Investigator Greg Moore won the top shot award during the Sheriff’s Office firing range certification on 11-08-2013!!! Investigator Moore made a 25 yard shot with his pistol from the prone position (laying on the ground). Click on the picture and check out where the round hit!!! Congrats Investigator Moore!!!!!
On August 30th at around 3am the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Cardwell’s Store near the state line on Highway 125 south of Middleton had been burglarized. After entering and securing the store a large sum of money was discovered missing from safes which had been forced open inside the store. Two sets of foot prints through the dew were found from C&P Lane next to the store. Nearby security video footage shows a vehicle leaving and turn north from C&P Lane at around 2:30am.
The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone in the community with knowledge of who may have been involved in the burglary of Cardwell’s, or information which might otherwise lead to the arrest and conviction of those involved, to please contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Tips may be submitted by phone to 731-658-3971. Ask to speak with Inv. Henson.
Tips may also be submitted using the “CITIZEN FEEDBACK” form on the right sidebar. Those wishing to remain anonymous may type “Anon” in the name field. Please use “Cardwell’s Burglary” for the subject line.
The Hardeman County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the creation of a county K9 Unit. In mid February of 2013 the Sheriff’s Office acquired a former K9 Officer from the Bolivar Police Department. The Sheriff’s Office is the third agency in the county to obtain a K9 Unit. The K9 Officer, rechristened as Deputy Bear, is a four year old Belgian Malinois, imported from the Netherlands and trained by the Little Rock K9 Academy. K9 Deputy Bear is certified to detect and alert for Cocaine, Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Heroine. Bear is also capable of tracking suspects on the run, clearing buildings, and apprehending fleeing suspects on or off leash.
K9 Deputy Bear has been partnered with Deputy Patrick Perry with whom he lives while off duty and from whom he receives daily care and training. Both are on call to respond as needed in a custom outfitted 2008 Dodge Magnum which has been equipped with remote door unlock and temperature sensors, as well as dash cam and remote audio for documenting K9 activity during traffic stops.
Deputy Terry Mathews is known for taking great pride in the appearance of his patrol unit from maintaining a high gloss shine on the tires, pressure washing the engine, to keeping a vacuumed and Armor All coated interior. Recently Golden Circle Ford in Bolivar held a community car show and invited local law enforcement agencies to compete in a special category they called TOP COP. Deputy Mathews was given permission to enter both his county unit and, as a part time Officer with Grand Junction, their patrol unit as well. Deputy Mathews spend 5 of his off days, at 4-5 hours per day, detailing both patrol units for the contest. Upon review by the judging official appointed by Golden Circle Ford, the winning trophy was awarded to the Grand Junction PD unit entered by Deputy Mathew. There was no runner up position, however it was rumored that Deputy Mathew’s county unit was considered next best in the competition.
Grand Junction PD Entry (Winner)
Hardeman County SO Entry
On the morning of 14 December at approximately 10:40am Hardeman County Central Dispatch received a 911 call regarding a robbery having occurred at Whiteville Tiger Mart. The caller stated that a male subject had fled the store in a white Ford Ranger westbound on Highway 64. Officers with the Whiteville PD and Hardeman County Deputies responded in pursuit of the Ford Ranger into Fayette County. A witness to the robbery was able to follow the suspect and provide his exact location. Deputies with the Fayette County Sherriff’s Office made contact with the Ford Ranger outside Somerville. The suspect left the roadway after loosing control while attempting to evade capture and then resisted arrest by pursuing officers and deputies. The suspect, later identified as Joe Hay, was finally subdued and taken into custody without major injury to himself or any law enforcement officers.
Joe Hay was booked into the Hardeman County Criminal Justice Complex with a $250,000 bond and is scheduled to appear before Judge Cary in General Sessions Court at 9am on January 7th.
Booking reports may now be found via the “corrections” drop-down menu or by clicking here. A running monthly report, updated every one to three days, will be available for download or viewing within your browser. A link to a free PDF reader has been provided. This will serve to reduce the amount of clutter on the front page, reserving that for more important information.
On the afternoon of October 29th, US Fish and Wildlife officers responded to a report of an American Bald Eagle being wounded by an apparent gunshot in the Silerton area. The eagle was taken to Old Hatchie Veterinary Clinic where it was found to have a broken wing. The wing was stabilized and the eagle transported to Memphis on the 30th for further treatment.
A $7500 reward is being offered by U.S. Fish and Wildlife and the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department for any information provided that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible for having shot the eagle.
The bald eagle is the only eagle unique to North America and therefore is symbolic of America. The bald eagle has stood as America’s national bird since June 20, 1782 since the founding fathers named it as the newly created America’s national bird and continues to symbolize strength, courage and freedom.
If you have any information on the shooting of the American bald eagle in Silerton on Monday, then please contact the United States Fish and Wildlife Office or the Hardeman County Sheriff’s Department at (731) 228-3000.