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Sheriff's Dept. recovers stolen goods worth $3,000
Shooting leads to discovery of dynamite
Candidate Announce


Sheriff's Dept. recovers stolen goods worth $3,000

By Becky Meredith, OCN staff

'It's been a good week for us, 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 Bill Randolph.

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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Shooting 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, though.

"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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Candidate Announce

Danny Garrett candidate for Sheriff's Office

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 law.

"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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