Archive for category: Press Releases

Martin Police Announce Promotions

by / on June 23, 2017, 3:24 pm / in Latest News, Press Releases / 0 comments

Police Chief Don Teal announces the promotions of two officers at a recent departmental meeting. Lieutenant Eric Reed was promoted to the rank of Patrol Captain. Captain Reed has been with the department for 19 years. Captain Phillip Fuqua was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief. Assistant Chief Fuqua has been with the department for 16 years. Both officers […]

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Arrest Made in April Homicide

by / on May 17, 2017, 11:57 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

Martin Police Investigators have arrested a Martin man for the April murder of 51 year old Charles Graves. On April 18th a home health worker found the victim unresponsive at his home at #70 Lester Lane. Mr. Graves was pronounced dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Thank Khalil Taylor, 26, of Martin has been charged with 1st degree […]

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Martin PD Death Investigation

by / on April 18, 2017, 3:39 pm / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 04/18/2017 at approx. 9:08 am, officers of the Martin Police Department responded to 70 Lester Lane in regards to an unresponsive male. EMS personnel pronounced the male subject deceased at the scene and investigators from M.P.D. responded. The deceased was identified as Charles C. Graves, 51 of 70 Lester Lane in Martin. This case remains under investigation by M.P.D. […]

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Man Arrested for Exploitation of a Minor

by / on February 13, 2017, 11:31 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 02/06/2017, both Dresden and Martin Police Departments opened an investigation involving Michael A. Beamish, 28 of South Fulton, in reference to the possible sexual exploitation of a minor.  This investigation began due to a report of the offender sending an underage female inappropriate messages on Facebook. The offender was apprehended while he was attempting to meet the fourteen year […]

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Man arrested on Warrants from Weakley and Obion Counties

by / on February 13, 2017, 11:12 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 02/12/2017 at approx. 2:51 am, Ptl. Gallimore made contact with two young males walking on Olive St.  When Ptl. Gallimore attempted to speak with the subjects pertaining to a possible curfew violation, they ran on foot after being told to stop.  They were located a short time later hiding in a carport on Elm St. and they ran from […]

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Arrest for Filing a False Police Report

by / on February 10, 2017, 2:26 pm / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On February 9, 2017 at approx. 11:36 pm, Christian Griffis, 19 of Martin, TN, came to the Martin Police Department and filed a police report with Ptl. Trae Vaughn stating that he had been walking in Martin earlier that evening on University St. and was detained by a white male that identified himself as a Martin Police Department officer. He […]

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Martin Police Investigate Shooting at Local Nightspot

by / on January 23, 2017, 1:42 pm / in Press Releases / 0 comments

At approximately 1:28am on Sunday morning officers of the Martin Police Dept. responded to the Playoff Bar at 105 Church St. in reference to shots being fired. When officers arrived they found 41 year old Roosevelt Smith Jr. of 909 Ivey St. in Fulton Ky. being secured by a private security guard. Witnesses stated they observed the suspect raise a […]

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Two Confirmed Dead in Martin House Fire

by / on January 2, 2017, 10:21 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On New Year’s night around 9:30 pm officers of the Martin Fire and Police Departments received a call of a house fire at 318 Main St. When officers arrived they found the home fully engulfed in flames. Martin Fire Dept. along with multiple agencies fought the blaze for approximately four hours before they were able to extinguish the fire. Two […]

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Martin Police Investigate Hit and Run at Local Bar

by / on November 12, 2016, 10:01 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On Saturday morning at approximately 3:00 am officers of the Martin Police Dept. were dispatched to the Slide and Ride bar on N. Lindell St. in reference to a hit and run accident in the parking lot involving a pedestrian. Witnesses told police they observed a vehicle driving reckless in the lot and it had struck a pedestrian. The vehicle […]

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Drug Arrest on Ivie Circle

by / on October 26, 2016, 11:50 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 10/20/2016 Investigators with the Martin Police Department along with Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole personnel conducted a search of Jeremy L. Anderson’s, 26 of Martin, residence at 109 Ivie Circle as directed by his probation conditions. This was performed after receiving several anonymous complainants of suspected drug activity at the residence. Investigators found the following in a bedroom […]

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