The Simpson County Sheriff's Office arrested a Morgantown woman on eight drug related charges on Thursday, Oct. 1.
Amanda Kaye Woolbright, 28, was charged with four counts of prescription controlled substance not in original container along with single counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance — cocaine, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — heroin, third-degree possession of a controlled substance — drug unspecified and trafficking in a controlled substance — cocaine.
Ms. Woolbright was arrested by deputy sheriff T.J. Burnett following a traffic stop at the intersection of Morgantown Road and Akin Avenue at about 2:45 a.m.
The arrest citation said black tar heroin was allegedly found in Ms. Woolbright's purse while cocaine and a bottle containing different types of pills were allegedly found inside the vehicle.
Ms. Woolbright was also charged with failure to register transfer of a motor vehicle, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and rear license not illuminated.
A pair of traffic accidents on Tuesday, Sept. 29 happening about three and one half hours apart injured three people.
Whitney A. England, 26, of Portland, Tennessee was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to TriStar Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee following the first traffic accident that happened in the 2,200 block of Rapids Road.
Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Justin Casada's report said Ms. England was the driver and only occupant of a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle that left the wet roadway while approaching a curve and struck a tree just after 1:30 p.m.
Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue extricated Ms. England from the vehicle.
The second accident that happened in the 6,000 block of Russellville Road injured two Logan County residents.
Daphne Dilliha, 44, of Lewisburg, was taken by F-S Ambulance Service to Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville. John Wilson, 52, of Auburn, was listed as being injured but was not listed as being taken to a medical facility.
Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Steve Burke's report said Ms. Dilliha was the driver of a 2008 Toyota Corolla and Wilson was the driver of a 2004 Toyota Camry that collided just after 5 p.m.
Burke's report said as Ms. Dilliha's west bound vehicle entered a curve, the rear of the vehicle lost traction on the wet road and began to fishtail. As she exited the curve, Ms. Dilliha over corrected swinging the front of the vehicle into the eastbound lane. Wilson was east bound and steered in an attempt to avoid a head on collision; however; Wilson's vehicle struck Ms. Dilliha's vehicle in the right rear with its right front bumper.
The report said after initial impact, Ms. Dilliha's vehicle left the roadway, struck an earth embankment and rolled onto its roof. Wilson's vehicle spun 120 degrees and came to rest crossways facing south.
F-S Fire Rescue also responded.
Fires in south Simpson County within two days of each other damaged a restaurant and a house trailer.
Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue was called at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 to Burger King Restaurant at Keystop Travel Center on U.S. 31-W South near the I-65 interchange. Firefighters left the scene at 2 p.m.
Fire Chief Leslie Goodrum said fire damage was confined to a char broiler and the building's roof.
Goodrum said the cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation.
The restaurant has reopened after being temporarily closed following the fire.
And, firefighters were called at about 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 28 to a fire at a house trailer on Groves Lane near the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. They were on the scene until 2:45 p.m.
Goodrum said the blaze had already involved about 30 percent of the house trailer when firefighters arrived.
Goodrum described the house trailer as a total loss.
The fire remains under investigation. The Kentucky Fire Marshall's Office is assisting in the investigation.
Franklin Police arrested a Franklin man on multiple charges on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The charges against Christopher Brandon Workman, 23, stem from three separate incidents.
A citation issued by officer George Arnold said Arnold was investigating the alleged theft of a backpack when he spoke with Workman while Workman occupied a vehicle at Family Video on North Main Street.
The citation said the stolen backpack was allegedly inside the vehicle. It said also allegedly inside the vehicle was an unlabeled pill bottle with residue and a digital scale. In addition Workman allegedly gave police false personal information.
After being arrested Workman was taken to the Medical Center at Franklin after police received a report he had allegedly ingested 10 pills prior to being contacted by police.
Another citation issued by officer Brian Crane said Workman fled on foot from the hospital with an IV still in his arm. The citation said after leaving the hospital Workman allegedly attempted to kick in the door of a residence on Brookhaven Drive. No entry was made into the residence, but damage was estimated at $600.
Workman was taken into custody ten to 15 minutes later after coming out of a wooded area.
Workman was charged by officer Arnold with buy or possession of drug paraphernalia and giving an officer a false name or address. He was charged by officer Crane with attempted second-degree burglary and second-degree criminal mischief.
Workman was also arrested on a Simpson District Court bench warrant. Charges in the warrant were not listed on the citation issued by Crane.
Franklin Police charged two Franklin men with receiving stolen property in connection with a stolen moped.
Danny Williams, 42, was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 29 and William Creek, 19, was arrested the following day.
Citations issued by Sergeant Deborah Belcher said a stolen moped was allegedly found by police in a Walker Street residence listed as being both Williams's and Creek's residence.
The citations said a witness told police two men were observed dragging the moped into the residence after which police went to the residence to investigate.
Franklin Police is investigating the theft of a purse from a residence in the 100 block of Morris Street apparently taken while someone was inside the residence.
Officer Monta Cherry's report said the theft happened between 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28 and seven o'clock the following morning.
Cherry's report said the front door was open when a woman at the residence woke up Tuesday morning at which time she noticed the purse was stolen.
The purse contained 80 dollars and personal items when it was stolen.
A one-vehicle accident on Morgantown Road injured two Russellville women on Monday, Sept. 28.
Jacqueline D. McCue, 26, was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin. Nellie D. McCue, 46, was listed as being injured, but refused medical treatment at the scene.
Simpson County Deputy Sheriff T.J. Burnett's report said Nellie McCue was the driver and Jacqueline McCue was the passenger of a 2003 Ford Explorer that left the roadway in the 600 block of Morgantown Road at about 5:10 a.m.
The report said after leaving the road the vehicle overturned twice before coming to a final rest up right in a ditch.
Eleven rolls of hay and the trailer they were loaded on were destroyed by fire on Saturday, Sept. 19.
Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue was called to the fire at 4258 Witt Road at about 9:30 a.m. and remained on the scene until 1 p.m.
Fire Chief Leslie Goodrum said a tractor being used to pull the trailer was disconnected and was not damaged.
Goodrum said its believed heat from a flat tire on the trailer caused the fire while the trailer was being pulled on the roadway.
While at the fire, F-S Fire Rescue was called to a field fire at 1666 Tyree Chapel Road.
Goodrum said about a one half acre of corn stubble burned.
He said the cause of the fire was undetermined.
The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of $2,500 worth of property from a residence in the 100 block of Honeysuckle Road.
Deputy sheriff Cory Jones's report said two guitars, a 40-inch television and a cell phone were stolen. The theft is believed to have happened at about 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.
A three-vehicle rear end collision on Harding Road injured four people on Friday, Sept. 25.
Haley R. Short, 19, and one year-old Daliah M. Short, both of Portland, Tennessee were taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin. Cynthia Williams, 56, of Franklin, was taken by F-S Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Bowling Green. And, Michael A. Cole, 48, of Bethpage, Tennessee, was taken by private vehicle to The Medical Center at Franklin.
Franklin Police Officer George Arnold's report said Haley Short, Daliah Short and Ms. Williams were passengers of a 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by Matthew T. Short, 22, of Portland, involved in the collision.
Arnold's report said Cole was the driver of a 1989 GMC pick up truck also involved in the collision along with a 1989 Olds Cutlass driven by Virginia L. Baker, 84, of Franklin. Cole and Ms. Baker were their vehicle's only occupants.
The collision happened at about 3:30 p.m.
SNbSA two-vehicle rear end collision on West Cedar Street injured two people on Sunday, Sept. 20.
Penny K. Lockhart, 50, of Russellville, and Michael L. Lockhart, 54, of Franklin, were both taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin after the collision that happened at about 10:45 a.m.
Franklin Police Officer Richard Vaughn's report said Penny Lockhart was the driver and Michael Lockhart was the passenger of a 2005 Mercedes Benz involved in the collision along with a 2003 Honda CRV driven by Autumn T. Richardson, 18, of Franklin.
Franklin Police arrested a Franklin woman on a charge of fraudulent use of ID card for benefits on Sunday, Oct. 4.
Jennifer Burns, 40, was arrested by Sergeant Debbie Belcher at Minit Mart at the intersection of Ky. 100 East and Harding Road at 3:25 a.m.
The citation said Ms. Burns was originally arrested on a charge of operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs — aggravated and at the time of her arrest she was allegedly found in possession of two EBT cards that were in other individual's names.
The citation said one of the cards had allegedly been used to purchase less than $20 worth of items at Minit Mart.