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Four Injured In Saturday Collision
Man Arrested On Federal Warrant
Resident Convicted of Animal Cruelty

Four Injured In Saturday Collision
Four Injured In Saturday Collision Four people were inured in a two-vehicle collision around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. According to reports, Steven L. Sherfield, 46, of Livingston, was driving a 1987 Buick LeSabre west on Highway 52 West when a 1991 Chevrolet S-10 pickup driven by John W. Seber, 24, of Livingston, ran a stop sign on Andrew Cove Road and entered Highway 52 in the path of Sherfield's car. The two vehicles collided, injuring all occupants.

Sherfield and Seber were both transported via Life Force to Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga. A passenger in the Buick, Phillip L. Hill, 34, of Livingston, was transported to Livingston Regional Hospital. A passenger in the S-10, Jamie N. Robbins, 20, of Cookeville, was also transported to LRH.

All were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol report. THP Kerry Ragland investigated the incident.

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Man Arrested On Federal Warrant
Officers with the Livingston Police Department and special agents of the FBI assigned to the Cookeville Resident Agency arrested a man on a federal warrant last week.

Billy Dean Simmons, 57, was arrested without incident at approximately 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18 at the Livingston Police Department, according to FBI Special Agent in Charge Thomas Bernard Locke.

A federal warrant was issued on August 17 by United States Magistrate Caroline Malone at Tyler, TX, charging Simmons with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution from a Texas State arrest warrant, which charged Simmons with custodial interference.

Simmons was lodged in Overton County Jail pending bond or extradition to Texas.

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Resident Convicted of Animal Cruelty
A Livingston resident has been charged and convicted with failing to properly feed and water her three dogs.

Amy Sue Davis, 35, of Livingston, was charged after Livingston Patrolman Chris Halfacre noticed the dogs' condition. Upon investigating, Ptlm. Halfacre noticed that no water nor food was available to the dogs. One dog allegedly had no shelter, and at the time Davis was cited, the outside temperature was 93 degrees.

Davis appeared before Livingston City Judge Kelly Williams on Thursday, Aug. 19. After hearing testimony from both sides and viewing pictures of the dogs, Judge Williams fined Davis the maximum amount allowable under the law, $50 plus court cost, and sentenced Davis to work eight hours per week on four consecutive weeks at the Putnam County Animal Shelter in Cookeville. Judge Williams also told Davis that officers would check on the condition of the animals in the future.

   
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