April 2018 Archives

Juvenile crimes: Minor facing auto theft, weapons charges

A 17-year-old male is facing weapons charges in connection with a recent police search. The Metro Police Juvenile Crimes Task Force in Nashville came across a vehicle that was reported stolen while on the lookout for other stolen Tennessee vehicles. When they approached the car, the driver allegedly fled. Cops found the car in a nearby neighborhood. According to witnesses, the driver and passengers ran into an apartment.

3 things you can refuse when stopped by police

Many tourists come to the Sevierville, Tennessee area for the wealth of attractions, from Dollywood in Pigeon Forge to the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What you may not know as a visitor to the area, however, is that local law enforcement is extremely vigilant in policing. You may find yourself facing DUI charges if you drive while under the influence on vacation.

Tennessee man faces drug charges

A man in Lawrenceburg is facing serious charges following his arrest by local sheriff's deputies, according to a recent report. A captain in the Tennessee county's local law enforcement has confirmed that the 34-year-old man is facing a variety of drug charges. The man is currently being held in a county jail against $279,000 bail. No court date has been announced at this time. 

2 Tennessee police officers face drug charges

Two officers in Memphis have been charged in connection with an alleged drug transport they are believed to have taken part in. Tennessee authorities have confirmed that the two police officers, both men aged 41 and 25, are facing drug charges including conspiracy to distribute. These two officers were set to be arraigned on April 16. 

Law proposed that would affect charges related to drunk driving

Blood tests, as well as breath tests, are often administered to drivers when police suspect them of driving under the influence. While someone stopped for alleged drunk driving can refuse to take one of these tests, he or she may currently face other charges if they do. The Tennessee legislature is considering a change in the law that would eliminate the criminal charges for not agreeing to undergo the blood or breath tests.

Morristown residents facing drug charges after arrests

Tennessee law enforcement officials are very vocal about their efforts to reduce drug activity within the state. Various agencies often combine resources to investigate alleged activity. The investigations often include many personnel and are conducted over a long period of time. A recent effort among local and state personnel resulted in the arrests of 14 individuals on several drug charges.

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