Johnson coaches Fort campbell youth/photo provided by Shirley Swails
While Christmas will always be a day of joy and celebration, it is always important to remember those who are feeling a great sense of sadness on the holidays.
That is certainly the case this morning for the family of Fort Campbell High School head track and assistant football coach Tyrone Johnson, who passed away Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after experiencing a severe asthma attack earlier in the week.
Johnson was set to begin his first season at the helm of the track team, after serving as an assistant to Josh McKillip and being part of state championship teams. He was also a part of the football dynasty that brought home trophies in recent years for the blue and white.
Visitation is scheduled for Tuesday evening at McReynolds, Nave and Larson Funeral Home on Madison Street in Clarksville. Funeral Services will be 11am Wednesday at Faith Outreach Church in Clarksville.
Words can not describe the sense of pride and duty a soldier has when serving our country and no words can express the sense of loss when a brave hero is killed in action.
31-year old Sergeant Joe Padula of Yonkers, New York, who is assigned to Fort Campbell’s 2nd brigade combat team is celebrating the holidays with his family and for the first time, he is celebrating Christmas without his closest comrade, 25- year old staff sergeant James Hunter, who was killed in action last year.
According to Padula, it’s devastating and everyone at the shop was upset about it, he was a great soldier and I looked up to him even though he was younger than me and I considered him a brother.
According to Sergeant Padula, not a single day goes by that he doesn’t think about his friends who were killed in action, but he says he is proud to serve our country.
The New York native is on leave from the army to enjoy well deserved time with family and friends since he returned from his deployment from Afghanistan last year.
A Christian County Sheriff’s Deputy was arrested and booked into the Christian County Jail this morning.
45-year old Kent Roberts was arrested without incident by Kentucky State Police at his residence around 10:30 and is charged with 4th degree assault and 1st degree official misconduct.
Roberts was arrested after State Police investigated an assault complaint that allegedly involved Sidney A. Faulkner and Roberts.
State Police say Faulkner has not been located, but does have a warrant for his arrest for assault.
According to a media release provided by KSP, Roberts and Faulkner are accused of committing an assault which occurred on November 26th when Roberts, was off duty at the time and was driving his cruiser in the company of Faulkner.
Deputy Roberts was booked into the Christian County Jail on a 2-thousand dollar bond and bonded out of jail today and is suspended without pay from the Christian County Sheriff’s Office.
A Hopkinsville woman was booked into the Christian County Jail last night for allegedly committing a drug offense and other offenses.
29-year old Laurie J. Smith is charged with trafficking marijuana and receiving stolen property under $500.
According to police, officers were dispatched to 205 Bryan Street to recover a stolen lap top and while on the scene Smith told police the lap top was stolen over a year ago and officers could smell marijuana coming from the residence and after obtaining a search warrant they found several baggies of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and the stolen lap top.
Smith was booked into the Christian County Jail without incident.
Clarksville Police need your help locating a Fort Campbell soldier that is listed as absent without leave from the Army and who is wanted in connection with a crime.
Police are looking for 32-year old Joseph Brent Adkins, who has six warrants on file for two felony thefts among other charges.
According to police, Adkins stole $1,800 worth of merchandise from a Wilma Rudolph Boulevard store and has been out of jail since October after he served time for a DUI charge.
Adkins is believed to be driving a blue 2005 Dodge Pick-up truck with Tennessee tags of 476-XMF.
The 32-year old soldier is also accused of shoplifting at Kroger’s located on Dover Crossing with another male, 27-year old David Preston Saunders, who was arrested early this morning and was booked into the Montgomery County jail and has two burglary, a criminal impersonation and theft charges added to the nine warrants already pending against him.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Adkins are urged to call police at 931-648-0656.