Robbery/theft under $500
Courtney Marshall, 19, of Terrace Way, in Newport, an employee of the Sonic Drive-in Restaurant, said on June 17 at 10:45 p.m. a skinny white male, 18-23 years old, approached her and grabbed a large sum of cash from her hands and took off running to the Mapco Gas Station. The amount taken is $338.01, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.
Theft under $500
Alice Vick, 33, of West 47th St., in Newport, said she returned to her room at Best Western, on June 7, after being gone one hour. She named a suspect she believes stole $120 in cash, a bracelet ($50), and a necklace ($50), Patrolman Justin Vinson reported.
Morgan Price, 19, of Lelas Way, in Newport, said an acquaintance kicked the side of her vehicle as she tried to drive away, on June 7, at 9:45 p.m., at Walmart. The damage value of the dent in the passenger front door is $500, Sgt. Ricky Parton reported.
Richard W. Testerman, 21, of Comanche Drive, in Newport, said when he returned to his vehicle parked in front of 301 East Broadway, on June 7, at 2 a.m., he noticed damage to the rear driver's side of his 2004 Ford van. The damage is valued at $1,500, Patrolman William Garber reported.
Theft of merchandise/theft over $1,000
Aaron Sales and Lease on June 9 gave officers information about items a lessee had taken and not paid for fully. Documents showed that on April 27, an individual went to Aaron's and leased a 60-inch Mitsubishi 1080 DLP HDTV worth $1,000. Aaron's documents showed the person had moved and taken the merchandise with him, Patrolman Justin Vinson reported.
On June 9, officers dispatched to Food City West, at 181 Western Plaza, regarding a counterfeit $20 bill. An employee said Jeff Lebeau, 41, of 855 Reece Hollow Road, in Del Rio, was trying to get a money order. One of his bills, a $20, showed up counterfeit. Lebeau said he got the bill as a payment for a bill owed from Smokey Mtn. Pizza in Sevierville. He said he did not know the bill was counterfeit, Patrolman Josh Holt and Lt. Terry Lawson reported.
Theft under $500
Brook Hatcher, 23, of Blueberry Way, in Newport, said she went to work at Baptist Hospital of Cocke County on June 9, and when she got off work at 9:30 p.m., she noticed the gas cap on her 2002 Toyota Camry was still open. She said she had a full tank of gas when she went to work, but when she checked again she had only 3/4 of a tank of gas. The stolen gas is valued at $25, Patrolman Billy Woody reported.
Ralph P. Dubiel, 52, of 147 Cricket Hallow Road, in
Cosby, was arrested June 8 and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriff
Robert Thornton reported.
Sale and delivery of Schedule 4 drugs
Eva Faye Laws, 31, of 658 Domino St., in Newport, was
arrested June 9 and charged with sale and delivery of Schedule 4, possession of
drug paraphernalia, possession of Legend Drug, and violation of probation,
Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer said. Laws was arrested at Family Inns West on
West Highway 25/70, in Newport, in room 121. Lanny Warren Johnson, 46, of 320
Alex St., in Newport, was arrested in the same room when Laws was arrested, and
charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Legend Drug,
according to Whitmer's report.
DUI (1st offense), open container
Joseph John Pierce, 44, of 127 Melton Road, in Newport,
was arrested June 10 and charged with DUI (1st offense) and open container,
Deputy Sheriff Joseph Owings reported.
Contempt of Court/failure to appear
Walter Carl Perry, 27, of 282 Moore Hollow Road, in
Newport, was arrested June 7 and charged with contempt of court/failure to
appear, Deputy Sheriff Steve Johnson reported.
Violation of Court Order/bond conditions
Ralph Paul Dubiel, 52, of 147 Cricket Hollow Road, in
Cosby, was arrested June 9 and charged with violation of court order/bond
conditions, Deputy Sheriff Robert Thornton reported.
Violation of probation
Pebbles Renee Garner, 27, of Trail Hollow Road, in Newport,
was arrested June 9 and charged with violation of probation, Deputy Sheriff
Hollis Emmons reported.
Violation of community corrections
Martin Keith Ball, 39, of 608 Frog Pond Alley, in
Newport, was arrested June 9 and charged with violation of community
corrections, Deputies Hollis Emmons and Chuck Evans reported.
Fredrick Eugene Smith, 37, of 111 Spartan Way, in
Newport, was arrested June 9 and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriff
Hollis Emmons reported.
Aggravated domestic assault
Ricky Lee Deaton, 38, of 5017 Ravens Branch Road, in Del
Rio, was arrested June 8 and charged with aggravated domestic assault, Deputy
Sheriff Michael Whitmer reported.
Violation of probation
Rodney Northern, 35, of 1241 Heather Brook Way, in
Newport, was arrested June 8 and charged with violation of probation, Deputies
Joseph Owings and Michael Whitmer reported.
Joe Cutshaw, 51, of Jesup, Ga., said someone stole a 2004
Down to Earth 5- by 8-foot utility trailer that was on his mother's property on
Highway 25E, on June 8, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported. The trailer is
valued at $600.
Gerald Lundy, 52, of East Highway 25/70, in Newport, said
he has a suspect he believes stole his Pro Power 5500 generator on June 8,
Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported. The red generator is valued at $400.
Breaking and entering
Jack Rice, 81, said he returned home on June 8 to find
someone had kicked in the wooden door to his garage. Nothing was missing,
Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported. The damage is estimated at $60.
John Post said Clayton Mobile Homes was setting up a
mobile home at 3598 Grassy Fork Road. Post, who lives out of state, said
sometime during the night of June 8 a thief or thieves pried open the rear door
to the residence and stole a stainless still GE range, Sgt. David Crum
reported. The range is valued at $1,500.
Tommy Freeman, caretaker of Rankin Baptist Missionary
Church, reported that on June 8 he noticed that two large aluminum fence posts
with gate brackets were stolen from the church's cemetery, Deputy Sheriff
Michael Whitmer reported. The two fence posts are valued at $200. The two fence
brackets are valued at $100.
Robert Belt, 33, of North Highway 107, in Del Rio, said
someone broke into his residence on June 8 while he was gone, and stole several
items, including five Dewalt drills worth $1,200, one box of autographed
baseball memorabilia worth $2,000, and six batteries and two chargers worth
$500, Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer reported.
William Stepp, 46, of Stepp Road, in Bybee, said he
returned home June 9 to find the following items missing: a .22 bolt-action
rifle worth $1,000, a 30/30 Lever Action rifle worth $700, assorted jewelry
worth $2,000, and an antique set of silver worth $500, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall
On June 6 at 9 a.m., officers were notified of a person
who allegedly said if Home Rentals tried to go to a residence in Hartford, that
he would shoot them. The dispute has been over rental property that was rented
out by two customers. The suspect said he does not want Home Rentals back on
his property, according to what the rental company stated, nor would he return
the property back, which is a Corsicana mattress and springs worth $500, an
Ashley bedroom set worth $1,000, and an Ashley sectional worth $850, Deputy
Sheriff Andy Tritt reported. The suspect denied he told the rental company he
would shoot them, but he said he did ask them to stop calling his phone because
they were running up his minutes, Tritt reported.
Ronda Clevenger, 44, of Scenic Drive, in Newport, said
someone stole her pocketbook out of her truck on June 8. She said it had $250
in cash in it, ID cards, and two Dollywood passes, Sgt. David Crum reported.
James Epley, 27, of Salem Road, in Parrottsville, stated
that between May 28 and June 7, an acquaintance and her son have been going up
and down the road in front of his residence and harassing him, Lt. Rick Laws
reported. He also said someone apparently put sugar into the gas tank of his
1994 Nissan Altima, causing extreme motor damage to the vehicle. Damage to the
motor is estimated to be at least $1,000, Laws reported.
Dennis O'Brien, 59, of Sugar Cove Way, in Newport, said
that on June 8, he was in his basement working at his computer when he went
upstairs, saw his balcony door was open, and heard the floor squeaking. O'Brien
said "Hello" and a white male came out of O'Brien's bedroom wearing
construction clothes and equipment. He said he was looking for the owner and
needed some water. The suspect asked O'Brien to follow him outside, but instead
O'Brien went to his bedroom and armed himself with a pistol. He heard a vehicle
with a loud muffler crank up outside and speed away. He followed in his truck
to try to get the tag number or description but could not because the road was
too dusty. Nothing was taken, but O'Brien did find one of his rifles removed
from a closet and laying on his bed, Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer reported.
Roy Shetley, 81, of Highway 411, in Newport, said on June
9, he found the lock to his garage cut off and items stolen from inside,
including four socket sets valued at $200, a battery charger valued at $60, a
set of drill bits valued at $25, and a 1285 BTU gas generator valued at $300,
Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported. He said he has a suspect in mind.
Robert Mantooth, 63, of Goodwater Road, in Bybee, said on
June 8 he was driving on Goodwater Road when someone shot his front windshield
and back driver's side glass out with a BB gun. Total damage is estimated at
$1,000 for the front glass and side glass, Deputy Sheriff Robert Thornton
reported. A 10-year-old suspect's mother said she would pay for the damages.
Violation of an order of protection
Kim Fine, 35, of Scotch Pine Way, said a person he has an
order of protection against started calling Fine's cell phone and house phone
at least 30 times, as of June 8, Deputy Sheriff Robert Thornton reported.
Jack Minnicks, 77, of Boomer Way, said that on June 9, an
acquaintance left Buddy's Bar, got into her vehicle, and spun her tires in the
gravel. The person allegedly threw gravel onto Minnicks' vehicle, a 2007 Suzuki
RBC. It broke the back glass worth $650 and dented the trunk in several places.
The total value of damages to Minnicks' vehicle is estimated at $1,850, Deputy
Sheriff Robert Thornton reported.
Jack Minnicks also reported that on June 9, at 3:30 a.m.,
he found two white males in his house. The two men said they were lost, then
they allegedly attacked Minnicks, hitting, kicking, and choking him. While one
of the men was choking Minnicks, the other man took Minnicks' wallet, and took
off running. The wallet had $328 and various ID cards, Deputies Robert Thornton
and Heath Willis reported.