Inmate found dead hours after being booked into Montgomery County Jail — John Frederick Murray Jr

44-year John Murray, Jr., was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on May 5th just before 4 p.m. on DUI related charges. Sources familiar with his intake say he told staff he would be detoxing from alcohol in a “very bad way” if unable to post his $8,000 bond. Hours later he would be found dead in his cell.

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Woman charged after assaulting husband with cup — Brittany Jones

26-year-old Britteny Jones is charged with the domestic assault of her husband after police say they responded to a 911 about an assault between the couple. Her husband, Ryan Taylor, told police she pushed him and threw items at him during an altercation, and police documented multiple injuries to his face and head. Jones only admitted to “throwing a cup” at him during an argument.

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Woman charged with harassment after repeated unwanted texts — Jamey Tingen

24-year-old Jamey Tingen is charged with harassment after Elizabeth Crockett filed a harassment complaint. An arrest warrant alleges Tingen was notified to stop contacting Crockett, yet she continued to send threatening and annoying text messages.

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Man charged in assault of a child at Oak Plains Youth Academy — Damon Stewart, Sr. arrested

An investigator with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old U.S. Army Veteran Damon Stewart, Sr., intentionally threw a 10-year-old child to the ground at Oak Plains Academy Youth Center for Trauma & Psychiatric Services while using a known improper restraint technique and began pushing on the juvenile’s chest as other staff members attempted to pull him off the child. Stewart is charged with assault and is free on a $5,000 bond.

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Woman charged with felony auto burglary after food fight — Lahajsia Unique Amos

20-year-old Lahajsia Unique Amos is free on a $5,000 bond after Clarksville Police say she got into a food fight with a female acquaintance of her child’s father, who was bringing a car seat to her house on Christmas Eve. She allegedly punched her in the head, pulled her hair, and assaulted her with a fountain drink and bag of food from Wendy’s, which she took from the victim’s car. The victim threw a yogurt cup back at Amos.

Since both parties were involved in the fight, and neither pressed charges, Officer JT Knoblock charged Lahajsia Amos with felony burglary of a motor vehicle, stating she took the bag of Wendy’s food used during the assault from the victim’s vehicle without permission.

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Adopt, don’t shop! at Montgomery County Animal Care & Control

Montgomery County Animal Care and Control Director David Kaske are asking for the community’s help this Christmas season. Each year, Montgomery County Animal Care and Control, along with other shelters across the United States, receives a high intake of puppies from January through March. The intake comes from well-intentioned individuals who want to give their children, spouse or friend a puppy for Christmas.

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