Thursday, October 9, 2014

Anyone missing a Gold Bar?

From the Cookeville Herald Citizen:


• Sgt. Cary Matheney observed a vehicle traveling south on North Willow Avenue on Monday. According to the police report, Matheney had prior knowledge that Jesse Carter has a suspended license. Carter also had an active warrant at the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Matheney noted that he left his position and caught up with the vehicle driven by Carter as it turned right on West Jere Whitson Road. The report states that Carter observed Matheney behind him and began swerving in the road. Matheney attempted to stop the vehicle near West Jere Whitson Road, but Carter continued south. Matheney noted that after he initiated his siren, “the vehicle continued to drive in the middle of the road.” The vehicle stopped at an apartment complex on Carolina Ave. Matheney walked to the driver’s door, instructed Carter to exit the vehicle and Carter was arrested.
Matheney informed Carter of the warrant and told him that he had a suspended driver license. Matheney conducted an inventory of the vehicle before having it towed. There was a light jacket in the driver’s seat that contained a one-ounce gold plated bar.
Carter said the jacket was his, but said he didn’t know where the gold bar came from. Carter agreed for Matheney to log the item at the police station for safe keeping. Matheney also found a cigarette filter, which was commonty used by IV drug users to filter narcotics before injecting them.
Carter told Matheney he was looking for some meth to use, but he had not found any. A blue bag containing 18 syringes was also located with the syringes still in their packaging. Carter was taken to the Putnam County Jail.

Friday, August 1, 2014

20 years for vehicular homicide



Jason Page, 45, pled guilty in Dyer County to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide. He was a 3rd DUI offender driving on a revoked license when he ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed and killed 61 year old Gary Walker. Page had a .30 blood alcohol level.



In Tennessee he will be parole eligible after serving 30% of his sentence and will be eligible for good behavior credits that could cut that time in half.



Factors in this crime: Alcohol, speed, revoked license, running stop sign.....he had them all!


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WSMV tv news takes on Shouse

Here is the story from last nights news in Nashville concerning community caretaking.  The newsletter will have more information on this story as soon as final edits are complete.


http://www.wsmv.com/story/26028620/judge-issues-ruling-about-how-officers-deal-with-passed-out-drivers


DRE School this week

Good luck to the men and women attending DRE School this week. This class is one of the most intense and difficult a law enforcement officer will ever attend. Those dedicated enough to persevere are highly motivated to respond to the issue of drugged driving.

In order to attend this school, there is a selection process that includes the endorsement of the local District Attorney.


This phase is conducted over nine days (72 class hours). It includes sessions in physiology, vital signs, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST), and extensive information on each of the seven categories of the drugs of abuse. The training includes three written examinations, a SFST proficiency examination and five written quizzes. Students must achieve a minimum of 80% on the three examinations, and must demonstrate proficiency in administering SFST's in order to progress to the certification phase.
The final exam usually takes more than five hours.