Officer Matthew Dolezal of the Cadiz Police Department arrested 25-year-old Jack Jones of the Country Store on Sinking Fork Road on March 17 for a first offense of Driving Under the Influence. Dolezal’s report alleged that Jones was at Washer’s IGA cashing checks on his wife. Upon investigation, Dolezal said that Jones appeared under the influence of Oxycotin and grew irate. After arrest, both blood and urine samples were drawn from the suspect for use as evidence.
Trigg County Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Butts arrested Randy A. Roy 42, of 10270 Russellville Road, Guthrie for an alleged gasoline drive-off. Butts said that he received a vehicle description from the incident and stopped the car near highway 68 on Highway 272. The suspect told Butts that he had driven away from the filling station after pumping gas and without paying on three separate occasions, twice at Dean’s and once at the Handy Korner Market.
The Sheriff’s Office charged Roy with Theft by Unlawful Taking- Gasoline, his first offense, and Driving with a License Suspended to DUI, Roy’s third such infraction.
Unlicensed driver, gas theft
Deputy Butts charged Nancy B. McNelly, 48, of 10270 Russellville Road with permitting an unlicensed operator operate her motor vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, Randy A. Roy had his license revoked due to a prior DUI. Deputies stopped the vehicle as it had been involved in the alleged drive-off theft of gasoline.
McNelly faced three charges of Theft by Unlawful taking in relation to the gas drive offs and an additional charge of Failure to Maintain Insurance.
Violations yield gun
Deputy Sheriff Matthew Riddle stopped Tracy B. Giannini, 41, of 624 Princeton Road after noting the vehicle had one headlight illuminated, and no illumination on its license plate. During the March 20 stop, Riddle claimed to note a strong odor of alcohol on the suspect’s breath and observed open containers of alcohol in the vehicle.
Riddle said that he asked Giannini if he possessed any weapons, to which the suspect said that he had a handgun in the center console. After securing the weapon, Riddle said that he conducted a field sobriety test that the suspect failed. Riddle said that suspect admitted to drinking two beers and attempted to conceal this fact by putting toothpaste in his mouth.
Riddle said that after arresting Giannini, he located a second handgun beneath the driver’s seat. Upon arrest, Riddle transported Giannini to the Trigg County Hospital to obtain a blood sample.
Fight at the Goodnite
Cadiz Police Major Duncan Wiggins arrested 25-year-old Kristy Nichols of #14 Goodnite Motel for charges of Assault in the Second and Fourth Degree.
Wiggins alleged in his report that the suspect injured her mother by striking her in the head “numerous times” and shortly thereafter, threw a knife at her. Police Chief Hollis Alexander said that the cut was “not severe” but called the action “dangerous.”
Wiggins’ report said that the suspect left the motel prior to his arrival though the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested her in their jurisdiction, charging her with other offenses. The Cadiz PD cited her as she was lodged in the Caldwell County Jail.
Sheriff Randy Clark charged Crystal M. Ercoli, 25, of 95 Stillhouse Branch Road, Cadiz with Driving Under the Influence on March 24.
Clark’s report said that he observed Ercoli parked along the roadway with her parking lights engaged. As he stopped to investigate, he claims that the suspect pulled away and weaved while driving.
Upon stopping the suspect, Clark claims that she admitted to drinking two beers and ingesting two Xanax tablets. Clark said that she smelled of alcohol and failed several sobriety tests. Ercoli’s vehicle was released to a passenger at the defendant’s request. Upon taking an Intoxilizer test, Clark said that her blood alcohol content registered at .086, above the state limit of .08.