Police Reports
by Compiled by: Hawkins Teague
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Assault charge

Melinda W. Mayers, 40, of 103 Cunningham Ave., was arrested at Trigg County Hospital on Sept. 28 and charged with assault in the fourth degree. According to the police report, Mayers and her daughter had an argument that led to punching her daughter in the nose. The doctor on duty at the hospital advised that the daughter had a possible broken nose.

Man sits on top of car in traffic

On Oct. 1, police observed someone hanging out of the sunroof of a car while the vehicle was driving on Main Street. After police stopped the vehicle, the officer questioned a passenger, Wyatt Randall Ayala, 21, of 395 Montgomery Church Rd., who was slurring his speech and was unsteady on his feet, according to the report. After failing three field sobriety tests, the subject told police he had taken five Lortab pills in the previous hour. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication.



Police stopped the vehicle of Clarence S. Jessup, 52, of 609 Pleasant Hill Church Rd., on Sept. 30. The officer gave the subject several field sobriety tests, which he failed. He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test in both eyes, the one leg stand and the walk and turn. According to the report, Jessup could not follow simple instructions and started too soon. Police then found crack cocaine rock on the passenger seat and a crack pipe under the passenger’s leg as well as another pipe in between the seats. The officer also discovered that Jessup had a suspended driver’s license. He was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol; possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense; drug paraphernalia possession and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.

Passenger charged with


Jennifer M. Barges, 27, of 372 Sunrise Dr., was arrested on Sept. 30 and charged with possession of a controlled substance in the first degree, first offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was the passenger in a DUI arrest and police found a crack pipe under her leg and another in between the seats. When she stepped out of the vehicle, a small crack rock was found in the car, according to the report.


substance bust

Cadiz Police served a Trigg County Warrant for the arrest of Robert E. Pardell, 25, of 26 Main St., Apt. 2B, on Oct. 4. He was charged with four counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, which occurred on Oct. 3, according to the report.

Drunk in public

On Oct. 10, police received complaints from the public about a man on the walking trail at Glendale Drive and Lafayette Street. After arriving, they found Adam B. Curtis, 23, of 33 Medow Dr., who was walking unsteadily, swaying and slurring his speech, according to the report. He failed a horizontal gaze nystagmus test. Curtis admitted to police that he had taken prescription pills the night before. After he was arrested, Curtis pulled wires out from the center console, causing damage to the wiring of the police car.



On Oct. 15, police stopped a vehicle on US 68-80 at a vehicle safety checkpoint. Terrence C. Bingham, 19, of Cadiz (no address listed), was in the backseat. Police found a total of four separate bags of “suspected marijuana” in both of his shoes.

Assault and


On Oct. 16, police received a call at 338 3rd St. that someone was breaking into the house. Cadiz Police, Kentucky State Police and the Trigg County Sheriff’s Department arrived at the same time. When they got there, a male and female were fighting in the front yard and the officers tried to break up the fight. They sprayed both subjects with pepper spray. Once the fight was over and everyone was secure, the police officer forced open two windows that had been broken on the backside of the house. Kristen D. Sparks, 20, of 633 Old Hopkinsville Rd., had made partial entry to the house, according to the police report. The owner of the house had used an axe handle to push her back out of the window and had then called 911. He also called her father, who showed up before police arrived and was fighting with Kristen in the front yard when police arrived. Sparks was arrested and charged with burglary in the second degree and assault in the fourth degree.



On Oct. 16, Kenneth Taylor Sparks, 54, of 338 3rd St., was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. According to the police report, he was at his residence “causing alarm to the neighbors and people in public to annoy or alarm them.” He was involved in an altercation there.


imprisonment and assault

On Oct. 17, Phillip A. Stroud, 31, of 29 Line St., was involved in a physical altercation with his wife. According to the police report, Stroud punched her in the face and kicked her with heavy boots. The suspect also attempted to restrain her with duct tape and held her down. After police arrived, Stroud fled on foot. During the investigation, police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the room in which the incident occurred. Stroud was arrested and charged with assault in the second degree (domestic violence), fleeing or eluding police in the first degree (on foot), unlawful imprisonment in the first degree, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the first degree.



On Oct. 18, Frank R. Hendrix, 23, of 146 West End St., was arrested and charged with terroristic threatening in the third degree and nonsupport. He was served with two Trigg County arrest warrants.

Marijuana suspect attempts to evade, officer injured

According to a police report, James R. Crenshaw II, 22, of 41 Candy Drove, Cadiz, was arrested October 21 on charges of public intoxication, trafficking in marijuana, fleeing and evading in the first degree, assault in the third degree on a Police Officer and tampering with physical evidence.

While investigating another crime, the arresting officer stopped at Crenshaw’s location where he ordered the suspect to remove his hands from his pocket and step toward the officer. Crenshaw then started to run. While chasing him, Officer Chad Grace “severely injured” his leg. The suspect threw out two separate bags of marijuana and cash behind him. Officers also later recovered a loaded Ruger .357 Magnum revolver that he had thrown in someone’s yard while he was being chased. Police confirmed that Crenshaw is a convicted felon in possession of handguns.

Fight at hospital leads to arrest

On Oct. 21, police received a call in reference to a fight in the Trigg County Hospital parking lot. Police arrived on the scene to find Hershel N. Henderson, 34, of 326 Anna St., under the influence of alcohol and prescription medication. The subject stated that he was drunk. When the officer asked what else he had taken, he said he didn’t know. Henderson was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication.

No taillights lead to

intoxication arrest

On Oct. 21, police observed Rodney L. Anderson, 25, of 120 N Montgomery Church Rd., driving a vehicle without taillights. After police stopped him, Anderson said that there was no insurance on the truck. His “actions and behavior” led police to think he was under the influence of drugs. After a field sobriety test was conducted, police were sure he was intoxicated. Implied consent was read, but Anderson refused a blood test. He was arrested and charged with driving a vehicle with no taillights, no insurance and driving under the influence in the first degree.

Primary Care break-in

Cadiz Police are investigating a break-in at the Trigg County Primary Care. The break-in was reported on Oct. 21 at 7:59 a.m. by an employee. An unknown person or persons entered the building through a window, damaging a screen. Nothing was reported missing and no other damage was reported. The case remains under investigation by Officer J.R. Burnett.

Stolen license plate

Cadiz Police are investigating the theft of a license plate from a vehicle parked at a business. Debbie Armstrong, of 367 Lafayette St., reported the theft on Oct. 21. She said someone had removed a license plate from her personal vehicle at Armstrong Auto Sales in the 300 block of Main Street. The Kentucky license plate reads 784-EWD. Armstrong said it had been taken between Oct. 16 and Oct. 18. The case remains under investigation by Officer Scott Brown.
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