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.
A Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy pursued a vehicle late Friday night arising from a traffic violation. During the course of the pursuit, Deputy Chris Bedell recognized the driver as matching the description of a man wanted in reference to an armed robbery in Clarksville. Additionally, the suspect threw from the vehicle what was later recovered as a misdemeanor amount of marijuana.
The pursuit lasted a little over five minutes before the driver lost control and struck a utility pole on Cherry Tree Drive in north Clarksville. The crash brought down electrical lines as well as started a small vehicle fire. The hazards at the scene prevented Bedell from immediately pursuing on foot. Clarksville Police assisted deputies with the search but at the time of this release no suspects have been taken into custody.
The investigation is ongoing and deputies are working to develop suspects. Anyone having information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 931-648-0611 ext 0.
Deputy Eugene Hinkle celebrated retirement today with his colleagues at the Montgomery County Workhouse.
“You did so much for me when I first started here,” said Sgt. Melissa Collins before she handed Hinkle a plaque. “I don’t know if I could have made it without you.”
“I’m so proud to have been able to work at the Workhouse,” Hinkle said. “I’ve enjoyed my time here with the department, and have had a great group of people to work with. But I’m ready for retirement.”
Hinkle served the Sheriff’s Office for 8 years, and served 21 years in the military before that.
“Deputy Hinkle has had a full career of serving our country and county for the last 29 years,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “I appreciate that service and wish him a healthy and happy retirement.”
Scammers are once again targeting residents of Montgomery County, purporting to be officials of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Steve Heise said the MCSO has received several complaints from victims who were told they had outstanding warrants, sometimes for failure to appear for jury duty.
“The subject will then ask the victim to put $1,000 on a Green Dot card and then give them the number over the phone, or they will be immediately arrested,” Heise said.
He added that the scammers are very good at what they do. They will spoof the MCSO’s telephone number and give them information about the agency obtained from the Internet. The scammers will also give the victim information about themselves they’ve researched through the internet.
“If a victim falls for it, it’s nearly impossible to get that money back,” Heise said. “The scammer is hard to track, but we’re teaming with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations to try and track them down.”
The scammers might also pose as someone with another agency, or sweepstakes companies, but in all instances, they want the victim to give them money using a Green Dot card.
“The best thing you can do, if you receive one of these calls, is to hang up and call the actual agency to verify,” Heise said. “And keep in mind, government agencies will never ask for payment over the telephone.”
Sheriff John Fuson added: “The public should remember that no one from the Montgomery county sheriffs office will ever call them seeking money – all fees and fines for civil and criminal matters are handled by the court clerk.
Heise asks that citizens educate themselves, and spread the word about this scam to their friends and families, so no one else becomes a victim.
Sgt. Steve Heise recently was the first investigator with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to graduate the six-week Tennessee Bureau of Investigations State Academy.
“The training was outstanding and second to none,” Heise said.”
Graduates learned about crime scene and death investigations, undercover operations, constitutional law, leadership, fingerprinting, child sex abuse, prescription & financial fraud and methamphetamines.
Much of the training Heise received was hands on. He was able to help process a mock crime scene of an actual case, investigate it and prepare it for mock court. He also was able to visit the William Bass Body Farm in Knoxville, Tenn. where he unearthed, documented and recovered human skeletons.
“I was able to network with 11 other investigators and detectives from across the state that also attended the academy,” Heise said. “I gained new leadership techniques and heard from prominent speakers from across the United States that specialize in these fields.”
Heise said the things he learned will not only benefit him, as an investigator, but the entire agency.
“The amount of education, skills and networking I’ve acquired over the last six weeks will not only benefit me in continuing my career, but will allow me to share this newfound knowledge with the investigators in my unit, which will ultimately benefit the citizens of Montgomery County,” Heise said.
Sheriff John Fuson added: “Investigators from across the state had to compete just to be accepted into this State Academy. We are not only proud that Sgt. Heise was selected, we are excited about the knowledge that he brings back to the Sheriff’s Office and the citizens that we serve”.
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