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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Jennifer Nichols urge everyone to report suspected Child Abuse, Neglect during Coronavirus Pandemic

 

Child Abuse and Neglect are Potential Collateral Damages of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Tennessee Department of Children's ServicesNashville, TN – On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee joined Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Jennifer Nichols to call on all Tennesseans to pay extra attention to the children in their lives and in their communities as the response to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) could lead to an increase in child abuse and neglect and a decrease in reported allegations.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s COVID-19 Bulletin #10

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, April 1st, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee provided an update on Tennessee’s efforts regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief.

Governor Lee’s daily press conferences can be viewed live each day this week at 3:00pm CT here. Governor Lee has also established a website specific to Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates which can be found here.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Lamar Alexander reports Health Committee Approves Legislation to Help States Prevent Child Abuse, Ensure Safety and Welfare of Children

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – The Senate health committee today approved legislation that helps states prevent child abuse and ensure the safety and welfare of children and families.

“I often suggest Tennesseans look at Washington, D.C., as if it were a split-screen television,” Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said. “This week, on one side, you had hearings on impeachment and the Department of Justice’s Inspector General report. On the other side, the Senate health committee approved legislation to help states ensure the safety and welfare of children and legislation to fill shortages in the pediatric and geriatric health care workforce.”

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander

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Tennessee Department of Correction reports Escaped Inmate Curtis Watson captured

 

Tennessee Department of CorrectionHenning, TN – Curtis Ray Watson, the escaped inmate charged with the murder of Correctional Administrator Debra Johnson is back in TDOC custody.

The vigilant efforts of search teams from the Tennessee Department of Correction, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), FBI, US Marshal’s, local law enforcement, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), ATF and with helpful tips from the citizens of Lauderdale County led to Watson’s capture at approximately 11:00am on Sunday, August 11th, 2019. 

Escaped inmate charged with the murder, Curtis Ray Watson has been taken into custody in Henning, Tennessee.

Escaped inmate charged with the murder, Curtis Ray Watson has been taken into custody in Henning, Tennessee.

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Clarksville Police arrest Portia Marcum after Two Month Old Tests Positive for Cocaine

 

Clarksville Police Department (CPD)

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police have charged a woman, Portia Marcum, 26 after a two month old child in her care was found to have cocaine in his system.

Police were investigating an allegation that a two month old child had been potentially exposed to drugs. During the course of the investigation, it determined was that the two month had cocaine in his system.

Portia Marcum was arrested by Clarksville Police after tests came back positive for cocaine in the system of a two month old under her care.

Portia Marcum was arrested by Clarksville Police after tests came back positive for cocaine in the system of a two month old under her care.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office releases Operation Clean Sweep results

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – On Friday January 4th, 2019, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Warrants and Sexual Offender Unit worked with the assistance of the Austin Peay State University Police Department to arrest subjects with outstanding warrants.

The Sheriff’s Office is committed to actively serving the criminal warrants issued in Montgomery County to ensure that offenders are held accountable for their actions.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrests 18 people with outstanding warrants during Operation Clean Sweep.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrests 18 people with outstanding warrants during Operation Clean Sweep.

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office arrest Jayce Jones, Jordy Jones for Child Abuse

 

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO)

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOClarksville, TN – Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) investigators have arrested a married couple for aggravated child abuse and neglect.

Jayce Patrick Jones, 33, and Jordyn Compton Jones, 32, were taken into custody on Monday, September 17th, 2018.

Each were charged with three counts of aggravated child abuse and neglect – under 8 years of age.

(L to R0 Jordyn Compton Jones and Jayce Patrick Jones. (Montgomery County Sheriff's Office)

(L to R0 Jordyn Compton Jones and Jayce Patrick Jones. (Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office)

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2016 Legislative Session of the 109th Tennessee General Assembly report

 

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The 109th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on April 22nd, 2016 to become a part of Tennessee history with passage of major legislation to reduce crime, cut tax burdens, spur job growth, accelerate the state’s success in K-12 education, boost the number of college graduates, curb drug abuse and curtail drunk driving.

State lawmakers also passed significant legislation to ease traffic congestion, reduce child abuse, aid farmers, increase access to healthcare and medication, increase voter participation and provide a safer environment for the elderly.

Following, please find a copy of some of the highlights of this year’s legislative action.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Teamwork leads to immediate recovery of stolen items, discovery of child abuse

 

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office - MCSOMontgomery County, TN – Teamwork between Montgomery County Sheriff’s patrol, criminal investigations and K9 units early this morning led to the immediate recovery of stolen property from an aggravated burglary and the discovery of child abuse.

Just after midnight, Deputy Shanna Grice responded to a call on Kay Road where the victim said he had possibly noticed his neighbor, Richard Allen, 32, run from his back yard. Deputies noticed that the home, two garden sheds and a vehicle had been burglarized.

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A Prayer for Those Affected by Abuse

 

Kris WolfeClarksville, TN – April is child abuse awareness month. There are many ways we can become involved in helping in our community, and it starts in our own homes and neighborhoods.

According to Domestic Violence Statistics, “Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. «Read the rest of this article»

 



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