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Burnt Prairie Man Taking Steps to Steal Water from Village according to Mayor; Other Sheriff’s Reports 6/28 – 7/1

Friday morning, White County Sheriff personnel took a burglary report from Kimberly Duckworth of Johnson Street of Enfield.  Duckworth claims, according to the narrative, that a gas can marked weedeater had been removed from her residence.  Two windows on the northside of the residence had been tampered with and she believes entry was gained at that point.  Since then Duckworth has taken steps placing metal rods over each window.  The burglary report was signed around 8:30am.

Just after 1pm, White County Sheriff’s authorities received another burglary report on the other side of the county in Crossville.  Karen Cotton spoke to a deputy, telling him that someone had entered her Hamill Street residence without permission and taken a hidden $20 along with a bag of tobacco.  The back door of the residence was open and the front door was left cracked open according to the report narrative.  Cotton says he left the home Thursday around 5:30pm and discovered the items missing upon her return Friday at 1pm.

Sheriff’s Authorities made a warrant arrest Friday afternoon.  45 year old Christopher Bartley of Mill Shoals turned himself in at approximately 1:40pm.  Barlety’s warrant dates back to a Class 3 Felony and Class 3 Misdemeanor he was charged with in 2016 for possession of meth, less than 5 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The meth charge was dismissed.  Bartley was found guilty of the paraphernalia crime.  Bond  was posted, along with a $75 Failure to Appear fee and $20 booking.  Bartley next has a status hearing coming up on August 5th.

Burnt Prairie resident Roche Smothers notified White County Sheriff’s authorities of a theft he believed occurred at Earl Musgraves Farms.  The complaint cites Smothers as saying a 3 point hitch post hole digger had been taken from a lean to.  The report, signed in the 1 o’clock hour Saturday afternoon, indicates the digger is an older model, complete with rust.

Later on Saturday, a White County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to property in Enfield belonging to Heather Smith.  Though she rents it out, Smith advised the officer that sometime over the past two weeks, someone entered the property and damaged a wooden bench.  In addition, Smith’s complaint indicates the walk thru door of her unattached garage was damaged as well.  She says the door was left opened, but Smith didn’t notice anything missing.  A formal Criminal Damage to Property complaint was signed.

Mayor Dakota Short of Burnt Prairie says a resident has taken steps to get water despite the village’s efforts to shut him off.  Short reached out

to a White County Sheriff’s Deputy Monday night once he realized a water meter lock had been cut.  According to the account, Short says the village cut off water from resident, 29 year old Jace Webb, who Short says is more than $800 behind on his water bill and refuses to make a payment or any effort to catch up.  Webb’s water was shut off on June 12th.  Short says when village employees checked the meter Monday, they found the lock had been cut restoring water to Webb’s residence.  A signed complaint for theft of services has been filed.

23 year old Dwight Sigmund of Crossville found himself behind bars when he awoke Tuesday morning following his arrest Monday night.  A White County Sheriff’s report indicates authorities received a call placing Sigmund at the Rudolph Street Apartments in Crossville where he resides.  When the deputy arrived, Sigmund was located and notified him he was wanted on an Edwards County warrant related to an unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis conviction for which he’s been on conditional discharge.  $150 is required for Sigmund’s release.  Court records show he was to have a “pay or appear” date on June 25th.  His next was scheduled for July 23rd.