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
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
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
Casey A. McGaha, 19, of 119 Farra Way, in Newport, was
arrested April 3 and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury
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.
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
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.
Brandon Lee Miller, 25, of 1444 Lark Road, in Newport,
was arrested April 2 and charged with public intoxication, Deputy Sheriff Steve
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
John P. Egner, 58, of Riverbend Way, in Del Rio, said
that an acquaintance assaulted him on April 4, Sgt. David Crum 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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.