The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is investigating burglaries at four residences on Thursday, Jan. 8 and Friday, Jan. 9.

The break in on Friday, Jan. 9 happened in the 500 block of Sloss Road. Deputy sheriff Joey Johnson's report said about $1,000 worth of assorted jewelry was stolen.

Two of the break ins were at Moody Road residences on Thursday, Jan. 8 between 9:30 a.m. — noon. Another report filed by Johnson said $175 worth of items including a toaster oven, a blue-ray player and household items were taken from a residence in the 200 block of Moody Road. A report filed by deputy sheriff Matt Freeman said $425 worth of property including a drill and bits, a jewelry box containing miscellaneous jewelry and a watch, household items and two hand guns were taken from a residence in the 600 block of Moody Road.

And, a report filed by sergeant Cory Jones said some $900 worth of property was taken Thursday, Jan. 8 between 8 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. from a residence in the 4,900 block of Morgantown Road. The stolen property included two firearms, a safe containing personal documents, and money.

Doors were busted open for entry into three of the homes. Entry was gained through an unlocked door at the other home.

Damages at two of the residences where doors were broken for entry totaled $600 at one residence and $500 at another residence. The cost to repair damage at the other residence where a door was broken was still pending.

The sheriff's office says it is looking for two white males in a mid 1990's green over tan Chevrolet king cab truck in connection with the Thursday, Jan. 8 burglaries on Moody Road and Morgantown Road. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 270-586-7425.


A Portland, Tennessee, man faces a charge of wanton endangerment stemming from an Nov. 30, 2014 incident in which Franklin Police say he allegedly dragged his wife down the roadway with his vehicle.

Jimmy M. Beck, 27, was arrested on Tuesday, Jan. 6 on an arrest warrant obtained by Franklin Police Detective Mike Jones. Beck is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident - failure to render aid and or assistance.

The arrest warrant says following a verbal altercation between Beck and his wife, Nicole D. Beck, at Denny's Restaurant the two left the restaurant at about 3:19 a.m. The warrant says Ms. Beck advised that she requested that her husband let her out of the vehicle in order to walk to Kentucky Downs to get her car. The warrant also says Ms. Beck retrieved her bag while exiting the vehicle at which time a strap on the bag became wedged in the door. The warrant alleges that Jimmy Beck accelerated the vehicle dragging Nicole Beck down the road until the strap on the bag broke free.

The arrest warrant says Ms. Beck immediately became unconscious and did not wake up until Portland Police arrived at her residence at about 5 a.m. It also alleges that Jimmy Beck failed to report the alleged incident and failed to render aid to his wife.

Nicole Beck sustained multiple injuries some of which included five broken ribs and a punctured lung. She received treatment in the intensive care unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for several days.

The arrest warrant was served by Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Matt Freeman.


A Jeffersonville, Indiana woman was arrested by the Simpson County Sheriff's Office on charges of promoting contraband and carrying a concealed weapon on Monday, Jan. 5.

Jamelah S. O'Neal, 36, was arrested by deputy sheriff Bart Blythe.

The arrest citation said Ms. O'Neal was stopped on I-65 in Simpson County for allegedly speeding at which time it was discovered an arrest warrant had been issued for Ms. O'Neal in Jefferson County charging her with probation violation for a misdemeanor offense.

The citation said following her arrest a purse requested by Ms. O'Neal while she was at the Simpson County Jail allegedly contained a .25- caliber handgun.


The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a more than $1,700 check from a mailbox in the 2,700 block of Springfield Road.

Deputy sheriff Joey Johnson's report said the check was taken sometime on Dec. 30.

The report said the stolen check was being mailed for payment on county property taxes.


The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is also investigating the theft of copper ground wires from a Bluegrass Tower site at 680 Phillips Lane.

Deputy sheriff Steve Burke's report said the ground wires were dug up and removed from their insulated covers. A chain link fence was cut to gain access to the ground wires.

The stolen copper ground wires are valued at just over $500 and wre taken sometime on Dec. 17.

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