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

Suspended license

Cadiz Police Major Duncan Wiggins stopped Anthony Farrow, 39, of Cunningham Avenue on May 13 for an alleged expired registration and license violation. During the stop, Wiggins claimed in his report that he learned of the suspension of Farrow’s license and made an arrest for driving with a suspended license.

Theft of pipes

Trigg County Deputy Sheriff Kenneth Butts arrested 82-year—old Charles H. Jones of 280 Jefferson St. Cadiz on May 16 for alleged Criminal Trespassing (Second Degree) and Attempted Theft by Unlawful Taking (Misdemeanor, Less than $300). Butts claimed that Jones was spotted at Donnie McCraw’s old sawmill cutting metal pipes and attempting to leave with them. The deputy claimed the suspect did not have permission from the owner to take the metal.

Evading police

Cadiz Police Officer J.R Burnett arrested 24-year-old Tyvis Hendrix of Wharton Road on May 16.

Burnett claimed in his report that Hendrix fled in a motor vehicle while making a traffic stop. After vehicular pursuit, the suspect allegedly escaped on foot. About three-and-a-half hours later, Hendrix surrendered to police, who learned he faced a bench warrant for non-payment of fines. Police charged Hendrix with two counts of Fleeing or Evading Police in the Second Degree and one count of Non-payment of fines.

Marijuana trafficking

Jeremy Smith, 28, of Gentry Road faces charges of Trafficking in Marijuana, less than eight ounces after a May 17 arrest.

Cadiz Police Officer Chad Grace said that he stopped the suspect after failure to dim his headlights. Upon the suspect’s granting of consent to search his vehicle, Grace alleged that he found a large Ziploc bag containing a substance he believed to be marijuana.

Alcohol intoxication

Cadiz Police Officer Jeff Ethridge arrested Fernando Brown, 44, of Lafayette St., Cadiz on May 17 for alleged Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place.

An arrest report claimed that Brown rode as a passenger in a vehicle when the driver was arrested for a drug offense. Ethridge claimed that the suspect had an odor of alcoholic beverages on or about his person and admitted to consuming alcohol.

Alcohol intoxication

Anna McMurray, 24, of Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, Tenn. faces charges of Alcohol Intoxication after arrest on May 18.

Officer Matt Dolezal of the Cadiz Police claimed that she was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for alleged DUI.


Officer Grace stopped Cory Ozment, 25, of Oakwood Court, Mt. Juliet, Tenn. at a traffic safety checkpoint on May 18.

Grace claimed that he smelled alcohol in the suspect’s car. Ozment also allegedly failed a field sobriety test and admitted to drinking earlier. According to the report, he refused an Intoxilizer test.


Trigg County Sheriff’s Deputy Dane Hughes investigated an injury accident on May 20 leaving three hurt. His report said that driver Samuel B. Harshbarger, 17, of 5628 Princeton Road, Cadiz allegedly stated that he was driving too fast to negotiate a sudden sharp curve on an unfamiliar road while traveling westbound on Highway 272. After losing control of his vehicle, Harshbarger ran off the right side of the road, slid sideways striking a tree and rolled forward coming to rest at mailboxes. Of a total of four occupants in the vehicle, three were injured and transported to Trigg County Hospital for treatment. The report described damage to the vehicle as “very severe.”

Verbal abuse

School Resource Officer Tim Allen of the Cadiz Police Department detained a juvenile suspect on May 21 for allegedly yelling at an assistant principal. As Allen removed the suspect from the Trigg County High School office, he allegedly struggled with the officer and failed to comply with commands. The arrest report said that the unnamed juvenile suspect was released to the custody of his mother. The report also listed no charges filed against the suspect.

Traffic offenses

Officer Ethridge arrested Jessica Gibbs, 22, of Butler Road, Hopkinsville on May 21. Ethridge claimed that he stopped the suspect for speeding. During the stop, he learned that Gibbs’ license was allegedly suspended, though she still had possession of the suspended license. Ethridge also claimed that Gibbs could not produce a receipt of registration for her vehicle.

DUI and possession

Taylor Smith, 19, of South Road Cadiz faces charges of DUI-First Offense, Possession of a Controlled Substance- First Offense, Possession of a Simulated Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after a May 22 arrest.

Officer Burnett said that he received a complaint that Smith was attempting to flag down traffic. Upon arrival at the scene, Burnett said that he found the suspect allegedly in a parking lot with all four doors of his vehicle open. At the time, Burnett claimed that the suspect was searching for a nickel. Burnett said that the suspect appeared to be under the influence and could not follow simple instructions. He added that the suspect refused any sobriety test and allegedly found a simulated substance in one pocket and crack cocaine in the passenger’s seat.

Intoxication and chase

Deputy Riddle charged Phillip K. Cauthen, 48, of 4631 Hartsaw Court, Evansville Ind. with alleged Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place and Fleeing and Evading Police, First Degree, on foot after a May 24 arrest.

Riddle said that he responded to a domestic disturbance in which the caller advised a dispatcher that the suspect was struck by a car and suffered a broken leg. EMS also responded, and riddle requested assistance from the Kentucky State Police. Upon arrival, family members told Riddle that the suspect walked into the woods upon his arrival. Riddle announced his presence and ordered the suspect to leave the woods. The KSP assisted the search for the suspect. Witnesses reported the suspect’s presence upon a rooftop.

After rebuffing several requests, Cauthen descended from the roof, allegedly admitting to consuming four shots of tequila. Riddle claimed that the suspect appeared intoxicated with bloodshot eyes. After signing a refusal for assistance from EMS, he was lodged in Christian County Jail.

Cocaine possession

David P. Bridges, 42, of 214 Allen Circle, Cadiz, faces charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine- First Offense) and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia after arrest on May 23 by Dep. Riddle.

The deputy’s report claims that Bridges was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for an expired registration plate. After requesting permission to search the vehicle, the driver identified the location of a crack pipe held by the suspect between his seat and the door. Bridges allegedly admitting to throwing crack rocks out of his window. When placing the suspect into his patrol vehicle, Bridges allegedly advised riddle that he possessed additional cocaine in his right front trouser pocket.

Warrant served

Deputy Butts served a warrant on May 23 against Bingham M. Francis, 54, of 25 Jefferson Street.

The warrant, issued by Circuit Judge C.A. “Woody” Woodall III, claims two charges of Theft by Failure to Make a Required Disposition. It was issued on May 20 after a May 14 violation. Francis was held in lieu of a $15,000 cash bond.

Wire theft

Trigg County Deputy Jimmy Godair arrested Shelby R. Mart, 20, of 69 Forest Circle Cadiz on May 26. The uniform citation claimed that Police Officer Matt Dolezal received a complaint of three suspects stealing wire from the roof of Trigg County High School. At the scene, Godair and Dolezal encountered three suspects matching the description offered by a witness. The witness confirmed that three of the suspects were on the roof with pry bars. Mart was among the three. The Sheriff’s Office charged mart with Criminal Mischief, First Degree and Theft by Unlawful Taking, Felony, over $300.

During the arrest, Godair learned of a McLean County Warrant against Mart for a Probation Violation for a prior felony offense.

The Sheriff’s Department and Cadiz Police Department provided no other arrest reports for the other suspects arrested in relation to this case.
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