Category Archives: Crime

Sheriff Warns Residents of IRS, Social Security Scam Phone Calls

Written on August 6, 2019 at 11:35 am, by

The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into numerous recent complaints by local residents regarding potential scam phone calls from individuals claiming to be representing the IRS and the Social Security Office. “On the IRS calls, they advise people that they have a warrant for their arrest over unpaid taxes,” said Sheriff Wayne […]

Police Investigating Break-In at Gerth & Baskett Furniture

Written on July 19, 2019 at 12:15 pm, by

Construction workers doing renovations at the Gerth & Baskett Furniture Store on the west side of the Memphis square found something else that will need fixed when they arrived at the worksite Thursday morning and discovered a window in one of the store’s rear doors had been broken out. The Memphis Police Department was summoned […]

Knox County Sheriff Reports Arrests in Two Cases

Written on March 21, 2019 at 12:29 pm, by

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reported arrests made in a pair of cases last week. A Knox County couple was arrested on March 10th for burglary in the second degree and trespass in the first degree related to a break-in near Newark. Donna and Roy Rudicil were charged with theft of a television that was […]

Memphis Man Arrested on Felony Domestic Violence Charge

Written on February 12, 2019 at 4:58 pm, by

A Memphis man is behind bars and facing a felony domestic assault charge following his arrest by the Memphis Police Department on February 3rd. Nicholas J. Hays, 25, of Memphis, was taken into custody following a domestic disturbance at his residence when he allegedly choked a female victim. Hays has been charged with the class […]

Rutledge Area Man Arrested on Felony Rape Charges Involving Child

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm, by

A Rutledge area man is behind bars on a $100,000 bond following his arrest on Friday, February 1st on six felony sexual abuse charges related to a victim under the age of 12. Anthony R. Barrett, 40, was taken into custody by the Scotland County Sheriff’s office following a joint investigation with the State Technical […]

Queen City Man Arrested for Tractor Theft

Written on February 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm, by

A Queen City man is facing a felony charge after allegedly stealing a tractor in Scotland County. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office reported the arrest of Kyle D. Randol, 23, of Queen City. According to court documents, Randol allegedly  removed a 2011 Case 125 Maxxum tractor from property owned by Donnie Gibson on County Road […]

Memphis Man Facing Felony Charge for Gun Theft

Written on January 29, 2019 at 6:04 pm, by

A Memphis man is behind bars facing felony theft charges after he allegedly stole a firearm from a Memphis residence. According to the Memphis Police Department Mark Pender, 30, was arrested on January 16th after he was found to be in possession of a stolen firearm. According to court documents, Pender allegedly stole a .22 […]

Knox County Sheriff’s Office Reports Two Arrests

Written on January 19, 2019 at 4:29 pm, by

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office reported a pair of arrests were made last week in two cases. According to Sheriff Allen Gudehus, Taylor Bartz, of Canton, was arrested on January 9th following an alleged burglary near Novelty. Gudehus indicated that a deputy was responding to a trespassing complaint and located Bartz, who was in a […]

Memphis Woman Facing Statutory Rape Charges

Written on November 8, 2018 at 11:33 am, by

A Memphis woman is facing numerous charges on Schuyler and Scotland County stemming from an alleged sexual relationship with an underage boy. KatRina A. Kraus, 35, was taken into custody on October 26th on a Schuyler County warrant for the Class D felony of statutory rape in the second degree and the class D felony […]

Maryland Man Arrested Following Alleged Rape in Memphis

Written on September 20, 2018 at 3:13 pm, by

A Maryland man is in custody following an alleged rape that occurred in Memphis on September 15th. The Memphis Police Department reported the arrest of David K. Bowie, Jr., 32, of Easton, MD. According to court documents, Bowie has been charged with the class C felony of sexual assault in the first degree for an […]