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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.

 

 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.

 

 


 

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.

 

Deputy’s investigation leads to several apprehensions

 August 15, 2014 - To track down some criminals who have been on the run, it takes hours of investigations, checking up on tips and checking address, and Deputy Cody Lannom did just that during a warrants round-up over the past couple of days.

Lannom said the round-up, carried out by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Unit, the U.S. Marshals Service and Clarksville Police Department led to the serving of 20 felony warrants.

Last night, Noah Williams, 27, who gave a 543 Riggins Drive address, was arrested on several warrants including drug warrants, burglary and theft. His bond was set at $350,000.

“I had been looking for Williams for the last month-and-a-half, and I just kept missing him,” Lannom said, adding that he worked with CPD. “I had a tip that he was in an apartment above (a local bar) and we surrounded him and picked him up.”

With Williams was Jodi Green, 18, who gave a 117 Hyman Street address, who was arrested on various drug warrants. Her bond was set at $145,000.

            They also located and arrested Devan Matlock, 24, a wanted fugitive from Kentucky and Carlos Kelly, who Lannom also received a tip on and investigated his whereabouts. Kelly, 40, was charged with violation of parole. Matlock’s bond was set at $250,000. Kelly is being held without bond.

            On Wednesday night, Lannom also learned the whereabouts of Billy Baggett, who has 36 years to serve, and who had been on the run for several months.

“Deputy Lannom continues to prove his resourcefulness while interacting with the community,” said LT. Cliff Smith, Patrol and Warrants Commander.  “It is his innate talent that lends to the success in our agencies’ warrant section”


 

MCSO K9’s demonstrate vests bought by Gary Mathews Motors

 The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team demonstrated new bullet and stab-resistant vests purchased by Gary Mathews Motors at an event today.

Gary Mathews hosted the event with free food, radio station live remotes and a presentation of the $7,000 check to reimburse the MCSO for the vests purchased for the K-9’s.

“We appreciate it when citizens and businesses like Gary Mathews step up to help us out,” said Sheriff John Fuson, adding that now the K-9’s are protect just like their handlers have been.

Everyone got a chance to see the team, including Sgt. Mike Oliver with Links, Deputy Chris Bedell with Merlin, Deputy Jacob Kent with Titan, Deputy Kelly Potter with Mallie and Deputy Eric Trout with Fuse.

Oliver answered questions about the dogs, and also thanked Gary Mathews for his donation.

“These dogs will lay down their lives for us, and thanks to Gary Mathews, we have an extra layer of protection for our K9’s who serve to protect us,” Oliver said.

 

CUTLINES

 

1 – Sgt. Mike Oliver answers questions about the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office K9 team while Sheriff John Fuson and Oliver’s dog, Links, listen in.

2 – Gary Mathews presents a check to Sheriff John Fuson for the bullet-proof and stab-proof vests.

3 – K-9 Mallie (handler Deputy Kelly Potter) cuddles up to a youngster at the event.

4 – K-9 Titan (handler Deputy Jacob Kent) chases after a ball.

5 – Sheriff John Fuson shows Gary Mathews one of the vests Gary Mathews Automotive purchased for the MCSO.


Two Arrested in Hotel Meth Lab

August 12, 2014 -  Two have been arrested in a methamphetamine lab found in a Westfield Court hotel earlier today.

Lisa Lejeune, 34, who gave a Haywood Court address, was arrested on charges in outstanding warrants as well as charges related to today’s lab. Her bond was set at $85,000. Timothy Holliday, 27, was also arrested and charged with violation of probation, drug charges and on out-of-state warrants. His bond was set at $260,000.

Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to serve warrants on Lejeune at the hotel when they noticed several items that are used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.

The 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force responded, finding several items used to make meth as well as an active one-pot.

The investigation is ongoing, and no more information is available.


Deputy Apprehends Texas Murder Suspect

 August 6, 2014 - A deputy last night apprehended a fugitive wanted in Texas on capitol murder charges.

Deputy Chris Bedell, assigned to the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force, was conducting a routine stop when he encountered Donald Tremaine Brown, 34, who claimed to be homeless.

Bedell spotted the Brown’s vehicle following another vehicle at an unsafe distance and attempted to stop him, but Brown attempted to escape into a dead end.

“I saw him leave his vehicle and try to run,” Bedell said. “I tried taking him into custody, but he fought me, slamming me into a brick wall. I was finally able to subdue him and take him into custody.”

Brown gave Bedell a false name and was booked into Montgomery County Jail as a “John Doe,” but after fingerprint records were returned, Brown was identified.

He faces multiple charges in Montgomery County including aggravated assault, evading arrest and criminal impersonation, plus the charges he faces in Texas.

“I’m proud of Dep. Bedell for taking this dangerous criminal off the streets,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “Through his training and ability, he has made Montgomery County safer, today.”

According to warrants from Dallas County, Texas, on September 25, 2012, Brown is accused of asking the victim for money while stabbing him several times. The victim attempted to flee, but collapsed and later died from his injuries at a local hospital.


MCSO Deputy Graduates Academy

 August 1, 2014 - Along with Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy class 1724, Deputy Bryan Green graduated from the academy today.Lt. Cliff Smith poses with Deputy Bryan Green and Sgt. Robert Boone after Green graduated from TLETA today.

After several weeks of field training, Green will serve on patrol with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

“Deputy Green has served the MCSO since November 2010 after joining the reserve program,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “He was recognized as 2012 reserve deputy of the year, and we’re happy to now welcome him to our ranks full-time.”

Green retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Four in the Army after 25 years of service.

“It had been my life-long ambition to become a law enforcement officer,” Green said.

 

 

  


 

Officials Worn of IRS Scam

 July 31, 2014 - Citizens in Montgomery County are beginning to report strange calls from someone purporting to be from the IRS, looking to swindle them out of money. 

Officials warn of IRS scam.  In one such report, the complainant received a call telling him that he owed the IRS $4,352.25, and he would be arrested if he didn’t pay this immediately.

The complainant was told to go to a local drug store, they would send a money order and they wanted cash.

Sgt. Jessie Nugent took the report, and told the complainant not to do so.

“Local departments cannot investigate these types of crimes,” Nugent said, adding that complaints can be filed through www.ic3.com, and the complaint would be forwarded to federal authorities.

“It is important for citizens to let local authorities know about incidents like this so we can make the public aware,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “Most people say that they know it’s a scam and hang up but there are those out there who fall for schemes like this and we want to do everything possible to get that information out there to keep that from happening.”

Those receiving these types of calls should report them to www.ic3.com and should never give cash or personal information to the caller. Simply hang up.

 In one such report, the complainant received a call telling him that he owed the IRS $4,352.25, and he would be arrested if he didn’t pay this immediately.

The complainant was told to go to a local drug store, they would send a money order and they wanted cash.

Sgt. Jessie Nugent took the report, and told the complainant not to do so.

“Local departments cannot investigate these types of crimes,” Nugent said, adding that complaints can be filed through www.ic3.com, and the complaint would be forwarded to federal authorities.

“It is important for citizens to let local authorities know about incidents like this so we can make the public aware,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “Most people say that they know it’s a scam and hang up but there are those out there who fall for schemes like this and we want to do everything possible to get that information out there to keep that from happening.”

Those receiving these types of calls should report them to www.ic3.com and should never give cash or personal information to the caller. Simply hang up. 


 

MCSO Officials Hope to Continue Training Other Agencies in Active Shooting

 July 30, 2014 - Investigator Jeff Morlock and Deputy Chris Montjoy of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office recently taught members of several law enforcement agencies in response to active shooters.Officers from several agencies attending active shooter training, hosted by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and taught by Investigator Jeff Morlock and Deputy Chris Montjoy.

            “The Sheriff (John Fuson) sent us to a ‘Train the Trainer’ course put on by ALERRT so we could host training here for our law enforcement partners in the area,” Morlock said. “He believes it is vitally important that all agencies are on the same page when responding to an active shooter situation.”

            Through the course, first responders are prepared to isolate, distract and neutralize active shooters in dangerous situation. Attendees learn about team movement, setting up for room entry, breaching doors, IEDs and more.

            The course ends with students donning protective gear and responding to a simulated active shooter situation with weapons using simulation rounds, where they can put what they they’ve learned to the test.

            Aside from several MCSO students in attendance, other agencies that took part were Austin Peay State University Police, Clarksville Police Department, 160th SOAR Security and Dickson County Sheriff’s Office.

            “We hope to host more of these courses in the future,” Morlock said. 


 

 Burglary Suspect Flees, Caught Next Day

 July 30, 2014 -  All suspects have been apprehended in the burglary of an abandoned building on Old Highway 48 that occurred on Monday.

            Authorities apprehended two of the suspects shortly after the incident had been reported, and were found near the scene. The third had fled the scene.

            Yancie Montana Forgue, 24, who gave a 2350 Davidson Graveyard address was charged with burglary and possession of burglary tools. His bond was set at $11,000.

            Jennifer Denise Brown-Hazlett, 42, who gave an 815 Stafford Street address was charged with criminal attempt.  Her bond was set at $15,000.

            Deputy Jason Pike took over the investigation and caught the third suspect last night.

            Joseph Douglas Huggins, 32, who gave an 815 Stafford Street address was charged with criminal attempt and his bond was set at $5,000. 


 

   Man Arrested for Synthetic THC, Ecstasy

July 29, 2014 -  Officials Friday arrested a man for possession of over 2 pounds of synthetic THC (the active ingredient in marijuana), also known as “Spice,” and ecstasy.A Drug Task Force agent holds several hits of ecstasy found at Nolen’s home.

Robert Joseph Nolen, 32, who gave a 227 Old Trenton Road address was booked Friday on charges of possession of an imitation controlled substance and possession of MDMA. His bond was set at $5,000.

He was arrested after officials found the items during a search warrant at his home on Friday.

“Synthetic THC has been illegal in Tennessee for some time,” said Sgt. Kyle Darnell, Director of the 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force. “The penalties for synthetic and regular THC are roughly the same in this instance.”

The 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Fort Campbell Criminal Investigation Division were all involved in the investigation. 

  


 

 Silent Witness Project recognized in House Resolution

             July 21, 2014 - Representative Joe Pitts presented a House Joint Resolution Monday recognizing the Silent Witness Project to Deputy Peggy Macias and Sheriff John Fuson.Representative Joe Pitts presents a House Joint Resolution recognizing the Silent Witness Project to Deputy Peggy Macias and Sheriff John Fuson.

            The Silent Witness Project started in Minnesota in 1990, and Macias worked hard to help bring the project here to Montgomery County.

            “It may have been created for the first time in 1990, but the message is timeless,” Macias said.

            Through this program, silhouette cutouts are created representing the victims who lost their lives due to domestic violence. Each silhouette tells the victim’s story.

            “The simplicity of the display is powerful,” Pitts said, adding that when the project was brought to the Legislative Plaza in Nashville recently, it had a profound effect. “I know it spoke to those who saw it.”

            He added that through their work with the project, Fuson and Macias help raise awareness of domestic violence and the tragic endings that can come from it.

            “Although we are happy to receive this resolution, we must always remember the sadness and suffering of these victims and their families,” Fuson said. “Also, from a law enforcement perspective, it’s our job to bring these issues to the forefront, not only to our community, but to our legislative bodies as well.”

            Macias said that preparations are already being made for the next Silent Witness Project event, to be held October 11 in Veteran’s Plaza, and will again encourage the community to “Remember My Name,” in regards to the victims of domestic violence.

            Last year, 18 silhouettes were created, and 14 more will be added to the display. All represent someone killed in our community.

            There will be a silent auction to benefit Safe House, as well.

            Macias said that anyone wishing to set up an exhibit or wishing to participate in the event should contact her at 931-648-0611 ext. 13400.

                                


 

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