Volume 53, Number 23

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, June 9, 2016

Sheriff's Department apprehends suspect, recovers stolen vhicle

By: Jennifer Flowers, Pickett County Sheriff's Department
Pickett County Sheriff's Department assisted in a four county and two state operation for apprehension and recovery of a stolen vehicle and runaway Juvenile.
On April 8, a 2005 Chevy pickup was stolen in Cumberland County and authorities suspected a Jamestown man was responsible.
It was also believed that a 14 year old juvenile, who had been reported missing as a runaway from Crossville, was with the suspect in the stolen vehicle.
Fentress County Detectives Jimmy Markwood, Rockford Garrett and Officer Darren Insco received information on the possible location of suspect and juvenile.
Pickett County Chief Dana Dowdy was contacted Fentress County Detective Garrett to begin a joint investigation due to a tip that a subject was headed to meet up with the suspect and juvenile in Static. The officers met in the Chanute area to coordinate a stakeout. Chief Dowdy contacted Clinton County Sheriff's Deputy Joshua Asberry to aid so that all county and state lines were surrounded.
In the early hours of April 11, the officers observed the two suspects being dropped off at a gas station in Static and get into another vehicle and head back towards Pickett County. At that time Pickett County Deputies James Hammock, Mike Worley and Chief Dowdy stopped the vehicle and took the suspect and juvenile into custody and transported them to the Fentress County Jail where Cumberland County deputies awaited their arrival.
Mark Aaron Roysden, 21, of Jamestown was arrested and charged with theft over $10,000 in Cumberland County with more charges pending.
He also told Pickett County deputies the location of the stolen truck and it was recovered in Albany, KY.
Fentress County Sheriff Chuck Cravens would like to thank Pickett County Chief Deputy Dana Dowdy along with deputies and Clinton County deputies for their help in this investigation.

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