Deaf woman gone from home for six days
A Newport grandmother said her deaf adult teenage
granddaughter left home on June 9 to go swimming in Knoxville and as of June 15
had not made contact with her. The grandmother said the young adult left with
an acquaintance and was supposed to meet other deaf people she is in school
with, to go swimming. The grandmother, her guardian, said she was sent a photo
of the teenager, who reportedly can only read on a second grade level, laying
on a mattress on the floor with not much over her while she slept. The
grandmother said she does not know where the victim is, whether in Knoxville or
elsewhere. The grandmother said she had received two phone calls by people
purporting to be the young girl's friends, but would not let the grandmother
talk to her. The victim has a cell phone, but will not answer it, Sgt. David
Crum reported. She also left home without a cleaning kit for her contact lens,
which must be cleaned daily, according to the grandmother.
Driving under the influence (1st offense)
Cody N. Trivette, 24, of 2750 Russ Cornett Road, in
Boone, N.C., was arrested June 16 at about 2 a.m. and charged with driving
under the influence, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.
Driving on a revoked license (4th offense), drug
Leonard Dwayne Keasling, 33, of 575 Travis Way, in
Newport, was arrested June 15 and charged with driving on a revoked license
(4th offense) and possession of a Legend drug, Sgt. C.J. Ball reported.
Driving on a revoked license
Donald W. Marshburn, 46, of 500 Peanut Road, in
Parrottsville, was arrested June 16 and charged with driving on a revoked
license, operating an unregistered vehicle (false registration), and financial
responsibility, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.
Driving on a revoked license (4th offense)
Eric D. Ridenour, 43, of 4255 Indian Camp Creek Road, in
Cosby, was arrested June 15 and charged with driving on a revoked license (4th
offense) and driving after habitual motor vehicle offender classification
(3rd), Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.
Underage consumption, open container
Jonathan Ray Cardwell, 18, of 4627 Connie Town Road, in
Cosby, was arrested June 12 at 11:15 p.m. and charged with underage consumption
and open container, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported.
Circuit violation of probation
Cory Shane Barnett, 21, of 2024 Marshall Way, in Newport,
was arrested June 11 and 9:55 p.m. and charged with violation of probation,
Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell 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 court order/bond
conditions, Deputy Sheriff Robert Thornton reported. Dubiel was allegedly
arrested June 8 on domestic assault and had bond conditions that required he
not be around his wife or around their residence. Officers found him sitting in
a vehicle in the driveway of the residence, Thornton reported.
Brenda March, 42, of Maple Lane, said that on June 15,
someone broke into her residence. Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb observed a foot
print on the back door. After opening the door, he found the doorframe lying on
the floor. A table was empty where a Dell computer system worth $2,500 had
been. Also missing was a red Epiphone bass guitar worth $400, a jewelry box
with various items ($150), and a Kodak Easy Share camera ($100), the report
stated. Damage to the doorframe is estimated at $100.
Carl J. Carver, 66, of Jones Cove Road, in Cosby, said on
June 16 that either the night before, or in the morning of June 16 someone ran
over about eight to 10 mailboxes at his trailer park on the Cocke County Line
Road, Sgt. David Crum reported. It is unknown what type of vehicle did the
damage, Crum's report stated.
Teddy Keasling, 38, of Breech Way, in Bybee, reported on
June 15 that on May 18, a suspect he named stole his ceiling fan valued at
$125, and a classic country CD valued at $15, from his residence, Lt. Rick Laws
Violation of court order
A resident on Sunshine Circle, in Newport, said his
ex-wife had failed to return their 8-year-old child back to him on June 16,
Sgt. David Crum reported. The victim said when he called his ex-wife to check
when they would be bringing the child to his home, the offender allegedly told
him they were in Florida and would not be back until next week and so basically
he had to deal with it. The ex-husband said it was the sixth time his ex-wife
had done something like that. The victim said the ex-wife, by court order, was
supposed to put in writing if the child is going to be out of town for any
reason. The victim also said his ex-wife told him to call his buddies at the
sheriff's department, that she was not worried about them, and that they would
not do anything to her, the report stated.
Jennifer Arms, 34, of Rankin Hill Road, said on June 17
that sometime during the previous night, thieves stole her mailbox and the
steel post it was attached to, out of the ground, Sgt. David Crum reported.
Sandra F. Doelson, 64, of Old Greeneville Highway, said
her bank started withdrawing $25.95 from her account without her permission,
apparently on a regular basis, starting in May. She said she contacted the bank
and they told her it was for an insurance policy. Doelson said she had tried to
get the automatic withdrawal stopped, but the bank was "giving her the
runaround". Someone at the bank gave her a phone number to call to stop
the withdrawal, but she was told it would take a month to stop it. She said by
then she would be overdrawn $100 or more, according to the report by Sgt. David
Angela Styles, 47, of Big Creek Road, in Hartford, said
on June 16 that sometime between June 14 and June 16, someone attempted to
break into her home. The suspect allegedly damaged the lock on the back door,
and it had to be replaced. The suspect was unable to enter her residence. Cost
of damage is estimated at $50. Styles said it was the second attempt to break
in, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Benton reported.
Ronnie Barrett, 64, of Epley Road, in Newport, said a
suspect who lived in his apartment on Armory Road, in the Southwind Apartments,
left the apartment very dirty. Barrett said when he returned on June 16, the
suspect cut the copper from the heating and air conditioning unit at the rear
of the apartment. The unit was running at the time and may have been damaged by
the removal of copper, Barrett said. A neighbor allegedly saw the suspect cut
the copper. The total value of the damage is $3,500, Sgt. David Crum reported.
Kenneth Ford of the Cocke County Road Department said on
June 15 that sometime between June 2 and June 6, someone stole between 120 and
150 gallons of diesel fuel from a bulldozer and a track hoe, on Bull Mountain
Road, in Del Rio, where the road department was working. Ford estimated the
value of the fuel at between $500 and $600, Lt. Rick Laws reported.
Phone harassment alleged
Bonnie Lyons, 24, of Battle Road, in Newport, said that
on June 16, at 2 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m., she got a phone call from a
female who said she was stalking her. Lyons said the caller told her her date
of birth, Social Security number, and previous charges Lyons had in court.
Lyons said it was a private caller whose number did not show up on her phone,
Sgt. David Crum reported.
Rhonda Bryant, 53, of Hurricane Drive, in Newport, said
on June 16 that during the previous six to seven months, someone has stolen
several items from her residence. She said she found one of the items, the
Love's Embrace necklace, at Jewelry Connection and bought it back for $150. It
is valued at $700. Other jewelry stolen includes a guardian angel necklace
worth $200, a snowflake necklace with diamonds ($200), another necklace with
diamonds ($400), a sapphire birthstone necklace ($250), and miscellaneous
necklaces and a ring ($200), Sgt. Brian Holt reported.
David Presley, 41, of Stowa Way, in Newport, said on June
15 that a suspect he knows by name has been traveling by his residence on Stowa
Way and also followed him through town on several occasions. Presley said the
suspect continues to also call his phone and leave threatening messages.
Presley said the harassment started over a female they both know, Ball
reported. Officers later arrested the suspect on an unrelated charge.
Joey Parks, 53, of Mannings Chapel Road, in Del Rio, said
on June 17 that sometime during the night, or early morning of June 17, someone
drove by and threw two eggs that struck Parks' Nissan 350Z. Parks said he found
egg shells in the driveway, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported. Damage to the
vehicle is estimated at $1,000.
Accident on Golf Course Road
Jeffrey S. Reed, 46, of Golf Course Road, in Newport, was
backing out of the garage at 1326 Golf Course Road when he backed into a 2008
Ford Fusion that was parked driverless in the driveway of the same residence.
Reed's 2004 Ford EPT sustained damage to the driver's side of the rear bumper.
The Ford Fusion, owned by Cara Whitson, of Bloom Drive, in Newport, sustained
damage to the driver's side of the vehicle.
Hit-and-run accident at Cosby Creek Market
Mark Whittenmore of Ball Hollow Road, in Cosby, stated
that on June 15 he parked his 1996 Ford RNS pickup truck in the parking lot of
Cosby Creek Market, and went inside the market. He said when he returned to his
vehicle, he discovered someone had sideswiped the driver's side of the Ford
with their vehicle and then driven away without notifying him, according to a
report by Sgt. Brian Holt.
DUI (1st offense), speeding, open container
Deanna B. Gregg, 45, of 149 Lombardy Way, in Newport, was
arrested June 17 and charged with DUI (1st offense), speeding, and open
container, Sgt. Ricky Parton reported.
Sandra K. Mayes, 39, of 103 Boones Road, in Newport, was
arrested June 17 and charged with public intoxication, Patrolman William Garber
Victoria Hernandez, 19, of Eighth Street, in Newport,
said on June 16, after midnight, while she was in bed, she heard a loud bang,
Sgt. Ricky Parton reported. She went outside to investigate and allegedly saw a
white Honda Civic built in the mid-90's traveling east from her residence on
Eighth Street. Hernandez said she noticed a dent in the trunk lid of her
vehicle, a 2007 Nissan Maxiuma, under the spoiler, and an area where the paint
was scratched. Hernandez said she was told someone paid an acquaintance to
vandalize her vehicle. Damage is estimated at $1,000.
Burglary/vandalism over $500/theft over $1,000
Blake Shults, 29, of Golf Course Road, in Newport, said
on June 16, during the day, someone entered his residence through the rear
entrance and took $7,710 in property, including a Vizio 42-inch LCD TV worth
$1,000; a set of one-karat diamond earrings ($1,200), a Pandora charm bracelet
with multiple charms ($800); an X Box 360 with a kinect console ($600), and a
Troybilt pressure washer ($400), Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.
Vandalism and theft
Larry Wells, 66, of Netherton Drive, in Newport, said
sometime during the night hours of June 16 or the morning hours of June 17,
someone threw one of his flowerpots over the fence and broke it. The vandal
also broke the other pot next to it, Patrolman Justin Vinson reported. Wells
also said that on June 4, someone came onto his property and stole an antique
metal washtub on the patio. The offender allegedly dumped the flowers out and
stole the washtub. The flowerpots are valued at $20 each. The washtub is valued
at $60, Vinson reported.
Animal at large/alleged dog bite
James Brough, 28, of Pates Hill Road, in Mosheim, said on
June 16 around 10:35 p.m., he was traveling north on Musterfield Road on a
street bike, and attempted to slow to make a right turn onto Larmie Circle,
when a dog allegedly aggressively blocked his path, circled his bike multiple
times, then bit him on his right shoe, which did not injure him, Patrolman
Joshua Veridal reported. A friend of the dog's owner eventually corralled the
dog one-half hour after officers arrived and ordered the dog be caught. Animal
Control Officer Chip Rollins was called to the scene. He told officers this was
a recurring issue, deemed the dog a vicious animal, and took the dog from its
residence, to the Animal Shelter. The dog's owner was notified of his rights to
later get his dog back, Veridal reported.
Counterfeit money found
Andy Gann, shift manager at Taco Bell, at 808 Cosby
Highway, in Newport, said on June 16 someone put $110 in counterfeit money,
along with a deposit slip, into the side of the money drop safe. Capt. Brad
ball reported that Gann told him the counterfeit money and slip were discovered
Theft under $500
Lambette Conrad, 26, of Country Square Road, in Newport,
said after she went to work at Walmart on June 13, and parked her car in their
lot, that someone stole two of her antennae mascot/toppers from her vehicle.
One was a Jessica Rabbit lookalike dancer topper worth $20, and the other one
was a rubber duck topper worth $5, Patrolman Justin Vinson reported.
Burglary of an auto/theft under $500
Jennifer Finchum, 36, of Townsend Road, in Newport, said
on June 16, while inside the BP station on West Highway 25/70, in Newport, that
someone entered her unlocked 1991 Honda Accord and stole her purse. Items
stolen include a gold baby ring worth $200, $25 in cash, and credit and ID
cards, for a total value of $345, Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham reported.