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April 5 crime reports

Published: 12:08 PM, 04/05/2011
 


Source: The Newport Plain Talk

SHERIFF'S REPORTS

 

 

Delivery and sale of marijuana

Stephen J. Laws, 23, of 340 Odell Road, in Newport, was arrested April 1 and charged with delivery and sale of marijuana in excess of .5 ounces and sale of marijuana in excess of .5 ouches (four counts), Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.

 

Another drug arrest

Telles L. Nelson, 37, of 123 Lincoln Ave., in Newport, was arrested April 1 and charged with the sale of marijuana (less than .5 ounce) and delivery of marijuana (less than .5 ounce), Chief Deputy John Carrell reported.

 

Disorderly conduct

David B. Gilliam, 31, of 160 Brookview Drive, in Newport, was arrested April 3 at 01:45 a.m., at Hoorays Bar and Grill, on West Highway 25/70, in Newport, and charged with disorderly conduct, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.

 

Sale and delivery of drugs

Cassie Leann Baxter, 34, of 445 Trentham Road, in Newport, was arrested April 2 and charged with sale and delivery of dihydrocodeinone, Lt. Ricky Holt reported. Baxter was arrested at her residence.

 

Domestic assault

Casey A. McGaha, 19, of 119 Farra Way, in Newport, was arrested April 3 and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.

 

Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon

Jerry Scott Jones, 41, of 703 Rock Hill Road, in Newport, was arrested April 1 and charged with simple possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, Sheriff Armando Fontes and Sgt. Daniel Conard reported.

 

Domestic assault

Matthew Adam Weeks, 19, of 868 Grass Way, in Parrottsville, was arrested April 3 at 3 a.m. and charged with domestic assault, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Violation of sex offender registration

Ronald Joe Harris, 61, of 1432 Clear Creek Road, in Parrottsville, was arrested March 30 and charged with violation of the sex offender registration, Det. David Parton reported. Officers went with Jefferson County parole officers to 1432 Clear Creek Road and talked to Harris. Harris was on parole in Jefferson County and also a registered sex offender. He was registered as homeless, but upon talking to him, officers determined he had been staying at the Clear Creek Road residence for longer than 48 hours, which he is required to report to local law enforcement.

 

Violation of a court order (child support)

Lori Beth Ramsey, 28, of 1080 Edwina Bridgeport Road, in Newport, was arrested April 2 and charged with violation of a court order (child support), Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

DUI and leaving the scene of an accident

Mary Diana Hayes, 57, of 1945 East Highway 25/70, in Del Rio, was arrested April 2 and charged with DUI and leaving the scene of an accident, Lt. Ricky Holt reported. Hayes reportedly blew a .13 on a Breathalyzer.

 

Violation of probation

Jimmy Lee Daniels, 49, of 1911 Old Greeneville Highway, in Parrottsville, was arrested April 2 and charged with violation of probation, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

DUI and violation of implied consent

Susan Renee Glenn, 38, of 2204 Bogard Road, in Newport, was arrested April 2 and charged with DUI (1st offense) and violation of implied consent, Deputy Sheriff Steve Johnson reported.

 

Driving while license suspended, other charges

Hope Leanne Lewis, 35, of 508 Little Hollow Road, in Cosby, was arrested April 1 and charged with contempt of court, driving while license is suspended, violation of light law, and driving uninsured, Deputy Sheriff Steve Johnson reported.

 

Public intoxication

Brandon Lee Miller, 25, of 1444 Lark Road, in Newport, was arrested April 2 and charged with public intoxication, Deputy Sheriff Steve Johnson reported.

 

Violation of probation and three capias

Carroll Lee Williams, 26, of 225 Carson Springs Road, in Newport, was arrested April 1 and charged with violation of probation, two capias out of Sessions Court, one capias out of Circuit Court, and one failure to appear in Circuit Court, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported.

 

Capias leaving the scene of an accident

Wayne Jenkins, 58, of 4645 Hooper Highway, in Cosby, was arrested April 1, and charged with capias leaving the scene of an accident and capias driving while license is suspended, Deputy Sheriffs Joseph Owings and Heath Willis reported.

 

Assault by domestic violence

Billy Drew Massengill, 39, of 508 Paintbrush Way, in Newport, was arrested April 4 and charged with assault by domestic violence, Deputy Sheriff Randy Hartsell reported.

 

Domestic assault

Misti Holt, 28, of 115 New Cave Church Road, in Newport, was arrested April 4 and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriffs Hollis Emmons and Margaret Whitmer reported.

 

Break-in reported

Amy Joe Lethco, 41, of Old Solomon Ferry Road, in Newport, said she noticed her home had been broken into on April 1 when she noticed her son's Xbox was missing from the living room area. Other jewelry items were recovered at the Jewelry Connection in Newport, Deputy Sheriff Andy Tritt reported.

 

Theft from a residence

Sharon Melissa Spivey, 39, of Highway 340 North, in Parrottsville, named the same suspect in the Lethco break-in. Spivey said she believes her items were taken while the suspect was visiting her home. She had jewelry items stolen that turned up at the Jewelry Connection, as well.

 

Theft from a workshop

Fred Blazer and Neila Blazer, of Rebels Road, in Newport, reported that many construction-type tools they own, such as a table saw, router, and battery chargers, were stolen from their workshop sometime between Jan. 28 and March 28, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported. The items are valued at $1,725.

 

Theft of property

Julia D. Williams, 34, of Edwina Bridgeport Road, in Newport, said an acquaintance stole several items from her residence over an extended period of time and pawned them at the Lucky Pawn Shop in Newport. Two pawned items included an Acer laptop computer valued at $550, and a Gibson Epiphone guitar valued at $600, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Theft over $500

Randy Cagle, of National Bank of Tennessee on East Broadway, in Newport, stated on April 1 that sometime between March 25 and April 1, someone stripped the copper electrical wiring from under the flooring of a home the bank owns, at 129 Odell Road, in Newport, Lt. Rick Laws reported. The stolen wiring is valued at $550.

 

Stolen vehicle and recovery

Brenda Banks, 56, of Strawberry Way, in Newport, said an acquaintance borrowed her 2004 Dodge Neon without her permission and had an accident April 2 with the vehicle. The vehicle was found at about 05:35 a.m. on April 2 on Dark Hollow Road. It had crashed off the road into a ditch line on its top. Officers apparently responded to the accident, but the driver left the scene prior to their arrival. The vehicle is valued at about $3,500, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Partial structure fire

Mary Green, 73, of Fawn Ridge Way, in Newport, said she heard something outside her residence on April 2 about 10:30 p.m. She looked outside her home and noticed her other property, which contained a basement and a singlewide trailer, which she said was in the process of being torn down, was burning. She did not contact 911 to have the fire department dispatched because she did not have a phone, and did not think anything else about it, so she just let it continue to burn, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported. Someone in the area, however, saw the fire and called 911 at about 11:30 p.m. Green told officers she might have thrown a lit cigarette into the basement area of the structure earlier and that is probably what started the fire. Det. David Crowder was contacted to respond to the scene to process it to be sure it had nothing else to do with the arson-suspected fires that have occurred in the last few weeks.

 

Theft of check

Lisa Beall, 51, of West Sequoyah, in Newport, said someone cashed a check of hers without her permission at Green Bank on April 4, Deputy Sheriff Randy Hartsell reported. The check was for the amount of $335.

 

Burglary/theft over $500

Willis Suggs, 43, of Aspen Road, in Newport, said on April 4 that someone stole several items from a storage building on his property sometime during the month of March, Det. David Crowder reported.

 

Assault reported

John P. Egner, 58, of Riverbend Way, in Del Rio, said that an acquaintance assaulted him on April 4, Sgt. David Crum reported.

 

Theft reported

William Stepp, 46, of Stepp Road, in Bybee, said that thieves stole several items from his property on April 1 while he was gone. The items include a generator valued at $800 and a pressure washer valued at $329, Sgt. David Crum reported.

 

Burglary and theft

Travis Caughron and Leona Dukes told Deputy Sheriff Kevin Benton that sometime between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., on April 1, someone stole a Playstation 3 and about 10-15 games. The Playstation 3 and the games were found outside about 100 feet from the residence.

 

Trespassing, phone harassment

Clifford Ball, 68, of Roy Road, in Cosby, said he and an acquaintance had an ongoing dispute over cash given to Ball by the acquaintance's sister. Ball said that over the past three years, the sister had given him about $25,000 as a gift. Ball said he has been accused of stealing the money. He has recorded several threatening phone calls, often late at night, from the acquaintance and her husband. The husband has allegedly assaulted Ball in the past. Ball said the suspect came onto his property on April 1 without his permission and despite "No Trespassing" signs he has posted. He said the acquaintance yelled at Ball's sick wife, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.

 

Violation of a court order

Brandy Brunner, 24, of Leaf Way, in Newport, said an acquaintance had been having contact with Brunner's juvenile son after Judge John Bell allegedly signed an order on Oct. 1, 2008 that her son was not to have any contact with the acquaintance/suspect, Deputy Sheriff Andy Tritt reported.

 

Theft reported

Mary Gray, 50, of Brookfield Drive, in Newport, said on April 1 that on March 30, someone stole some of her jewelry from her residence, Lt. Rick Laws reported. The jewelry is valued at $1,260.

 

Harassment alleged

Guy Paris, 34, of Country View Way, in Newport, said that on April 3, when he arrived at his residence, an acquaintance shouted to him to come onto their property and he would make Paris's teeth look like his wife, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb. Paris stated he felt the challenge was a threat to harm him.

 

Assault alleged

Katie Williams, 63, of Cosby Highway, in Cosby, said an acquaintance came onto her property, got out of her vehicle, cursed her, and then smacked her in the arm with an open hand, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported. The suspect then allegedly continued to curse Williams, took a photograph of her, and left.

 

Theft over $500

Megan Johnson, 18, of Elena Lane, in Newport, said that on April 3, someone went to her residence and stole her wallet. She valued the wallet at $30, and said it contained a credit card, a debit card, check book, and ID's, Lt. Rick Laws reported.

 

Theft under $500

Chad Hance, 25, of Warren Street, in Newport, said that sometime between March 31 and April 1, someone stole a tool belt with several tools in it, from his carport. The estimated value of the missing items is $278, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.

 

Accident on Highway 25/70

On April 4, at about 4:25 p.m., Wayne L. Miller, 69, of Springtime Drive, in Newport, was pulling into a parking lot at 3125 East Highway 25/70 in a 1999 Ford Ranger pickup truck when his vehicle struck a 2004 Honda Civic that was parked and driverless. The front passenger corner of the Ford Ranger struck the rear driver corner of the Honda Civic, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported.

 

 

POLICE REPORTS

 

 

Assault at the Huddle House

Cody Wood, 19, of Filbert Street, in Newport, said that while working as a cook at the Huddle House on April 4, around 00:30 to 1 a.m., he encountered a rowdy couple. Wood said the couple - one white male and one white female - were sitting in the dining area, acting rude and belligerent towards the staff. Wood said both appeared to be intoxicated. He also said they complained about how their hash browns were cooked, so he cooked another order. When he took the order to the table, the couple allegedly stated, "What are you, ------ stupid, we did not want these!" Wood said the couple kept running their mouths and threw a plate. Wood told police he went outside the restaurant where the couple confronted him. He said they both kicked him, threw food and a drink on him, and then both spat in his face. They then walked around the building, where he heard them laughing and making snide comments. They then got on a motorcycle and rode off, Patrolman Heather Lawson reported.

 

Theft of services (utilities)

David Balch of Newport Utilities on Cope Blvd. said police were called to 125 Bent Way on a complaint of a theft. An employee of Newport Utilities said the meter was pulled on March 21. When he checked it April 4, $59.71 in power had been used. Officers observed where the meter had been cut and the power turned on. Water and sewer were also used. Power had been cut off initially for a past due payment. Cost of the power is $59.71; meter tampering fee, $300; and water and sewer, $50, Patrolman Billy Woody reported.

 

Public intoxication on East Broadway

Horace Ball, 48, of 120 Parrotts Ridge Way Apt. A, in Parrottsville, was arrested at 211 East Broadway, in Newport, on April 1, and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham reported.

 

Possession of Schedule 4 drugs

Angela B. Meece, 39, of 662 Laymons Circle, in Newport, was arrested April 3 and charged with possession of Schedule 4 drugs, Patrolman Amy Elswick reported. Elswick allegedly found a prescription pill bottle on Meece that had 33 1-mg. Alprazolam (Xanax) pills in it.

 

Driving on a revoked license (7th offense)

Crystal Huff, 44, of 3312 Bill Douglas Road, in Newport, was arrested April 2 and charged with driving on a revoked license (7th offense), violation of financial responsibility, and failure to obey traffic control device, Capt. Scott Lamb reported.

 

DUI (1st offense)

Mary A. Shults, 35, of 526 Rocky Flats Road, in Cosby, was arrested April 2 and charged with DUI (1st offense), Patrolman William Garber reported.

 

Possession of illegal weapon

Michael D. Hance, 19, of 1204 Fine St., in Newport, was arrested April 3 and charged with public intoxication, carrying/possession of illegal weapon (a butcher knife with a blade with a length of four inches), and resisting stop, frisk, halt, Patrolman Amy Elswick reported.

 

Resisting stop, halt, and frisk

Richard B. Lankford, 41, of 418 Harper Circle, in Newport, was arrested April 3 and charged with public intoxication and resisting stop, halt, and frisk, Patrolman David Clevenger reported.

 

Intimidation

April McKinney, 30, of Seabrook Street, in Newport, said on April 1 that an acquaintance had called her cell phone about 12-15 times per day, since Feb. 1. The conversations were obscene and degrading in nature, she told Patrolman Travis Gorrell.

 

Lost wallet

Shannon Dotson, 23, of Shag Road, in Newport, said that on April 1 he lost his wallet at McDonald's on Cosby Highway, in Newport, on March 31. The wallet, which is valued at $80, had $78 in cash in it. The total value of items stolen is $193, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported.

 

Joy riding

Benjamin Lucot, 30, of Spartan Way, in Newport, said an acquaintance borrowed his vehicle on April 3 without permission before bringing it back to his residence, Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham reported.

 

Theft under $500

Amy Ramsey, 41, of 7th Street, in Newport, said someone stole her Oakley sunglasses worth $299 on April 3, from her room, Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham reported. Ramsey named a suspect.

 

Burglary and theft

Timothy Hartsell, 19, of Ramblin Road, in Newport, said on April 2, while eating at La Carreta on Cosby Highway, someone opened his unlocked truck box and stole several tools, Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham reported. Items stolen were: a Port Cable staple gun (with a value of $250), a Bostitch finish nailer ($250), a Milwaukee sawsall ($150), and a 36-inch level ($120).

 

Theft under $500

Patsy Black, 52, of Graham Street, in Newport, said someone stole $120 from her purse on April 1. She said she believes it happened when an acquaintance drove her to jail to visit another acquaintance who was arrested, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported.

 

Theft over $500

Pamela Frazier, 41, of Dykes Street, in Newport, said that while her 2000 Mercury Cougar was parked in the parking lot of God's Storehouse on April 1, someone stole her purse. Items stolen include a Coach pocketbook (with a value of $500), a leather billfold ($120), and medication, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported. The total value of items stolen is over $797.

 

Theft over $500

Ashley Lowe, 23, of Port Clinton, Ohio, said on April 4 she gave an acquaintance a ride to 608 Lower Quarry Road to pick up some money. He asked to use the cell phone. He made a call, and when he got off the phone, he grabbed $410 in cash from her purse and ran from the vehicle, Patrolman Billy Woody reported.

 

Property damage over $500

Kathy Ann Marks, 46, of Bean Station, Tenn., said an acquaintance rode their lawn mower next to her vehicle, on April 4, at 12:20. The acquaintance reportedly hit a rock that flew up and broke out the window of Marks' 2006 Toyota SUV. The offender stated he was mowing, but didn't believe he hit a rock. The rear glass is valued at $650.

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