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Nov. 2 crime reports

Published: 2:45 PM, 11/02/2010

Source: The Newport Plain Talk



DUI charged

Jacob T. Webb, 21, of 895 Mantooth Hills Road, in Newport, was arrested Oct. 31 on Highway 160, and charged with DUI, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.


Another DUI

Cary Lynn Cox, 45, of 760 Welcome Grove Road, in Mosheim, was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with DUI 1st offense, Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported. Cox was allegedly the driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic accident on Highway 160.



Aaron Pete Whitt, 66, of 1310 Cactus Way, in Newport, was arrested Nov. 1, and charged with capias, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported.


Vandalism reported

Melissa Hurt, owner of the Parrotts Place Store on North Highway 340, in Parrottsville, said when she arrived at her store on the morning of Nov. 1, around 7:30 a.m., she noticed that the phone lines had been cut on the back of the building, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported.


Theft/aggravated burglary

Randy Cagle, assistant vice president of National Bank of Newport, reported on Nov. 1 that an address on Carmack Road was a repossession, and the following items were taken from the residence: a central heat and air unit, with a value of $4,500; a washer, valued at $400; and a dryer, with a value of $350, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported.


Theft reported

Jason Waits, 34, of Highway 160, in Newport, said on Nov. 1 that sometime in early September, two suspects stole his digital Nikon camera with a value of $500, from his vehicle, Sgt. David Crum reported.


Violation of community corrections

Richard Lee Lovell, 50, of 529 Fairfield Drive, was arrested Oct. 31 and charged with violation of community corrections. Lovell allegedly went to the old Cocke County jail in the Courthouse to visit inmate Frank Jenkins. Arresting officer Casey Reed said after looking at Lovell's ID, he checked to see if he had a warrant through the jail. He did, was arrested, and was taken to the Cocke County Jail Annex.


Violations of probation, failure to appear

Brandon M. Hurley, 26, of 1644 Allen Chapel Road, in Parrottsville, was arrested Oct. 30 and charged with violation of probation and failure to appear, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported. A passenger in his vehicle, Elizabeth Hurley, 24, of 1644 Allen Chapel Road, in Parrottsville, was also arrested Oct. 30 and charged with violation of probation, Oury reported.


Driving under the influence; other arrest

Cecil D. Stokely, alias "David Stokely," 48, of 2100 Fowlers Grove Road, in Bybee, was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with driving under the influence, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported. David L. Morrow, 49, of 1018 South Highway 340, in Parrottsville, was a passenger in Stokely's vehicle and was arrested and charged with public intoxication, Oury reported.


Public intoxication

Carol Sue Keene, 35, of 272 North St., in Newport, was arrested Oct. 30 and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. C. J. Ball reported.


Violation of probation

Jennifer Bryant, 30, of 1727 Lower English Creek Road, in Newport, was arrested Oct. 30, and charged with violation of probation, Sgt. C. J. Ball reported.


Criminal trespass and aggravated criminal littering

Ashley M. Barnett, 21, of 110 Rose Way, in Newport, was arrested Oct. 29, and charged with criminal trespass and aggravated criminal littering, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported. Barnett allegedly entered Walmart and charged her cell phone on a Walmart outlet. She also got charged with taking her household garbage and dumping it into a shopping cart. She was reportedly evicted from Walmart following a shoplifting charge on Oct. 31, 2009, and told not to be back on the property for one year following her court date.


Failure to appear, capias

Carl Pruitt, 35, of 423 Rock City Road, in Newport, was arrested Oct. 30 and charged with failure to appear and capias, Sgt. C. J. Ball reported.


Accident on Highway 32

John L. Behrent, 53, of Appleton, Wis., was traveling north on Highway 32, at the Wilton Springs Road intersection, on Oct. 27, when a 2007 Ford driven by Melinda L. Henderson, 38, of Depaul Road, in Newport, allegedly pulled out of the intersection and into the path of Behrent in his 2004 Chrysler Town & Country, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported.


Accident on Lower Bogard

Marvin W. Green, Jr., 16, of Hartford Road, in Cosby, was driving south on Lower Bogard Road, near Old Cosby Road, on Oct. 28, around 9:30 p.m., in a 1988 Ford Ranger pickup truck, when his vehicle left the road and hit a light pole, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported. Green was taken to the emergency room at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County, and then to a hospital in Knoxville.


Head-on collision on Old Newport Highway

Sandra K. Worth, 54, of Huff Hallow Road, in Newport, was traveling west on Old Newport Highway on Oct. 27, in a 1995 Ford Mustang. Desmond D. Nance, 24, of Morristown, was traveling east on Old Newport Highway, in a 2001 Nissan. The two vehicles hit head-on, causing front-end damage to both vehicles. A passenger in Worth's Ford Mustang said Nance was driving down Old Newport Highway the wrong way. The Mustang stopped, and then the Nissan hit it head-on, according to the passenger, Deputy Sheriff Robert Thornton reported.


Break-in reported

Leanne Tate, 46, of North Highway 340, in Parrottsville, said that sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., on Oct. 31, someone broke into her home, Lt. Rick Laws reported. A jewelry box with some jewelry in it was stolen. It has a value of $160.


Aggravated burglary

Sashia Ledford, 19, of Dusty Ridge Road, said someone broke into her home on Oct. 31 and stole the following: a Wii game system (with a value of $200), a .308 caliber rifle with a scope ($500), and a 20 gauge shotgun ($200), Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported. An acquaintance of Ledford's reportedly named a suspect.


Theft reported

A resident of Harper Circle, in Newport, went to the sheriff's department on Oct. 27 and said her landlord put her belongings outside her apartment and served her with a five-day notice to leave. Items missing are: a car stereo (with a value of $250), a stack heater ($300), a jewelry box with various jewelry ($1,000), a small refrigerator ($200), and a weed-trimmer ($150), Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported.


Vandalism reported

Jeremy Chad White, 29, of Juniper Way, in Newport, said he heard his dogs barking around 10 a.m. on Oct. 27, went outside, and found two tires had been cut, and a windshield busted, on his 1992 Subaru Legacy, Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported. A suspect was named. The two tires are valued at $170, and the windshield is valued at $175.


Attempted break-in/vandalism

J. R. Fish, 67, of Fox Street, in Newport, said he had had trouble with a renter who, either Oct. 27 or Oct. 28, allegedly tried to break the lock off the door, damaged the door, and broke a key off in the lock on the door, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported. The door is valued at $300, and the lock and labor are valued at $125.


Theft of TV, X-Box 360

Jody Fowler, 35, of Phillips Hollow, in Bybee, said that on Oct. 28, while he was gone from his residence, someone stole a Vizio 32-inch TV, with a value of $500, and an X-Box, with a value of $360, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.


Theft under $500

Leonard Eidson, 35, of Bulls Gap, said a white male he offered a ride to, left his vehicle and took $150 in cash that Eidson had left in the ashtray, Patrolman William Garber reported. Eidson said he knew the offender through other family members and friends.


Theft of money reported

Danielle Black, 26, of Kodak, Tenn., said when she went to a residence on Paintbrush Way to look at a vehicle, the owner of the vehicle reached in and took $60 in cash out of a cup holder in Black's vehicle, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey. The offender then allegedly ran into his home and would not answer the door.


Home allegedly trashed

Bobby Gossett, 40, of Palmer Hollow, in Bybee, said that a suspect vandalized a trailer that Gossett owns. Gossett said eight or nine dogs inside the home had also vandalized the residence, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported. Damage is valued at $500.


BB or pellet gun used to bust out windows

Chastity Hembree, 32, of Orchard View Drive, said that on Oct. 26, around noon, someone used a BB or pellet gun and broke three large windows in her home, Deputy Sheriff Randy Hartsell reported. The estimated damage to the windows is about $300.


Punched in the stomach

Mason Ottinger, 21, of North Susong Street, in Newport, said that a person she knows came to a residence on Stone View Way, in Cosby, on Oct. 27, and punched Ottinger in the stomach, Sgt. Daniel Conard report.


Vandalism reported

Trevor D. Lange, 19, of Gibson City, Ill., said that on Oct. 31, someone he knows broke the window out to his vehicle, stabbed his X-Box 360, and tore up a CD tray, Constable Derek Wright reported. Another woman said the suspect grabbed her Motorola cell phone and ripped it apart. It is valued at $284, Wright reported.


Burglary reported

Kristopher Young, 25, of Day Road, in Newport, said someone entered his residence on Oct. 29 and stole several items, with a total value of $8,450, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported. Det. Bryan Murr is the lead detective in the case.


Accident on Old 15th Road

Arnold Ball, 67, of Old 15th Road, in Del Rio, said that on Nov. 22, he may have fallen asleep or blacked out, while driving a 1987 Ford F15. Ball said his vehicle dropped off the right side of the road; he overcorrected; and traveled across to the left side of the road, where he struck an embankment, causing the Ford to flip onto it top. Ball was flown from Del Rio School to the University of Tennessee Hospital, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.


Truck hit with several eggs

Jacob Ryan Wines, 21, of O'Neil Road, in Newport, said he left the Cosby Fire Station on Oct. 31, for about 45 minutes to respond to a fire, and when he returned, he noticed his 2004 Chevy truck had been hit with several eggs on the driver side and hood, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported.


Vandalism reported

Brenda Powell, 59, of Middle Creek Road, in Cosby, said that on Oct. 31, sometime between 3 and 4 a.m., someone broke out the back windshield from her 1997 Nissan Altima that was parked in her driveway. Damage to the windshield is estimated at about $300, Lt. Rick Laws reported.




Domestic violence assault charge

Ilien Cejas, 31, of Clover Apt. #27, on West Broadway, in Newport, was arrested this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 2), and charged with domestic violence assault, Patrolman Matthew Elliott reported.


Possession of Schedule VI, other charges

Gabriel E. Hyatt, 22, of 4025 High Point Way, in Newport, was arrested this morning (Tuesday, Nov. 2), and charged with possession of Schedule VI (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, light law violation, speeding violation, no insurance, failure to carry registration, and driving while license is suspended, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported.


Possession of a deadly weapon, domestic assault

Justin C. Barrington, 18, of 745 Plainview Drive, in Dandridge, was arrested Nov. 1 and charged with possession of a deadly weapon (a lock blade knife), domestic assault, and resisting arrest, Capt. James Holt and Police Chief Maurice Shults reported.


Theft under $500, resisting arrest

Barry Bates, 18, of 1682 West Highway 25/70, in Newport, was arrested Nov. 1, and charged with theft under $500 and resisting arrest, Capt. James Holt reported. Bates was allegedly observed by Food City employees trying to conceal $43.92 worth of magazines from the store in his backpack, and leave the store without paying for them.


Domestic charge and assault

Sanford D. Gentry, 36, of 102 Apple Valley Road, in Newport, was arrested Nov. 1, and charged with domestic assault, Capt. James Holt reported.


Possession of drugs alleged

Robert R. Webb, 60, of 804 Navaho Drive, in Newport, was arrested Nov. 1, and charged with fraudulent receipt of food assistance, possession of Schedule II, possession of Schedule III, and possession of Schedule IV, Det. Sgt. Donna Hall reported. Webb was allegedly in possession of oxycodone, hydrocodone, and Xanax.


Burglary of a vehicle/vandalism

Rhonda Lewis, 42, of Shelton Road, in Newport, said that on Oct. 31, someone in a gold SUV was parked at the trunk of a red Mitsubishi Eclipse. A witness followed the SUV as it left the parking lot, until police arrived. The SUV driver allegedly stole several items from the Mitsubishi, including a JVC CD player (with a value of $120), an I-Pod ($20), a Pioneer 1,000 wt Amp ($60), and a Black & Decker drill bit set ($20). The driver's door of the Mitsubishi allegedly had $500 of damage to it, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.


Vandalism over $500

Sandra Gudger, 27, of Whitson Drive, in Newport, said when she arrived home on Oct. 30, she found baby powder, smashed eggs, and a red substance all over her front porch and front and back doors, Patrolman Amy Elswick reported. Gudger also allegedly found urine on her car door and scratches on the car doors that appeared to be from a car key.


Vandalism under $500

Jerry Frisbee, 48, of Big Creek Road, in Hartford, said his 1984 Ford F-100 was vandalized while he was shopping at Walmart, on Cosby Highway, in Newport. He said the driver's side vent window was busted out. He values it at $60, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.


Eating without paying enough

Janet Valentine, an employee of the Huddle House at 1130 West Highway 25/70, in Newport, said two white males and two black males ate at the Huddle House on Oct. 31, around 4 a.m., and then left without paying the full cost of the meal ($40.11), Patrolman Ricky Parton reported.


Theft under $500

Carla G. Lowe, 25, of 8th Street, in Newport, said she accidentally left her wallet in a restroom at Walmart, went home, noticed the wallet was missing, and contacted the Walmart service desk, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported. Someone did turn her wallet in, but allegedly after they took $430 out of it.


Burglary of vehicle/theft under $500

Crystal Turner, 32, of South Highway 107, in Del Rio, said on Oct. 28 she parked her vehicle and went inside a business at 779 Cosby Highway. She said she left her purse hidden in her vehicle. When she returned, the purse and its contents were gone, including a driver's license, EBT card, child support card, bank debit card, make-up, check stubs, and a small amount of change, Chief of Police Maurice Shults reported. The total value of items is $100.


Theft reported

James Hobson, 29, of Banjo Way, in Newport, said while he was in the Newport Pawn on West Broadway, in Newport, someone stole his Xbox 360 Elite from his unlocked 1992 Buick parked outside, Sgt. Jason Smith reported. The game is valued at $400.


Gas drive-off

Teran Ball of Eastport BP, at 621 East Broadway, said on Oct. 28 a woman pumped $10,03 worth of gas, lied and said she had pumped only $1 in gas, became irate when corrected, told Ball to "just call the law," and drove away without paying, Patrolman Heather Lawson reported.


Counterfeit $100 bill

Manager Ashley Blackman of Krystal's, on West Broadway, said on Oct. 26 she was counting money and found a counterfeit $100 bill. Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham took the bill as evidence.


Another counterfeit $100 bill

Stacey Chandler, of Walmart, said a cashier running the Money Center on Oct. 26 went to give back change to a customer and noticed a counterfeit $100 bill.


Accident on Cosby Highway

Gray Hurley Jr., 62, of Green Acres Drive, in Newport, suffered "a possible injury" after he stopped the 2002 Mercury Mountaineer he was driving for a traffic signal at the intersection of Heritage Blvd. and Highway 321, Capt. Scott Lamb reported. Janice Sue Myers, 58, of Belton Avenue, in Newport, was "following improperly" in a 2009 Jeep Cherokee, and failed to stop in time and hit the rear of the Mercury, Capt. Scott Lamb reported. The Jeep suffered front end functional damage in excess of $400.



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