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June 1 crime reports

Published: 10:56 AM, 06/01/2010
 


Source: The Newport Plain Talk

SHERIFF'S REPORTS:

 

Violation of probation

Marty K. Ball, 38, of 1224 Piney Mountain Road, in Newport, was arrested Friday, May 28, and charged with violation of probation, Deputy Sheriff David Crowder reported.

 

Failure to appear (two charges)

Joey J. Meyers, 27, of 137 Mulberry St., in Newport, was arrested Friday, May 28, and charged with two counts of failure to appear, Deputy Sheriff David Crowder reported.

 

Violation of probation

Marcie N. Smith, age unknown, of 317 9th St., in Newport, was arrested Friday, May 28, and charged with violation of probation, Deputy Sheriff David Crowder reported.

 

Robbery in parking lot of Lane's Market

April Burgess, 24, of River Ridge Way, said that on Wednesday, May 26, she pulled up to Lane's Market to get gas and recognized two men. She said one grabbed her by the throat, threw her to the ground, and held her down while an unidentified man allegedly went through her car and took her pocketbook, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported. Burgess said her two-year-old daughter was in the back seat of the car screaming during the entire incident, Hartsell reported.  The pocketbook allegedly had $130 in cash in it.

 

Six horses were unwelcome 'guests'

Margaret Owenby, 66, of Hidden Estates Way, in Newport, said that on Friday, May 28, at about 6:45 a.m., six horses entered her yard and started eating her garden, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Harp reported. Owenby said the invasion of horses has been "an ongoing occurrence," Harp wrote. Owenby said she and neighbors were able to corral the horses into a fenced area in her back yard, and then she called 911.

 

Theft reported

Buddy Greene Jr., 44, of Dawn Valley Road, in Parrottsville, said that on Wednesday, May 28, he gave $10 to someone he knows, allegedly to get diapers for his child. Greene said that he then stepped into the kitchen, and when he returned to the living room, $85 he had on a coffee table for his son's field trip to Opryland was missing. He said he then saw the suspect leaving his driveway in a vehicle, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Harp reported.

 

Theft reported

Joshua Cameron, 23, of Robert E. Lee Drive, said someone stole his Poulan Pro riding lawnmower on Friday, May 28, while he was gone from his home. The mower is valued at $1,200, Deputy Sheriff Thomas Harp reported.

 

Theft over $500

Silas McCurry Jr., 46, of Old Newport Highway, said that on Friday, May 28, someone stole two 17-inch wheels with tires from beside his residence, Sgt. Eric Rinehart reported. The total value of the items is $500.

 

Break-in reported

Shannon Brooke Kelley, 29, of Spray Road, said that someone broke into her home on Friday, May 28, and stole a Gateway laptop computer (with a value of $500), 20 DVD's (total value of $200), and other items, for a total value of $1,105, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported.

 

POLICE REPORTS

 

Driving on suspended

Wesley B. Valentine, 31, of 584 Banjo Way, in Newport, was arrested Friday, May 28, and charged with driving on a suspended license, Patrolman Ricky Parton reported.

 

Death reported

Charles Nicholas Hall, 31, of 509 Eagle Nest Road, in Cosby, was found by police on the back porch of his home in a swing, lying on his left side with a purple color to his face, Patrolman Matthew Elliott reported. Jennie Green, Hall's aunt, said she returned home at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 31, and found her nephew. He was transported to Baptist Hospital of Cocke County and officially pronounced dead. There was no sign of fowl play, but the investigation is ongoing, Elliott reported. Hall had in his possession $761 in cash. His family said he had a heart problem and high blood pressure, and was diabetic.

 

Theft over $1,000

Lorie Hutchins, 43, of Elkmont Drive, in Atlanta, said she was outside Walmart at about 10 p.m. on Friday, May 28, when a white male allegedly opened her car door and demanded her purse and cell phone. Surveillance video showed a white male pull up on a motorcycle, which he left running while he approached Hutchins and then ran off with her purse. Items stolen include a black Coach purse (with a value of $350), an Olympus digital camera ($200), an Apple I-Touch ($300), a Blackberry phone ($200), a Coach wallet ($200), and four credit and debit cards, Patrolman Ricky Parton reported.

 

Counterfeit traveler's check

David McGee, of Cracker Barrel, at 1021 Cosby Highway, in Newport, said that on Wednesday, May 26, he received an email from Cracker Barrel Loss Prevention saying that a traveler's check used at the restaurant on May 10 was counterfeit and the name of a suspect, Patrolman Donald Coakley reported.

 

Assault reported

Jordan Scott Crumbley, 17, of Highway 25E, in Newport, said he went to a BP gas station in Newport on Monday, May 31, when suddenly someone came from behind him, grabbed him by the shirt, struck him in the back of the head, and knocked him out briefly. He then heard a gunshot and climbed back on the vehicle that was driven by Jeffrey Kyker, 19, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported. Kyker said he and Jordan went to the gas station to collect a debt owned by someone they know. Due to conflicting statements, no charges were filed by police, Veridal reported.

 

Theft over $1,000

Jason Martin, of Home Rentals, on Cosby Highway, in Newport, said a customer had two lease purchase agreements with the business that were due on Friday, May 28, but not paid, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported. The three televisions and Blue Ray player are valued at $3,867.

 

 

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