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3/18/2017 3:00:00 PM
Crime Watch for March 18, 2017
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Incident at bar results in Intoxication charge

A man who allegedly threatened another man at a Jackson night spot early last Sunday morning, March 12, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication by the Jackson Police Department. At 1:48 a.m. Sunday, Jackson Police officers were doing a walk-through at Johnny Raughtens Night Club at 601 E. Main St. when a man identified as Matthew Mollett, 33, of 167-½ Water St., Jackson, allegedly pointed his finger at and threatened another man. Officers grabbed Mollett and detected a strong odor of alcohol on his person and he reportedly admitted to drinking several beers. Police charged Mollett with Disorderly Conduct By Intoxication and held him in custody for six hours at the Jackson Police Station. Police talked to the man who was threatened, but he did not wish to pursue any charges.

Driver cited with OVI after traffic stop in Jackson

At 9:59 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, Jackson Police officers were on patrol on Portsmouth Street when they noticed a driver of a vehicle flashed the headlights from bright to dim, then activated turn signals without turning. After it was noticed the vehicle had no working tail lights, a traffic stop was made on the Cardo's Pizza lot. The driver was identified as Coranna L. Hill, 40, and officers detected a "very strong odor of alcohol" on her person. Following a breath test which indicated a criminal level of impairment, Hill was charged with Operating A Vehicle While Impaired and No Tail Lights.

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Alleged overdose situation leads to charges

A young Jackson woman faces two charges after Jackson Police found her passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle last Wednesday evening, March 15, on a store parking lot. At 8:36 p.m. Jackson Police were notified that a female was a possible drug-overdose victim at the Family Dollar store parking lot at 113 Main St. and Jackson County EMS had also been summoned. Officers found a woman identified as Shandi R. Cooper, 31, of 105 Cambrian Ave., Jackson, behind the wheel of a parked vehicle which had the motor running. Her initial condition was described as "unconscious," but she was able to be awakened. Police were told that Cooper had been administered Heroin a short time before by a male in a vehicle several blocks away in the downtown section.

She and a female companion drove to Family Dollar where Cooper seemingly became very ill. Police stated she was hardly able to stand up and was charged with Operating A Vehicle While Impaired. After a canine alerted on the vehicle, a subsequent search resulted in police finding three types of pills and Marijuana rolling papers in her purse. Police said she had a prescription for only some of the pills. She was also charged with Possession Of Drugs and was held in custody because of an alleged probation violation.





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