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From News Director Tim Alsobrooks

Weekend News Director Blake Stevens

Missing Jewelry in Henry

Henry, Tenn. - A homeowner on Gilkey Road in Henry reported to the Henry County Sheriff's Office that her 3 Karat diamond ring valued at $6,000 is missing. She spoke with her ex-husband and believes that he does not have the jewelry in question. The case is still under investigation.

Fraudulent Use of Credit Card

Paris, Tenn. - The Paris Police Department confirms that Joseph Phillips, 53, of Dunlap Street in Paris reported fraudulent use of his credit card on Friday. Patrolman Eric Long responded and was told that the card was used 3 times in Illinois, twice at Walgreens and once at a shell station. Phillips told Long that he hasn’t been to Illinois in a long time and that the card is still in his possession.

PES Fall Kickoff Festival

Paris, Tenn. - The Paris Elementary School Fall Kickoff Festival is set for Friday, September 19th from 4:30 to 7:00 PM. Each ticket costs 50 cents for the games, activities, and food. Any child under the age of 15 can trade 5 boxtops for education for 5 tickets. Activities include inflatable jumpers, a sewer plunge, corn hole, ladder golf, and a book swap. Concessions include cotton candy, papa john’s pizza, popcorn, and cotton candy. Fun for the whole family at the Fall Kickoff Festival this Friday!

Book of Phillipians Play

Paris, Tenn. - The West Wood Pentecostal Church of God on 1788 West Wood Street in Paris is hosting a dramatization of the book of Phillipians – Paul (the prisoner) next Sunday, September 21st. The public is encouraged to attend. A love offering will be taken. For more information, contact Joe Page, Pastor, at 731-986-5316.

Eye Full of Paris September 26th-28th

Paris, Tenn. - The annual Eye Full of Paris Weekend in historic downtown Pairs will take place on September 26th-28th. Six events will take place over the three day weekend. Noon on the square will open the event with the music of John Austin McDaniel on the courthouse lawn free of charge. The weekend continues on Friday evening with the Tennessee Fine Arts League’s art show, sale and reception from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. This showcase will be at the Lee Academy of the Arts on Lee Street. Come on out and enjoy an eye full of Paris!

Henry County Marching Patriots Invitational

Paris, Tenn - The Henry County Marching Patriots Invitational is set for Saturday, September 20th at Patriot Stadium. Gates are set to open at 2:30 PM and admission is 7 dollars at the door. Children under the age of 6 are free. 19 High School Bands from across the Southeast are expected to attend. An exhibition performance by the Murray State Racer Band will also take place. Fun for all ages Concessions will be served. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

Boss Hoss Rally September 18-20 At Paris Landing Park

Paris, Tenn - The 15th Annual Boss Hoss Rally & Mid-South Motorcycle Festival will be held at Paris Landing State Park beginning Thursday, September 18th through Saturday, September 20th. This three day event will begin with a Meet & Greet and a performance by “The Ray Lewis Band” at the Boss Hoss Lounge. On Friday, the annual motorcycle parade will depart at 1030 from Paris Landing making their way to court square downtown for Noon on the square with a performance by “The Barons.” The festival will wrap up on Saturday with events including The Hoss 5K, the “Boss Hoss Burnout BBQ Cook-Off Competition, and “The Allen Warren Band” performing at the Boss Hoss lounge at 6 PM.  

Pioneer Day Saturday in Henry

Henry, Tenn - Saturday, The Henry Volunteer Fire department and the town of Henry will be celebrating their annual Pioneer Day event. Located at the civic center on Park Drive in Henry, there will be a blacksmith demonstration, food, a fireman’s hose and bouncy houses for the kids, and a mechanical bull. At 7 PM there will a horse show. A wrestling match will take place at the civic center. Bell time is 730. For more information on this event, contact Joe Collins at 731-336-1726.

Public Intoxication Leads to Arrest at Fuel Pro

Paris, Tenn - According to a report from the Paris Police Department, Dave Smith, 45, of Harrison Lane in Paris, has been charged with public intoxication. Smith was arrested at Fuel Pro on Tyson Avenue. When Sgt. Josh Fry spoke with Smith, he detected an odor of alcohol. Smith stated that had drank two quarts of beer. Smith was then transported to the Henry County jail.

Drug Fraud Reported at Walgreens

Paris, Tenn - A report from the  Henry County Sheriff’s office stated that Kimberly Gremore, 49, of North Market Street of Paris, has been charged with drug fraud. Officers responded to a call to Walgreens on Memorial Drive  and upon arrival Gremore was arrested by Patrolman Jeff Smith for Drug Fraud which is a class E felony.

Henry County Defeated by Memphis Ridgeway

Chase Henderson keeps his string of 100 yard rushing games. He has over 100 yds rushing in all of the Patriots games this year. (Tim Pharr photo)

Paris, Tenn. -It was cool and brisk last night as the Henry County Patriots hosted the Memphis Ridgeway Roadrunners in football action at Patriot Stadium. The Patriots and Roadrunners were in a defensive battle as the first half ended in a scorless tie.  The only action of the first half came when Ridgeway attempted to score a touchdown but the pass was ruled incomplete because the receiver was out of bounds.

Cody Hunter and friends crush a Memphis Ridgeway runner.  (Tim Pharr photo

The Patriots got on the scoreboard first in the third quarter with a Gage Hanely 29 yard field goal putting Henry County up 3-0. Ridgeway answered by scoring 2 quick touchdown midway thru the 3rd quarter leading the Patriots by a score of 14-3.

Gage Hainley with a hold from Jacob Croasmun kicks a 29 yard field goal to put the Patriots ahead 3-0 early in the 3rd quarter against Memphis Ridgeway. (Tim Pharr photo)

Then late into the fourth quarter, Chase Henderson rushed for two touchdowns but both 2 point conversions were no good and Henry County led by a score of 15-14. With 8.7 seconds remaining in the game, Ridgeway scored on a pass play, making the final score 22-15 Ridgeway.

Next Friday night Henry County will be back in District 10-AAA competition facing Rossview at Patriot Stadium. You can hear all the action on 94.1 FM WLZK, on wmufradio.com and on your phone by calling 415-325-0723 (charges may apply).   The Papa Johns Pre-Game show beginning at 6:30pm and kickoff at 7PM.


Possession & Drug Paraphernalia

Paris, Tenn. - The Henry County Sheriffs office confirms that Billy Cole, 59, of Main Street in Puryear was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia as well as theft of property. Cole was placed under arrest with a 2,000 dollar bond.


Reports of Theft Around the County

Paris, Tenn. - Sarah Pettigrew of Springville Road in Paris has been charged with theft or property and vandalism of a Lakewood storage building. Bill Jenkins of the Henry County Sheriffs office arrested the woman and she was placed on a 10,000 dollar bond.  


Dallas Hudspeth, 20, and Brandy Kilburn, 19, of Campbell Road in Henry were both charged with theft of property and placed under arrest with a 500 dollar bond.

Second attempt at Dollar General Theft

Paris, Tenn. - Sgt. Michael Ramos responded to a call at Dollar General on North Market Street. Kristi Barcio of Big Sandy was reported concealing various items on her person. When she was approached by officers, she began throwing the items out of her purse. The items were valued at 25 dollars and 67 cents. She was charged with shoplifting. The manager confirms that the store has had run-ins with Barcio previously.

DUI and Implied Consent

Paris, Tenn. - Stephen Scott, 46, of Davison Drive in Paris, was charged with a DUI and implied consent. Scott was pulled over after reportedly driving 55 in a 40. When officers approached him he appeared unsteady and smelled of alcohol. Scott agreed to a sobriety test but did not consent to giving blood after the charging officer read the Tennessee Implied Consent Form. He is placed on a 500 dollar bond.

Preminition Rocks Court Square

(Cheryl Allen photo)

Paris, Tenn - The court square in Paris was rocking to the old time rock and roll of the group Premonition on Friday at noon on the square. One could not ask for better weather, with a nice breeze, a great crowd showed up for the second Friday of the event that is put on by Commercial Bank & Trust.

The Project Graduation for the 2015 graduating class were selling hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as the Downtown Business Association selling drinks, If you were  unable to come out to Noon on the Square, you still have 2 more chances.

Next Friday at noon the Baron Band will be playing for your enjoyment, and be sure to bring your lawn chairs or blankets, and spend your lunch hour with Noon on the Square in Paris.


Patton Gets Federal Indictments After 3 Year Operation

Sheriff Monte Belew and Sgt. Jamie Myrick escort Markia Patton to the patrol car in front of the court house this morning. (Inv. Adam Jenkins photo)

Paris, Tenn.- Working with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Metro Crime Unit, Paris Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Tennessee, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was able to get repeat offender Markia Patton federally indicted on two charges Friday morning.

Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew said Patton was showing up for court Friday morning on previous charges including the aggravated assault charge from the April Ogburn Park shooting incident when officers had planned to arrest Patton. Belew said Patton seemed to think something was up and left the courthouse. Sgt. Jamie Myrick said, “we followed Patton and took him into custody at a barber shop on North Poplar Street..”

The investigation has been ongoing for about three years and due to his career crimes, Patton will be federally indicted on drug trafficking and felony possession of firearms in drug trafficking. Patton is currently in jail at Henry County awaiting pickup by U.S. Marshals and then he will be taken to Jackson.

Belew said, “this investigation is a prime example of the working with other agencies to get career criminals off the street and get them federally indicted where the sentences will be longer and stiffer than at the local level. We will continue to target these career criminals to make Henry County a safer place.”

Sgt. Jamie Myrick said, “Patton has been a long term nuisance for years and after he has accumulated numerous charges we were able to get these Federal indictments and he is in jail awaiting transport by U.S. Marshals.”

Sgt. Myrick said some of the connections to crimes with Patton included four pounds of marijuana and an SKS assault weapon. They were linked to Patton thru DNA and fingerprints.

Sgt. Myrick said, “we will continue to take on these career criminals and there are some more in Henry County now we are investigating and are working to get federal indictments on them as well.”

Patton will be taken to Jackson and await hearings in the U.S. District Court next week.


 


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