At 4:54 p.m. Dec. 19, Deputy Sheriffs Keith Suits and Joe Witherspoon were given a complaint of a fugitive believed to be in the Eddyville area. Witherspoon located the person’s vehicle as it pulled into the Five Star Convenience Store in Eddyville. As Witherspoon approached the vehicle, the subject exited and fled on foot. Witherspoon gave chase around the rear of the building. The subject, Mark A. McKenzie, 44, of Eddyville, was taken into custody after a taser was used to stop his resistance.
A search of McKenzie’s person revealed suspected methamphetamine and paraphernalia. He was charged with first-degree fleeing/evading police (on foot), resisting arrest, first-degree possession of controlled substance-second offense (methamphetamine), and drug paraphernalia-possession. Also he was served a warrant from McCracken District Court alleging leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree criminal mischief, driving without a license/negligence in accident, no insurance, first-degree trafficking in controlled substance-second offense (methamphetamine), possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia-possession.
McKenzie was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Dec. 16 at 12:07 p.m., Sheriff Brent White took a report of a stolen flat-screen television and components from a home which was destroyed in the Dec. 10 tornado affected area of the county. The stolen items were believed to be in the home on Dec. 15 and found to be stolen the following day. If anyone has information about this looting, you are asked to phone 270- 388-2311. You may remain anonymous.
Also on Dec. 16 at 8:42 a.m., Chief Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams took a report of a lost or stolen firearm from a home which was destroyed in the tornado. It is unknown at this time if this item has been stolen or if it was picked up in the storm and deposited as debris.
On Dec.15 at 1 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint near Exit 40 on I-24. He spoke with William G. Duckworth Jr., 26, of Lake Park, Georgia, and his investigation revealed the 2000 Ford truck Duckworth was operating did not have any registration or insurance. Also, Duckworth was alleged to have concealed approximately 20 psychedelic mushrooms in the vehicle. He was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, no registration plates, and no Insurance.
He was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
Also on Dec.15 at 11:30 a.m, Sheriff Brent White arrested Nichole E. Buckingham, 43 and Scott R. Pakkala, 46, both of Grand Rivers, and charged them with theft by unlawful taking — $1,000 — $10,000. The arrests were the culmination of a theft investigation in the Suwanee community which began in November.
Both subjects were lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Dec.14 at 5:20 a.m., Chief Deputy Sheriff Sam Adams and Deputy Joe Witherspoon responded to a disturbance on Indian Hills Trail. After their investigation, Adams arrested Diane M. Ballard, 62, of Eddyville, as she was about to leave the area charging her with public intoxication and menacing.
Ballard was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
Also on Dec.14 at 2:26 p.m., Chief Deputy Sam Adams served an indictment warrant from Lyon Circuit Court on William D. Hammonds, 51, of Kuttawa, charging him with wanton abuse/neglect of an adult by a person.
Hammonds remains lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
In a third incident Dec. 14 at 12:45 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Joe Witherspoon responded to a theft complaint in Kuttawa. The investigation revealed a victim inadvertently dropped a wallet in a Kuttawa business and it was then stolen by another patron of the business. Witherspoon collected evidence, identified the offender, and petitioned District Court for an arrest warrant for the suspect.
In another incident Dec. 14 at 6:25 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits stopped a 2022 Freightliner on U.S. 62 East, and arrested the driver, Jarmone M. Hyde, 44, of Union City, Tennessee, charging him with operating a commercial vehicle while his commercial driver’s license was suspended, and display/possession of a cancelled or fictitious operator’s license. Hyde was the listed suspect in the earlier theft in Kuttawa, investigated by Deputies Witherspoon and Suits.The stolen wallet was allegedly found in Hyde’s possession at the time of his arrest.
Hyde was also charged on a complaint warrant from Lyon District Court with theft by unlawful taking $500 — $1,000, and fraudulent use of a credit card (attempt) as it pertained to Witherspoon’s investigation.
Hyde was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
On Dec. 13 at 1:15 p.m., Witherspoon and Sheriff Brent White responded to a complaint of a vehicle in the roadway facing the opposite direction in Old Eddyville on Lakeshore Drive. A sheriff’s deputy assisting the county with storm related incidents found the vehicle parked in a dangerous location in the wrong lane of travel on the street.
Further investigation led to the vehicle’s two occupants being charged with trafficking in marijuana — first offense — firearm enhanced and drug paraphernalia-possession. Multiple containers of alleged marijuana, cash, and firearms were seized. Those charged were: Alice R. Morrison, 61, and Mischelle M. Talley, 60, both of Clarksville, Indiana.
Also Dec. 13, at 7:19 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Keith Suits arrested Chance T. Willis, 22, of Eddyville, and charged him on a warrant from Caldwell District Court where he allegedly failed to appear in a forgery case.
He was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.
In a third incident Dec.13 at 7:54 p.m., Deputy Seth P’Pool arrested Rayford McCrae, 60, of Visalia, California, on an indictment warrant from Lyon Circuit Court charging him with trafficking in marijuana — five pounds and drug paraphernalia-possession.
McCrae is lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.