20-year-old Hailey Ann Martinez had a domestic dispute with her husband at their shared Madison Street apartment on the night of February 9th. Her husband spoke with officers when they arrived, advising that he and Martinez argued. Her husband stated he tried to leave, but Hailey blocked the doorway in the living room for 10-12 minutes. Her husband advised that this made him feel that he was being held hostage. Then, her husband said he moved Hailey to the right, opened the door, and left. Officers deemed Martinez as the primary aggressor, and then she was taken into custody for false imprisonment on February 10th.
42-year-old Joseph Venson Williams was drinking excessively at his residence on Madison Street and called into the Montgomery County E911 line to “talk to someone” late at night on December 13th. Officers arrived at his residence for a welfare check and spoke with him. Williams was highly intoxicated as officers advised him that he could legally drink in his house and told him to stay inside while they tried to contact his family. He went outside to the parking lot, had to be escorted inside, and told to stay inside. Williams then went outside again, fell on the ground, and refused to go back inside even when notified that he would go to jail if he did not comply. He began to pull his arms away as they tried to detain him, and he was taken into custody for public intoxication and resisting arrest shortly after.
42-year-old Beverly Blanton was involved in a domestic disagreement with her boyfriend, Adam Dalton, at their house on Memorial Drive on October 25. Dalton advised deputies that while sitting on the couch in the living room, Blanton began yelling at him and became upset because he was ignoring her. Then he stated that Blanton snatched his iPhone out of his hand and walked outside before making an “angry face” and throwing it onto the pavement. Dalton recovered his damaged phone and left for Madison Street to use a telephone to contact deputies. Blanton was taken into custody for vandalism.
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.