Multiple Accusations – Mark J. Rougeou, 24, of McKenzie was arrested during a traffic obstruction on January 22nd in Huntingdon and has since been tied to the Carroll County Grand Jury for four assaults, resisting arrest and possession of a schedule VI Drug, Drug Paraphernalia Violation of the Registration Act and violation of financial responsibility.
According to the report by Officer Joseph Hedge, the HPD received a call that a man was driving a red Ford Fiesta with no label on the vehicle. Hedge observed a vehicle that matched the description on East Main Street and pulled traffic to Hill Court. Hedge asked the driver (later identified as Rougeou) to show his driver’s license, and Rougeou said he didn’t need to show his driver’s license and the officer had no reason to overtake him. Hedge reported that Rougeou then reached for the ignition, and when Hedge tried to grab his arm, Rougeou slapped the officer over the chest and shoulder. Other officers arrived at the scene to help, but Rougeou refused to get out of the vehicle and swung at the officers, who then stared at Rougeou twice before finally getting him out of the vehicle and holding him down. During that fight, Rougeou allegedly punched Officer Labe Ezell in the jaw, kicked Walter Smothers, director of public safety, in the chest, and kicked Lt. Angie Barker on the knee. During a search of Rougeou’s vehicle, officers found a grinder that contained a small amount of marijuana and papers. Rougeou had neither a vehicle registration nor proof of insurance.
Drug Possession – Lexington’s Chasity Ann Wyatt was charged on January 10 in Walmart, Huntingdon, on Schedule I possession, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
According to Officer Michael Verner’s report, we went to Walmart after receiving a call about a woman hiding from a man in the bathroom. Upon arrival, Verner found Officer Carlton Cupples outside the store speaking to Wyatt. Verner noted that he discovered a smell that he believed was Wyatt marijuana. The officers transported her to the HPD and questioned her further. A search of Wyatt’s wallet found two meth pipes, three pink pills, a white square pill believed to be ecstasy, a white powder believed to be meth, and some marijuana residue on Bottom of the purse.
Criminal Drug Possession – Mark William Pearson, 33, of Huntingdon, was charged with the crimes of marijuana possession, speeding and breaking insurance law during a traffic obstruction in Huntingdon on January 24th.
According to Officer Michael Verner’s report, he ran over a vehicle driven by Pearson after clocking the vehicle at 48 mph in a 35-mile zone on East Main Street. While talking to Pearson, Verner spotted the smell of marijuana in the car. When asked if he had any illegal drugs in the car, Pearson initially said no, but then admitted to having marijuana on the floorboard under the seat. Verner found two bags filled with marijuana while searching the vehicle. Verner couldn’t provide proof of insurance.
Shoplifting – Lucinda Ann Fendley, 45, of McKenzie, was charged with theft of goods under $ 1,000 at Walmart on Jan. 23.
According to Officer Labe Ezell’s report, he was responding to a report about a shoplifter at Walmart, and upon arrival, Ezell found that Fendley was detained in the store’s security office. Fendley allegedly admitted putting three items in her purse to leave the store without paying. The total value of $ 33.66 was reclaimed and no refunds are due to Walmart. Ezell noted that Fendley had previously had six thefts at Walmart.
Drugs, Public Poisoning – Carla Lawton, 45, of Huntingdon, was charged with possession of a List II drug, drug paraphernalia, and public poisoning outside her residence on Jan. 19.
According to Officer Labe Ezell’s report, he went to Lawton’s apartment after receiving a phone call asking for a social check. Upon arrival, Ezell found Lawton passed out at the wheel of her still-running vehicle. Ezell woke Lawton by knocking on the driver’s side window, and as Lawton got out of the vehicle, Ezell saw that she was unsteady on her feet, her speech was blurred and she could barely keep her eyes open. After Ezell got Lawton’s permission to search the vehicle, he found two meth pipes (one in her jacket pocket and one in her handbag), two small bags (one with meth residue), two metal pipes of marijuana, and eight Percocet pills her handbag without a prescription.
License Infringement – Arius Rommaine Simpson, 25, was charged with license disqualification (first offense) and speeding during a traffic obstruction in Huntingdon on January 12th.
According to the report by Officer Brad Allen, he ran over a car driven by Simpson after clocking the vehicle at 53 mph in a 35 mph zone on Lexington Street. When asked about his license, Simpson told Allen that he only had ID. A computer check revealed that Simpson’s license had been revoked.