35-year-old Cortney Pershae McKenzie called 911, telling them that her ex-boyfriend, John Sanders, “choked” and robbed her at an apartment on Providence Boulevard around 6 p.m. on January 26th. Officers arrived and spoke with Sanders, who told them he had gotten a text from the property owner, Jason Wilson, telling him he needed to be out of the residence that night. He said that McKenzie was staying the night with him, and when he told her she had to leave, she began to yell and call the authorities. When they spoke with McKenzie, she kept saying that Sanders was going to jail and leaving the room. Then, officers asked her for her wallet, which she provided. This prompted officers to ask why she told dispatch that Sanders had stolen her wallet, knowing she had the wallet in her possession; McKenzie replied, “I guess I’m going to jail.”. She continued to make contradictory statements as the responding officer remembered a previous incident at the same residence on December 31st. During that incident, McKenzie made similar claims of domestic assault against Sanders that were unfounded. This demonstrated a routine behavior of contacting the police to get Sanders arrested so she could live there alone. During the December 31st incident, Wilson informed them that she had not been a resident since November 8th and was only there tonight as Sanders’s guest, whom Wilson had housesitting for him. McKenzie was taken into custody for filing false reports.
44-year-old John Smith was jailed on November 4th after lying to the police, claiming that he was the victim of an attempted carjacking near the corner of Man O War Blvd and Tiny Town. He stated that while stopped at an intersection, unknown individuals assaulted him and tried to pull him out of his vehicle. Officers reviewed video footage from a nearby witness that showed Smith in a fighting stance before a fight broke out between Smith and two individuals. The individuals left the area on foot, and Smith reentered his vehicle. Officers believed that Smith offered information that he knew to be false during the initial interview.
44-year-old Hugh Thames Jr was at Marathon Gas station on November 5th when he was giving CPR to a female who was overdosing. Officers arrived and asked Thames if he knew the female, and he told them he didn’t. He said to them that he noticed her collapse on the street and drove her to the gas station to get help. Officers picked up Thames’s personal information while he led them to the initial place where he found her. Thames’s information didn’t come up, so they asked again for his social security number, and he gave them a different number. It was discovered that Thames had multiple non-extraditable warrants in other states. This led to officers asking for consent to search his room, which he granted. While at the hotel, Thames told officers that he had crack cocaine in the room as well as where to find it. Officers also found devices that Thames claimed were used to “push crack.” Thames also told them that the female that he was giving CPR to was his girlfriend, who was overdosing on the crack they were smoking. She fell over and hit her head, so he grabbed her and rushed to the hospital but had to make a stop at the gas station when she became unresponsive. Thames was taken into custody and charged with false report, simple possession/casual exchange, unlawful drug paraphernalia, and criminal impersonation.
32-year-old Umar Abdul Malik was booked on an outstanding warrant from July 1st when he shot himself in the leg on Commerce Street. Police responded to Tennova for a gunshot wound victim. Umar told police that he was working at a nightclub and had met a group of women. He was interested in one of them and agreed to meet her at her house after the club. He stated that his friend drove his truck to Commerce Street after the women had given them directions via Facetime. Umar told police that the two arrived on Commerce Street and went inside the woman’s apartment. He stated that later when he was leaving the apartment to meet with his friend and get back into the truck, a black man walked toward him from the gap between two buildings and, without saying a word, shot him. Police observed the wound to have gone through the front of his pant leg on entry and exit lower than the entry hole. Officers then spoke with the friend who was the driver. Umar’s friend stated that they did go to the woman’s apartment, but when Umar got into the truck, he tried to hand a Model 1911 handgun belonging to the driver over to him and accidentally pulled the trigger, shooting himself in the leg.
27-year-old Kelly Leo Desir reported that his Macbook Pro was stolen out of his vehicle on June 11th and filed an insurance claim with USAA stating his property was stolen. On June 26th, Desir sent a photo of the “stolen” laptop to USAA for their investigation. Their investigators used the embedded metadata from that photo to determine it was actually taken after the laptop was supposedly stolen. He admitted to the USAA investigator that the laptop was in a repair shop and was not stolen. USAA turned those transcripts over to police, who issued a warrant for Desir’s arrest.
On the night of August 26th, Detective Headley responded to a false reports call at N. Riverside Drive. Headley was investigating a stolen vehicle reported by 23-year-old Nicolas Hunter before determining he made false statements to officers regarding his whereabouts the night the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run and reported stolen. Hunter knowingly provided false information to the police. He was additionally held on outstanding warrants out of Kentucky.
42-year-old Randy Harris was jailed on September 5th after lying to police about the details of a crash on Fort Campbell Boulevard. He told police that he was the driver during the crash, but it was later discovered that he was the passenger. Harris was trying to cover for the driver, a female with a suspended license and a warrant for burglary.
26-year-old Jayvion Walker was booked on an outstanding warrant last week. This is short series of events, with the initial incident taking place early morning on June 24th when police attempted to pull over a 2017 GMC Acadia with Walker matching the description as the driver. The vehicle evaded police rather than stopping.
Later that morning, Walker called and reported his vehicle stolen, stating that he was at home the night it was stolen and no one else had access to it. The vehicle was tracked using ON-STAR-GPS and located hours later with the keys still inside. A subpoena was issued to ON STAR for the tracking coordinates, and a warrant was secured for Walker’s phone location. The phone’s coordinates and the vehicle’s coordinates were compared. The evidence showed that Walker was at the intersection of Fort Campbell Boulevard and Dover crossing early the morning of June 24th, where the vehicle in question evaded police that same morning.
An additional interview was conducted on August 1st, but Walker still denied any involvement with the incident of the stolen vehicle, and a warrant was secured for a false report.
28-year-old Dwayne Perry was one of two individuals involved in an altercation prior to the murder of Steven Rhinehart on July 2nd. The shooter fired three 9mm rounds at Rhinehart as he attempted to leave a parking lot on Ringgold Road. Perry claimed he did not know the suspected shooter, but police later obtained evidence proving that the statements Perry provided were false and with the intent to hinder law enforcement from apprehending the person suspected of shooting and killing Steven Rinehart.
50-year-old Topeka Harding is charged with felony false reports after threatening to blow up Tennova Hospital last week. Harding arrived for her appointment at the hospital’s registration desk at 3:15 p.m. and was told that she had missed her appointment and would have to contact scheduling for a new appointment time. She yelled and screamed at multiple employees at the registration desk and stated that if she didn’t get a phone call by 4:30 p.m., she would be back to blow up Tennova. Her bond was set at $50,000.
18-year-old Clarksville Hair Stylist Jahmeila Davis was jailed Wednesday, charged with felony filing a false report. Davis initially told police on February 2 she was at Governor’s Square Mall when she was approached by three males who were attempting to sell her something near the GameStop store. She claims she had $500 in cash in her hands, and while she was showing it, one of the men grabbed it and ran away. She reported it to the police and wanted them to retrieve her money. After reviewing security video of the incident, police say she handed the cash to a man to play a “shell game,” which she lost.
Police say 24-year-old Tristan Hanif called 911 at 5 a.m. on January 2 to report someone hit his car in a parking lot on Polk Street, and a report was taken. At 10 a.m., two residents of Anita Court noticed their cars had been hit in their parking lot, too. A bumper was located at that scene, leftover from the crash, and the VIN was traced back to Hanif. During a second interview, Hanif admitted the he was drinking alcohol earlier in the evening and had no memory of what actually happened that night. He is charged with felony filing a false report.
25-year-old Mariah Jonel Bloss crashed her vehicle into a driveway on Kingsdeer Drive at 3 a.m. Sunday morning and fled the scene. Later that day, at almost 6 p.m., she drove her damaged vehicle back to the area and called 911 to report that she had just now crashed and waiting inside her vehicle for police to arrive. Officer Pacheco arrived and spoke with Bloss, who uses the name “FiftyShadesOfMariah” on a popular fans website, and she claimed she had just hydroplaned and wrecked.
The officer went to speak to the homeowner where the accident occurred, Wyeth Kilmer. He provided a security video from 3 a.m. showing the true time of the crash. When confronted, Bloss admitted she lied about when the accident happened. She now faces a felony filing a false report charge, in addition to leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
20-year-old Cameron Ray is free on a $10,000 bond after lying to police and his insurance company about how his 2010 white Camaro became totaled. On March 6th the APSU Pike called police to 518 Franklin Street, where he reported someone crashed into his car in the church parking lot and fled the scene, causing full airbag deployment, and “massive damage” which the insurance company determined to be written off as “totaled”.
Days later it was determined that Ray was actually driving the car on Elkmont Drive when he left the roadway and struck a Chevrolet Silverado which was parked in a driveway, then fled the scene. Authorities suspect he was likely impaired at the time of the crash. He is charged with felony filing a false report and leaving the scene of an accident. Further insurance fraud charges and monetary civil suits are likely, according to those familiar with the events.
Clarksville Police say 23-year-old Orlesha Wynn reported that the father of her child, Brandon Calloway, had assaulted her at their shared apartment. Once at the scene, both parties were separated and interviewed, along with an independent witness. Police determined it was actually Wynn who first shoved her former lover into a washing machine, sliced his leg with a knife, and struck him with a frying pan. She then tossed the frying pan through the window of their shared vehicle.
27-year-old Kemiees McClellan is free on a $10,000 bond after Clarksville Police say they caught her in a lie. On March 7th, she reported her car as stolen to CPD, stating someone took it while she warmed up her vehicle — it was 65 degrees at 6 a.m. that day, and above 40 degrees at 6 p.m., with the sun out all day long. Hours later, police contacted her to let her know her vehicle had been recovered. During an interview, she admitted to lying about the auto theft and stated she had given someone access to the vehicle and they had simply not returned it as soon as she desired.