Law Enforcement Reports
by Compiled by Alan Reed
Mar 19, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Warrant served

Trigg County Deputy Sheriff Dane Hughes executed an arrest warrant against Shannon Denise Justice, 38, of 205 Walnut Street Clarksville for alleged Theft by Deception, Felony, Greater than $300 on March 4.

The warrant, issued in District Court by Judge Jamus Redd alleged that Justice obtained goods or services in exchange for a worthless check in the value of $200. The defendant was held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond in Christian County Jail.

Domestic violence

Michael Dewayne Mullen, 29, of 3565 Cadiz Road, Hopkinsville faces charges from Dep. Hughes of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence with Minor Injury from a March 9 incident.

Hughes’ uniform citation claimed that the defendant and his girlfriend were drinking heavily and grew angry at one another. The conflict escalated to a physical altercation in which Mullen allegedly struck the woman in the face and hands with his hands. Hughes described the fight as a “mutual affray” which lasted for more than an hour. The woman in the altercation was also arrested according to the report. Hughes said that both parties in the altercation required restraint at various times during the altercation.

Domestic Violence

In the above incident, Dep. Hughes arrested Kimberley Marie Utley, 34, of 484 Old Hopkinsville Road, Hopkinsville on charges of Assault in the Fourth Degree, Domestic Violence with Minor Injury.

Hughes claimed in his report that Utley and her boyfriend both drank heavily and commenced with a physical confrontation. The report said that at one point Utley tried to strike her boyfriend with a chair and struck him in the face. Hughes said that both of the parties in the dispute had to be restrained by witnesses during the hour-long fight.


The Trigg County Sheriff’s Department arrested 31-year-old Jamie Teeters of Cadiz on March 9 for allegedly Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs (third offense.)

The arrest report said that a deputy observed the suspect allegedly driving in the wrong lane of traffic on Trigg Furnace Road while honking his horn. The report adds that the vehicle, a 1994 maroon Nissan had a broken driver’s side taillight, a broken headlight and a broken windshield.

During the stop the investigating deputy claims to have observed the odor of alcoholic beverages on Teeters and bloodshot eyes. The deputy said that Teeters presented and ID card and said that he did not have a valid operator’s license. The subject failed an HGN test and stated he consumed seven beers before driving, including one prior to the stop. A check revealed that Teeters’ license had been suspended for a prior DUI conviction. In addition to DUI, police charged Teeters with Reckless Driving and Driving With a License Suspended from DUI. The DUI and suspended license charges carry aggravating circumstances.

Marijuana and Cocaine

Cadiz Police Major Duncan Wiggins arrested an unnamed juvenile suspect on March 11. Wiggins’ report said that he observed the suspect acting suspiciously on the sidewalk of Mary White Blvd. Wiggins said that he observed the suspect shove something into his pocket apparently made of cellophane or plastic. The investigating officer stopped the juvenile to check for drug activity. At that time, Wiggins said that the subject grew resistance and had to be cuffed. A check of the suspects pockets revealed marijuana and a substance suspected to be cocaine. Wiggins charged the suspect with Possession of Marijuana and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance in the First Degree (Cocaine.)


Cadiz Police Officer Chad Grace arrested Stephanaugh Cavanaugh, 23, of Hayden Street, Cadiz on March 12 for charges of DUI (First Offense) and No Insurance.

Grace said that he stopped Cavanaugh for loud music. During the stop, Grace said that he detected the odor of alcohol on the suspect. He added that Cavanaugh admitted to drinking and smoking marijuana. He failed a field sobriety test and could provide no proof of insurance.


After receiving a complaint from a witness who drove up on an apparent burglary at the Lake Barkley Marina, Sheriff Randy Clark said that the would-be burglars dropped large power cords after being spotted and fled the area. Clark said that he arrested 18-year-old Thomas G. Chewning, of 176 Hilltop Drive, Hopkinsville for Receiving Stolen Property over $300 and Possession of Marijuana.

Clark said in his arrest report that the witness advised him of a suspect and vehicle description and a direction of travel. A deputy initiated a traffic stop and discovered property stolen from the marina valued at $300 in plain sight within the vehicle. The defendant said that the property came from several boats in the marina. During a search of the suspect, deputies found a “small amount” of marijuana.

Receiving stolen property

In the above incident at Lake Barkley Marina, Deputy Matt Riddle arrested Beverly G. Simpson, 19, of 99 Johnston Blvd., Lexington. Riddle said that the vehicle used by suspects to escape contained two televisions, power equipment and a large power cord. Riddle charged Simpson with Receiving Stolen Property (Over $300.) All suspects were lodged in the Christian County Jail, while the suspects’ 2004 White Honda Accord was impounded and stored at the Cadiz Police Department.

Receiving stolen property

Deputy Jimmy Godair arrested Joshua C. Humphries, 18, of 7510 Greenville Road, Hopkinsville for the burglary of several boats at Lake Barkley Marina in the above incident. Godair’s report said that one suspect, after receiving a Miranda warning, volunteered that the property came from several boats at the lake. The Sheriff’s Department also charged Humphries with Receiving Stolen Property (Over $300.)

Emergency Protection Order violation

Major Duncan Wiggins of the Cadiz Police Department arrested 37-year-old Ranzie Hargrove of the Goodnite Motel, Cadiz on an alleged Domestic Violence Emergency Protection Order. Wiggins’ report said that Hargrove’s arrest came from a Contempt of Court Violation.

Cell phone theft

Donald F. Imbush, 24, of Mayes Village Road, Cadiz was arrested by Cadiz Police Officer Matthew Dolezal on March 14 on the strength of a Trigg County Warrant alleging Theft by Unlawful Taking (Less than $300.) The warrant accused Imbush of stealing a cellular telephone.


Cadiz Police Officer Chad Grace arrested Dean McCraw, 42, of Beachwood Ct., Cadiz on March 15 for an alleged DUI.

Grace said that he received a complaint that the suspect was driving with a license suspended for a prior DUI arrest. Upon stopping the suspect, Grace said that he detected a strong odor of alcoholic beverages. Grace added that the suspect failed three field sobriety tests and that Trigg County Hospital provided a blood sample.

McCraw was charged with his third DUI offense and Operating a Motor Vehicle with a suspended license.


Officer Grace also arrested 62-year-old Jerry Chambers of Linton Road, Cadiz on March 15 for an alleged first DUI incident.

Grace said that he received a complaint that the suspect ran another driver off the roadway and located Chambers’ vehicle at a residence on Cerulean Road. He said that the suspect left his vehicle and had difficulty maintaining his balance. During the investigation, Grace claimed that Chambers failed three sobriety tests. Trigg County Hospital took a blood sample from Chambers as evidence. He was lodged at the Christian County Jail.


The Cadiz Police Department is investigating a burglary at Cadiz Drywall reported on March 16. A police press release said that unknown persons entered the business through a back door, stealing four handguns, an unspecified amount of cash and a laptop computer. While inside the building, the suspects vandalized the interior of the office. The Cadiz Police Department requests all persons with information on this case contact their office immediately at 522-8369.
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