Deputy Jason Lane responded to an accident on Eggners Ferry Road on Friday November 2nd that ended up a fatality. Bennie M.Chesteen 50, of Brighton, TN, and Cynthia J. Clark-Pesce 39, of Benton were traveling on a motorcycle at the time of the accident. Scharla E. Helton 50, of Benton, was traveling in the vehicle. Chesteen was pronounced dead at the scene while Clark-Pesce was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center by Air Evac. Helton was treated and released at Marshall County Hospital.
On Friday November 3rd Deputy William Strader observed a vehicle traveling north on the Purchase Parkway at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was observed crossing the center line numerous times. Upon contact with the subject, Deputy Strader noticed a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage. The field sobriety test was given in which steps were failed. Keisha N. Collins 24, of Paducah, was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence.
On Monday November 5th Deputy William Strader received a call from dispatch in reference to a vehicle driving off into the water off of Ridge Road. When contact was made the vehicle was approximately 8 ft into the water with the water at the bottom of the doors. The subject stated he had been drinking prior to driving and had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage present on him. Davy A. Knapps 37, of Gilbertsville, was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence.
For the week of October 29th through November 5th the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following: 12 Prisoner Transports, 17 Traffic Accidents, 1 DUI, 2 Reckless Driver, 5 Motorist Assists, 9 Burglary/Theft reports, 3 Animal Complaints, 6 Disturbances, 8 Investigations, 1 Domestic Disturbance, 15 Warrants Served, 7 Complaints, 30 have an officer call and 26 Traffic Stops for a total call volume of 212 calls responded to.
This press release was submitted by Marshall Co. Sheriff’s Office, Public Information Officer, Trista Lovett, Clerk