Clarksville Police Officer Matthew Johnson conducted a traffic stop on a blue Lincoln MKZ just after 2 a.m. on August 29th near the 1900 block of Madison Street. The driver, 36-year-old John Patrick Marihugh, reportedly reeked of alcohol, and when asked how much alcohol he had consumed, he stated “enough” while an open and partially consumed Miller Lite can sat in the driver’s door beside him. Though he agreed to perform field sobriety tests, they had to be stopped for his own safety due to his level of intoxication.
29-year-old Andre Dewaun Harris is charged with domestic assault after his girlfriend, Haley Starks, told police the couple had an argument and he grabbed her by the arms and pushed and pulled her around. Responding officers documented multiple bruises on the victim, which they say were consistent with being grabbed. This incident occurred on August 14th, and Harris was taken into custody on August 16th in Sumner County and transferred back to Montgomery County, where he remains jailed in lieu of a $500 bond.
Clarksville Police Officer Novenario was on duty when he observed 22-year-old Collin Richards enter the Mapco at 1775 Madison Street and begin to act belligerent while inside. Due to his extreme level of intoxication, the clerk refused him any more alcohol, which he was attempting to purchase. Richards reportedly continued to become even more belligerent, at which time he was taken into custody for public intoxication.
An inspector with the Department of Health visited Rudy’s Diner on Madison Street on Monday for nearly an hour, and the local favorite struggled to earn an 82 for their Health Inspection Score. Major violations included an employee pulling up his pants with a gloved hand and never changing gloves while continuing to work with food, while another touched a person’s toast with their bare hands prior to serving it. There were ants crawling on the wall above the sink, and the dishwashing machine never reached 160 degrees for proper sanitation.
The dish machine was taken out of service, and all dishes must be hand washed until repaired. One year ago, during the May of 2021 inspection, the dish machine also was not reaching proper sanitization temperatures.
36-year-old Ronald Chenevert called 911 a total of five times Monday from his room at the A & W Motel on Madison Street. On the fourth interaction, officers reminded Chenevert, once again, that he can only call 911 for an actual emergency. An hour later, he placed the 5th call to 911 stating he had drank his bottle of whisky and was ready to leave. He was transported to booking, where he was charged with making excessive/improper 911 calls.
28-year-old Nefertiti Jones was jailed on January 28th on an outstanding warrant from a January 2nd shoplifting incident at the Madison Street Walmart. Court records allege she concealed $111.09 in merchandise and walked past all points of sale to leave the building. Walmart is seeking restitution. She was taken into custody on this charge as police served an outstanding violation of probation warrant which was drug-related on the same day.
29-year-old Marcony Ware was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on an outstanding warrant from July, charging him with theft. The warrant was discovered during a traffic stop, during which he was also charged with an expired registration, no insurance, and driving without a license. The theft charge alleges he stole $80 worth of property from Angela Lawless while at Planet Fitness.
In recent years, there’s been a push for individuals to call 911 if they are in a situation with police that makes them uncomfortable – to get more eyeballs present on the situation. Clarksville Police Officer Joshua Billotte charged a man with making a “non-emergency” 911 call when he did just that, despite documenting the man was calling 911 “for help”.
He jailed the man, who received no other charges, and a commissioner gave him a $1,000 bond.
The City of Clarksville and distinct City leaders are working alongside various organizations and independently to assist those affected by the recent tornadoes and powerful storms that swept across six states the night of Dec. 10.