Sheriff's Dept. recovers stolen goods worth $3,000
Shooting leads to discovery of dynamite
Dept. recovers stolen goods worth $3,000
By Becky Meredith, OCN staff
'It's been a good week for us,Ó said Craig Story,
chief deputy with Overton County Sheriff's Department, after informing
Overton County News of several arrests made and merchandise recovered.
Officials have been investigating four cases of burglaries,
all of which are connected to the same persons, according to Investigator
The merchandise was recovered from the Hilham and
Allons communities and is estimated to be worth approximately $3,000.
Items stolen include two Stihl chainsaws, one Husqvarna
chainsaw, two television sets, a VCR, a CB radio, a stereo, a toolbox
full of Craftsman tools, an airgun, a weed trimmer, a Skil saw,
and a vacuum cleaner.
The names of those arrested are being withheld at
the request of Randolph, as the investigation is still in process.
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leads to discovery of dynamite
By Becky meredith, ocn staff
A shooting in the Little Putnam Community of Overton
County on Wednesday, Jan. 16 sent one man to the hospital, according
to Overton County Sheriff's Department.
Michael Flannigan was treated for a gunshot wound
to his neck. The wound, however, was not very serious, as he was
released the same day. Investigator Bill Randolph said, "It
all boiled out of a kind of an altercation between two men. I heard
tell they were arguing over a woman. The owner of the house pulled
out a pistol and shot once at the visitor that was there.
"The shooter hasn't been found at this time
yet, and there was a female there at the house when all of this
took place. She's kind of involved, too."
The two are on the run, according to Randolph, and
will face charges upon their apprehension. The woman is considered
an accessory to the crime.
Officials are uncertain what kind of pistol was used.
'We haven't recovered it yet, but we think it was a .38, according
to Mr. Flannigan. He said it was a .38."
Members of the Sheriff's Department obtained a search
warrant to look for the gun and other items involved in the shooting,
Randolph said. The officers found more on the scene than they expected,
"While going through the house, we saw chemicals
present associated with methamphetamine manufacturing.
"And we searched one of the back closets and
there was some ammo containers back there. One of the ammo containers
had seven sticks of a low-explosive type of dynamite in it.
"We called the bomb crew in from Ft. Cambell,
KY, and they took the dynamite and ignited it so we wouldn't have
to transport it back. In another one of those ammo containers was
some blasting caps. There were several other explosives, chemicals,
and devices they took with them."
Officer Randolph requested that Overton County News
not publish the names of the two suspects.
Others working on the case were Sheriff Kelly Hull,
Chief Deputy Craig Story, Deputy Kevin Phillips, Lt. Frank Dial,
Deputy Kenny Cherry, Deputy J.D. Masters, Deputy Sean Allred, and
members of Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
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Danny Garrett candidate for Sheriff's
Danny Garrett has informed Overton County News he plans to run for
the office of Overton County Sheriff in the upcoming Democratic
Primary. His statement is as follows:
"I would like to take this opportunity to announce
my candidacy for sheriff of Overton County. I am a life-long resident
of Overton County. I am 43 years-old.
"My wife of 20 years, Brenda, and I have one
son, Daniel Jr. I am the son of Elsie Garrett and the late Alvin
Garrett of Livingston.
"I currently own and operate Garrett Services,
a logging and construction company based out of Livingston.
"If the good people of Overton County elect me
as their sheriff, I promise to uphold the law in a fair and equal
manner, while ensuring each citizens safety and rights under the
"I promise to make myself readily available to
handle any complaints brought to my attention.
"In closing, I promise to be honest and forthright
in all matters concerning the Sheriff's Department and the citizens
of Overton County. So on May 7, the Democratic Primary, your vote
and influence would be greatly appreciated."
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