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1 injured in Wednesday shooting at Allenton Heights

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Wednesday night in Allenton Heights. Officials with JPD say that officers responded to the shooting around 8:45 p.m. JPD says a person with gunshot wounds was found…

Jason Autry arrested on gun, drug charges

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Benton County Sheriff Kenny Christopher has confirmed Jason Autry is back in custody following his arrest on charges of felon in possession of a firearm, evading arrest, possession of methamphetamine, and public intoxication. Autry is currently…

Weakley Co. man sentenced to nearly 8 years for meth related charges

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The District Attorney's Office says a Weakley County man has been sentenced to over eight years in federal prison. The release from the district attorney says 32-year-old Justin Tyler Bynum, of South Fulton, was sentenced on methamphetamine…

Endangered juvenile found in Martin

WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. -- U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller has confirmed an endangered juvenile was found in Martin on Wednesday. U.S. Marshals found the girl at the Eagle Inn on North Lindell Street in Martin with several adults, according to a…

Former Preventagenix office manager pleads guilty to federal charges

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The former office manager of Preventagenix clinic has pleaded guilty to federal charges of unlawfully distributing controlled substances and aiding and abetting. According to court documents, Kristie Gutgsell is accused of intentionally and knowingly distributing and dispensing…

U.S. Marshals announce arrest in 2017 homicide

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A suspect is in custody in connection with a 2017 homicide investigation in Madison County, according to U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller. In a news release, the U.S. Marshals confirmed the arrest of Donald Wayne Duckworth. The release…

Jackson police investigating death of 18-month-old toddler

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Jackson police are investigating the death of a toddler early Tuesday morning. In a news release, police say officers responded to an apartment at Parkridge Apartments just before 5 a.m. The release says officers at the apartment…

Trenton teen charged after armed robbery at Humboldt store

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- 19-year-old Collin Michael Lee, of Trenton, is facing robbery and theft charges following an incident at a convenience store Monday night. A news release states around 7:44 p.m. on November 30, officers with the Humboldt Police Department…

Mother charged after 14-month-old dies due to burn injuries

OBION COUNTY, Tenn. -- A woman is in custody after a 14-month-old child died due to burn injuries. According to a news release, officers with the Union City Police Department responded to Union City Baptist Memorial Hospital on Nov. 10…

Police seek info after shot fired at south Jackson Walmart

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The Jackson Police Department is seeking a person's identity following an incident at Walmart in south Jackson on Saturday. Police say around 5:10 p.m. on November 28, a gunshot was fired at the store. According to JPD,…

Five indicted in August shooting in Fayette County

FAYETTE COUNTY, Tenn. -- Five people have been indicted following a shooting at a Fayette County party in August. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 19-year-old Tavaris Lewis was shot and killed at the party, and four others…

Sixth former correctional officer pleads guilty after inmate assaulted

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A sixth former Tennessee Department of Correction employee has pleaded guilty to charges related to the assault of an inmate at Northwest Correctional Complex last year. According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Michael Dunavant, 29-year-old…

Crockett Co. Sheriff's Office investigates shots fired

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- According to Capt. Roy Mosier with the Crockett County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a report of gunfire heard in the 1600 block of Johnson Grove road just after 6 Monday evening. Investigators tell us it appears…

Savannah man charged with rape of minor

SAVANNAH, Tenn. -- A Savannah man has been indicted on counts of rape following an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. According to a news release, TBI agents began investigating allegations involving the rape of a minor on September…

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