In the booking area

From left at counter, inmates Bobby Joe Patton, Victor Tyrone Sims and Jeffery Garvin Townsend were arrested in last night’s saturation of Paris and Henry County. From right, Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Brittany Nance checks booking sheets and Investigator Brian Hall and Deputy Brent Smith (back) stand guard as Sheriff Monte Belew (not pictured) asks some routine questions of the inmates in the Sheriff’s Department’s booking area.

A “saturation patrol” was conducted in Paris and Henry County Thursday that led to 15 arrests.

At 1 p.m. Thursday, officers met at the Henry County Fairgrounds from the following departments: Paris Police Department, the Henry County Sheriff’s Department, the 24th Judicial Drug Task Force, the 24th Judicial District Gang Task Force, the Tennessee Department of Corrections’s Office of Investigations and Compliance and Community Supervision groups, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the Jackson Police Department’s Gang Unit, the McKenzie Police Department, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

The operation that followed lasted until 10 p.m.

Sheriff Monte Belew said several cases they investigated during the operation are still ongoing. He said future charges should arise for drug and illegal weapons activity.

Paris Police Chief Chuck Elizondo said gang activity across the state is rampant, and gang activity passes through Paris from Jackson, Memphis and Nashville.

Tennessee Department of Corrections home compliance checks led to seven total arrests:

• Jordan Wayne Berry, 23, of 1040 Manley St., Apt. 8, was arrested for simple possession of Schedule II and Schedule VI controlled substances and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $3,500 bond.

• Edricco Lamont Patton, 43, address unknown, was arrested for simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

• Steven Terrance Russell, 42, of 404 Wynn St., was arrested for simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of a weapon.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $20,000 bond.

• David Grant McManis, 27, of 70 Rowe School Road in Puryear, was arrested for simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $2,500 bond.

• Victor Tyrone Sims, 28, address unknown, was arrested for possession of a weapon and for violation of parole in an aggravated assault.

• Ashley Brooke Crank, 25, of 1040 Manley St., Apt. 8, was arrested for simple possession of Schedule II and Schedule VI controlled substances and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

She is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $1,500 bond.

• Harrison Leftwich Fisher, 24, of 1084 Little Benton Road in Mansfield, was arrested for possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $2,500 bond.

Other arrests were made outside of the home compliance checks:

► Harley Renae Williams, 22, of 190 Upps Drive in Henry, was arrested for simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

A press release listed that she was in possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, but an arrest report lists that she was in possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

The press release also listed a charge for driving on a revoked license, which was not present on the arrest report.

She is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $1,500 bond.

► Bobby Gene Madding, 39, of 55 Hidden Acres Road, was arrested for simple possession of Schedule II and Schedule VI controlled substances and possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $7,500 bond.

► Audrey Burns, 44, address unknown, was arrested for registration violation, financial responsibility law violation and for driving on a revoked license.

► Jeffrey D. Teague, 30, address unknown, was arrested for simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.

► Kenneth Dwayne Wharton, 50, of 403 Powell St., was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

His arrest report only listed the suspended license charge, but a press release also listed a charge for possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia that was not indicated on the arrest report.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $500 bond.

► Wayne Anthony Travis, 54, of 721 Blythe St., was arrested as a fugitive from justice on a probation violation charge.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

► Bobby Joe Patton, 52, of 509 Wynn St., was arrested for sale of a Schedule II controlled substance in a drug-free school zone.

He is scheduled to appear Thursday in General Sessions Court and is being held in lieu of a $125,000 bond.

► Jeffery Garvin Townsend, 59, of 4220 Old Union Road, was arrested on a federal warrant for a felon in possession of weapons. He was held at the jail for U.S. Marshals and transferred Friday afternoon to Jackson.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol also issues 28 citations with 34 contacts.

Two weapons, about a half pound of ice methamphetamine and several small amounts of marijuana were seized during the operation.

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