Archive for category: Press Releases

Investigation of Threat at Westview High School

by / on February 23, 2018, 7:24 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

We have been investigating another threat at Westview High School today, Thursday February 22. The threat was written on the bathroom wall. Our investigators were successful in identifying the juvenile/suspect quickly, and he admitted to committing the offense. The juvenile will be charged with false reports and suspended. No other information is available at this time.

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Martin Police Investigate Armed Robbery

by / on December 24, 2017, 9:15 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 12/24/2017 at approximately 5:00 am officers of the Martin Police Dept. responded to Huck’s Convenience Store located at 424 N. Lindell St. in reference to an armed robbery. Store employee stated she was in the parking lot sweeping when a white male entered the store. She followed the individual into the store and went behind the counter. The male […]

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Westview High School Update

by / on December 15, 2017, 7:57 pm / in Press Releases / 0 comments

During the afternoon of 12/14/17, the staff and MPD SRO Jason Arant were made aware of information that a possible “hit list” had been created in reference to students of Westview High School via the app, Snapchat. An investigation was started in reference to the reports immediately. Several students who were added to the Snapchat account were interviewed and it […]

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Drug Arrest

by / on December 12, 2017, 10:19 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 12/12/17 at approx. 12:24 am, Sgt. Chris Finch of the Martin Police Dept., stopped a Volkswagen Jetta for speeding on Gardner-Hyndsver Rd.  The driver, Ephraine A. Gilbert, 25 of Martin, was discovered to have a revoked driver’s license.  During the stop, Sgt. Finch could detect the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.  During a probable cause search […]

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MPD Investigates Storage Building Fire

by / on November 6, 2017, 10:21 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

On 11/05/2017 at approx. 1:25 am, Martin Police Department and Martin Fire Department responded to the storage building complex located at 108 Strand St. after patrol officers noticed smoke rising from the area. Martin Fire Department extinguished the fire that had already damaged several units within the facility. Martin Fire Department and Martin Police Department investigators began an investigation to […]

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Update on Homicide Investigation

by / on October 31, 2017, 10:43 am / in Press Releases / 0 comments

The Martin Police Department has been actively investigating a homicide that was discovered on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at approx. 9:13 am.  Mrs. Barbara J. Higgs was discovered deceased inside of her residence located at 146 Brooks Drive, Martin, TN.  At that time, a law enforcement BOLO was issued for a person of interest, her husband, Eric D. Higgs, also […]

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MPD Investigating Homicide

by / on October 25, 2017, 1:22 pm / in Press Releases / 0 comments

Martin Police Department is investigating a homicide that has been discovered at 146 Brooks Drive in Martin, TN involving one victim. A request has been issued for law enforcement to be on the lookout for a person of interest and a vehicle that he may be traveling in. Subjects name is Eric D. Higgs, BM, 46 years of age, 6’2” […]

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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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