Law enforcement reports
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Law enforcement reports are compiled from press releases and case reports from the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office and Cadiz Police Department by The Cadiz Record’s staff.


Cadiz Police Officer Scott Brown stopped Ramon Hernandez, 34, of 120 South Jessup Avenue, Hopkinsville on May 25 at a safety checkpoint.

Brown allegedly found an open container of beer in the suspect’s drink holder and reported that Hernandez smelled of alcohol. He accused the suspect of failing two sobriety tests, and said Hernandez registered .222 for blood alcohol content on an Intoxilyzer. Police charged Hernandez with a First DUI Offense with Aggravating Circumstances, Having no Operator’s License, Failure to Wear a Seat Belt, and Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle.


Officer Chad Grace charged Johnny R. Richards, 56, of 1040 South Road with a First Offense DUI after stopping him at a safety checkpoint on May 25.

Grace said that the suspect smelled of alcohol and filed four field sobriety tests. He allegedly registered a .093 on the Intoxilyzer. The state’s legal limit for intoxication is .08.

Suspended license

Herbert C. Wharton, 53, of 5198 Caledonia Road, Cadiz faces charges of both Possession of and Operating a Motor Vehicle on a suspended license.

Grace said that he observed the suspect operating a moped on Highway 68 with several equipment violations on May 26. Upon stopping the suspect, the officer learned that his operator’s license was suspended. Wharton faces additional charges of Operating a Vehicle with no Mirrors or Tail Lights.

Grace also served a Trigg County Warrant for Non-Payment of Fines.


Trigg County Deputy Sheriff Jimmy Godair served two Trigg County District Court Warrants against Jason W. Uzzle on May 27. Uzzle, 24, of 280 Kings Chapel Road, Cadiz faced warrants for Aggravated First Offense DUI and Possession of Marijuana.


Deputy Sheriff Dane Hughes arrested Phillip Ashley Stroud, 32, of 141 East Main Street, Cadiz on the strength of a warrant issued for Attempting to Obtain a Controlled Substance by a False Statement or Forgery, Second Degree on May 28. The warrant, signed by Circuit Court Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall III alleges four counts of the offense and was signed on May 20.

Possession of paraphernalia

Aaron Wilson, 45, of Wallace Avenue, Cadiz faces charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and was arrested on the strength of a warrant for Third Degree Burglary after an arrest on June 1.

Cadiz Police Officer Jeff Ethridge said that Wilson was arrested on the strength of the warrant in circuit court. During the arrest, police allegedly found a crack pipe near his person.

Threats and menacing

Officer Ethridge arrested Marina Skinner, 41, of West End Street, Cadiz. The arresting officer claimed that the suspect caused a disturbance at an Iron Street residence. Witnessing family members claim Skinner attempted to set fire to a sofa. Prior to the officer’s arrival, the suspect is said to have threatened her mother. She was charged with Menacing and Terroristic Threatening.


Officer Grace stopped 19-year-old David R. Eubanks, of 56 South Road, Cadiz for a First DUI on June 5.

Grace said the suspect stopped at a checkpoint on Highway 68 and allegedly smelled of alcoholic beverages. During the stop, Eubanks allegedly failed three of four field sobriety tests. Investigators collected a blood sample from the suspect to allow the KSP to determine blood alcohol content.


Officer Brown charged Duane Browder, 45, of 6325 Caledonia Road, Cadiz with a First DUI with Aggravating Circumstances and Failure to Use a Turn Signal after a June 7 arrest.

Brown’s report said that he stopped the suspect for the turn signal offense when changing lanes and making a turn. He alleged that the suspect smelled of alcohol, failed four field sobriety tests and registered a .368 on the Intoxilyzer.


The Cadiz Police reported Patrick S. Wilkinson, 18, of Clarksville received minor head injuries during a June 6 accident. While driving westbound on Highway 68, police said that the victim said that he fell asleep while driving and ran off the road. The victim’s vehicle overturned twice.

Disorderly Conduct and resisting arrest

Shakaurah M. Wilson, 18, of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota faces charges of Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree, and Resisting Arrest after a June 7 incident.

Officer J.R. Burnett said that he responded to a call from the Max Fuel Express Filling Station reporting a suspicious person. The suspect said that her family abandoned her during travels. During Burnett’s investigation, the suspect grew agitated and allegedly created a disturbance in the business. At that point Burnett said he arrested Wilson, who failed to comply with his instructions.

Burnett said that he located the suspect’s family across the road, who said Wilson left them.


Officer Burnett arrested James B. Acree, 42, of 81 Martindale Street, Cadiz and charged him with Speeding, Second Offense DUI with Aggravating Circumstances, Driving on a Suspended License for a Prior DUI and Possession of Marijuana.

Burnett said that he stopped Acree on June 8 for allegedly driving 72 miles-per-hour in a 55 zone. During the investigation, the officer learned that Acree’s license had been suspended for a prior DUI and allegedly found a small quantity of marijuana in the car. The suspect refused to submit a urine sample for investigation.


Deputy Hughes reported the accident of Linda G. Perry on June 7. The single-car accident happened when the driver allegedly spilled coffee in the car and attempted to clean it up, Hughes’ report said that she diverted attention from the road, entered a curve and ran off the right side of the road. Over-correcting, Perry allegedly lost control of her vehicle, skidded, ran into a shallow ditch and overturned.
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