Running is good exercise, but bad idea when arrest is imminent

Friday, May 5, 2017

Lewisburg Police responded to a possible domestic disturbance call on Harwell Avenue on April 22.

The female at the scene denied any argument was taking place.

Officers found a male subject in a shed in the back yard of the residence.


He also stated that there had been no disturbance and said that he did not have identification.

Asked his name by officers, according to the report, he paused, at which time he was informed that giving a false name and date of birth was considered criminal impersonation.

The subject assured the officer that he wouldn’t and gave a name and date of birth. When the man pulled out his wallet and began looking through it, the reporting officer said that an identification card was plainly visible, identifying the man as Logan Gerard.


That was not the name he had given officers, who told Gerard that he was under arrest for impersonation.

At this, Gerard ran and attempted to jump a tall privacy fence before being pulled off of the fence by an officer.

According to the report, Gerard continued to resist being cuffed while on the ground, before finally being subdued.


As he was being led to a police cruiser, Gerard attempted to break away from officers toward the female at the residence. Officers took him to the ground to prevent him from getting to the woman, who was found to have an order of protection against Gerard.

Additionally, Gerard attempted to run from officers as he was being escorted to a patrol car after being examined for injuries at the Marshall Medical Center.

He was charged with aggravated assault, criminal impersonation, resisting arrest, evading arrest, and violation of bond conditions.

Bond was set at $9,500.

• On April 22, Lewisburg Police officers responded to the Richland Inn where a woman reported being harassed by her boyfriend, Travarus Greer. Officers found that Greer had bond conditions prohibiting contact out of Rutherford County court.

Greer attempted to run from officers when detained for the violation, requiring the use of pepper spray to subdue him.

He was charged with evading arrest and resisting arrest and held on $2,500 bond.

• LPD officer stopped Dathan Achord on April 20 on North Ellington Parkway. The officer knew from previous encounters that Achord did not have a valid drivers license. With permission to search his vehicle, officers found 65.69 grams of a substance believed to be marijuana, scales, plastic bags, and a notebook recording transactions. Achord also had $965 in cash on his person that officers believed to be proceeds from drug sales.

He was charged with possession of a Schedule VI drug, possession of paraphernalia, and driving on a suspended license. Bond was set at $5,000.

• On April 19, LPD pulled over a vehicle after the occupants had been reported as being in a possible domestic dispute as they left a North Ellington Parkway convenience store.

Noticing a strong smell of marijuana from the vehicle, officers questioned the driver, Crystal Ward. According to the report, she said that her passenger, Jonathan Cheek, had a joint on him.

Ward, who officers noted had slurred speech, was given sobriety tests, on which she performed poorly.

A search of the vehicle found small amounts of marijuana and several different pills.

Ward was charged with driving under the influence second offense, simple possession of Schedule II, simple possession of Schedule IV, simple possession of Schedule VI drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $8,500.

Cheek was charged with simple possession of a Schedule VI drug and public intoxication. Bond was set at $2,000.

• LPD stopped a vehicle on April 19 after an officer saw that the registration was expired.

The driver, Holly Phillips, did not appear to understand questions officers asked her and her reactions were very slow, according to the police report.

Phillips was given field sobriety tests, which she performed unsatisfactorily. The report states that she admitted smoking marijuana prior to being stopped.

She was charged with driving under the influence second offense and held on $1,000 bond.

Her passenger, Michael Whaley, was found to have active bond conditions preventing contact with Phillips. He was charged with violation of bond conditions and held without bond.

• Preston Tucker was arrested by Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies at a residence on Fayetteville Highway for outstanding warrants from the drug task force.

Warrants were from possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $10,000.