct.   

On December 1, 2010, Dekontee Sinclair surrendered to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and was processed by jail personnel.  He posted a $2,000.00 bond.  

Dekontee Sinclair’s arraignment has been scheduled for December 6, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. before the Honorable Judge Roger Page in Circuit Court, Division III.   

On October 18, 2010, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office requested that Dekontee Sinclair be decertified by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST). 

Photo available. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about September 24, 2010, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office began an internal investigation on Deputy Dekontee Sinclair.  The investigation revealed that on two separate occasions during the past six to eight months Deputy Sinclair, after putting gas in his patrol vehicle, did fill at least two gas containers using the Madison County Fuelman credit card for his own personal use.   

The investigation further revealed that on two or more occasions Deputy Sinclair entered vacant houses without the express consent of the real estate company.  It is believed that Deputy Sinclair’s intent was to possibly purchase a home. 

On October 1, 2010, Deputy Sinclair was presented with Statement of Charges charging him with two or more policy violations.  He was also given a due process hearing date of October 8, 2010.   

On October 7, 2010, Deputy Sinclair submitted a letter of resignation.  The internal investigation is now closed. 

The internal investigative report has been submitted to the attorney general’s office for their review. 

Deputy Sinclair began his employment with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office October 1, 2005. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK      

Madison County Sheriff

 

November 29, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On Tuesday, November 30, 2010, at 11:00 a.m., three inmates incarcerated at the J. Alexander Leech Criminal Justice Complex/Jail will graduate from the “Madison County Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Program.”  The graduation program will be held on the second (2nd) floor of the Criminal Justice Complex in Judge Roger Page’s courtroom.  This program is offered to all non-violent inmates.  

The “Madison County Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Program” utilizes Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) which is a systematic step-by-step cognitive-behavioral treatment system initially designed for offender populations.  MRT is designed to alter how offenders think and how they make decisions about right and wrong.  

The Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) program began in July 2008 at the Madison County Penal Farm.  The MRT has a 20-year history of successful performance.

The media is invited to attend.   

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

November 23, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about November 22, 2010, a 17-year-old male student at North Side High School was taken into custody and transported to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center. 

The juvenile was charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Resale. 

A detention hearing was held and he was released to the custody of his parent(s). 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                        

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

November 15, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON  CHARLTON  SCOTT  FISHER 

Charlton Scott Fisher’s court appearance day has been scheduled for December 8, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. before the Honorable Judge Roger Page.  His bond was set at $30,000.00.   

BACKGROUND:

In August 2009, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received information of a 15-year-old male communicating with a 38-year-old male via Internet/Facebook and text messaging. 

The investigation revealed that the juvenile agreed to meet the 38-year-old at a location in Madison County for the purpose of sexual intercourse.  The investigation also revealed that the suspect knew, or should have known, that the victim was 15 years old.   

On or about November 1, 2010, the Madison County Grand Jury indicted Charlton Scott Fisher, age 39, of 309 Spring Street, Carthage, TN, on three (3) counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape.  

Charlton Scott Fisher was taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service in Carthage, TN.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also assisted in the investigation. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

November 15, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

In August 2009, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received information of a 15-year-old male communicating with a 38-year-old male via Internet/Facebook and text messaging.   

The investigation revealed that the juvenile agreed to meet the 38-year-old at a location in Madison County for the purpose of sexual intercourse.  The investigation also revealed that the suspect knew, or should have known, that the victim was 15 years old. 

On or about November 1, 2010, the Madison County Grand Jury indicted Charlton Scott Fisher, age 39, of 309 Spring Street, Carthage, TN, on three (3) counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape.  An arraignment date has not been scheduled and no bond has been set. 

Charlton Scott Fisher was taken into custody by the United States Marshal Service in Carthage, TN.  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also assisted in the investigation. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

November 10, 2010 

Update on 17-Year-Old Student with Handgun and Marijuana at North Side High School 

The 17-year-old student appeared for his detention hearing in Madison County Juvenile Court before the Honorable Judge Christy Little today on charges of Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Weapon with Intent to go Armed on School Property.  He was released to the custody of his parent(s) and is placed under house arrest.  He was also ordered to wear an ankle monitor. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about November 9, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the  Madison County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer at North Side High School became aware of a 17- year-old male student possibly in possession of marijuana on campus.  

After further investigation, a search of the student’s vehicle revealed a small plastic baggie containing marijuana and a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.  The handgun was painted light blue; resembling that of a toy gun. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

November 9, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about November 9, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m., the  Madison County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer at North Side High School became aware of a 17- year-old male student possibly in possession of marijuana on campus.   

After further investigation, a search of the student’s vehicle revealed a small plastic baggie containing marijuana and a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun.  The handgun was painted light blue; resembling that of a toy gun. 

The 17-year-old student has been charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of a Weapon with Intent to go Armed on School Property.  The juvenile was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.  A detention hearing has not been scheduled. 

The investigation is continuing.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

November 1, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into an early morning burglary at McKenzie’s BBQ located at 2800 Hwy 70 West at approximately 4:50 a.m. on or about November 1, 2010.  

The investigation revealed that an employee arriving work noticed a small white pickup exiting the front parking lot.  Employee also noticed the glass of the front door had also been broken out.   

A video of the incident revealed that two white males dressed in blue jeans, hooded sweat shirts, gloves and work boots exited the vehicle and gained entry by force inside the business.  The vehicle is shown on the video to be a white Ford Ranger extended cab truck with “TDOT” emblems on the doors.   

The Ford Ranger truck is reported to be stolen from Tennessee Department of Transportation in Haywood County.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers 731/424-8477. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

October 27, 2010 

UPDATE ON HOMICIDE VICTIM’S CAUSE OF DEATH  

The preliminary autopsy report from The Forensic Center in Nashville, TN, revealed that the cause of death of Rickey Gilbert Kimble, age 55, of 622 Pine Street, Minden, Louisiana, was due to multiple gunshot wounds to the body.   

Rickey Gilbert Kimble was positively identified through dental records.   

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a body being found on Watson Road shortly after 1:00 p.m. on October 24, 2010.  The body is believed to be that of a 55-year-old male/black from Louisiana.  The victim was found lying on the ground near a red Honda Accord with Louisiana license plates number POJ-026.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477. 

                                                                 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

October 27, 2010 

UPDATE ON HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFICATION  

The Forensic Center in Nashville, TN, has positively identified the homicide victim found on Watson Road October 24, 2010, as Rickey Gilbert Kimble, age 55, of 622 Pine Street, Minden, Louisiana.  The victim was identified through dental records.  The cause of death has not been determined. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a body being found on Watson Road shortly after 1:00 p.m. on October 24, 2010.  The body is believed to be that of a 55-year-old male/black from Louisiana.  The victim was found lying on the ground near a red Honda Accord with Louisiana license plates number POJ-026.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477. 

                                                                 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

October 26, 2010 

UPDATE ON PRESS RELEASE OF ATTEMPTED RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY 

On October 26, 2010, Courtland Springfield, age 18, of 1346 Campbell Street, Jackson, TN; Darrius Pickens, age 19, of 444 Penny Lane, Brownsville, TN; and Terrence Starks, age 21, of 2597 Charleston Road, Stanton, TN, were formally charged with Attempted Aggravated Burglary/Possession of Schedule 6 with Intent to Resale. 

Courtland Springfield, Darrius Pickens and Terrence Starks will be arraigned in General Sessions Court, Division I on October 28, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. 

Photos available. 

BACKGROUND:

On October 25, 2010, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted residential burglary in the 400 block of Cerro Gordo Road in southwest Madison County. 

The investigation revealed that three (3) suspects, after attempting to gain entry into the residence, left the scene going toward the Old Denmark Road on Cerro Gordo Road in a dark color, with grey bottom, Buick or Cadillac.  A short time later, deputies stopped the suspect vehicle and three (3) suspects were taken into custody.

The investigation is continuing.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff               

 

October 25, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On October 25, 2010, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an attempted residential burglary in the 400 block of Cerro Gordo Road in southwest Madison County.   

The investigation revealed that three (3) suspects, after attempting to gain entry into the residence, left the scene going toward the Old Denmark Road on Cerro Gordo Road in a dark color, with grey bottom, Buick or Cadillac.  A short time later, deputies stopped the suspect vehicle and three (3) suspects were taken into custody. 

At this time no charges have been filed. 

The investigation is continuing.  

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff               

 

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

AND

JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT

JOINT PRESS RELEASE 

October 25, 2010

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department are continuing the investigation of a body found on Watson Road shortly after 1:00 p.m. on October 24, 2010.  The body is believed to be that of a 55-year-old male/black from Louisiana.  The victim was found lying on the ground near a red Honda Accord with Louisiana license plates number POJ-026.   

The body has been sent to the Forensic Center in Nashville, TN, to attempt to determine the victim’s identity and exact cause of death.  

The case is being investigated as a homicide.  Investigators have asked the City of Jackson’s Planning Department to assist in determining whether the body was located in the City of Jackson or in Madison County.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Unit at 731/423-6000,  Jackson Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at 731/425-8400 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477.

 

 

THE MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

and

THE JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT 

JOINT PRESS RELEASE 

September 28, 2010 

On September 24, 2010, the Tennessee Narcotics Officers Association held their annual awards banquet in Nashville, TN.  The Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit was recognized for their efforts this past year and received the “DRUG UNIT OF THE YEAR” award for the state of Tennessee. 

In 2009, the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit worked a total of 1002 cases, making 908 arrests on state charges, 79 arrests on federal charges made in cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Task Force, 27 of them being federal targets and 628 misdemeanor citations were issued.  

The cases worked included:  113 drug buys, 35 fraudulent prescription cases, 27 search warrants, 185 K-9 searches, 14 meth labs, four operations that targeted the sale of alcohol to underage persons and numerous probable cause traffic stops.  These cases have led to the seizure of $701,124.71 in currency and assets, 53 vehicles, 48 guns and amounts of various drugs with an estimated street value of $760,900.00 

Sheriff Woolfork stated, “I would like to thank the county commissioners for approving the additional resources that allowed us to increase the staff in the Metro Narcotics Unit.  I feel that in part this is the reason they received such outstanding recognition.” 

Chief Kendrick stated, “I too concur with Sheriff Woolfork commending every component of our municipal and county governments for their unequivocal support of an initiative of allowance providing forward thinking ideas addressing crime in Jackson and Madison County.  Congratulations to the personnel of the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit for a measurable job well done.  You’re taking to measure the task for which you were charged and accomplishing it well exemplifies the passion of your commitment and a byproduct of total community involvement.”

09-25-10 

TO:  SHERIFF WOOLFORK; CHIEF KENDRICK; CAPT. WILLIS 

FROM:  LT. BYRUM 

SUBJECT:  TNOA AWARD 

ON 09-24-10, THE TENNESSEE NARCOTICS OFFICERS ASSOCIATION HELD THEIR ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET AS PART OF THE ASSOCIATIONS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS HELD IN NASHVILLE.  AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY, THE JACKSON-MADISON COUNTY METRO NARCOTICS UNIT WAS RECOGNIZED FOR its EFFORTS DURING THE PAST YEAR AND WAS NAMED AS THE “DRUG UNIT OF THE YEAR” FOR THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.  THESE MEN AND WOMEN HAVE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB OVER THE PAST YEAR AND HAVE GAINED WELL DESERVED RECOGNITION FROM THEIR PEERS ACROSS THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.  WHILE THEY HAVE MADE NOTEWORTHY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN THE RECENT PAST, I BELIEVE THEIR BEST AND MOST PRODUCTIVE DAYS ARE YET TO COME.  THE MAJORITY OF THE UNIT’S PERSONNEL ARE STILL RELATIVELY NEW TO THE INVESTIGATIVE SIDE OF POLICE WORK AND AS THEIR EXPERIENCE LEVEL INCREASES I FEEL THAT BOTH THE QUANTITY AND QUALITY OF THEIR CASES WILL EXPAND RESPECTIVELY.   

IN NOMINATING THE UNIT FOR THE AWARD, THE FOLLOWING CITATION WAS SUBMITTED TO THE ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR CONSIDERATION: 

     In 2008, a citizen advisory group was formed in Jackson, TN to provide recommendations to the Police and Sheriff Departments concerning the overall crime problem in the Jackson Metropolitan Area.  It was determined that the vast majority of all crimes were Drug related and that 10 Investigators should be added to the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit which is comprised of officers from the Jackson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  The Metro Narcotics Unit primarily targets Street Level Dealers and Traffickers and since the recommendations were made 9 of the new positions were filled bringing the total personnel to 18.  Due to Departmental restructuring and transfers, the number has been adjusted to its current 15.  This has created a situation where the Veteran Investigators were not operating at their full potential as they spent much of their time training the Newer, less experienced Investigators.  Despite all of these obstacles, within a year and a half the Unit exceeded the projected two year goal set for it by the citizen advisory group by 13%. 

     During calendar year 2009, the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit worked a total of 1002 cases, making 908 arrests on State charges, 79 arrests on Federal charges made in cooperation with the DEA Task Force, 27 of them being OCDETF targets and issued 628 Misdemeanor Citations.  The cases worked included:  113 Drug Buys, 35 Fraudulent Prescription cases, 27 Search Warrants, 185 K-9 Searches, 14 Meth Labs, 4 Operations that targeted the Sale of Alcohol to Underage Persons and numerous Probable Cause Traffic Stops.  Also, these cases have led to the seizure of $701,124.71 in Currency and Assets, 53 Vehicles, 48 Guns and amounts of various Drugs with an estimated street value of $760,900. 

     In the seven month period from January-July 2010, the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit has worked 396 cases, making 663 arrests on State charges, issued 308 Misdemeanor Citations, worked 41 Meth Labs and provided Wire Monitoring and Surveillance for a Title 3 Investigation.  

Beginning in December 2009, the Metro Narcotics Unit started conducting operations with the cooperation of local Pharmacies to target suspicious purchasers of Pseudoephedrine products which have accounted for 151 of the Unit’s arrests since that time.  The relationships that have developed from these operations between the Unit’s personnel and the employees of the local Pharmacies has led to additional arrest encounters with persons making questionable purchases, one of which turned fatal.  After conducting surveillance on a vehicle that contained two persons who purchased Pseudoephedrine products, Metro Narcotics Investigators performed a probable cause traffic stop the suspect vehicle in Madison County.  After initially stopping, the suspects fled in their vehicle and when they encountered a dead end, the driver exited the car and fled on foot into the woods.  As one Officer stayed behind with the car and its three other occupants, the other Officer pursued the suspect into the woods, chased him down and then found himself engaged in a struggle for his own weapon.  Steadily losing the fight for his pistol and fearing for his life, the Officer retrieved a back-up weapon and fatally shot the suspect. 

     In addition to all of the perceived “Normal” duties, the Jackson-Madison County Metro Narcotics Unit is regularly called on to assist with other operations.  The Metro Narcotics Unit has been utilized for plain clothes “VIP” Security Details and has provided Intelligence Material and Manpower that successfully concluded several Violent Crime Investigations conducted by the Jackson Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  Member of the Metro Narcotics Unit are assigned as TFO’s with the DEA Task Force, the ATF Task Force and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force and six of the Unit’s members are assigned to their Parent Agency’s SWAT Team.  Other members of the Unit are also SWAT trained and the Unit performs its own Tactical Entry and Perimeter Support on Search Warrants and is often called on by other Units and other Agencies to provide similar services on their High Risk Search and Arrest Warrants. 

     Like many other Specialized law Enforcement Units across the state of Tennessee, in the first few days of May 2010 the Jackson-Madison Metro Narcotics Unit was reminded that as Police Officers they are still “First Responders” and have a duty to render immediate assistance to the Public in times of crisis.  Members of this Unit put their own safety at risk in order to evacuate residents of entire Streets of flooded Neighborhoods and rescue Motorists stranded in rapidly rising Waters that eroded the asphalt from streets and broke railroad tracks loose from their cross ties.  Not being properly equipped for the situation, Unit members adapted and made do with what equipment was available and “creatively acquired” other equipment as necessary.  Some of the Actions performed repeatedly were:  driving a thirty-three foot vehicle over roadways completely submerged in muddy, rapid moving water and wading in the same waters, chest deep while pushing boats loaded with Victims of the Flood, including a 10-day-old Infant.  These Deeds have gone largely unnoticed and forgotten since early May, as have many of their Regular Accomplishments, because the Officers that performed them simply view it as, “Part of the Job.”                

 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office

and

The Jackson Police Department 

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT 

RE:  PRESCRIPTION DRUG

TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE 

September 22, 2010 

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) will coordinate a collaborative effort with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson Police Department to be safe deposal locations for expired, unwanted, or unused pharmaceutical controlled substances.  

 

The date of the event is Saturday, September 25, 2010, between 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 546 E. College Street and/or Jackson Police Department, 234 Institute Street.

 

The one-day effort is intended to bring national focus to the issue of increasing pharmaceutical controlled substance abuse and a potential source of supply for illegal use and an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. 

 

·        This program is anonymous. 

·        Prescription and over-the-counter solid dosage medications, i.e., tablets and capsules accepted. 

·        Intra-venous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted

·        Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative. 

 

For more information or collection site(s) near you, go to website: www.dea.gov.

September 21, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On September 20, 2010, at approximately 9:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office investigated a residential burglary that occurred in the 700 block of Watson Road in north Madison County.     

A short time later, Keith Landon Webb, age 18, of 681 Watson Road, Jackson, TN, was taken into custody.  A second suspect, Robert Earl Grady, age 42, of 576 Airways Boulevard, Jackson, TN, was located at the Airways Motel.  After a brief standoff, Robert Earl Grady was taken into custody by members of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Unit.  

Keith Landon Webb and Robert Earl Grady were both formally charged with Aggravated Burglary and Theft of Property valued over $1,000.00. 

Arraignments have been scheduled for September 27, 2010, in General Sessions Court, Division I at 8:00 a.m. 

Photos  available.   

                                                                                                                  

TOMMY CUNNINGHAM, CHIEF DEPUTY

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

September 20, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON MISSING PERSON 

The body of the missing person that was found in a vehicle on Murray Guard Drive in north Jackson has positively been identified as Robert Kirby, age 66, of 14 Coatsland Drive, Jackson, TN.  The exact cause of death is still undetermined.   

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the September 16, 2010, missing person report. Mr. Kirby was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 3, 2010, enroute to a doctor’s appointment.  Mr. Kirby was last seen driving a 2009 4-door Nissan Altima, white in color, Tennessee license number 725-WCV.  

                                                                            

TOMMY CUNNINGHAM, CHIEF DEPUTY

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

September 17, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation of a report of a domestic dispute on or about September 16, 2010, at 4244 Highway 45 South, Pinson, TN.   

The investigation revealed that Ronald Dunlap, age 67, of 4244 Highway 45 South, Pinson, TN, pointed a pistol at his wife, identified as Hai Yan Wu, age 41, for the purpose of intimidation.

Ronald Dunlap has been formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault.  No arraignment date has been scheduled at this time. 

Photo available. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

September 16, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department are currently investigating the remains of a body that was found in a vehicle on Murray Guard Drive in north Jackson on September 16, 2010, shortly after 3:00 p.m. 

The body has tentatively been identified as that of missing person, Robert Kirby, age 66, of 14 Coatsland Drive, Jackson, TN.   

The body will be transported to the Forensic Medical Center in Nashville, TN, to determine the positive identification and exact cause of death. 

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a missing person report. The victim is identified as Robert Kirby, age 66, of 14 Coatsland Drive, Jackson, TN.  Victim was last seen leaving his residence at approximately 9:00 a.m. on September 3, 2010, in route to a doctor’s appointment.  Mr. Kirby was last seen driving a 2009 4-door Nissan Altima, white in color, Tennessee license number 725-WCV.  

                                                                  

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

September 16, 2010

 PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into counterfeit bills being passed at the West Tennessee State Fair entrance gate on or about September 15, 2010. 

The investigation revealed that Aurelius Watkins, age 28, of 142 Taylor Street, Jackson, TN, was in possession of approximately 24 $20.00 counterfeit bills ($480.00).  Aurelius Watkins has been formally charged with Criminal Simulation. 

The bills that were in Aurelius Watkins possession were of identical serial numbers. 

Photo available. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK      

Madison County Sheriff

September 13, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit is continuing the investigation into several automobile burglaries and residential burglaries on Cobb Road and Beech Bluff Road in the Beech Bluff area over the weekend. 

Investigators are interviewing a person of interest.  

Anyone with information about this crime or any crime is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

August 27, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, the Honorable Chancellor James Butler will officially swear-in Sheriff David Woolfork and employees of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Madison County Courthouse, 100 E. Main Street, on the north side of the courthouse (across the street from City Hall). 

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at the Carl Perkins Civic Center. 

Musical performance by Mal Matthews. The public is invited to attend.

 

August 27, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On August 27, 2010, at approximately 2:10 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential burglary in the 600 block of Adair Road.  A pursuit ensued and one suspect was taken into custody.  A short time later the second suspect was apprehended. 

Charges are pending. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

SHERIFF DAVID WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

August 26, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the following promotions:  

Wanda Cunningham has been promoted to “Assistant Warden” at the Madison County Penal Farm.  Lieutenant Cunningham is the first female to serve as Assistant Warden since the Penal Farm’s inception nearly 100 years ago;  

Deputy Ronald Ragan has been promoted to the rank of “Administrative Sergeant” at the Madison County Penal Farm; 

Deputy Michael Barnes has been promoted to the rank of “Sergeant” in Court Security at the Criminal Justice Complex; 

Deputy Christopher Long has been promoted to the rank of “Sergeant” in the Metro Narcotics Division.  

Photos available. 

____________________________

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

August 19, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON JERRY DEWAYNE GRIMES 

On August 19, 2010, Jerry Dewayne Grimes appeared for arraignment in General Sessions Court, Division I before the Honorable Hugh Harvey, Jr.  His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for September 30, 2010, at 1:00 p.m.  Bond was set at $75,000.00. 

BACKGROUND

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a rape that occurred on or about August 14, 2010, in the 1500 block of Rochelle Road in southwest Madison County.   

On August 17, 2010, during the course of the investigation, Jerry Dewayne Grimes, age 43, of 4572 Valley Parkway South East, Apt. G, Atlanta, Georgia, was formally charged with rape of a 20-year-old female victim.   

Photo available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

August 17, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a rape that occurred on or about August 14, 2010 in the 1500 block of Rochelle Road in southwest Madison County.   

On August 17, 2010, during the course of the investigation, Jerry Dewayne Grimes, age 43, of 4572 Valley Parkway South East, Apt. G, Atlanta, Georgia, was formally charged with rape of a 20-year-old female victim.   

Jerry Dewayne Grimes’ arraignment has been scheduled for August 19, 2010, in General Sessions Court, Division I at 8:00 a.m. 

Photo available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

August 16, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office now has one additional vehicle to add to their fleet.  During the Tennessee Sheriffs’ Association family conference in Gatlingburg, TN, last week, Sheriff David Woolfork was the recipient of a fully equipped 2003 Ford police interceptor. 

This vehicle was donated by Police Cars Orlando, a vendor attending the conference.

June 24, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about June 24, 2010, shortly after 3:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle crash with injuries in the 400 block of Roberts Station Road in west Madison County.   

The investigation revealed that Jeffrey Wayne Baker, age 33, of 127 Winterwood Drive, Jackson, TN, was traveling south on Roberts Station Road when he apparently lost control of the motorcycle in a curve, ran off the roadway and struck one or more objects.  He was ejected from the motorcycle. 

Victim was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.   

Speed and alcohol are believed to be contributing factors.  

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

June 14, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE  

UPDATE ON KENNETH E. TRAWEEK, JR. 

Kenneth E. Traweek, Jr.’s bond was set at $10,000.00.  His arraignment has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I.  

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are continuing the investigation into the report of a traffic crash with injuries on Hwy. 70 east involving a Madison County deputy shortly before midnight on June 13, 2010.  

The investigation revealed that Kenneth E. Traweek, Jr., age 54, of 6 Wildvalley Drive, Jackson, TN, was driving a black 1989 Chevy Blazer when he pulled into the path of Deputy Michael Moncher. Kenneth Traweek, Jr. and Deputy Moncher were transported by Emergency Medical Service to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where they were both treated and later released. 

Kenneth Traweek, Jr. has been charged with Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence and other traffic violations. 

The sheriff’s office patrol vehicle was apparently totaled.   

Photos available.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK     

Madison County Sheriff

June 14, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Highway Patrol are continuing the investigation into the report of a traffic crash with injuries involving a Madison County deputy shortly before midnight on June 13, 2010.  

The investigation revealed that Kenneth E. Traweek, Jr., age 54, of 6 Wildvalley Drive, Jackson, TN, was driving a black 1989 Chevy Blazer when he pulled into the path of Deputy Michael Moncher. Kenneth Traweek, Jr. and Deputy Moncher were transported by Emergency Medical Service to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where they were both treated and later released. 

Kenneth Traweek, Jr. has been charged with Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence and other traffic violations. 

The sheriff’s office patrol vehicle was apparently totaled.   

Photos available. 

                                                                          

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

June 10, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the alleged rape of a 19-year-old victim at a residence in north Madison County on or about June 10, 2010 at approximately 4:30 a.m.   

The investigation revealed that the victim was forcibly raped by two individuals. 

One person of interest has been taken into custody.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

June 10, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE

 

UPDATE ON TRAFFIC CRASH IN 100 BLOCK OF

WHITE FERN ROAD  

The driver of the maroon Honda Accord has been identified as Anthony Barnes, age 13, of 320 White Fern Road, Beech Bluff, TN.  Victim was airlifted to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he died a short time later. 

The second passenger in the Honda that was airlifted to The Med in Memphis, TN, has been identified as James R. Carey, age 44, of 320 White Fern Road, Beech Bluff, TN.  His condition is listed as critical, but stable. 

The third passenger in the Honda was identified as Clifford Evans, age 17, of Cross Avenue, Whiteville, TN.  He was treated and released from Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.  

The driver of the tractor has been identified as Jarrel Greenway, age 73, of 390 White Fern Road, Beech Bluff, TN.  Mr. Greenway was not injured in the accident. 

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a traffic crash with injuries that occurred in the 100 block of White Fern Road shortly after 3:00 p. m. on June 9, 2010.

The investigation revealed that the driver of a maroon Honda Accord, traveling west bound, apparently lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centerline and struck a piece of farm equipment (tractor) traveling east bound. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

June 9, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a traffic crash with injuries that occurred in the 100 block of White Fern Road today shortly after 3:00 p. m. 

The investigation revealed that the driver of a maroon Honda Accord, traveling west bound, apparently lost control of his vehicle, crossed the centerline and struck a piece of farm equipment (tractor) traveling east bound. 

There were three occupants in the Honda Accord.  The driver was transported by Air Evac to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where his condition is believed to be critical.  The second passenger in the vehicle was air lifted by Memphis Wing to The Med in Memphis, TN, where his condition is unknown at this time.  The third passenger was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   

The preliminary investigation revealed that a 13-year-old male was driving the maroon Honda Accord.   

The operator of the tractor was not injured. 

The investigation is continuing.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

June 4, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

Effective immediately, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office first responders/warrants division and court security personnel will be required to wear Bullet Resistant Vests.  

The former policy stated the vests were made available to the officer and it would be at his/her discretion whether to wear it.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

June 3, 2010 

Update on Prostitution at TA Truck Stop on May 21, 2010 

On June 3, 2010, Zodia R. Page, Tory R. McKinley and Darryll Page, Jr. appeared in General Sessions Court, Division I on charges of Prostitution. 

Zodia R. Page, age 48, of 911 Ledbetter Street, Memphis, TN,  pled guilty to Prostitution.  The Resisting Arrest was dismissed. 

Tory R. McKinley, age 58, of 911 Ledbetter Street, Memphis, TN, pled guilty to Contributing to Prostitution; and  

Darryll Page, Jr., age 24, of 911 Ledbetter Street, Memphis, TN, pled guilty to Contributing to Prostitution.  

They were sentenced to six months supervised probation. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about May 21, 2010, shortly after midnight, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of promotion of prostitution at TA Truck Stop (formerly Wilhite’s Truck Stop) located at 155 Highway 138 in west Madison County. 

Three suspects were taken into custody and formally charged with prostitution. 

Photos available.  

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

June 3, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about June 2, 2010, at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots being fired at 2441 Steam Mill Ferry Loop Road, Jackson, TN.  

The investigation revealed that a 16-year-old male juvenile had accidently shot a 15-year-old male juvenile in the shoulder with a revolver.  The investigation further revealed that the revolver had been stolen and the serial number had been altered.  

The victim was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was admitted for treatment.  He is currently listed in stable condition. 

The 16-year-old has been charged with Reckless Endangerment, Theft of Property valued under $500.00 and Possession of a Weapon with an Altered Serial Number.  The suspect was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.   

The detention hearing has not been scheduled at this time.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

May 27, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON BURGLARY IN PROGRESS ON HENDERSON ROAD 

On May 27, 2010, Fredericus Antwon Williams, age 22, of 33 Greenview Drive, Jackson, TN;  and Taireon Jerel White, age 18, of 602 Chapelridge, Jackson, TN, were formally charged with Attempted Aggravated Burglary and Criminal Trespass for the residential burglaries in the 400 block of Henderson Road, Jackson, TN.   

A 17-year-old juvenile has also been charged with Attempted Aggravated Burglary and Criminal Trespass. 

Their arraignment has not been scheduled at this time.   

Photos available.  

BACKGROUND:

On or about May 24, 2010, at approximately 8:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential burglary in the 400 block of Henderson Road.  On May 25, 2010, at approximately, 10:15 a.m., deputies again responded to the same address in reference to a burglary in progress.  

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

SHERIFF DAVID WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

May 25, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residential burglary in the 400 block of Henderson Road at approximately 8:30 p.m. on or about May 24, 2010.   On May 25, 2010, at approximately, 10:15 a.m., deputies again responded to the same address in reference to a burglary in progress.   

Investigators are currently interviewing two adults and one juvenile in connection with these two burglaries.  Formal charges are pending. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

SHERIFF DAVID WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

May 25, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On May 25, 2010 at approximately 8:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an automobile accident with injuries in the 4200 block of Old Medina Road. 

The investigation revealed that a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder, driven by Sue B. Johnson, age 70, of 2054 Woodrow Street, Milan, TN,  was traveling south on Old Medina Road when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, left the roadway and struck a tree.   

Victim was airlifted to the Med in Memphis, TN, where she is listed in critical condition.   

Excessive speed and alcohol were ruled out as factors.   She was wearing a seat belt and there were no other passengers in the vehicle. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

May 25, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON RASH OF AUTOMOBILE BURGLARIES IN NORTH MADISON COUNTY 

On or about May 23, 2010, at approximately 2:30 a.m., deputies with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office stopped a 2004 Chrysler Concord on Tuckahoe Drive, Jackson, TN.  During the traffic stop, deputies observed several items in the vehicle that were later found to be stolen.   

Benjamin P. Watlington, age 18, of 17 Joyce Drive, Jackson, TN, was charged with 2 counts of Burglary-Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools and Theft of Property over $500.00. 

Robert R. Whirley, age 22, of 22 Rachel Drive, Apt. 14, Jackson, TN, was charged with 2 counts of Burglary-Motor Vehicle, Possession of Burglary Tools, Theft of Property over $500.00 and Criminal Impersonation. 

Their arraignment has been scheduled for May 27, 2010, in General Sessions Court, Division I, at 1:00 p.m. before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr. 

We believe that these individuals are partly responsible for the rash of automobile burglaries that have occurred throughout Jackson/Madison County over the past five to six months.  We are still attempting to identify the owners of other recovered properties believed to have been stolen throughout the city and county. 

Photos available. 

BACKGROUND:

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the rash of automobile burglaries that have been occurring in the northern parts of Madison County.   During the early morning hours of May 21, 2010, several vehicles in the Timbers Subdivision were burglarized. 

The investigation revealed that suspect(s) broke into numerous vehicles that were parked at various residences in the neighborhood.  Some of the items that were taken included firearms, Global Positioning System (GPS), laptop computers, purses and cameras.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

May 21, 2010 

Public Service Announcement 

On Monday, May 24 through June 6, 2010, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office joins Click It or Ticket 2010.  Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket that will take place around the clock.  If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket – not a warning.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008 the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,250 lives.  An additional 4,152 lives would have been saved if all unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants age 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts.  Seat belts save lives. 

Our agency will join together with law enforcement officers, highway safety officials and safety advocates across the country in support of the 2010 Click It or Ticket mobilization. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

May 21, 2010

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about May 21, 2010, shortly after midnight, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of promotion of prostitution at TA Truck Stop (formerly Wilhite’s Truck Stop) located at 155 Highway 138 in west Madison County.   

Three suspects were taken into custody and formally charged with prostitution.   

1.    Zodia R. Page, age 48, of 911 Ledbetter Street, Memphis, TN, with Prostitution and Resisting Stop;

2.    Tory R. McKinley, age 58, of 911 Ledbetter Street, Memphis, TN, with Promoting Prostitution; and

3.    Darryll Page, Jr., age 24, of 911 Ledbetter Street, Memphis, TN, with Promoting Prostitution. 

Their preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in General Sessions Court Division I.  Zodia R. Page’s bond was set at $20,000.00.  Tory R. McKinley and Darryll Page, Jr.’s bond was set at $5,000.00 each.    

The investigation is continuing. 

Photos available.  

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

May 21, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the rash of automobile burglaries that have been occurring in the northern parts of Madison County.   During the early morning hours of May 21, 2010, several vehicles in the Timbers Subdivision were burglarized.  

The investigation revealed that suspect(s) broke into numerous vehicles that were parked at various residences in the neighborhood.  Some of the items that were taken included firearms, Global Positioning System (GPS), laptop computers, purses and cameras.   

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers 731/424-8477. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

CAPTAIN JEFF FITZGERALD

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

May 14, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On May 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Jackson Police Department, and the Eighth District of Tennessee Highway Patrol sponsored a memorial service for those officers killed in the line of duty.   

The purpose is to honor the officers who died and their surviving family members.  We want to let the family members know that we, in law enforcement, will not forget those officers that made the ultimate sacrifice in protecting this community and beyond.   

Just recently it was brought to our attention that Madison County Deputy Joe Edwards was killed in the line of duty on December 10, 1932.   Deputy Edwards was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Albert Skidmore when he was shot and killed.  Albert Skidmore was later found guilty of First Degree Murder in the death of Deputy Joe Edwards.  He (Skidmore) was later sentenced to death by electrocution.   

Listed below are the following officers that were killed in the line of duty:    

“Lest We Forget”

·        Officer Newton C. Perkins, Jackson Police Department

 End of Watch - July 13, 1876

·        Officer John T. Johns, Jackson Police Department

End of Watch - December 22, 1931

·        Deputy Joe Edwards, Madison County Sheriff’s Office

End of Watch – December 10, 1932

·        Officer Arthur Gurley, Lexington Police Department

End of Watch – August 6, 1954

·        Trooper Joseph Emanuel Dillard, Tennessee Highway Patrol

End of Watch – September 15, 1964

·        Officer Hugh E. Eubanks, Bolivar Police Department

End of Watch – March 17, 1975

·        Chief of Police Richard Carrington, Lexington Police Department

End of Watch – September 25, 1981

·        Inspector Timothy McCaghren, U.S. Customs Service

End of Watch – February 19, 1990

·        Deputy Douglas G. Nanney, Madison County Sheriff’s Office

End of Watch – May 24, 1991

·        Sr. Corporal Lawrence Bromley, Dallas Police Department

End of Watch – December 11, 1991

·        Trooper George Van Dorse Holcomb, Tennessee Highway Patrol

End of Watch – January 26, 1992

·        Trooper Bobby Maples, Tennessee Highway Patrol

End of Watch – November 5, 1999

·        Trooper Lynn McCarthy Ross, Tennessee Highway Patrol

End of Watch – July 26, 2000

·        Sergeant Andy T. Bailey, Jackson Police Department

End of Watch – June 17, 2004

·        Officer Kay Frances Rogers, Murfreesboro Police Department

End of Watch – November 9, 2005

·        Captain Dennis Cagle, Henderson Police Department

End of Watch – December 13, 2009

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

The Jackson Police Department

and the

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

May 13, 2010

REMINDER: Crisis intervention training, May 17-21, 2010

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department will soon partner with West Tennessee Healthcare’s Pathways, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and other mental health agencies to train officers to serve as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). 

The purpose of CIT is to develop a more effective, compassionate and safer approach to interact with people who suffer from mental illness.  The goal is to keep officers and mental health consumers safe in these encounters.  

The first training class will be conducted at West Tennessee Healthcare during the week of May 17-21, 2010.  The mental health professionals will provide tools and tactics for law enforcement personnel to safely deescalate persons with mental illness or developmental disability crises. Officers will receive information from qualified mental health professionals about different mental illnesses, crisis intervention techniques and community resources. The final result of the training will be a more professional, effective and humane response by law enforcement officers to individuals with mental illness.

Jackson City Judge Blake Anderson, Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork, Captain Anthony Heavner of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Captain Jerry Truelove of the Jackson Police Department recently attended an intense CIT training program in Chattanooga/Hamilton County.  They met one-on-one with individuals at homeless shelters and visited mental health facilities. 

 

CHIEF GILL KENDRICK                                                 SHERIFF DAVID WOOLFORK

Jackson Police Department                                     Madison County Sheriff

 

May 13, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about May 13, 2010, at approximately 12:00 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the apprehension of a military deserter wanted by the United States Marshal’s Service.   

After a brief chase, the suspect abandoned his vehicle in the 2000 block of Christmasville Road and fled on foot into a wooded area.  A short time later the suspect was apprehended. 

The suspect has been identified as Timothy C. Lusby, age 23, of 46 Flint Drive, Jackson, TN.   

The Marshal’s Service had a warrant charging Timothy C. Lusby with Military Desertion with Violent Tendencies.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has charged Timothy C. Lusby with Felony Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest and Driving on a Suspended License.  

Photo available. 

The investigation is continuing.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

May 13, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

REMINDER: NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  MEMORIAL SERVICE MAY 14,2010

The Madison County Sheriff's Office, Jackson Police Department, and the Eighth District of Tennessee Highway Patrol will sponsor a local memorial service in observance of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Day.  The service will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the Madison County Sheriff's Office, 546 E. College St. in Jackson, TN.

 The purpose of the memorial is to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.  This year’s guest speaker will be City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. The service is open to the public.

 In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Madison County Juvenile Court Building across the street from the Sheriff’s Office.

                                                        

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

May 10, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff's Office, Jackson Police Department, and the Eighth District of Tennessee Highway Patrol will sponsor a local memorial service in observance of the National Law Enforcement Memorial Day.  The service will be held on Friday, May 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon at the Madison County Sheriff's Office, 546 E. College St. in Jackson, TN.  

The purpose of the memorial is to honor officers who have died in the line of duty.  This year’s guest speaker will be City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist. The service is open to the public.  

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held indoors at the Madison County Juvenile Court Building across the street from the Sheriff’s Office. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 30, 2010

 

 UPDATE ON MICAH TIMOTHY TRANSOU’S ARRAIGNMENT

 

On April 30, 2010, Micah Timothy Transou, age 37, of 57 Trailwood Drive, Jackson, TN, appeared for arraignment before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr. on charges of Violation of Order of Protection, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Aggravated Rape.  Bond was set at $300,000.00.  His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I. 

The defendant was ordered to have no contact with the victim. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about April 25, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 34 Long Meadow Drive, Jackson, TN, in reference to a possible domestic assault.   

The investigation revealed that the victim, age 31, of Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN, stated that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Micah Timothy Transou, abducted her while she was walking on the sidewalk in front of her apartment complex.  The suspect threw the victim into his vehicle described as a white BMW, Tennessee license plate number 530 XDW and transported her to a location where he allegedly physically and sexually assaulted her in his vehicle.   The victim was able to get away from the suspect and ran to safety at 34 Long Meadow Drive.   

Victim was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where she was treated and released. 

On April 27, 2010, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, acting on a tip from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, located Micah Timothy Transou at the Pickwick Cabin Rentals in Counce, TN. The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office took the suspect into custody at Pickwick Cabin Rentals in Counce, TN, where he was later transported to the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex/Jail.   

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

                                                                      

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 27, 2010

 

UPDATE ON MICAH TIMOTHY TRANSOU 

On April 27, 2010, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, acting on a tip from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, did locate Micah Timothy Transou, age 37, of 57 Trailwood Drive, Jackson, TN.  The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office took the suspect into custody at Pickwick Cabin Rentals in Counce, TN.  He was transported to the Madison County Criminal Justice Complex/Jail.  

Micah Timothy Transou has been charged with Violation of Order of Protection, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Aggravated Rape.   

Arraignment has not been scheduled at this time. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about April 25, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 34 Long Meadow Drive, Jackson, TN, in reference to a possible domestic assault.     

The investigation revealed that the victim, age 31, of Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN, stated that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Micah Timothy Transou, abducted her while she was walking on the sidewalk in front of her apartment complex.  The suspect threw the victim into his vehicle described as a white BMW, Tennessee license plate number 530 XDW and transported her to a location, yet to be identified in Madison County, where he allegedly physically and sexually assaulted her in his vehicle.   The victim was able to get away from the suspect and ran to safety at 34 Long Meadow Drive.  

Victim was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where she was treated and released. 

The investigation is continuing.

Photo available. 

                                                                      

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 26, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE  

On or about April 25, 2010, at approximately 9:30 a.m., officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at 34 Long Meadow Drive, Jackson, TN, in reference to a possible domestic assault. 

The investigation revealed that the victim, age 31, of Hollywood Drive, Jackson, TN, stated that her ex-boyfriend, identified as Micah Timothy Transou, age 37, of 57 Trailwood Drive, Jackson, TN, abducted her while she was walking on the sidewalk in front of her apartment complex.  The suspect threw the victim into his vehicle described as a white BMW, Tennessee license plate number 530 XDW and transported her to a location, yet to be identified in Madison County, where he allegedly physically and sexually assaulted her in his vehicle.   The victim was able to get away from the suspect and ran to safety at 34 Long Meadow Drive.   

Victim was transported by ambulance to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where she was treated and released. 

Warrants have been issued charging Micah Timothy Transou with Violation of Order of Protection, Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Domestic Assault and Aggravated Rape.   

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Micah Timothy Transou is asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 20, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON THE 88 STOLEN TIRES/RIMS 

On April 22, 2010, Kerry J. Jackson, Walter Wayne Reed, Randel D. Murphy and Willie Charles Watts appeared for arraignment in General Sessions Court, Division I. 

1.    Kerry J. Jackson, age 23, of 211 South 20th Street, Maywood, Illinois bond was set at $50,000.00.  He was charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Property (over $10,000.00), Vandalism (over $500.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools; 

2.    Walter Wayne Reed, age 54, of 1620 South 7th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois bond was set at $50,000.00.  He was charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Property (over $10,000.00), Vandalism (over $500.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools; 

3.    Randel D. Murphy, age 58, of 1825 South 6th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois bond was set at $50,000.00.  He was charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Property (over $10,000.00), Vandalism (over $500.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools and Criminal Impersonation; 

4.    Willie Charles Watts, age 42, of 2618 Eisenhower Street, Selma, Alabama bond was set at $30,000.00.  He was charged with Theft of Property (over $10,000.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools.

Their preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 4, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I.   

BACKGROUND:

On or about April 18, 2010, at approximately 3:10 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received information of two suspicious males with black hoodies in a grey or silver colored Dodge Charger parked on the back lot of YRC Trucking Company (formerly Roadway and Yellow Freight), located at 88 E.L. Morgan Drive, Jackson, TN.     

The investigation revealed that the suspect(s) left in the Dodge Charger and a Penske rental truck followed them.  Deputies made contact with both vehicles and discovered the Penske truck had been hotwired.  The Penske rental truck contained 88 tires/rims that had been stolen from 11 new semi-trucks that were parked on the back lot of Tag Trucking Company located at 112 E.L. Morgan Drive, Jackson, TN.   

The merchandise stolen was valued at approximately $50,000.00.  The Penske truck was valued at approximately $25,000.00. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photos available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

April 20, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about April 18, 2010, at approximately 3:10 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received information of two suspicious males with black hoodies in a grey or silver colored Dodge Charger parked on the back lot of YRC Trucking Company (formerly Roadway and Yellow Freight), located at 88 E.L. Morgan Drive, Jackson, TN.   

The investigation revealed that the suspect(s) left in the Dodge Charger and a Penske rental truck followed them.  Deputies made contact with both vehicles and discovered the Penske truck had been hotwired.  The Penske rental truck contained 88 tires/rims that had been stolen from 11 new semi-trucks that were parked on the back lot of Tag Trucking Company located at 112 E.L. Morgan Drive, Jackson, TN.  

1.    Kerry J. Jackson, age 23, of 211 South 20th Street, Maywood, Illinois was charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Property (over $10,000.00), Vandalism (over $500.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools; 

2.    Walter Wayne Reed, age 54, of 1620 South 7th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois was charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Property (over $10,000.00), Vandalism (over $500.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools;

3.    Randel D. Murphy, age 58, of 1825 South 6th Avenue, Maywood, Illinois was charged with Theft of Motor Vehicle, Theft of Property (over $10,000.00), Vandalism (over $500.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools and Criminal Impersonation; 

4.    Willie Charles Watts, age 42, of 2618 Eisenhower Street, Selma, Alabama was charged with Theft of Property (over $10,000.00) and Possession of Burglary Tools. 

The merchandise stolen was valued at approximately $50,000.00.  The Penske truck was valued at approximately $25,000.00. 

Kerry J. Jackson, Walter Wayne Reed, Randel D. Murphy and Willie Charles Watts arraignment has been scheduled for April 22, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I, before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr.  

The investigation is continuing. 

Photos available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

 

April 19, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON DEPUTY KYLE SINGLETON’S INTERNAL INVESTIGATION  

The internal investigation of Deputy Kyle Singleton is now concluded.  The investigation revealed that there was no violation in accordance with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Operating and Procedure Policy manual.   The internal investigation further revealed that Deputy Singleton was in fear of his life and deadly force was justifiable.   

The policy states in part:

“Use  of Deadly Force:  A deputy may use deadly force only on two occasions:

1.     To defend his life or the life of another person.

2.     To apprehend or prevent the escape of a dangerous felon, when all other reasonable means have been exhausted.  A dangerous felon shall be defined as a person whose escape would represent a serious danger to the public, and whose crime involved the death or the use of great physical harm, or the threat of great physical harm against the person of another.  This shall include murder, aggravated assault, armed robbery, aggravated rape and arson of an occupied dwelling.” 

Deputy Singleton will return to his normal duties on Tuesday, April 20, 2010. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about April 14, 2010, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Metro-Narcotics received a call from a local pharmacy regarding individuals purchasing Sudafed.  The pharmacist stated that they recognized the individuals as having purchased Sudafed in the past.

A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle.  The suspect(s) were stopped on 45 South.  As officers approached the vehicle, suspect(s) fled and officers pursued until the driver abandoned his vehicle on Simmons Road and fled on foot into a wooded area. 

A Metro Narcotics officer gave chase and struggled with the suspect over the officer’s weapon.  During the struggle, the officer fatally shot the suspect.  The officer was identified as Deputy Kyle Singleton.    

The suspect was identified as Daniel Glen Dickerson, age 40, of 515 Dorthy Ann Lane, Saltillo, TN.   Three other suspects were taken into custody. 

Daniel Glen Dickerson has numerous drug related charges. 

                                                              

DAVID L. WOOLFORK                        

Madison County Sheriff

  

April 19, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON SKELETAL REMAINS:

The skeletal remains located in a wooded field off Cobb Road on or about April 14, 2010, have been positively identified.  The Madison County Sheriff’s Office /Violent Crimes Unit and The Forensic Center in Nashville, TN, identified the remains as Sharon Denise Williams; last known address was 245 Neff Street, Apt. A, Jackson, TN.    

The victim was reported missing on July 10, 2008; however, she had been missing three weeks prior to the reported date. 

Sharon Denise Williams was 31 years of age at the time she was reported missing.  Victim was mentally challenged. 

Anyone with information in reference to the case is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

BACKGROUND:

Anthropologist Dr. Hugh Berryman and his team from The Forensic Center in Nashville, TN, were dispatched to aide in the investigation in attempting to determine the identification, race and gender of the skeletal remains.

 

The investigation revealed that employees of a timber company were looking at a timber plot when the remains were found.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

and the

JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT 

April 15, 2010

 

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 3:00 P.M. 

UPDATE OF FATAL SHOOTING 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the officer and suspect that was fatally wounded at the dead-end of Simmons Road near Pinson, TN.  

The officer has been identified as Deputy Kyle E. Singleton, age 26.  Deputy Singleton began his law enforcement career with the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office in July 2002.  He began his employment with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in the patrol division in March 2008.  He was reassigned to Metro Narcotics in June 2009. 

The suspect has been identified as Daniel Glen Dickerson, age 40, of 515 Dorthy Ann Lane, Saltillo, TN. 

Daniel Glen Dickerson has numerous drug related charges: 

4-28-05      Aggravated Assault, 2 counts

3-26-08      Manufacturing, Delivery/Sale and possession, Schedule III;

3-26-08      Manufacturing, Delivery/Sale and possession; Schedule VI;

3-26-08      Fleeing to Elude;

3-26-08      Possession of Legend Drug without prescription

3-26-08      Drug paraphernalia;

7-23-09      DUI

7-23-09      Drugs for resale;

7-23-09      Simple possession of marijuana;

7-23-09      Drug paraphernalia. 

Deputy Kyle Singleton has been routinely placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. 

Chief Kendrick will identify the additional suspects taken into custody during the incident.

BACKGROUND:

On or about April 14, 2010, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Metro-Narcotics received a call from a local pharmacy regarding individuals purchasing Sudafed.  The pharmacist stated that they recognized the individuals as having purchased Sudafed in the past.  

A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle.  The suspect(s) were stopped on 45 South.  As officers approached the vehicle, suspect(s) fled and officers pursued until the driver abandoned his vehicle on Simmons Road and fled on foot into a wooded area.  A Metro Narcotics officer gave chase and struggled with the suspect over the officer’s weapon.   During the struggle, the officer fatally shot the suspect. 

Three suspects were taken into custody and are presently being held at the Criminal Justice Complex/Jail. 

The officer, a Madison County deputy sheriff assigned to Metro Narcotics, is presently being treated for what appears to be minor injuries at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. 

                                                                                                               

DAVID L. WOOLFORK                         GILL KENDRICK

Madison County Sheriff                           Jackson Police Chief

April 14, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about April 14, 2010, shortly after 1:00 p.m., Metro-Narcotics received a call from a local pharmacy regarding individuals purchasing Sudafed.  The pharmacist stated that they recognized the individuals as having purchased Sudafed in the past. 

A short time later, officers located the suspect vehicle.  The suspect(s) were stopped on 45 South.  As officers approached the vehicle, suspect(s) fled and officers pursued until the driver abandoned his vehicle on Simmons Road and fled on foot into a wooded area.  A Metro Narcotics officer gave chase and struggled with the suspect over the officer’s weapon.   During the struggle, the officer fatally shot the suspect. 

Three suspects were taken into custody and are presently being held at the Criminal Justice Complex/Jail. 

The officer, a Madison County deputy sheriff assigned to Metro Narcotics, is presently being treated for what appears to be minor injuries at the Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. 

The investigation is continuing.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 14, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Today, at around 1:10 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s office responded to a call of skeletal remains discovered in a wooded area off Cobb Road in east Madison County.   

The investigation revealed that employees of a timber company were looking at a timber plot when the remains were found.   

The medical examiner has confirmed that they are human remains, but unknown whether they are male or female.  The medical examiner also advised that it is his opinion the skeletal remains had been there for at least a year or more.  The case is being investigated as a homicide at this time. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crime Unit at 731/423-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 731/424-8477. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

The Jackson Police Department

and the

Madison County Sheriff’s Office 

PRESS RELEASE

April 14, 2010

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Jackson Police Department will soon partner with West Tennessee Healthcare’s Pathways, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and other mental health agencies to train officers to serve as a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). 

The purpose of CIT is to develop a more effective, compassionate and safer approach to interact with people who suffer from mental illness.  The goal is to keep officers and mental health consumers safe in these encounters.   

The first training class will be conducted at West Tennessee Healthcare during the week of May 17-21, 2010.  The mental health professionals will provide tools and tactics for law enforcement personnel to safely deescalate persons with mental illness or developmental disability crises. Officers will receive information from qualified mental health professionals about different mental illnesses, crisis intervention techniques and community resources. The final result of the training will be a more professional, effective and humane response by law enforcement officers to individuals with mental illness.

Jackson City Judge Blake Anderson, Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork, Captain Anthony Heavner of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and Captain Jerry Truelove of the Jackson Police Department recently attended an intense CIT training program in Chattanooga/Hamilton County.  They met one-on-one with individuals at homeless shelters and visited mental health facilities.   

__________________________                                              _________________________________

CHIEF GILL KENDRICK                                     SHERIFF DAVID WOOLFORK

Jackson Police Department                                     Madison County Sheriff

 

April 12, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. the Madison County Sheriff’s Office will host the graduation ceremony for the “Madison County Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Program.”  Three female inmates have successfully completed the Re-Entry Program that is offered to all non-violent inmates at the J. Alexander Leech Criminal Justice Complex/Jail.   Shortly after the graduation, there will be a kick-off for inmates interested in the re-entry program.  At the present time, approximately 7 men and 4 women have signed up.   

Damien Nethery, LCSW and Certified MRT Facilitator; Carol Knolton, Certified MRT Facilitator; and Emma Long, Criminal Justice Mental Health Liaison, will preside over the Re-Entry Graduation Program.    

The “Madison County Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Program” utilizes Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT).  Moral Reconation Therapy is a systematic, step-by-step cognitive-behavioral treatment system initially designed for offender populations.  MRT is designed to alter how offenders think and how they make decisions about right and wrong.    

This program began in July 2008 at the Madison County Penal Farm.  The MRT has a 20-year history of successful performance.   

The media is invited to attend.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 12, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON MICHAEL A. PRESSON 

On April 5, 2010, Michael A. Presson age 66, of 259 Johnston Loop Road, Jackson, TN, was re-indicted by the Madison County Grand Jury on the following charges: 

1.     Twenty-two (22) counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery;

2.     Sixteen (16) counts of Rape of Child;

3.     Indecent Exposure;

4.     Two (2) counts of Exhibition of Materials to Minor;

5.     Three (3) counts of Sexual Battery; and

6.     Four (4) counts Stalking.  

The Honorable Judge Roy Morgan, Jr.  increased his bond to $200,000.00.  His original bond was $100,000.00. 

Michael A. Presson surrendered himself to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office this morning. 

BACKGROUND

On or about July 30, 2009, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Michael A. Presson.  The complaint alleged inappropriate sexual activity with a 12-year-old female.   

Photo available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK     

Madison County Sheriff

April 9, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

On April 9th, at approximately 12:30 p.m., deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to 431 Harts Bridge concerning a child that had been struck by a vehicle.  

The investigation revealed that Branson Englet, age 22 months, of 425 Harts Bridge Road, was struck by a vehicle driven by James Banks of Beech Bluff after the child went into the street into the path of the vehicle.  Branson Englet has been airlifted to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis in critical condition with a severe head injury.  The driver of the vehicle will not be charged in this incident. 

The investigation is continuing.  

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 9, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

On April 9th, 2010  at approximately 1:40 p.m., deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported accident at 51 McGee Loop.  

The investigation revealed that James and Cindy Yelverton of 51 McGee Loop were injured when the vehicle they were exiting failed to engage into park and rolled back.  Both victims were struck by the vehicle and were transported to the Jackson Madison County General Hospital with minor injuries. 

The investigation is continuing.  

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

April 8, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into an apparent accidental shooting that occurred in the 200 block of McCoy Road on or about April 7, 2010, at approximately 7:30 p.m.  

The investigation revealed that Dr. Jeff McCartney, age 45, and his 12-year-old son replaced a broken firing pin from a semi-automatic weapon.   The 12-year-old son was preparing to fire the weapon when it accidently discharged and began firing numerous times, hitting Dr. McCartney in his lower extremities.   

Dr. McCartney was transported by EMS to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he underwent surgery.  He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit where his condition is listed as stable.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

March 29, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON DEPUTY MARNEINA L. MURPHY 

On or about March 26, 2010, Deputy/Correctional Officer Marneina L. Murphy, age 40, submitted a letter of resignation from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office prior to completion of an internal investigation.  The investigation is considered closed. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about March 23, 2010, shortly before 1:00 a.m., Officer Murphy was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).   

Officer Murphy began her employment with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in July 1998.   

                                                                 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

March 25, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

Update on Student with Handgun at East Intermediate School 

The 12-year-old student appeared for his detention hearing in Madison County Juvenile Court before the Honorable Judge Christy Little today on charges of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon on School Property.  The 12-year-old was released to his parent(s) custody and is under house arrest.  He was ordered off-limits to East Intermediate School.   

BACKGROUND: 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a weapon being found in a backpack belonging to a student at East Intermediate School on Ashport Road on or about March 24, 2010.    

The investigation revealed that the 12-year-old student was reportedly threatened by another student and stated he took the weapon to school for his protection. 

The weapon is described as a Taurus .45-caliber handgun. The weapon was unloaded.   

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

March 24, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into a weapon being found in a backpack belonging to a student at East Intermediate School on Ashport Road on or about March 24, 2010. 

The investigation revealed that the 12-year-old student was reportedly threatened by another student and stated he took the weapon to school for his protection. 

The weapon is described as a Taurus 45 caliber handgun. The weapon was unloaded.  The 12-year-old student has been taken into custody and is being held at the Juvenile Detention Center.  A detention hearing has not been scheduled.     

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

March 24, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about March 23, 2010, shortly after 10:00 a.m., Deputy Karen Gilman of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to Community Corrections, 314 Shannon Street to transport an individual to the J. Alexander Leech Criminal Justice Complex on a Violation of a Community Corrections warrant.  

The investigation revealed Chevalia D. Collier, age 21 of 51 Foxlea Drive, Jackson, TN, assaulted Deputy Gilman and fled on foot.   After a brief chase by Deputy Gilman and Bob Anderson, Community Corrections Director, the suspect was apprehended near the Pizza Hut on Chester Street.  Chevalia D. Collier was charged with Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Resisting and Evading Arrest. 

Bob Anderson sustained minor injuries and was treated and released at the Family Care Walk-In Clinic on University Parkway. 

Chevalia D. Collier’s arraignment has been scheduled for March 25, 2010 at 8:30 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I. 

Photo available. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

March 23, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On March 23, 2010, Deputy/Correctional Officer Marneina L. Murphy, age 40, was suspended with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation. 

On or about March 23, 2010, shortly before 1:00 a.m., Officer Murphy was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI).  She posted a $500.00 bond and will be arraigned today in City Court at 3:30 p.m. before the Honorable Judge Blake Anderson. 

In July 1998, Officer Murphy began her employment with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  Officer Murphy was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in October 2000.  

After an internal investigation in March 2007, Officer Murphy was demoted to Deputy in the Corrections Division. 

Photo available. 

                                                                          

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

 
March 22, 2010
 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about March 22, 2010, shortly after 11:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received information of a disturbance at North Side High School.   

The investigation revealed that a 17-year old male juvenile was fighting with another student in the In-School Suspension class.  Leonard Robinson, the assistant principal, responded to the fight and was assaulted by the 17-year old suspect.  Deputy Ryan Smith, the School Resource Officer, arrived on the scene and was also assaulted by the student.  The student fled on foot and has not been located. 

The 17-year old juvenile will be charged with Assault, Resisting and Evading Arrest.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 731/423-6000. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK     

Madison County Sheriff

March 15, 2010 

Public Service Announcement 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, is St. Patrick’s Day.  For many Americans, St. Patrick’s Day has become a popular night out to celebrate with friends and family.  Unfortunately, due to the large number of individuals driving under the influence, the night out has also become very dangerous.  

For a safe St. Patrick’s Day, we recommend the following steps: 

·       Plan a safe way home before the festivities begin;

·       If you are impaired, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation so you are sure to get home safely;

·       If you happen to see a drunk driver on the road, don’t hesitate to contact your local law enforcement agency;

·       And remember, if you know someone who is about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get where they are going safely. 

                                                                          

DAVID L. WOOLFORK 

Madison County Sheriff

 

March 10, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On March 10, 2010, shortly before 10:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Jackson Police Department in a vehicle pursuit that started on Old Humboldt Road.  

The investigation revealed Deputy Ricky Lunsford stopped on Parkway at the entrance to Muse Park with emergency equipment activated to warn of the impending danger.  The approaching suspect vehicle did strike Deputy Lunsford’s vehicle. 

Deputy Lunsford was transported by a deputy to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was treated and released. 

The suspect has not been identified and charges are pending by the Jackson Police Department.  

 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

March 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE 

Update on the all-terrain vehicle accident on March 7, 2010 

The investigation further revealed there were three boys riding on the all-terrain vehicle at the time of the accident.  They were identified as:  

Garrett Ferguson, age 14, of 2028 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN;

Owen Reed, age 11, of 1705 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN; and

Dillon Heidelburg, age 11, 2287 Lower Brownsville Road, Jackson, TN.

BACKGROUND:

On or about March 7, 2010, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident with injuries on Sterling Road, Mercer, TN.   

The investigation revealed that Garrett Ferguson, age 14, of 2028 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN, the driver of the all-terrain vehicle, had stopped to let Owen Reed, age 11, of 1705 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN, get onto the rear of the ATV.  Apparently, Owen fell off the back of the ATV and struck his head on the roadway.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.   

Owen Reed was air lifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN, where his condition is listed as extremely critical.   

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                                 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

March 8, 2010

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about March 7, 2010, at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) accident with injuries on Sterling Road, Mercer, TN.   

The investigation revealed that Garrett Ferguson, age 14, of 2028 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN, the driver of the all-terrain vehicle, had stopped to let Owen Reed, age 11, of 1705 Hwy. 138, Mercer, TN, get onto the rear of the ATV.  Apparently, Owen fell off the back of the ATV and struck his head on the roadway.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. 

Owen Reed was air lifted to Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center in Memphis, TN, where his condition is listed as extremely critical.  

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                                 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

March 4, 2010

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On March 4, 2010, at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to West Middle School on two separate unrelated reports of juvenile students in possession of unlawful weapons on school property.  One student was in possession of a knife, while the other was in possession of a box cutter.  

The students were charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Property.  They were transported to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center where they are presently being held. 

The detention hearings have not been scheduled. 

The investigations are continuing. 

                                                                                   

CHIEF DEPUTY TOMMY CUNNINGHAM

Madison County Sheriff’s Office

 

March 1, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office recently announced the promotion of Deputy Alphonso Newbern to the rank of Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division’s Property Crimes Unit. 

Investigator Newbern began working for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in the Patrol Division in July 2008. He formerly worked at the Jackson Police Department as a Patrol Lieutenant and served on the Drug Task Force and Tact Unit. 

Some of his accomplishments and training have been the Northwestern University Staff and Command School, Intoximeter School, Advanced Narcotic Investigations, Drug Enforcement Workshops. 

_________________________   

DAVID L. WOOLFORK                  

Madison County Sheriff

February 25, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork was recently appointed to the Governor’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Council by Governor Phil Bredesen.  Sheriff Woolfork will serve on this council until February 2014. 

The council was created by Executive Order 63 to collaborate with and coordinate the services of state and local governmental agencies and non-governmental entities in the criminal justice system to increase public safety.  The council consists of 19 members, 13 were appointed by Governor Bredesen.  Memphis City Mayor, A. C. Wharton, will serve as the chairperson.  Other representation on the council will be the Commissioners of Children’s Services and Correction, Chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole, a criminal court judge, juvenile court judge, district attorney general, public defender and chief of police. 

Sheriff Woolfork stated, “It is an honor and privilege for me to serve on this council with other appointees from across the State of Tennessee.  Our purpose will be to create safer communities for the citizens of our state.”

 

February 25, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

On or about February 24, at approximately 7:45 p.m., deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop of a violation of a light law on Neely Station Road and Highway 223. 

The investigation revealed that the driver of a green Dodge Ram pick-up, identified as Janssen F. Patrick, age 45, of 8 Neely Station Road, Denmark, TN, exited his vehicle and ran in the woods behind the residence of 28 Neely Station Road.  Deputies were able to make contact with him when an altercation ensued.  

Janssen F. Patrick sustained injuries and was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he was treated and admitted.  Deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office were treated and released. 

Janssen F. Patrick has been charged with Evading Arrest, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer, Simple Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Schedule II with intent, Driving with Suspended Driver’s License and Resisting Arrest.

The investigation is continuing.

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

February 11, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON KRISTOPHER L. GOOCH’S PRELIMINARY HEARING 

Kristopher Lamar Gooch’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for February 25, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in General Sessions Court Division I.  He posted a $20,000.00 bond on February 10, 2010. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about February 9, 2010, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at 305 Johnston Loop Road, Jackson, TN. 

The investigation revealed that Nancy Cooper Versmessen and her son, Kristopher Lamar Gooch, age 24, of 305 Johnston Loop Road got into an argument, a physical altercation ensued and shots were fired.  Deputies located a handgun in the yard and one in the vehicle.  

Kristopher Lamar Gooch was formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Domestic Vandalism.  

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

February 11, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON THOMAS BRYSON’S PRELIMINARY HEARING 

Thomas F. Bryson’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 11, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in General Sessions Court Division I.  His bond was set at $20,000.00. 

BACKGROUND:

On or about February 9, 2010, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers responded to a call of an assault at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Emergency Room. 

The investigation revealed that Diana L. Johnson and her boyfriend, Thomas F. Bryson, age 56, of 652 Old Pinson Road, Jackson, TN, had an argument at their residence and a physical altercation ensued. 

Ms. Johnson was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Emergency Room in a privately owned vehicle. She was treated and released for her injuries. 

Thomas F. Bryson has been formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault. 

The investigation is continuing.  

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

February 10, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about February 9, 2010, at approximately 10:00 a.m., officers responded to a call of an assault at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Emergency Room. 

The investigation revealed that Diana L. Johnson and her boyfriend, Thomas F. Bryson, age 56, of 652 Old Pinson Road, Jackson, TN, had an argument at their residence and a physical altercation ensued. 

Ms. Johnson was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Emergency Room in a privately owned vehicle. She was treated and released for her injuries. 

Thomas F. Bryson has been formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault.  Arraignment has been scheduled for February 11, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in General Sessions Court Division I.   His bond has been set at $20,000.00. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

February 10, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the traffic crash with injuries at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Boone Lane that occurred on February 10, 2010, at approximately 11:40 a.m. 

The investigation revealed that Michael D. Johnson, age 29, of 191 Lynn Street, Jackson, TN, operator of the 1999 Pontiac Firebird apparently ran the stop sign striking a 2004 Honda Accord driven by Glenda Fay Cable, age 62, of 2190 Riverside Drive.  

Glenda Fay Cable and passenger, identified as Paul William Cable, age 28, of 2190 Riverside Drive was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for treatment.  Their condition is unknown at this time. 

Michael D. Johnson was transported to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital where he is presently being treated.  His condition is unknown at this time. 

Michael D. Johnson appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and/or an intoxicant. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

February 10, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON ARRAIGNMENT DATE 

Kristopher Lamar Gooch’s arraignment has been scheduled for February 11, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. in General Sessions Court Division I.  He posted bond of $20,000.00 on February 10, 2010.   

BACKGROUND:

On or about February 9, 2010, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at 305 Johnston Loop Road, Jackson, TN. 

The investigation revealed that Nancy Cooper Versmessen and her son, Kristopher Lamar Gooch, age 24, of 305 Johnston Loop Road got into an argument, a physical altercation ensued and shots were fired.  Deputies located a handgun in the yard and one in the vehicle.  

Kristopher Lamar Gooch was formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Domestic Vandalism. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

February 10, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

On or about February 9, 2010, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of shots fired at 305 Johnston Loop Road, Jackson, TN. 

The investigation revealed that Nancy Cooper Versmessen and her son, Kristopher Lamar Gooch, age 24, of 305 Johnston Loop Road got into an argument, a physical altercation ensued and shots were fired.  Deputies located a handgun in the yard and one in the vehicle. 

Kristopher Lamar Gooch was formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Domestic Vandalism.  His arraignment has been not been scheduled at this time. 

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 28, 2010

 PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On January 28, 2010, a School Resource Officer with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office took into custody a 15-year-old North Side High School student after finding a loaded 40-caliber automatic weapon in his backpack. 

The juvenile student was charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Property.  He was transported to the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center where he is presently being held. 

A detention hearing has not been scheduled. 

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 
January 27, 2010

 PRESS RELEASE

 SCAM ALERT - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has received calls from citizens in reference to individuals calling to solicit donations for bullet proof vests for sheriff offices across the State of Tennessee. 

Please be aware that these calls are scams. 

                                                       

DAVID L. WOOLFORK     

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 12, 2010 

 

NOTICE OF CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION FOR PROSPECTIVE MADISON COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFFS/CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS 

Please be advised that the Civil Service Examination for prospective Madison County Deputy Sheriffs will be held on Monday, February 22, 2010, promptly at 6:30 p.m. in the McWherter Center in Ayers Auditorium at Jackson State Community College, 2046 North Parkway. Photo identification required. 

Applicants will be examined on general aptitude to include limited law enforcement questions. 

Applications can be obtained from www.madisoncounty-sheriff.com, the Madison County Personnel Director on the third floor of the Madison County Courthouse and/or Madison County Sheriff’s Office, 546 E. College Street, Jackson, TN.  Applications must be completed and presented at the time of examination. 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK
Madison County Sheriff

 

January 12, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON DOMESTIC ASSAULT 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the report of a domestic assault at 26 Poplar Lane, off Highway 70 east on January 12, 2010 at approximately 9:30 a.m.  

Aaron L. Posner, age 27, of 26 Poplar Lane, Jackson, TN, has been formally charged with Simple Domestic Assault.

Karen D. Pepper, age 33, of 26 Poplar Lane, Jackson, TN, has been formally charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault and Domestic Vandalism.

Their arraignment has been scheduled for January 13, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I, before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr.

Photos available.  

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 12, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the report of a domestic assault at 26 Poplar Lane, off Highway 70 east on January 12, 2010 at approximately 9:30 a.m.   

The investigation revealed two (2) people were taken into custody and are being held at the Criminal Justice Complex/Jail.   Charges are expected later today.   

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 11, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On January 10, 2010, shortly after 10:00 p.m., deputies from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a possible weather related death at 310 Saint Road, Beech Bluff, TN.  

The victim was identified as Mona Page, age 54, of 310 Saint Road, Beech Bluff, TN.  The investigation revealed that James Patrick Morris had stopped at Ms. Page’s residence to check on her.  He discovered water in the floor and the back door open at the residence.  Ms. Page was found sitting in her chair, unresponsive. Reportedly, there were problems with her heating unit. Mr. Morris advised the last time he spoke with Ms. Page was January 8, 2010. 

It was confirmed that her death was weather related.

                                                        

DAVID L. WOOLFORK  

Madison County Sheriff

 

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

P. O. BOX 3341

JACKSON, TN 38303 

January 6, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On January 5, 2010, I filed qualifying petitions with the Madison County Election Commission to seek the office of Sheriff for a fifth term. 

It is with great humility that I am officially announcing my candidacy for re-election to the office of Sheriff.  It has been an honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Madison County for the past 32 years.  I am especially honored to have served as your sheriff for the past 16 years. 

If re-elected, I will continue to fulfill my duties to the best of my ability and make myself available to the citizens of Jackson/Madison County.  Election Day is Thursday, August 5, 2010.  

I would like to continue to ask for your prayers and support.

 

 

January 5, 2010

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is continuing the investigation into the report of a stabbing that occurred on January 1, 2010, shortly after 3:00 a.m.  at the Fisherman’s Paradise located at 61 Bowman Collins Road,  Medon, TN.  

The investigation revealed that the victim, Steven Goodman, age 29, of 286 Springfield Road, Brownsville, TN, was on the parking lot of Fisherman’s Paradise when he was stabbed.   Mr. Goodman was treated at Hardeman County Hospital and was later treated and released at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

On January 5, 2010, Jonathan Clyde Walker, age 30, of 2100 Collins Road, Medon, TN, was formally charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder.  His arraignment has been scheduled for January 7, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr., in General Sessions Court, Division I.

The investigation is continuing.

Photo available.

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 5, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On January 5, 2010, Perry E. Mullins, age 48, of 1080 Harts Bridge Road, Jackson, TN, appeared in General Sessions Court, Division I, for arraignment on charges of Theft over $60,000.00 between 2007 and 2009 while he was employed as the Business Manager at Liberty Grove Baptist Church located at 1071 Harts Bridge Road, Jackson, TN.   

His preliminary hearing has been scheduled for February 11, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I.   Bond was set at $20,000.00. 

BACKGROUND:On January 4, 2010, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office formally charged Perry E. Mullins. The investigation revealed that there was unauthorized spending in excess of $135,000.00 on the church’s credit cards alone.    

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

  

 

January 4, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about January 4, 2010, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office formally charged Perry E. Mullins, age 48, of 1080 Harts Bridge Road, Jackson, TN, with Theft over $60,000.00 between 2007 and 2009 while he was employed as the Business Manager at Liberty Grove Baptist Church located at 1071 Harts Bridge Road, Jackson, TN.   

According to the church’s records taken from the bank, there was unauthorized spending in excess of $135,000.00 on the church’s credit cards alone. 

Perry E. Mullins’ arraignment has been scheduled for January 5, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I, before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr.

The investigation is continuing.

Photo available. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK  

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 4, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

UPDATE ON MICHAEL A. PRESSON 

On January 4, 2010, Michael A. Presson age 66, of 259 Johnston Loop Road, Jackson, TN, was indicted by the Madison County Grand Jury on twenty-three (23) counts of Aggravated Sexual Battery of a Minor occurring between 2007 and 2009, four (4) counts of Sexual Battery and four (4) counts of Stalking. 

Trial date has not been set.  

BACKGROUND

On or about July 30, 2009, at approximately 12:00 p.m., officers with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the residence of Michael A. Presson.  The complaint alleged inappropriate sexual activity with a 12-year-old female.  

Photo available. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK      

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 4, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release 

On or about January 4, 2010, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office formally charged Perry E. Mullins, age 48, of 1080 Harts Bridge Road, Jackson, TN, with Theft over $60,000.00 between 2007 and 2009 while he was employed as the Business Manager at Liberty Grove Baptist Church located at 1071 Harts Bridge Road, Jackson, TN.   

According to the church’s records taken from the bank, there was unauthorized spending in excess of $135,000.00 on the church’s credit cards alone.  

Perry E. Mullins’ arraignment has been scheduled for January 5, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. in General Sessions Court, Division I, before the Honorable Judge Hugh Harvey, Jr.  

The investigation is continuing. 

Photo available.

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK  

Madison County Sheriff

 

January 1, 2010 

PRESS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office and the Madison County Fire Department responded to a call of a vehicle fire on Ashport Road near Christmasville Road on January 1, 2010, shortly before 3:00 a.m.   

The investigation revealed that the driver of a vehicle, believed to be a  dark grey Nissan Altima, was apparently traveling east on Ashport Road near Christmasville Road.  The vehicle apparently left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.  The vehicle was totally destroyed in the fire.  The driver is believed to be a male, age and race unknown. 

The body has been sent to the Nashville Forensic Center to determine the exact cause of death. 

Anyone with information that can aide in identifying the victim is asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 731/423-6000.

The investigation is continuing. 

                                                         

DAVID L. WOOLFORK

Madison County Sheriff

 

 

 

 

 

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