On April 24, Cadiz police delivered a Trigg County Summons for a charge of terroristic threatening to Chad Allen Pruitt, 34, of 345 Canton Lakeshore Dr. The affidavit states that Pruitt said, “If I had a gun, I’d shoot the (expletive) (expletive),” in front of at least two high school teachers. The statement was reported to Superintendent Tim McGinnis and Assistant Superintendent Beth Sumner. Pruitt is scheduled to appear in court on May 30.
89-year-old Georgia man arrested for marijuana possession
On April 26, police observed David Arlington Bush, 89, of Hinesville, Ga., turning off of Joey Drive onto Highway 124 without using a turn signal. After he was stopped, Bush could not produce a valid proof of insurance. The officer asked the subject to step out of the vehicle to talk. After patting him down, the officer found a baggie in his front left pocket that contained a baggie of suspected marijuana. Bush was arrested and charged with failure to use a turn signal, no insurance and possession of marijuana.
Weaving on road leads to arrest
On April 28, a Cadiz police officer noticed Bertram Boyd, 54, of 2398 Maggie Rd., weaving on the road. After the officer pulled him over and ran his registration, he found that Boyd was driving with a suspended license. According to the report, Boyd told police that he had smoked crack a little over two hours earlier and had also consumed alcohol. An open container was also in the center console of the vehicle. A breath test revealed a blood alcohol concentration of .021, under the legal limit of .08. Blood and urine samples were sent to a lab. Boyd was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended operator’s license, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and possession of an open container of alcohol.
On April 28, Clarence Jessup, 52, of 609 Pleasant Church Rd., was a passenger in a DUI stop. After searching the vehicle, police found a container under Jessup’s seat that had three crack rocks inside. Jessup has several felony charges in his criminal history. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree, second offense and with being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.
Jennifer M. Barges, 27, of 372 Sunrise Dr., was a passenger in a DUI stop on April 28. According to the report, she told police she was under the influence of alcohol and crack cocaine. After she was arrested and placed in the police cruiser, she stuffed a crack pipe in the seat. This was discovered after the seat was searched before the start of a shift.
Princeton man chased, arrested
On April 29, police received a call from Scot Market reporting an “extremely intoxicated shoplifter,” according to a police report. Police attempted to stop Chase N. Bush, 18, of Princeton, with lights and sirens, but the subject fled. He continued to drive the vehicle until the rim on the back left tire “nearly melted off.” In the vehicle was a minor who was also under the influence. Police found marijuana in the vehicle and inside the Bush’s wallet. They also found several six-packs of beer and one twelve-pack behind the seat. There were also several empty cans inside the vehicle. The report also said that the vehicles rims left gouges on several miles of state highway. Bush was arrested and charged with fleeing and evading; wanton endangerment in the first degree; unlawful transaction with a minor; operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol in the second degree (aggravated circumstances); possession of marijuana; possession of alcohol by a minor; possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle; and criminal mischief in the first degree.