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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.

 

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Sgt Receives Prestigious Award

            Governor’s Highway Safety Office Assistant Director Mia Vickers (left) and GHSO Director Kendell Poole (right) present Sgt. Jimmy Brown with the Director’s Award. Sgt. Jimmy Brown recently received the Director’s Award from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.

            “The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is proud of Sgt. Brown and our partnership with the GHSO,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “I have no doubt that our traffic safety programs have saved lives in our county and it’s great to be recognized for our efforts.” 

            These awards were created to recognize outstanding efforts by partners of the GHSO in a wide variety of disciplines.

            “All of our partners are extremely important to us, and the ones that we choose to honor each year exemplify exceptional performances of passion and dedication to saving lives,” said Kendell Poole, Director of the Governor’s Highway Safety Office. “Our honorees come from the areas of education, law enforcement, engineering, media and emergency response. Their efforts have led to continued success in highway safety for the state of Tennessee.”


     

Investigation Ongoing in Two Early-Morning Meth Labs

 

                The 19th Judicial District Drug Task Force is investigating two early-morning meth labs that were reported to the agency by Clarksville Police Department and Clarksville Fire Rescue.

                Around 2:30 a.m., CPD officers responded to a Madison Street hotel after receiving a complaint about possible meth-cooking activity at the hotel. When officers responded, the suspect ran towards Walgreens.

                Officers found the suspect in possession of meth lab components, and the DTF took over the investigation.

                CFR extinguished two one-pot meth labs that exploded.

                Agents searched several rooms for evidence while Clarksville Fire Rescue and Montgomery County EMS assisted at the scene.

                One suspect was apprehended.

                A few hours later, agents responded to South Hampton place after CFR responded to a sprinkler system being set off inside an apartment building. CFR located remnants of meth lab components that had exploded inside one of the apartments.

                The entire building was flooded by the sprinkler system, and the building was evacuated.

                “These two incidents not only highlight the safety concerns for first responders and the public, they also leave a financial burden and inconvenience on the community,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “The 19th JDDTF has worked tirelessly to render each of these meth lab sites safe.

“The 19th JDDTF is the only agency in Montgomery County that can respond and render these labs safe,” Fuson added. “The increasing number of meth labs has become a burden on manpower and resources for the 19th JDDTF. District Attorney General Carney and I have reached out to get other agencies involved with this burden and look forward finding solutions to this growing community issue".

The investigation is ongoing.

 


 

MCSO to Provide Free Child Car Seat Safety Checks

              Deputy Jason Pike helps check a child seat. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting free child car seat safety checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kohl’s, 2840 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting free child car seat safety checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Kohl’s, 2840 Wilma Rudolph Boulevard.

            Deputies will be checking to make sure your child car seat is properly installed, and as such, your child must be present for the check. Each check will take about 20 minutes.

            “We will explain how to install the seat and then show you how to do it and make sure you can install it correctly,” said Sgt. Jimmy Brown. “We also check the seat for recalls and make sure you understand the dangers to children of loose items in the car.”

            There will be a small amount of paperwork to complete, and a limited amount of seats will be checked on a first come first served basis.

 

 

 


 

14 Burglaries Solved After Suspects Apprehended

             September 12, 2014 - Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office solved 14 burglaries near the Liberty Park Subdivision after apprehending the suspects late last night during surveillance.

            “They were hitting us hard out there – 12 vehicle and 2 house burglaries – so we were being vigilant,” said Investigator Geoffrey Blanchard. “I was out talking to a homeowner in the area around 10 p.m. when I noticed a truck matching the description of a suspect vehicle.”

            Blanchard pulled them over, and called in his backup, Deputy Dan Brinkmeyer. Neither of the suspects could provide identification, and gave the investigator a questionable story about where they were going. He then noticed some of the reported stolen property in the truck along with burglary tools.

            Upon investigating, one of the suspects, a juvenile, confessed to the crimes.

            The only adult involved, Daniel Comley, 18, who gave a 4750 Lylewood Road, Woodlawn address, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, vehicle burglary and possession of burglary tools. His bond was set at $25,000.

            “When I interviewed the juvenile, he implicated another juvenile,” Blanchard said. “We found him at his home in possession of a firearm and a compound bow.”

            Through investigation of several addresses, Blanchard and Brinkmeyer were able to track down some of the stolen items including numerous electronics, wallets and other items, and return some of them to their owners. Investigators are still searching for more stolen property.

            Investigators also found several items from incidents inside the Clarksville city limits, and are working with detectives at Clarksville Police Department in those cases.

  


        MCSO Official Detain Aggressive Juvenile Near Court Complex

            September 12, 2014 -  Officials with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office had to detain an aggressive juvenile in a parking lot near the Court Complex early this morning.

            Inv. Julie Webb was walking to court when she noticed what seemed to be a teenager and adult female yelling at each other in the parking lot near the parking garage.

            “I asked the woman, who I found out later was his mother, if she needed help, telling her that I’m a police officer,” Webb said. “She said, ‘Yes, he needs to be arrested.’”

            Webb was the only officer in the area, and she attempted, along with the mother, to calm the teen down, but it only seemed to escalate, she said.

            “Captain Jesse Reynolds came out and I called him over to help me deescalate the situation,” Webb said.

            Lt. Cliff Smith and other officials arrived on scene, and the teen seemed to get more aggressive as he backed near the wall of the parking garage.

            “I saw an opportunity, and I grabbed him by the arm, and the rest of the guys helped me detain and cuff him,” Webb said. “Afterwards, she thanked me for helping.”

            Webb plans on taking out a juvenile petition against the teen for resisting arrest.

            The teen had just come from juvenile court.

    


         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.

 

 


 

Late Deputy Honored with Three Stars of Tennessee Award

 From left, Chief John Smith, Shelby Johnson (daughter of Deputy David “Bubba Johnson”), Sgt. Robert Boone, Deputy Daniel Brinkmeyer, Jennifer Johnson (wife of “Bubba,”) Deputy Charles Hummel, Sheriff John Fuson and Captain Jesse Reynolds posing with the Three Stars of Tennessee Award, given to “Bubba” Johnson for giving his life to serve his community.NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Late Deputy David “Bubba” Johnson was awarded the Three Stars of Tennessee Award this morning at the War Memorial Auditorium.

Johnson’s wife, Jennifer and daughter, Shelby, accepted the award, and several members of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office were also in attendance.

Sheriff John Fuson nominated Deputy Johnson to receive this award earlier this year. His public safety career spanned three decades with Montgomery County EMS, Clarksville Police Department and the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The Three Stars of Tennessee Award was signed into law earlier this year and was created to “recognize peace officers, firefighters and medical first responders killed or who suffered a career-ending injury in the line of duty.”

Representative Ryan Haynes and Senator Becky Massey presented the Johnson’s the award after a welcome speech by Deputy Commissioner David W. Purkey.

  


Deputy terminated, indicted on official misconduct

             A former jail deputy with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was indicted on charges of misconduct and sexual contact with an inmate.

            Charles Edwards, 37, who gave a 131 West Drive Address, was booked on $15,000 bond today.

  “As soon as the allegations were made against Edwards, we followed our established procedure by placing him on administrative leave with pay and began an internal investigation,” said Sheriff John Fuson. “At the conclusion of the investigation, evidence warranted immediate termination and required our findings to be presented to the grand jury, as is required by the Official Misconduct statute.”

 Edwards did provide a confession during the investigation.

 Because of the nature of the case, and because it has yet to go to trial, no other details will be released at this time.

 


 

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.

 


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