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Dec. 14 crime reports

Published: 10:22 AM, 12/14/2010 Last updated: 10:22 AM, 12/14/2010

Source: The Newport Plain Talk



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.


Public intoxication

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.


Public intoxication

Eric Banks, 25, of 145 Claiborne Drive, in Newport, was arrested Dec. 13 and charged with public intoxication, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported.


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 Hartsell reported.


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.


Officer's investigation

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 reported.


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.


Phone harassment

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 Gorrell reported.


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.



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