DUI (1st offense)
Charles Robert Prevost, 44, of 406 Elana Lane, in
Newport, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with DUI (1st offense), violation of
implied consent law, driving on a suspended license, and violation of the seat
belt law and speeding, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported. Prevost was stopped for not
wearing a seat belt, and for traveling 38 mph in a 20 mph zone on Smith Street
at Rankin Road, Ball reported.
Jimmy Lee Daniels, 38, of 428 Overlook Way, in Newport,
was arrested Dec. 10, and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. C.J. Ball
reported. He was allegedly passed out intoxicated in the back seat of the
vehicle that Charles Robert Prevost was driving. He refused to tell officers
where he lived, or where he would like to be taken to, and said he wanted to
stay on the streets.
Sale and delivery of cocaine charges
Ben Ike McGaha, 27, of 265 Clear Creek Road, in Newport,
was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with sale of cocaine .5 grams or more (four
cases), and delivery of cocaine .5 grams or more (four cases), Sgt. C.J. Ball
reported. He was arrested at the Eastport BP gas station on Filbert Street,
Ball reported. His bond was set for $100,000.
Several charges in arrest
Timothy Edwin Cook, 43, of Tallahassee, Fla., was
arrested Dec. 10 and charged with light law, driving uninsured, violation of
probation, and capias/circuit court, Deputy Sheriff Steve Johnson reported. A
local warrant check revealed Cook had an outstanding warrant for violation of
probation, which stem from a theft under $500 and 40 counts of forgery, Johnson
reported. He was also apparently released from jail in 2006 by mistake.
Three charges in arrest
Teresa Howard, 41, of 330 South Highway 107, in Del Rio,
was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with light law, traffic control device, and
driving while suspended, Deputy Sheriff Steve Johnson reported.
Edna H. Bryant, 51, of 4823 Hooper Highway, in Cosby, was
arrested Dec. 11 and charged with DUI, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported. She
allegedly admitted she had drunk six beers and been to Buddy's Bar.
Eric Banks, 25, of 145 Claiborne Drive, in Newport, was
arrested Dec. 13 and charged with public intoxication, Lt. Richard Caldwell
HMVO and driving on revoked license
Randall Scott Keys, 40, of 3901 Forest Trail Drive, in
Sevierville, was arrested Dec. 10 and charged with HMVO (habitual motor vehicle
offender) and driving on a revoked license (2nd offense), Deputy Sheriff Danny
Failure to report to jail
Anthony Ray Corum, 33, of 750 Thompson St., in Newport,
was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with failure to report to jail, Sgt. C.J. Ball
reported. He was a passenger on a traffic stop made on Lincoln Avenue. A check
for warrants showed he was wanted for failure to report to jail on Feb. 18,
2009, to serve a 20-day sentence.
Dog bite from pit bull dogs
Wilma Morgan, of Highway 411, in Newport, said that on
Dec. 8, while outside her residence, pit bull dogs from a neighbor were loose
and attacked her while she was walking on her property, Sgt. C.J. Ball
reported. The Animal Control officer has been contacted on numerous occasions,
but nothing had been done at the time Ball took his report, he wrote. The owner
of the dogs has allegedly been notified numerous times to keep his dogs tied up
or he will be cited into court for a criminal offense.
Accident on Old Cosby Highway
Trenton Dunn, 19, of Dunn Way, in Cosby, was driving a
2006 Toyota Tundra pickup truck on Dec. 13, at 9:30 p.m., headed south on Old
Cosby Highway, near Lower Bogard Road, when his vehicle hit snow and ice. Dunn
lost control of the vehicle. The rear of it hit a tree. He regained control and
drove it home, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported.
Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported that on Dec. 11, he
went to the Mountain Crest Inn, room 150, to speak to the occupants about their
possible involvement in an attempted break-in in Del Rio earlier in the week. A
blue Volvo was seen on a surveillance tape at the residence; the same vehicle
was seen outside the motel. Oury, Capt. Scott Lamb, Deputy Sheriff John
Zurcher, and Det. Bryan Murr spoke to the occupants of the room, which included
Larry Vance Freshour, Kristie Knight, their daughter Chloe Freshour, Lori
Cleveland, Justin Webb, and James Knight. Det. Murr was interviewing the owner
of the blue Volvo, Freshour, when Deputy Sheriff Zurcher noticed a syringe in
plain sight on top of a trashcan. Freshour agreed to let the officers search
the roam. It turned up syringes found in a nightstand, and in a bag belonging
to Freshour. He took responsibility for all of the syringes. Knight said she
was upset, did not know the items were in the room, and was going to leave with
her 17-month-old child. Cleveland said officers could search her purse. Inside
was a marijuana pipe with residue, which was confiscated. Freshour also had a
large amount of cash on his person. He allegedly admitted to shooting up
Oxycontin with the syringes.
Theft of medication/assault
Crystal Hall, 33, of Messer Branch, in Hartford said an
acquaintance came to her residence on Dec. 11 and told her there was fake
medication going around. The acquaintance asked to see Hall's oxycodone to be
sure it wasn't fake. She asked for the pills, but Hall would not give them to
her. An unknown male driver grabbed Hall's pocketbook where the bottle was, her
arm got stuck in the purse, and the acquaintance started driving out of the
driveway, dragging Hall about 20 or 30 feet, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell
Hit and run accident
McKinley J. Norton, 59, of Little Hollow Way, in Cosby,
said he was driving east on Dark Hollow Road, at Valley Walk Way, on Dec. 10,
in a 1986 Ford F-150, when another vehicle allegedly crossed the double yellow
line and struck the mirror of the Ford, as well as the driver's side of
Norton's Ford, causing minor damage, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported. The other vehicle
fled the scene. Officers were unable to locate the small type vehicle.
Doughnuts at Walmart
A 17-year-old was cited into court for reckless driving,
after he allegedly spun the vehicle he was driving, on Dec. 13, in Walmart's
parking lot. The offense is on video, as are other vehicles spinning in the
lot, Lt. Terry Lawson reported.
Vehicle recovered same day it was stolen
Det. David Parton reported that he recovered a 1998
Chevrolet Blazer on Dec. 9, the same day that the Jefferson County School
System reported it stolen. Inmate Los Lowe from the Jefferson County Detention
Center allegedly took the Blazer, and he was charged. The vehicle was returned to
its owner with no damage to it, Parton reported.
Accident on Myers Circle
Mary and Tommy Eddington, of Myers Circle, said their
1997 Ford Explorer SUV was parked on the on the on-street parking in front of
their residence, when a green vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord, pulled off of
Bowman Circle and slid on the icy roads, striking the right side rear door and
right rear panel of the Ford, causing moderate damages. The owner of the green
vehicle fled the scene of the accident, Patrolman Heather Lawson reported.
Theft under $500
Mary ("Nikki") N. Long, 27, of 525 Old
Knoxville Highway, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with theft
under $500, Patrolman David Clevenger reported. A loss prevention officer at
Walmart allegedly observed Long conceal various items on her person, with a
total value of $185.84.
Theft under $500
Angel C. Fox, 28, of 2338 Maxwell Lane, in Sevierville,
was arrested Dec. 12 and charged with theft under $500, Patrolman William
Garber reported. Fox allegedly put items in her purse with the intent to not
pay for them. She took the items out of her purse when Garber asked her to.
They total $20.14 in value.
Theft of motor vehicle over $1,000
Albert Walker said a vehicle was taken from his residence
sometime on Dec. 11. He said Angela B. Meece, 39, had been at his residence the
previous night and was known to be staying at the Parkway Inn. Officers found
the vehicle. Meece, however, said she had permission to take the vehicle.
Police contacted Walker, who said to press charged for theft, and Meece was
arrested, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported. Meece is charged with the theft of
a vehicle over $1,000.
Drug and other charges
Darlene Sammy Joe Denton, 23, of 260 Carson Springs Road,
in Newport, was arrested Dec. 12 for active warrants for criminal trespass
taken out on Dec. 6. She was charged with criminal trespass, possession of
Schedule II, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Patrolman Travis Gorrell
reported that officers found a spoon and four needles down the front of
Denton's pants. One needle had Roxicodone in it, she said.
Hit and run leads to arrest
Mary Kristy Whitaker-Adams, 43, of Twin Oaks Way, in
Dandridge, was arrested Dec. 6 and charged with fleeing the scene of an
accident, Patrolman Ricky Parton reported. Janie Lillian Pack, 53, of River
Road, in Newport, said she was traveling south on Cosby Highway in her 2001
Ford Taurus, when Whitaker-Adams struck her vehicle from behind.
Whitaker-Adams, who was driving a 1997 Honda Accord, fled the scene, but was
later found and arrested.
Tim Ogle, 37, of Prospect Avenue, in Newport, said on
Dec. 12 he had been receiving harassing phone calls from an acquaintance. He
said the calls and texted messages had been ongoing for the previous few weeks.
Police found seven text messages on Ogle's phone from the offender in the past
two days, Patrolman David Clevenger reported.
Jameeka Aqua-Marie Elliott, 25, of Harper Circle, said
that on Dec. 10, at about 8 a.m., she noticed that someone had broken the rear
driver's side window on her vehicle and gone through her belongings in it. She
said that on Nov. 30 someone cut one of her tires on the 1995 Honda Accord, and
on Dec. 5, someone stole the CD player from her vehicle. Elliott said an
acquaintance sold her a washer, and she still owed her some money on it. The
acquaintance/suspect allegedly told Elliott that if she didn't get all her
money, she cut all of her tires. The driver's side window, CD player, and cut
tire are valued at $350, Patrolman William Garber reported.
Prescription reported stolen
Barbara Ann Smith, of Blue Ridge Way, in Newport, said
that on Dec. 10, after getting her mother's prescription filled at Walgreens,
she went inside McDonald's on Cosby Highway to get a job application. She said
she returned to find her mother's medicine gone from the front seat, and that
the doors on her vehicle were left unlocked, Patrolman William Garber reported.
Theft over $5,000
Annie Suggs, 34, of Woodlawn Avenue, in Newport, said on Dec.
11 that she discovered several items missing from a jewelry box in her home.
She said she last saw the jewelry on Nov. 25. She said she believes the items
were taken while she entertained several friends and family for Thanksgiving.
She reported stolen one diamond ring (with a value of about $7,385, and one
pair of diamond earrings (about $900), Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported.
Breaking and entering/theft under $500
David Yankee, 39, of North Street, in Newport, said an
unknown person entered his residence Dec. 10 or Dec. 11. He said they might
have come in through his unlocked basement door. He reported stolen a 27-inch
RCA TV (worth about A$175), and two siren boxes (about $300), Patrolman Travis
Theft under $500
Jason Michael Yates, 19, of Old 15th Road, in Del Rio,
said on Dec. 11 he left his 1994 Toyota pickup truck parked at Walmart between
7 p.m. and midnight. He said during that time someone removed both taillights
from his vehicle. The taillights are valued at $250 (both of them), Patrolman
Joshua Veridal reported.