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Authorities dispatched to Buffalo Road: items taken from semi-truck

Authorities were dispatched to an address on Buffalo Road Sunday morning around 8:30. The resident was away from home and had been notified by relatives who became suspicious after noticing the hood of his semi-truck was up. The man then called 9-1-1 to have an officer go by and check the scene. At the residence, officers found the hood of the truck up and more than 37 hundred dollars worth of missing electronics and tools. There are no suspects in the case.

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Three Airlifted Wednesday Evening In Crash Involving Deputy

A West Lawrence couple and a deputy were airlifted from the scene of a crash that occurred on U.S. Highway 64 West Wednesday evening.

Reports filed through the Tennessee Highway Patrol show that a patrol car driven by Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Brandon Smith, 25, of Leoma, was westbound when it collided with a vehicle driven by Floyd Price, age 72. Price’s passenger was wife Gale Price, age 69. The crash occurred at the Robertson Road intersection shortly before 6:00 p.m.

Smith was reportedly responding to a burglary call on Brush Creek Road at the time the crash occurred.

All three were airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Smith received treatment and was later released. Both Floyd and Gale Price were receiving care through the facility’s Trauma Unit.

Investigation into the crash is being conducted through THP.

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Lawrenceburg Council Appoints New City Administrator

Leaders with the City of Lawrenceburg voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Chris Shaffer to the post of City Administrator.

Members of the Lawrenceburg Board of Mayor and Council began the hiring process after being notified of City Administrator William McLain’s pending retirement. Five out of twenty-two applicants were selected to undergo the interview phase. Shaffer was selected from among those tops candidates.

During the council’s regular bi-monthly business meeting Thursday morning, council members approved Shaffer’s employment contract. In addition, they approved a contract with McLain, who has agreed to provide advisory services throughout the 2013-2014 budget process.

McLain’s retirement is to become effective at the end of the year.

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Mom Found With Meth While Toddler Is Present

Authorities arrested a local woman Tuesday after she was found to have meth inside her home, alongside her young daughter.

Reports filed through the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department show that the arrest was made after a deputy was dispatched to assist a parole officer at a home on Beechwood Drive.

During a search of the home, reports show deputies seized a straw and aluminum foil that bore drug residue, along with two pipes and two bags containing methamphetamine.

Resident Heather Nicole Judkins, age 40, was taken into custody on charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judkins is slated to answer the charges in Lawrence County General Sessions Court on December 4, 2012.

Authorities report that at the time of her arrest, Judkin’s one year old daughter was present inside the home. Officials with the Department of Children’s Services were notified of the matter. An investigation will be conducted through that department as officials determine whether Judkins will additionally be charged with child neglect.

Custody of the toddler was relinquished to family members.

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Arrest Made In Theft From Co-Op

A Lawrence County man was arrested last week after allegedly stealing items from Lawrence Farmers Co-Op on Crews Street.

William Thomas Massey, Jr., 52, of 495 South Park Grove Road, was issued charges of theft under $500 and driving on a revoked license in the wake of the crime.

Lawrenceburg Police officers were dispatched to the Co-Op area, informed that an individual was loading items he had not purchased into a blue, Ford Expedition. While they were en route, officers were told that the suspect had left the business, but was being followed by the complainant.

Officers stopped the suspect vehicle on Motivation Drive, and report that Massey appeared to be nervous. When questioned, they said he admitted he had taken the items. Officers also found that his driver’s license had been revoked due to previous DUI convictions.

The stolen items, two ceramic frog flower pots and one metal hanging flower pot, were valued at $115.

Massey was scheduled an initial appearance in Lawrence County General Sessions Court on December 6, 2012.

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Summertown Convenience Store Burglarized

Lottery tickets appear to be the only items stolen when a Summertown convenience store was targeted by burglars in the early hours Tuesday.

Shortly before 3:00 a.m. deputies with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to Summertown Market on Highway 20. Reports show that a concrete block had been thrown through the front door glass. The block was found inside, lying on the floor.

Deputies found that a plexiglass rack containing lottery tickets was lying just outside the front door. A second was found lying in the floor, next to the counter.

The manager told deputies that three of the five racks that contained lottery tickets had been stolen. It appeared that nothing else was missing. Damages were estimated to total $500.

Detectives reviewed security footage from the time period during which the crime took place. They report it shows a man wearing a ski throwing the block through the glass, then making entry.

He reportedly grabbed the lottery tickets, then handed them to a second man who stayed at the door. Both then fled from the premises.

Investigation into the crime is continuing at the present time through the department’s Criminal Investigation Division. Anyone who has information regarding the crime is urged to contact the department at 931-762-3626.

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TROOPERS WORKS OVER 100 DEER RELATED WRECKS IN 26 DAYS

TENNESSEE STATE TROOPERS HAVE BEEN CALLED TO A HIGH NUMBER OF DEER-RELATED TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS SO FAR THIS SEASON. OFFICIALS INDICATE OVER 100 ACCIDENTS INVOLVING DEER HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THE HIGHWAY PATROL’S 11 COUNTY LAWRENCEBURG DISTRICT SINCE NOVEMBER 1ST. TROOPERS STRESS THAT MOTORISTS SHOULD NEVER APPROACH AN INJURED DEER. IF YOU’RE INVOLVED IN A DEER-RELATED CRASH, MOVE THE VEHICLE TO THE SHOULDER OF THE ROAD IF POSSIBLE AND CALL STAR-T-H-P FROM A MOBILE PHONE FOR ASSISTANCE.

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