Former Selmer cop pleads guilty to assaulting handcuffed man

Nov. 7– Christopher Eugene Reynolds, 39, a former police officer of the Selmer Police Department (SPD), pleaded guilty Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee to violating the civil rights of an arrestee, the U.S. Justice Department announced.

During his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen, Reynolds admitted that, while using his authority as a SPD officer, he slammed a handcuffed arrestee to the floor of the McNairy Regional Hospital and struck him in the face, the Justice Department said.

According to information presented in court, Reynolds acknowledged that this assault was unreasonable and did not serve a legitimate law enforcement purpose. The victim was injured as a result of the assault.


Pickwick Park has free camping, round of golf for military veterans

Nov. 4– All Tennessee veterans can receive one free night of camping and a complimentary round of golf with appropriate identification Monday, Nov. 11 at Tennessee State Parks.

The free day is in addition to Tennessee State Parks’ current veterans’ policy, which includes a camping discount within the state parks system and is available annually beginning Nov. 1 through March 31, offering a 25 percent reduction off the standard nightly base rates. This camping discount is available to Tennessee residents showing proof of prior military duty.


TBI arrests two Hardin County residents on drug charges


Oct. 30– The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation along with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department arrested two Hardin County residents for illegally selling prescription pills, according to the TBI.

 Kevin "Choppy" Haynes 36, of Counce, was arrested Monday on three counts of sale and delivery of Schedule II drugs. Kevin Harville, 23, of Savannah, was arrested on two counts of sale and delivery of Schedule III narcotics.


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