Crime

Ripley man charged with murder in Haywood County overdose death

HAYWOOD COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Ripley man is charged with second-degree murder after a Haywood County man died last month of a drug overdose. According to the West Tennessee Drug Task Force, Charlie Zachary Thornton has been arrested in connection…

Crockett County woman facing drug charges after TBI investigation

CROCKETT COUNTY, Tenn. -- A Crockett County woman is in custody after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Crockett County Sheriff's Office. According to a news release, the investigation into Amber Cocker, 29, began in July…

4 indicted in methamphetamine distribution conspiracy

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Four people have been indicted in a methamphetamine distribution conspiracy, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's office. The release says a federal grand jury returned the three-count indictment on Thursday, July 30, charging Jason…

Dyersburg police seek information on two Sunday shootings

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- The Dyersburg Police Department is investigating two separate shootings that occurred two hours apart, according to a news release. The release states at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, officers responded to a weapons complaint at…

Puryear man arrested in homicide investigation

HENRY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A joint investigation between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Henry County Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of a Puryear man. A news release from the TBI says 74-year-old James Edward Caddell was…

US Marshals seek escaped man in West Tennessee

JACKSON, Tenn. -- The US Marshals Service is seeking the public's help in locating a man who escaped from federal custody. The US Marshal Service says 36-year-old Chris Lee Hawkins left a federal halfway house Wednesday night. Authorities say that…

17 charged in alleged drug trafficking ring

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Seventeen people from across West Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi are facing federal charges after an investigation into an alleged drug trafficking organization. According to a release from the U.S. Attorney's office, the individuals were charged with conspiracy…

3 in custody after break-in at Medina pharmacy

MEDINA, Tenn. -- Three people are currently in custody following a break-in at a Medina pharmacy over the weekend. According to a news release, officers responded to a burglar alarm at Hometown Pharmacy around 2:45 a.m. Saturday. The release says…

Jackson police investigating report of stolen packages

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Investigators with the Jackson Police Department are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a suspect in a theft investigation. Police say a man was seen on a door camera taking packages from the front porch…

Two sex offenders sentenced in Henderson County

HENDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- Two Henderson County individuals recently convicted of criminal offenses involving minors have been sentenced. 33-year-old Nathaniel Steven Wells was convicted of one count of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of especially aggravated sexual…

Dyersburg standoff ends with one in custody

DYERSBURG, Tenn. -- Around 3:30 Wednesday morning, Dyersburg police responded to a residence on the 500 block of Lewis Avenue and Johnson Street after a man barricaded himself inside of a home. According…

Suspect in 2017 robberies sentenced to 38 years

JACKSON, Tenn. -- A man charged in two 2017 robberies has been sentenced to 38 years in federal custody following a trial last year. Gene Allen Howell, 39, was found guilty of two counts of aggravated bank robbery in October.…

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