Collierville police officer faces domestic violence charge

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2013 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

A Collierville police officer is suspended without pay after he was charged with domestic violence in connection with an argument at his Bartlett home.

James Dood, 45, was arrested in the early morning hours of Dec. 28 after an incident with his wife, Lori Dood, a dispatcher for the Germantown Police Department. According to police reports, James Dood came home “heavily intoxicated making … threatening and derogatory statements directed at (his wife).”

Police reports state Lori Dood sustained bruises on her arms, wrists and buttocks in the incident, and once Bartlett officers determined the husband was the primary aggressor in the matter, he was arrested.


TN Police Chiefs caught in a bald faced lie by the Tennessean

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2013 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

Tennessee law enforcement officials who claimed grocery and convenience stores do a poorer job of following alcohol laws than liquor stores couldn’t back that up with statistics on Thursday.

After The Tennessean’s request for data, the head of the Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association also called on the police group to produce evidence to back its claim.

“I didn’t see any statistics that they provided that showed any correlation between sales at our stores and any detriment to alcohol-related issues,” said Jarron Springer, president of the grocers group. “We respect those law enforcement officials but, again, didn’t see any evidence.”

Former police officer, pastor charged with raping mentally disabled woman

Posted in Uncategorized on January 11, 2013 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

A retired Clarksville Police sergeant and associate pastor has been indicted by the Montgomery County grand jury and accused of raping a mentally disabled woman on two occasions.

Charles Alan Denton, 59, also known as Chuck Denton, was charged with two counts of rape on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 34-year-old mentally disabled woman.

Denton was a sergeant at the Clarksville Police Department and retired in June 2008 after 32 years of service, according to Jim Knoll, spokesman for CPD.

Fmr. Corrections Employee Charged With Sexual Exploitation Of Minor

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2012 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A former Tennessee Department of Corrections manager in Clarksville has been charged after police found numerous child pornography images on his home computers.

Clarksville Police arrested 66-year-old Dexter Mason Tuesday and charged him with sexual exploitation of a minor. Corrections officials confirmed that Mason worked as a manager in the  Probation and Parole office in Clarksville. His position included supervising others with the goal of making sure sex offenders were complying with state law.

Police said their investigation began in August when DCS referred an allegation of sexual battery against a minor to them. Detectives seized three computers from Mason’s home during the execution of a search warrant. The computers were turned over to the U.S. Secret Service, who found numerous images of prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity.

Bean Station Chief of Police steps down after son’s arrest

Posted in Uncategorized on December 16, 2012 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

BEAN STATION (WATE) – Chief of Police Phillip Robinette has resigned following charges filed against his son.

In a press release Saturday, Bean Station Mayor Terry Wolfe said the decision came after Robinette’s son Nathaniel was arrested by Hawkins County deputies.

Nathaniel Robinette, 21, was arrested Friday after admitting to stopping a vehicle, acting like a police officer and detaining the victim while he searched the car.

A Hawkins County narcotics agent stopped Robinette’s yellow Chevrolet Colbalt later after receiving complaints of someone impersonating an officer.

A search of Robinette’s vehicle yielded two Bean Station Police Department badges, two Bean Station Police Department uniform badges, a Colt M-16 full automatic assault rifle and four magazines.

MPD officer involved in fatal shooting suspended again

Posted in Uncategorized on December 14, 2012 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – Memphis Police officer Terrance Shaw, who shot and killed a teen in September, was allowed back to work last week on non-enforcement status.  Director Toney Armstrong said it is customary with many officers on administrative leave.

“We put them in places like the Real Time Crime Center where they can watch cameras, take reports, answer phones, and things like that,” said Armstrong.  “But they have no responsibilities as far an enforcement.”

But Armstrong told Action News 5 Thursday night that officer Shaw had already been suspended again.

“He’s off duty again,” said Armstrong.  “For something else.”

Maury County deputy arrested, accused of soliciting child

Posted in Uncategorized on December 13, 2012 by WhenTennesseePigsFly

COLUMBIA, TN (WSMV) -A deputy with the Maury County Sheriff’s Department was arrested Wednesday in a sting operation conducted by Dickson County authorities.

Jackie Sands, 38, is accused of soliciting a minor for sex over the internet. Sands is charged with a Class E felony.

Sands has been fired from the Maury County Sheriff’s Department, according to Sheriff Enoch George.