Aug. 7, 2012 Crime Report

Arrest reports through August 7, 2012 from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Cookeville Police Department.

Don Diamond Groshon, 40, of Smithville was arrested for drug fraud and tampering with evidence by Officer Eric Hall on July 22, 2012. According to the report, Groshon reportedly attempted to fill a forged prescription but pharmacy employees noticed the forgery and called police. Upon coming in contact with Groshon, officers noticed Groshon allegedly placed something in his mouth, which was later found to be two additional forged prescriptions.

Lori Anne Tharp, 44, of Cookeville was arrested for DUI by Officer Josh Ward on July 23, 2012. According to the report, Tharp was arrested after she allegedly struck another vehicle and failed to complete field sobriety tests to the officer’s satisfaction.

Rhonda Russell, 27, and Rosco D. Jones, 40, both of Nashville were arrested for counterfeit (criminal simulation) by Officer Roy Chestnut on July 24, 2012. According to the report, Russell and Jones were allegedly in possession of numerous blank checks bearing different company names and from various banking institutions after a local retail store reported suspicious activity. Jones claimed he was part of a “secret shopper” program, but reportedly could provide no proof of such.

Brandon Lee Henry, 19, of Cookeville was arrested for theft of property by Deputy Trevor Barrett on July 27, 2012. According to the report, Henry allegedly stole a Chevrolet S-10 pickup from a local auto dealer and subsequently stole license plates to help cover his tracks. Henry also reportedly lied about his name in initial conversations with Deputy Barrett. Henry was also charged with driving on a suspended license, criminal impersonation, violation of the vehicle light law and a registration violation.

Randal William McBroom, 19, and Phillip Dustin Hammond, 18, both of Cookeville were arrested for burglary and McBroom was also charged with resisting arrest by Officer Christopher Ferguson on July 28, 2012. According to the report, McBroom and Hammond were each allegedly found in possession of vehicles not belonging to them. During the investigation, McBroom became combative.

Rick Lee Moran, 27, of Duncan, Okla., was arrested for DUI by Officer Anthony Nash on July 28, 2012. According to the report, Moran was observed by Officer Nash doing a U-turn on South Jefferson Avenue before being pulled over. At that time, Officer Nash allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol and Moran subsequently failed to complete field sobriety tests to the officer’s satisfaction.

Kimberly Louise Scott, 30, of Baxter was arrested for DUI by Officer Glen Ramsey on July 29, 2012. According to the report, Scott was pulled over after Officer Ramsey observed erratic driving on South Jefferson Avenue. Scott allegedly failed to perform field sobriety tests to the officer’s satisfaction.

Juyong Park, 21, of Cookeville was arrested for DUI by Officer Michael Herrick on July 29, 2012. According to the report, Park allegedly struck a bicycle rider on North Dixie Avenue. Upon arrival, Officer Herrick noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Park and proceeded to Cookeville Regional for a blood alcohol test due to a language barrier impeding possible field sobriety tests.

Jason Robert Evans, 20, of Sparta was arrested for DUI by Officer Christopher Ferguson on July 29, 2012. According to the report, Evans was allegedly observed driving erratically on Jefferson Avenue before being pulled over. Upon coming in contact with Evans, Officer Ferguson noticed a smell of alcohol and Evans subsequently failed to complete field sobriety tests to the officer’s satisfaction.

John Colin Boswell, 28, of Monterey was arrested for DUI by Officer Craig Taylor on July 29, 2012.  According to the report, Boswell allegedly hit a curb with his vehicle before Office Taylor arrived on the scene. Upon arrival, Officer Taylor noticed an odor of alcohol coming from Boswell and Boswell subsequently failed to complete field sobriety tests to the officer’s satisfaction.

Justin Delloy Eldridge, 27, of Cookeville was arrested for evading arrest, reckless endangerment and driving on a suspended license by Deputy Trevor Barrett on July 30, 2012. According to the report, Eldridge’s vehicle was observed to have brake lights out, which initiated the stop attempt by Deputy Barrett. When Deputy Barrett attempted to stop Eldridge, the suspect allegedly sped up and a pursuit involving several deputies and an officer ensued. The pursuit reached speeds of up to 70 miles per hour and Eldridge’s vehicle reportedly left the roadway on numerous occasions. Deputies were able to box Eldridge in and arrest him, at which time he reportedly admitted to having outstanding warrants against him.

CookevilleTimes.com reports significant arrests made by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department and the Cookeville Police Department.  Updates are published twice weekly.


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