(Editor’s Note: All information in this report is obtained from police narratives. All persons listed in this report are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.)

 

Wellston man cited for drug-related offenses

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 13 at approximately 10:39 p.m.

Location: Morton St. at Chillicothe St., Jackson.

Suspect: Austin D. Kelley, age 23, N. Indiana Ave., Wellston.

Narrative: Officers with the Jackson Police Department (JPD) were dispatched to the Quick-Clean Laundromat on Morton St. in reference to a male that had just left the site that appeared to be under the influence of drugs. A man fitting the description provided was spotted at the intersection of Morton and Chillicothe Sts. The male, identified as Kelley, reportedly had constricted pupils and was “talking incessantly about how he had been charged with murder in the past.” Kelley admitted to having a used hypodermic syringe in his right front pants pocket. In that same pocket, officers also allegedly found a small plastic baggie containing a white powdery residue, which Kelley said he believed to be methamphetamine. He was placed under arrest for possession of a drug abuse instrument (second-degree misdemeanor) and disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor). He was held for six hours at the JPD station and released.

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Husband and wife cited following incident at the Filling Station

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 13 at approximately 5:11 a.m.

Location: The Filling Station, 214 Bridge St., Jackson.

Suspects: Brad Scott Landrum, age 46, and Tara Lea Landrum, age 50, both of N. High St., Jackson.

Narrative: Officers allegedly witnessed Tara Landrum inside the Filling Station squatted down beside a rack in a bathrobe. She was reportedly “talking to herself in a slow, slurred speech as she was holding multiple snack cakes.” Tara told officers she was talking to her husband Brad, who was said to have been “a couple of aisles away from her” at that time. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor). Around that same time, Brad allegedly approached the officers and was said to have had the same slow, slurred speech as his wife, and was also described as being “uneasy on his feet.” He was likewise placed under arrest for disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor). During a search of Brad’s person, officers discovered two plastic baggies containing a white powdery substance, a baggie containing two “pill-like” items, a baggie containing an unidentified round object, a pill bottle containing three brown pills and 25 white pills (Gabapentin), four cut straws with residue, four plastic baggies and a pen tube. When asked if the white powdery substance was Fentanyl, Brad allegedly said he was unsure, though he refused to touch it. However, during the booking process, Tara reportedly admitted to snorting Fentanyl the night prior. Due to the couple exhibiting “heavy impairment,” officers called for emergency medical service personnel to perform a check. In addition to his aforementioned charge, Brad was also cited for possession of drugs schedule I or II (fifth-degree felony) and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (fourth-degree misdemeanor).

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Jackson man’s arrest tied to alleged Fentanyl use

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 13 at approximately 7:32 a.m.

Location: Chillicothe St. near OSCO, Jackson.

Suspect: Randy Clayton Wolford, age 47, Mill St., Jackson.

Narrative: A caller advised JPD officers that her father (Wolford) was at Main Express on Chillicothe St. and was intoxicated on Fentanyl. She said she was worried for her father’s life and advised Wolford was walking toward OSCO. While patrolling that area, officers say they witnessed Wolford trying to hide behind an auto repair building. They pulled to the rear of the facility and ordered him to drop the unknown item in his hand, though he allegedly did not comply. After refusing to comply with several more orders, he was taken to the ground and placed in handcuffs. Wolford reportedly had “very constricted pupils, erratic movements and slurred speech.” In searching his person, officers found a cut straw with a white powdery residue, which Wolford admitted was Fentanyl. He was charged with disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor), illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (fourth-degree misdemeanor) and obstructing official business (second-degree misdemeanor).

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Felony-level possession of drugs charge for Coalton man

Date/Time: Saturday, Feb. 6 at approximately 1:55 a.m.

Location: Morton St., Jackson.

Suspect: Bryson R. Baisden, age 33, S. Second St., Coalton.

Narrative: Officers observed a Ford Ranger pickup truck fail to signal while turning right onto Morton St. from Chillicothe St. and initiated a traffic stop. The driver (Baisden) stated he did not have a valid driver’s license, but said he had driving privileges through an agency and not a court. When asked what agency, Baisden allegedly told the officer to “read between the lines.” When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, Baisden admitted to having some marijuana. While removing that from his pocket, an officer spotted a small plastic baggie containing blue Xanax pills in addition to two baggies of marijuana. Throughout the encounter, Baisden reportedly kept telling officers “he was in the middle of something,” and that the officers needed to “read between the lines of what was happening” though he refused to elaborate. He was placed under arrest for possession of drugs schedule III, IV or V (fifth-degree felony, as he has a prior felony conviction for possession of drugs), driving under suspension (unspecified misdemeanor) and failure to signal (minor misdemeanor). At one point, Baisden allegedly told one officer that he was working undercover for another law enforcement agency, but could not provide any additional information with regard to what kind of work he was doing. The only other passenger in Baisden’s vehicle was not found to be in possession of anything illegal and was not charged. Baisden was then released from the station with a court date.

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Jackson woman charged for disorderly conduct by intoxication

Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 5 at approximately 11:04 p.m.

Location: Holly Hills Apartments, 700 Holly Hills Dr., Jackson.

Suspect: Bobbie J. Waugh, age 47.

Narrative: JPD officers were dispatched to the 600 building of the Holly Hills Apartment complex in reference to an active fire/smoke alarm in an apartment on the third floor. They found the door to that apartment open and there were reportedly tall flames and smoke coming off one of the stove burners. In front of the stove was Waugh, whom officers say was “talking incessantly and not making any sense.” One officer moved her aside and turned off the heat to the electric burner. Waugh allegedly began to scream that her children were inside the apartment, though officers found no other person present. During a search of the apartment, officers found in plain sight on a kitchen table a plastic baggie containing crystal residue, a marijuana pipe and a marijuana cigarette roach. Officers say Waugh was unable to focus or provide direct answers to questions, and reportedly “continued to talk incessantly and ask about her kids that were still in the apartment,” though they were not. She was placed under arrest for disorderly conduct by intoxication (minor misdemeanor), held for six hours at the JPD station and released.

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Drug possession charge issued to young Jackson man

Date/Time: Friday, Feb. 5 at approximately 7:47 p.m.

Location: The Filling Station, 214 Bridge St., Jackson.

Suspect: Austin Lee Shaffer, age 22, N. Bennett Ave., Jackson.

Narrative: Officers were dispatched to the Filling Station in reference to an employee reporting a customer leaving his wallet behind on the counter. When employees looked inside the wallet, they discovered what appeared to be illegal narcotics inside. Officers found several cards belonging to Shaffer as well as a plastic bag containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine.  Later that same evening, an employee advised to dispatch that Shaffer had come back to the store for the wallet. Officers found him soon thereafter walking on Water St. Shaffer admitted the wallet was his and said a friend that owed him money had given him the meth. He told officers he had not planned on using the drugs. Shaffer was charged with possession of drugs schedule I or II (fifth-degree felony) and was released with a court date.

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Stolen license plate results in additional charges for two local men

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 4 at approximately 12:59 a.m.

Location: Wood Ave. and Chillicothe St., Jackson.

Suspects: Matthew Emmanuel Duhl, age 50, E. Wood Ave., Jackson and Russell R. Baker, age 51, Ohio Ave., Oak Hill.

Narrative: Officers observed a silver Dodge Neon traveling northbound on Chillicothe St. whose license plate returned as having an expired tag as of Aug. 2020. However, officers observed a 2021 registration sticker on the rear license plate. Following a traffic stop, the driver (Baker) stated he did not have a valid driver’s license and could not provide an answer when asked why the registration sticker did not match the tag. After running the license plate number on the registration sticker, officers discovered that plate was reported stolen on Nov. 29, 2020 through the Wellston Police Department. While searching the passenger (Duhl), officers located a used hypodermic syringe in his front overalls pocket and he was placed under arrest. A second syringe was later found uncapped on the passenger-side floorboard between the seat and the console. Upon closer examination of the license plate at the JPD station, it was determined that the stolen registration sticker was actually a cut piece of metal from the original stolen license plate that had been glued to Baker’s. Duhl was charged with possession of a drug abuse instrument (second-degree misdemeanor) and was released with a court date. Baker was charged with receiving stolen property (fifth-degree felony), driving under suspension (unspecified misdemeanor) and fictitious tags (fourth-degree misdemeanor) and was released with a court date.

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Physical control charge issued to Jackson man

Date/Time: Thursday, Feb. 4 at approximately 10:01 p.m.

Location: Arby’s, 997 E. Main St., Jackson.

Suspect: Kenneth Randall Snider, age 47, Twilight Dr., Jackson.

Narrative: Officers were dispatched to Arby’s after an employee reported a possibly intoxicated man passed out in his truck. Further, the employee said the man had sat in the drive-thru for several minutes before ordering and paid $40 for a $14 meal. The employee also said the man had to be roused to be given his food and that the truck was still parked on the lot. Officers found the trucked running with its radio playing loudly and Snider inside eating. They reportedly had to knock and yell loudly for several minutes to get Snider’s attention, and they say there was a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from inside the truck once he did open the door. His speech was said to be slurred, and though he appeared to be unsteady on his feet, was able to stand unaided. Snider refused field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest for having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol (first-degree misdemeanor). He was held for six hours and released.

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OVI, drug paraphernalia among citations for Jackson woman

Date/Time: Sunday, Jan. 31 at approximately 1:50 a.m.

Location: Bridge St. near OSCO, Jackson.

Suspect: Amanda L. Arroyo, age 32, Savageville Rd., Jackson.

Narrative: Ms. Arroyo had been stopped by JPD officers for failure to display a license plate. During a subsequent search of her vehicle, officers located a green glass bong on the passenger seat, and a piece of foil and a small metal spoon with burn marks and residue on each. Officers describe Arroyo as displaying signs of methamphetamine use during the search, citing specifically her inability to remain still and her fast-paced talking. When asked about the items found in the vehicle, she allegedly began to yell and curse at the officers. At the JPD station, Arroyo refused to cooperate with a number of field sobriety tests and reportedly continued to yell and curse at officers. She was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (first-degree misdemeanor), illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia (fourth-degree misdemeanor) and failure to display tags (minor misdemeanor). She was held for six hours and released.