Police Reports
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Police reports are compiled by staff members of The Cadiz Record from the files and arrest reports of the Cadiz Police Department and Trigg County sheriff’s Office.


Cadiz Police Officer Chad Grace arrested 18-year-old Linzi Birdsong of Canton Road, Cadiz on April 13.

According to the police report, Grace observed the suspect for allegedly crossing the fog line on Highway 68. During the stop, Grace described Birdsong’s behavior as “very nervous.” Upon obtaining consent to search the suspect’s vehicle, Grace said that he found a small bag of marijuana and a second small bag containing what appeared to Grace as cocaine. A blood sample was taken from Birdsong as evidence at the Trigg County Hospital.


Dave K. Gray, 39, of Jefferson St. Cadiz faces charges of Disregarding a Stop Sign, Driving with a Suspended License due to DUO, Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container and No Proof of Insurance after his April 14 arrest.

Officer J.R. Burnett of the Cadiz Police said that he stopped Gray after the suspect allegedly disregarded a stop sign. During the stop, Burnett said that he noted a half-can of beer, cold to the touch in the suspect’s possession. He added that Gray was unable to provide proof of insurance.


On April 17, Officer Grace arrested Joy Tyler, 52, of Lafayette Street, Cadiz for charges of DUI and speeding. Grace alleged she drove faster tan the speed limit. During a routine traffic stop, he said that he noticed a smell of alcohol on the suspect and performed several sobriety tests, which she failed. After arrest, the suspect reportedly registered .14 on an Intoxilizer test.

School fight

School Resource Officer Tim Allen arrested 18-year-old Danielle Valdez of West End Street for Second Degree Assault. The arrest report said that an arrest warrant was issued for Valdez after a fight on April 16 where she repeatedly slammed another girl’s head against the floor.

Shoplifting chicken

Officer Grace arrested three suspects on April 18 for allegedly stealing a bag of frozen chicken from the Food Giant Supermarket.

Grace’s report lists 20-year-old James D. Wynn, of West End St., James R. Boyd, 21, of Hillview Drive and Kevin D. Bingham, 19 of Cerulean Road as suspects facing charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking, less than $300 (shoplifting) in the case.

The arrest report alleged that Grace received a complaint of shoplifting at the store. Upon stopping a vehicle driven by Wynn, he discovered the driver had his operator’s license suspended to a prior DUI and charged him with that offense. Grace said that he discovered the chicken in the vehicle where the complaining witness said it would be, and arrested the Wynn and passengers Boyd and Bingham, charging them with shoplifting.


Joseph Mahaney, 50, of Main St. Cadiz faces several charges related to his arrest for his alleged fourth DUI offense.

Chad Grace of the Cadiz P.D. arrested the suspect in the parking lot of the Goodnite Motel on April 18 after receiving a complaint about a possible DUI. At the scene, grace said he found the truck still running and allegedly smelled alcoholic beverages on or about the suspect. Grace added that Mahaney had an open container of alcohol in his vehicle and failed a field sobriety test. An Intoxlyzer test recorded the suspect’s blood alcohol content at .201, more than double the state’s legal limit of .08.

Mahaney faces charges of Improper Registration, Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance, Open Alcohol Container by a Minor, and a Fourth DUI Offense.


Officer J.R. Burnett arrested 39-year-old Stacy Sholar of Lafayette St. Cadiz on April 19 for a second DUI offense, Driving with a Suspended License from a previous DUI, Possession of an Open Container of Alcohol in a Motor Vehicle and Failure to Provide Proof of Insurance.

Burnett’s report said that he stopped the suspect for weaving and driving in the middle of the road. The suspect allegedly had the odor of alcohol on or about her person and several open containers in the vehicle. Burnett said that she failed all field sobriety tests and recorded a .141 on an Intoxilyzer test.


On April 20, Officer Burnett arrested Amanda Deloach, 25, of Hilltop Street Cadiz for an alleged second DUI offense and Possession of an Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in a Motor Vehicle.

Burnett claimed that the suspect parked at Minit Mart, on a curb and partially in a bush with headlights on, turn signal illuminated and the vehicle running. He added that he had to open the door to wake her. According to the report, the suspect claimed she was too drunk to drive and parked at the store. An Intoxilyzer test recorded her blood alcohol content at .211.

Warrant served

Cadiz Police Officer Jeff Ethridge arrested 22-year-old Lashondra Acree of North Anna Street, Cadiz on April 21 on the strength of a McCracken County District Court Warrant for Theft by Deception. No further details appeared in the arrest report about the nature of the warrant.

Warrant served

Cadiz Police Officer Chad Grace arrested Timothy E. McWilliams, 51 of East 12th Street Cadiz on April 22 on the strength of two Trigg County warrants for his arrest. The warrants were issued for two counts of Theft by Unlawful Taking, one beneath $300, the second, a felony, of an amount greater than $300.

DUI and intoxicated passenger

27-year-old Jesse Bealmer of Bealmer Road, Cadiz, faces charges for his first alleged DUI offense on April 23. Officer Chad grace said that he stopped the suspect’s car for allegedly crossing a centerline. During the stop, Grace described the suspect as “nervous, pupils fixed.” The suspect failed a field sobriety test and police took a blood sample from Bealmer for examination.

During the stop, police also arrested Greggory Francis, 50, of Bay Colony Drive, Cadiz. Grace said that Francis, a passenger in the vehicle was in possession of a crack pipe and under the influence of an intoxicating substance. Francis was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Public Intoxication.

Gun at the head

Major Duncan Wiggins of the Cadiz Police Department arrested Frank Hendrix, 25, of Wallace Avenue, of Cadiz on the strength of a Trigg County arrest warrant. The arrest report said that on April 23, the suspect allegedly assaulted an individual with a handgun and pointed it at his head. The victim received treatment at Trigg County Hospital while Hendrix faces charges of Assault in the Second Degree and Wanton Endangerment.

Suspended license

Forty-two-year-old Columbus McGee of New Hope Road, Cadiz faces charges of Driving on a Suspended Operator’s License after an April 25 traffic stop. In the arrest report, Officer J.R. Burnett said that he had prior knowledge of the suspect’s license suspension before stopping him in traffic.

Alcohol intoxication leads to warrant arrest

Officer Burnett arrested 29-year-old Stephen W. White of Travis Road, Princeton for alleged Alcohol Intoxication and on the strength of a warrant for alleged Non-payment of a fine.

Burnett’s report said that he observed the suspect walking on a roadway, and received a complaint from the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office. The arresting officer called White “belligerent” and said that he could not keep his balance. The warrant originated in Trigg County District Court, though the arrest report contained no information on it.

DUI and resisting arrest

On April 27, Officer Burnett arrested Charles M. Wharton, 50, of Thomas Street, Cadiz after receiving a report that the suspect was allegedly “out of control.” Upon arriving at the scene, Burnett claims that he observed Wharton exiting a vehicle and appearing “under the influence.”

Burnett claimed that the suspect did not cooperate with him, grew combative, and attempted to strike and bite officers. He was charged with a first offense of DUI, Resisting Arrest and Third-Degree Assault.

Warrant served

Deputy Dane Hughes of the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office arrested David Lee Daniels, 42, of 15469 South Road, Cadiz on the strength of a Trigg County Circuit Court warrant issued on July 25, 2005.

The arrest report said that the violation took place on August 13, 2004. He was charged at the time with Third Degree Assault on a Police or Probation Officer. Other prior charges include a second count of the above, Resisting Arrest Disorderly Conduct, Alcohol Intoxication and Third Degree Criminal Mischief.


Deputy Sheriff Matt Riddle arrested David J. Balding, 49, of 2500 Edwards Mill Road, Hopkinsville on April 27.

Riddle said that he had been advised of a possible DUI and drove to investigate. Upon sighting Riddle, the suspect’s vehicle allegedly accelerated and crossed the center and fog lines several times. Upon stopping, Riddle said that he noted the odor of alcoholic beverages on the driver. The arresting officer also claimed that the suspect admitted to drinking and failed several field sobriety tests. The arrest report also alleged that the suspect had an open container in his car. After arrest, the suspect’s car was towed and the dog warden impounded a dog.

Balding’s Breathalyzer test reported a blood alcohol content of .219.
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