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Montgomery County Sheriff John Fuson

The members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to protecting life and property. We are committed to providing all citizens with the highest quality full-service law enforcement in an effective and efficient manner. While providing the traditional services of the Office of Sheriff, we stand ready to support and augment all other law enforcement agencies.

We recognize that the ability to successfully complete our mission is based on shared mutual respect and responsibility between the Sheriff's Office, other law enforcement agencies, and the citizens we serve.

As professionals, we will enforce the laws in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of our police authority, and at all times respecting and protecting the constitutional rights of every individual.

 

      MCSO Official Detain Aggressive Juvenile Near Court Complex

             Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had to detain an aggressive juvenile in a parking lot near the Court Complex early this morning.

            Inv. Julie Webb was walking to court when she noticed what seemed to be a teenager and adult female yelling at each other in the parking lot near the parking garage.

            “I asked the woman, who I found out later was his mother, if she needed help, telling her that I’m a police officer,” Webb said. “She said, ‘Yes, he needs to be arrested.’”

            Webb was the only officer in the area, and she attempted, along with the mother, to calm the teen down, but it only seemed to escalate, she said.

            “Captain Jesse Reynolds came out and I called him over to help me deescalate the situation,” Webb said.

            Lt. Cliff Smith and other officials arrived on scene, and the teen seemed to get more aggressive as he backed near the wall of the parking garage.

            “I saw an opportunity, and I grabbed him by the arm, and the rest of the guys helped me detain and cuff him,” Webb said. “Afterwards, she thanked me for helping.”

            Webb plans on taking out a juvenile petition against the teen for resisting arrest.

            The teen had just come from juvenile court.

    


         Sheriff’s Office Hosting Fundraiser for Employee Battling Cancer

Sgt. Hope Seay

 August 13, 2014 -  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a fundraiser for Sgt. Hope Seay, who is currently battling cancer.

“Sgt. Seay is a part of our MCSO family, and like any family would, we do whatever we can to get them through trying times,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “I can only ask for the public to join us by supporting our effort to raise money for Hope as she battles this illness.” 

The fundraiser comes in the form of a chicken dinner that will be available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. September 19 at the courthouse courtyard.

Tickets cost $10, and the lunch includes one half of a barbecue chicken, beans, bread and a drink.

Tickets are available by calling MCSO Human Resources at 648-0611, ext. 13599 or via e-mail at mfsmith@mcgtn.net.

 

 


 

Late Deputy Honored with Three Stars of Tennessee Award

 From left, Chief John Smith, Shelby Johnson (daughter of Deputy David “Bubba Johnson”), Sgt. Robert Boone, Deputy Daniel Brinkmeyer, Jennifer Johnson (wife of “Bubba,”) Deputy Charles Hummel, Sheriff John Fuson and Captain Jesse Reynolds posing with the Three Stars of Tennessee Award, given to “Bubba” Johnson for giving his life to serve his community.NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Late Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson was awarded the Three Stars of Tennessee Award this morning at the War Memorial Auditorium.

Johnson’s wife, Jennifer and daughter, Shelby, accepted the award, and several members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were also in attendance.

Sheriff John Fuson nominated Deputy Johnson to receive this award earlier this year. His public safety career spanned three decades with Montgomery County EMS, Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The Three Stars of Tennessee Award was signed into law earlier this year and was created to “recognize peace officers, firefighters and medical first responders killed or who suffered a career-ending injury in the line of duty.”

Representative Ryan Haynes and Senator Becky Massey presented the Johnson’s the award after a welcome speech by Deputy Commissioner David W. Purkey.

  


Deputy terminated, indicted on official misconduct

             A former jail deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was indicted on charges of misconduct and sexual contact with an inmate.

            Charles Edwards, 37, who gave a 131 West Drive Address, was booked on $15,000 bond today.

  “As soon as the allegations were made against Edwards, we followed our established procedure by placing him on administrative leave with pay and began an internal investigation,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “At the conclusion of the investigation, evidence warranted immediate termination and required our findings to be presented to the grand jury, as is required by the Official Misconduct statute.”

 Edwards did provide a confession during the investigation.

 Because of the nature of the case, and because it has yet to go to trial, no other details will be released at this time.

 


 

Six-unit apartment complex quarantined after meth lab found

August 25, 2014 - A six-unit apartment complex on Baltimore Drive was quarantined today after agents of the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force found a methamphetamine lab in one of the units.

Joseph Fox, 47, who gave a 1611 Baltimore Drive Apt. 5 address was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of promotion of meth manufacture. John Ketter, 28, who gave a 612 Madison Street Apt. 7 address was also booked on charges of initiation of the process with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and unlawful drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $51,000.

Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS assisted the agency.

This investigation into this incident is ongoing.

 


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