POLK COUNTY, Tenn. — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has added a man to their Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Ahren Presley

Ahren Presley, 20, is wanted by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the TBI on charges stemming from two deceased people found March 3 in Old Fort, according to a TBI release.

Presley should be considered armed and dangerous.

A grand jury returned indictments against Presley on Nov. 6 charging him with two counts of felony murder robbery, two counts of felony murder theft, two counts of conspiracy to commit robbery and theft, and two counts of especially aggravated robbery, according to the release.

Presley is described as a white man with light brown hair and brown eyes standing five feet 11 inches tall and weighing around 148 pounds.

Anyone with information about Presley’s whereabouts is urged to contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND. There is a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest.

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — One person was airlifted Wednesday afternoon after a crash on Highway 70 near Lavinia Road in northern Madison County.

Madison County Fire Chief Eric Turner said a concrete truck and passenger vehicle were involved in the crash. The driver of the passenger vehicle had to be removed from the car, Turner said.

The crash happened around 12:15 p.m. and the road was blocked due to the crash.

The driver was airlifted to Regional One in Memphis for treatment.

The people in this gallery were booked into the Madison County Jail between 7 a.m. on 11/21/17 and 7 a.m. on 11/22/17.

Their inclusion only indicates they were booked into the jail and does not indicate guilt.


MADISON COUNTY, Tenn. — With the holiday season here again, Madison County Sheriff John Mehr offers the following safety tips to residents.

· Always lock your vehicles and place packages out of sight, in your trunk when possible.

· Be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, especially at night.

· Park in lighted areas and as close to stores as possible.

· At night, avoid shopping alone.

· Don’t flash your cash and carry as little cash as you can.

· Use a designated driver for holiday parties involving alcohol or when using prescription drugs, and do not use illegal drugs.

· Watch out for fire starters, such as candles, fireplaces and turkey fryers.

· Plan UPS deliveries when someone is at home.

· Always buckle up, even when traveling a short distance.

· Put the cell phone away. Distracted driving is the cause of 1/4th of traffic accidents and fatalities.

· Beware of telephone scams and con artists trying to steal your money.

· Do not post your travel plans and locations online. You are asking to be burglarized.

· At home, don’t overload your electrical outlets, water your trees daily and stay in the kitchen while cooking.

Sheriff Mehr asks residents to report suspicious activity to the sheriff’s office and to use your cell phone to take photos of license plates or any unusual activities.

SPARTA, Tenn. (AP) — A Middle Tennessee judge who offered inmates less jail time if they voluntarily underwent birth control procedures has been publicly reprimanded by state judicial regulators.

The Tennessean reports White County judge Sam Benningfield received a Nov. 15 letter of reprimand from the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct, saying he’d acted in a way that threatened public confidence in the judicial system.

A public reprimand doesn’t tangibly affect a judge’s ability to work.

In May, Benningfield signed a standing order providing 30 days’ credit toward jail time for men who agreed to free vasectomies and women who agreed to free Nexplanon implants. He issued another order in July rescinding the practice after backlash.

Benningfield and White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe have been named in several lawsuits as a result of the program.

Weather Update:

Another arctic blast arrives just in time for the Thanksgiving Day holiday season. It will be rather chilly throughout much of the day. Even at the warmest point of the day when we hit a High temperature around 47°F, wind chill temps will still be in the  mid to upper 30s most of the day. Tonight High pressure will move in out of the west. This will cause winds to gradually relax, as a result we could be dealing with patchy frost again tomorrow morning, along with low temperatures in the mid to low 20s.  Temps will begin recovering on Thanksgiving day, making it back into the 50s.. However if you have plans to do Black Friday shopping. It will start very cold with temps in the middle to upper 20s.  It will warm back into the 60s in the afternoon though. Everyone have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving! I’ll see you on ABC 7 for Midday and CBS 7 At Noon.


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JACKSON, Tenn —  The Make-A- Wish foundation gives one little boy the surprise of a lifetime.

It was a memorable night for 5-year-old, Warner Wood. Warner was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition three years ago, but thanks to some good Samaritans, Warner and his family are heading to the Happiest Place on Earth.

“When we walked through the doors I think we just felt an overwhelming sense of gratitude and celebration all together,” Warner’s Mom, Brittany Wood said.

Every year the West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic raises funds to give back to the community. This year, they partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make Warner’s dream of going to Disney World come true. At age 2, Warner was diagnosed with leukemia, and since battling the illness physicians and staff at the clinic have supported the Wood family.

“Knowing that he’s finished with treatment and especially with everyone who supported us all along the clinic and our family and friends, it’s just been amazing,” Wood said.

CEO of the West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, Donna Klutts said.  “Very blessed during this holiday season to do something for somebody else.”

The surprise reveal party was filled with family and friends and included posters of pals, Woody and Buzz, who Warner is looking forward to meeting during the trip to Disney World.

“When he was diagnosed all of his Toy Story, the whole gang came with us to the hospital,” Wood said. “And they were in the hospital bed with him and they went to clinic with us all the time.”

Warner’s mom says he was diagnosed around the Thanksgiving holiday, so this family trip makes this Thanksgiving even more special.

“This is just an amazing experience that Warner is going to get to go on,” Wood said. “And we couldn’t imagine taking him in any other way.”

The Wood family will head to Disney World during the first week of December.

Just last year, Make-A-Wish granted more than 15,000 wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

JACKSON, Tenn.-Need something to do with your kids while they are out of school? Wednesday from 10a.m. to 1 p.m., Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum will be hosting a free children’s program with a reading time at the museum. Kids pre-kindergarten to 5th grade and their parents or grandparents are welcome to attend.

The hour-long program includes a themed story time followed by an activity and refreshments.



BELLS, Tenn. — The Front Porch in Bells hosted their fourth annual free Thanksgiving lunch Tuesday.

Owner and chef Carolyn Reed says she saves money for this all year long, with a little help from her friends, family and staff. She says for some people this is the only Thanksgiving they get.

“Always, always, as long as I got breath in my body, it’s going to be something that I do,” Reed said. “I’m just thankful that everything worked out perfect today and looking forward to tomorrow.”

One member of the Front Porch family was unable to attend due to health. They all wanted to wish Miss Alberta a Happy Thanksgiving.

BROWNSVILLE, Tenn.- Wednesday, a local restaurant will host another free Thanksgiving lunch.

The Brownsville Family Restaurant on East Main Street in Brownsville will provide Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Volunteers are preparing a full Thanksgiving meal for anyone that stops by for lunch.

The restaurant’s owners and employees say it is important to give back to the community. This is the 7th year for the free Thanksgiving meal to the public.


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