Nicholas A. Travelstead, 29 of Norris City reported an assault on Sunday, June 23 at 6:02 p.m. to the White County Sheriff’s Department. Travelstead stated that he and his girlfriend Heather Bowlby were exchanging children in common with Michelle Yates at the Enfield intersection with his ex. Travelstead’s girlfriend Heather got out of the car to help the children into Travelstead’s car. Yates began verbally abusing Bowlby and told her to get back in the car. A passenger in Yates’ car, Christy McDonald got out of the car and started toward Bowlby, who believed McDonald planned to hit her, but she did not. Travel stead called the cops and Yates and McDonald left. Bowlby signed a statement and a complaint for assault by McDonald.
Sheriff’s deputy George Spencer responded to a report of a forcible entrance into a residence at 409 E. Johnson St. in Enfield on Friday, June 21 at approximately 9:39 p.m. Kimberly Duckworth of that address said the property is owned by her parents. She stated she left the residence at 5:30 and did not return until 9:15 p.m. when she observed a two-car carport had been removed from the property east of her residence, which was also owned by her parents, at 417 E. Johnson St. Duckworth said that both home are for sale and no property should be removed from either property. She stated she believed that her son James E. Steele, who lived at the home at 417 E. Johnson, had removed the carport and sold it without permission. Duckworth said she observed that someone had forced open a garage door at 409 E. Johnson. She said a number of items were moved around. The officer observed cables on the garage door appeared damaged. Duckworth believed Steele forced entry to the residence but stated she could not prove this.
While on a phone call with Steele, and when asked about the carport, Steele admitted he had disassembled it so that a small building at the rear of the property could be moved. Steele denied gaining entrance to Duckworth’s home or that he had damaged the property.
An incident report was completed and placed on file at the Sheriff’s Department.
Richard E. Ott 33, of Carmi, was picked up on a warrant arrest on Friday, June 21 around 11:20.
Larry Tyree, 30, of Carmi was picked up on a warrant arrest on Monday.
Keaton T. Pollard, 23, of Crossville was picked up late Sunday night on a warrant arrest
Officer Sgt. Craig Poole responded to a report of criminal damage to property after Danny L. Harris called in on Friday, June 21 at 9:00 a.m. Harris advised that Harris Brother’s Farms LLC owned property at 1673 Co. Rd. 1920 E. Carmi. He reported that sometime this week a vehicle had done donuts causing rut damage at that location.
Patti Hyatt of Crossville reported that her boyfriend Sherman Hilborn had hit her. Randy Graves responded to the call and spoke with both Hyatt and Holborn, who denied hitting Hyatt after an argument over pancakes. Hyatt didn’t want to sign a complaint but wanted Holborn removed form the residence, where they had been living since his release from jail on another domestic battery charge against Hyatt.
A complaint of aggravated battery was filed by Adrienne Newman of Carmi on Saturday, after her two year old suffered an injury to her face after being left in the care of a friend Chrystal Meriweather, who went to work the next day and left the baby in the care of her 17 year old son James Browning. Meriweather stated she has left the child before with her son with out incident. The son was questioned by would not tell Meriweather anything. Meriweather and Newman decided to contact the Police Department. The ambulance service was called to check on the child and she was transported to the Hamilton County Hospital.
Browning was taken to the Sheriff’s office where he was released to his father. DCFS will be contacted to investigate further.
Ruth Williams of Crossville, reported a theft from her property in Crossville. on Friday, June 21,, someimte between 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. someone came on her property and took her wind chimes and yard ornaments. The three different wind chimes are described as one having a ball that lights up, and one with a humming bird and one with three birds. One of the yard ornaments was a tea pot, one was a hummingbird, one was a pink lantern, and the other was a bird with a flower. All of the yard ornaments light up.
Timothy Wilson of Enfield at approximately 11:35 p.m. called the Sheriff’s office to report a theft. He stated that he and his girlfriend, Carson Borne had left heir residence at 8:00 p.m. and upon returning, they notice that someone had entered the home and taken a 42: Sanyo flat screen TV. Though they had just moved in and not finished unpacking, they believed the TV to be the only thing missing.
Jeff Leinard of Mill Shoals called the White County Sheriff’s office on Sunday to report that his social security number and tax information may be have been stolen. On Sunday, he found a flash drive plugged into his smart tv, which contained his social security number and tax information. Leonard stated he has not noticed any kind of fraud, but wanted a report on file in case something did happen. He was advised to contact the social security office and the IRS to make them aware of the possible identity theft.
A runaway incident was report by Tiffany F. Muston via telephone stating that three juvenile males had left the Baptist Children’s Home, Verhines Cottage, outside of Carmi without permission. Huston stated the juveniles left through a bedroom window at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Friday, Juen 21. The first juvenile is age 16, black male approx. 5’10” and 150 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes. The second juvenile is 14 years old white male, approx. 5’3” 101 lbs. with blond hair and blue eyes. the third juvenile was 15 years old, white male, 5’3” 125 lbs. with brown hair and hazel eyes. No clothing description was available for the first two, but the third one was last seen wearing gray sweatpants, gray shoes, and a dark green sweatshirt. An incident report was placed on file at the Sheriff’s department and the juveniles were entered into the LEADS/NCIC database as runaway juveniles.
Another runaway was reported from the Baptist Children’s home by Karen Pelesia on Sunday, June 23 at 8:55 p.m. A 15 year old white male with black hair, 5’5” weighing 145 lbs. He was last seen around Washington School in Carmi. The juvenile returned to the home at approximately 9:50 p.m. on Sunday evening.