Tuesday, December 13, 2011
(Last modified: 2011-12-13 11:29:21)
 

Source: The Newport Plain Talk

SHERIFF'S REPORTS

 

Driving on a revoked license

Scott Christopher Barton, 34, of 130 Alex St., in Newport, was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with driving on a revoked license, Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported.

 

Driving on a revoked license

Scott Christopher Barton, 34, of 130 Alex St., in Newport, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with driving on a revoked license, Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported.

 

Circuit Court failure to appear

Janice Faye Allen, 48, of 865 Highway 25E, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 11, and charged with a Circuit Court failure to appear, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported.

 

Violation of probation

Adam Wayne Barrington, 30, of 613 Mountain Way, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with violation of probation, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.

 

Violation of probation

Melinda C. Harris, 23, of 111 Eds Way, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 9, and charged with violation of probation, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.

 

Failure to appear/capias (two charges), and violation of probation

Randall James Stephens, 27, of Gatlinburg, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with two counts of failure to appear/capias, and violation of probation, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.

 

Violation of probation

Amy L. Shelton, 19, of 340 Whitson Drive, was arrested Dec. 11 at 11:20 p.m., at the Time Out Travel Center on Highway 25/70, and charged with violation of probation, K9 Officer Chris Gregg reported.

 

Aggravated domestic assault

Rhonda Michelle Reece, 33, of 1148 Punkton Road, in Del Rio, was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with aggravated domestic assault, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported. Reece said her husband Ricky Reece pushed her to the floor and she got scared and hit him in the face with a beer bottle, the report stated. An officer took 10 firearms from the residence. Ricky Reece was transported to the emergency room at Newport Medical Center, where he had to get 12 stitches on his face, Hartsell reported.

 

Violation of probation

Eric Lee Johnson, 19, of 1855 Jaycee Way, was arrested Dec. 12 at 12:40 a.m. and charged with violation of probation, K9 Officer Chris Gregg reported.

 

Violation of probation

Sandra Gonzales, 32, of 1506 Canal Way, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with violation of probation, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Domestic assault

Richard R. Jones, 58, of 3009 Winding Road, in Cosby, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with domestic assault, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Public intoxication

Jesse Scott James, 33, of 1374 East Highway 25/70, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with public intoxication, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported.

 

Officer's investigation

Alison Messer, 41, of Wedgewood Way, in Newport, said on Dec. 12 she dropped her children off at a relative's residence, around 6:20 a.m., went to work, and returned around 5:15 p.m. to pick them up. She said no one was home and no one answered her phone calls. She told Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis she has a parenting plan with her ex-husband and it was supposed to be her week to have the kids, the report stated. She said she swapped weeks with her ex-husband so she could go to Mexico, Willis reported.

 

Knife reported stolen

David Caudill, 64, of Old Solomon Ferry Road, said he let an acquaintance into his residence, went upstairs, heard a noise downstairs and noticed the offender had gone outside to his vehicle. Caudill said the person stole a large antique long-blade knife with a missing handle that is valued at $500, Sgt. David Crum reported.

 

Identity theft

Cennie Carol Caldwell, 70, of Shady Rest Drive, said on Dec. 9 that a relative has taken several loans and credit cards out using Caldwell's information, K9 Officer Chris Gregg reported. Caldwell said several of the accounts have become past due, the report stated.

 

Assault reported

Kristopher Logan, 25, of Action Street, in Newport, said on Dec. 11 that he and his girlfriend had separated and she was moving out when an acquaintance allegedly came to the residence and tried to enter it, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported. Logan said he tried to keep the person out, but he allegedly forced his way in by kicking the door open. The offender then allegedly grabbed Logan by the throat and punched him in the head with his fist and then left the residence, the report stated.

 

Burglary reported

Steven D. Walton, 32, of Leaf Way, in Newport, said on Dec. 9 that while he was gone from is residence, someone broke and stole several items with a total value of $2,190, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Theft reported

Arvine and Alice Grooms, of Raines Road, said on Dec. 11 that someone forced their way into their residence while they were gone and stole several items, including wrapped Christmas presents, K9 Officer Chris Gregg reported. Items stolen include a 42-inch LG TV worth $2,0000, a large cluster ring worth $1,000, two dinner rings worth $750 each, and Dale Earnhardt memorabilia worth $400, the report stated. The total value of stolen items is $6,678, Gregg reported.

 

Vandalism reported

Stephanie Robinson, 62, of Smokey Hollow Road, said on Dec. 12 that someone vandalized her cabin, knocking windows out, splattering paint on the walls with a paint ball gun and braking and wrecking furniture, Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported. The total value of damage done is about $5,000, Lewis reported.

 

Theft reported

Richard and Tammy Kanski said on Dec. 11 that a relative invited friends over and that, while the relative lay down upstairs because he was sick, the friends allegedly stole several items, including a digital Kodak camera in a black case worth $300, a milk gallon jug with coins worth $350 and $28 in cash, Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported. The total value of stolen items if $928, the report stated.

 

Theft

Amy Davis, 24, of East Highway 25/70, in Del Rio, said that around 11 p.m. on Dec. 9 she heard a knock on the door to her residence, looked out a window and saw an acquaintance walking down the steps of her porch, Sgt. Brian Holt reported. Davis said she saw another man she only knows by his first name standing a few feet from her porch. She said she saw one of the suspects pick up something in her yard and start walking away with it, Holt reported. She then opened the door to see what the suspects wanted,\ and saw them run towards the end of the residence, get in a vehicle and drive off. Davis said she discovered missing a Duo-Last marine battery worth $120, aluminum lawn ramps with red plastic tips worth $150, red car ramps worth $75, a weed trimmer worth $117 and four 16-inch aluminum wheels with tires worth $400, the report stated.

 

Aggravated burglary

Teresa Jones, 56, of Martha's Way, in Newport, said she returned to her residence on Dec. 11 to find that her front door had been kicked in, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported. Jones estimates the loss to be about $150.

 

Request of an officer

Dewayne Keller, 27, of Saint Tide Hollow Road, said he sold his truck to an acquaintance and filed for a lost title, Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported. Keller said he found out another person has possession of the title, which is in Keller's name. Keller said the person with the title had been threatening him, the report stated. Keller said the person told him if Keller did not pay him $500 for the title that he would kill him or "burn him out," Lewis reported. Keller was advised to speak to a judge about the harassment and get a restraining order, Lewis stated in his report.

 

Theft of property over $500

Keith Davis, 21, said he had an argument with an acquaintance and they went their separate ways, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported. Davis said he went to the person's residence to retrieve an Xbox 360, video games and a controller, and was told the person there had sold them. Oury said the person said they had not sold or stolen any items belonging to Davis. The value of the missing items is $770, Oury reported.

 

POLICE REPORTS

 

Theft over $10,000, vandalism

Miranda M. Ellison, 27, of 1666 Allens Chapel Road, in Parrottsville, and Franklin E. Shropshire, 27, of the same address, were arrested Dec. 9 and each charged with theft over $10,000 and vandalism over $500, Capt. Brad Ball and Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported. The warrants for the two adults were from a theft of a safe containing about $39,000 in jewelry from a residence on Commanche Drive, on Nov. 7. Shropshire received a $50,000 bond, Gorrell reported.

 

Theft over $10,000 and theft under $500

Jacquelne N. Holt, 22, of 1313 Shelia St., in White Pine, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with theft over $10,000 and theft under $500, Patrolman Josh Veridal reported. Holt allegedly sold assorted pieces of jewelry to the Jewelry Connection on Nov. 10, for $692. She also allegedly sold assorted pieces of jewelry to Newport Jewelry on Nov. 7, Nov. 10, Nov. 14, and Nov. 21, for $2,837, Veridal reported. Jewelry was stolen on Nov. 7 in a robbery of a residence on Commanche Drive. Holt also allegedly had an active warrant for theft under $500 from Walmart on Nov. 13, the report stated.

 

Public intoxication

Ronnie Holt, 59, of 434 Bybee Road, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 9 and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. Ricky Parton reported.

 

Violation of probation, other charges

Freda F. Trentham, 50, of Sevierville, was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with violation of probation out of Cocke County, driving on a suspended license, violation of registration and violation of financial responsibility, Patrolman Amy Gentry reported.

 

Violation of probation

Sherry R. Shelton, 30, of 1229 Highway 321, in Parrottsville, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with violation of probation, Patrolman Amy Gentry reported.

 

Public intoxication

Leroy A. Solomon, 65, of 228 Lamaster St., in Newport, was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with public intoxication, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.

 

Fleeing to evade, other charges

Dennie J. Duncan, 46, of 746 Thinwood Drive, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with violation of the light law, fleeing to evade, reckless endangerment (three charges), and driving on a revoked license (9th charge), Patrolman Allen Stump reported.

 

DUI (1st offense), driving on a revoked license

John W. Grindstaff, 30, of 1878 Whitlock Road, in Cosby, was arrested Dec. 11, and charged with driving on a revoked license and DUI (1st offense), Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported.

 

Person injured

Alexis Barrett, 30, of 8th Street, in Newport, said that on Dec. 10 she was walking home from the Christmas Parade in Newport when she fell in a hole at the intersection of Iris Street and 4th Street, while carrying her small child, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported. Barrett said she hurt her left ankle. Officers observed a "possible" 24 by 18 inch hole with a depth of "possibly" three inches, the report stated.

 

Escape charge

Tina Willis, 30, of 904 Stokes Valley Way, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with escape by the Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Patrolman Josh Holt reported. The report stated that on Dec. 12, officers were dispatched to 211 Woodlawn Ave. on a female who had left, then returned to rehab. Officers were advised an arrest warrant had been taken out by the CCSD for escape, Holt reported.

 

Phone harassment

Christina Sarten, 21, of Laymans Circle, in Newport, said on Dec. 9 an acquaintance called her cell phone and her boyfriend Scott Mantooth's cell phone 100 times in the last two days, leaving threatening voice mails and harassing the couple, Patrolman Amy Gentry reported. Mantooth played some of the threatening messages from the offender he had saved on his phone, including messages where a person said, "I will stab you", and "I will stomp your guts out if you drive that car," Gentry reported.

 

Counterfeit currency

Nikki Russell of Walmart Supercenter said the store received a counterfeit $100 bill sometime between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Dec. 8, at one of its cash registers, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.

 

Assault alleged

Eric Click, 18, of Freeman Avenue, in Newport, said he was at the Walmart parking lot on Dec. 10, talking to some friends, when two males came up and assaulted him, Patrolman Amy Gentry reported. One male allegedly head-butted Click and then punched him in the head. Another male allegedly grabbed Click and struck him twice in the face, causing a laceration on his tongue, the report stated. Click went to the Newport Medical Center and was released. Two suspects were named in the report.

 

Vehicle break-in/theft under $500

LaShea Delancey, 29, of Point Oak Drive, in Parrottsville, and Gerae Van Dyke, 22, of Ocoee Street, in Newport, said they were watching the Newport Christmas Parade on Dec. 10, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m., when someone apparently broke into Van Dyke's vehicle and dumped out the contents of all the bags and purses inside the vehicle, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported. Van Dyke said she left the driver's door unlocked. She said she is missing $120 in cash, the report stated.

 

Theft of medication/burglary

Robert Lewis, 58, of Runnion Street, in Newport, said on Dec. 9 someone stole $300 worth of medicine he had hidden on his property, Patrolman Allen Stump reported. Damage to a door is estimated to be $325, the report stated.

 

Aggravated burglary/theft over $1,000

Roy McGaha, 66, said on Dec. 10 that someone broke into the residence of his son, Darrin McGaha, 43, on Jefferson Avenue, in Newport, sometime between Nov. 29 and Dec. 10, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported. Roy McGaha said he would contact his son to determine what had been stolen, the report stated.

 

Burglary of an auto/theft over $500

Joe Profitt, 66, of Cambridge Drive, in Newport, said on Dec. 10, between 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., someone entered his vehicle and took a gun from he middle console, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported. Profitt said the vehicle was unlocked and parked in his driveway at his residence at the time of the theft. The firearm stolen is a Beretta 9 mm model 92 FSC Compact with a 13-round magazine loaded with JHP ammunition, and has the initials "JP" on it, Gorrell reported. The gun is worth about $750, the report stated.

 

Aggravated burglary/theft over $1,000

Janet Collins, 44, of Travis Way, in Newport, said on Dec. 10 someone broke into her residence, the second time within the past month, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported. Items stolen include a propane tank with a Mr. Heater space heater attached worth $100; miscellaneous Dale Earnhardt Jr. memorabilia worth $100, and an industrial battery charger worth $75, Veridal reported.

 

Theft of a check

Albert Sprouse, 53, of Ruble Street, in Newport, said on Dec. 12 that an acquaintance stole a check from his mailbox that was written from Tennessee Metals to Sprouse, Capt. James Holt reported. The acquaintance allegedly cashed the check at Walmart for $188.50, the report stated.

 

Theft under $500

Elizabeth Dziezyk, 42, of Smith Street, in Newport, on Dec. 12 reported a theft that allegedly happened between Dec. 10 and Dec. 12, Lt. Terry Lawson reported. Someone stole a Magellan Navigation System Model 3225 worth $125 and about 10 CD's worth $10 each, the report stated. There was no sign of forced entry into Dziezk's vehicle, a 1995 Ford Bronco, according to the report.

 

Counterfeit $10 bill

Food City West Manager Robert Huff on Dec. 12 named a person he said attempted to pass a counterfeit $100 bill in the store, but the cashier caught it, Patrolman Matt Franklin reported. The offender said his wife gave him the bill to pick up a few groceries, the report stated.

 

 

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