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Two Face Charges After Vehicle Strikes Martin Business   

Alexander Ross Dean

Stephanie Lynn Williams

MARTIN (January 26) — Two individuals face assorted charges after their vehicle ran into the side of a Martin business.

The Martin Police Department has charged Stephanie Lynn Williams, 41 of Medina, with public intoxication; and Alexander Ross Dean, 38 of Humboldt, with: evading arrest, vandalism (over $1000), burglary, financial responsibility, reckless endangerment and D.U.I.

According to Martin Assistant Police Chief Phillip Fuqua, at approximately 6:32 p.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2022, Martin police officers responded to Martin Motors, located at 8498 Hwy. 45, in reference to a call about a vehicle striking the building.

Upon arrival, Patrol Officer Demarchio Lee observed that a 2006 Buick sedan was lodged underneath a roll-up door located on the side of the business.

Officer Lee contacted a male subject, identified as Dean, and a female subject, identified as Williams, on the east side of the parking lot. Williams followed verbal commands to get on the ground, but Dean reportedly attempted to hide behind a parked car.

Shortly after this, a press release states Dean attempted to flee and a foot chase ensued, during which Officer Lee fired a Taser at the suspect. Following this, Officer Lee and Patrol Officer Aaron Carter took Dean into custody.

Meanwhile, Lt. John Cross and Patrol Officer John Fulcher took the female into custody without resistance. Video footage was collected that showed the entire incident.

The suspects were then transported to Weakley County Detention Center.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the two subjects were also suspected of being involved in a burglary that occurred near Sharon.

Further charges are pending an investigation by the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department in regards to the incident near Sharon.

Both offenders are ordered to appear in Weakley County General Sessions Court (today) Wednesday, February 2, for their preliminary hearings.

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