The Newport Plain Talk
Local Sports Search Sports Archive The Running Journal SEC Sports
Obituaries Obituaries Archive
Subscribe Today! Learn More About:
Search: Recent News Archives or try Advanced Search
CURRENT CONDITIONS
Scattered Clouds Scattered Clouds
68 °
Click For Extended Forecast


More Jobs
In Newport, TN



choose text size bigger text smaller text

July 19 crime reports

Published: 8:00 AM, 07/19/2011 Last updated: 8:01 AM, 07/19/2011
 


Source: The Newport Plain Talk

POLICE REPORTS

 

Driving on revoked license

Joshua J. Cutshaw, 23, of 1656 Bullard Drive, in Newport, was arrested Monday, July 18, and charged with driving on a revoked license (second offense), no insurance, and violation of registration (expired tags), Patrolman Josh Holt reported.

 

Possession of marijuana

Matthew C. Kautz, 28, address unknown, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charged with possession of Schedule 6 (marijuana), possession of drug paraphernalia, and reckless driving, Capt. James Holt reported.

 

Violation of probation

Miranda Price, 30, of 545 Virginia St., in Newport, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charge with possession of drug paraphernalia (a syringe) and violation of probation, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported.

 

Arrested twice in two days

Donald Dover, 36, of 371 Woods St., in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 16, at 7 p.m., at his residence, and charged with theft under $500, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported. Two days later, on Monday, July 18, at 11:30 p.m., Dover was again arrested, this time for failure to appear, Patrolman William Garber reported.

 

Harboring a fugitive from justice

Sheila Jean Pack, 40, of 436 Old Knoxville Highway, in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with harboring a fugitive from justice, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported. McMahan stated in his report that, on a previous date, Pack told an officer she would contact the police the next time she made contact with Donald Dover. However, according to McMahan's report, Dover was found hiding underneath a bed at 371 Woods St., in Newport. Pack was allegedly found in a bathroom in the same residence, the report stated.

 

Possession of morphine, other charges

Helen King, 29, of 114 Farra Way, in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with possession of Schedule 2 (morphine) and possession of Schedule 4 (two charges), according to a report by the Newport Police Department. Jimmy Gillespie, 36, who with King were at 147 Tabor St., in Newport, was charged at the time with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported.

 

Possession of Schedule 4, drug paraphernalia

Angela K. Crowder, 35, of 537 Upper Broad St., in Newport, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charged with possession of Schedule 4 and possession of drug paraphernalia, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported.

 

DUI (second offense), other charges

Tonya Garland, 44, of 128 N. Bertrand St. Apt. 310A, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with DUI (second offense), driving on a revoked license (3rd offense), disorderly conduct, and implied consent, Patrolman Donald Coakley reported.

 

DUI, implied consent charges

Tammy Given, 34, of 132 Irish Cut Road, in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with DUI and implied consent, Patrolman Donald Coakley reported.

 

Leaving the scene of an accident

David Hedgepath, 55, of 1042 Meeks Way, in Newport, was arrested Friday, July 15, and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving on a suspended license, no insurance, and expired tags, Capt. James Holt reported.

 

DUI, no insurance

Fernando R. Rodriguez, 27, of 2021 North Economy St., in Morristown, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with DUI and no insurance, Patrolman Josh Holt reported.

 

Public intoxication, resisting arrest

Eduardo Rodriguez was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest, Patrolman Billy Woody reported.

 

DUI, possession of drug paraphernalia

Ronnie D. Sneed, 24, of 1214 Fuller St., in Newport, was arrested Friday, July 15, and charged with DUI and possession of drug paraphernalia, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported.

 

Theft reported

Judd Summers, 21, of 4236 Ridge Road, in Hartford, said someone stole a purse belonging to Brittany Lane, 19, of 4236 Ridge Road, in Hartford, on Sunday, July 17. The purse was allegedly taken from a 2006 Honda Accord parked at Taco Bell, at 808 Cosby Highway, in Newport. The items stolen include a Dolce & Gabbana purse worth $60, $180 in cash, food stamp cards and ID cards, and a checkbook from Tennessee State Bank, Sgt. Jason Smith reported.

 

Breaking and entering/theft

Brenda Shell, 47, of Shawnee Road, in Newport, said that when she arrived home on Sunday, July 17, a window in the garage was damaged and the following items missing: two weed-trimmers (one worth $400, and one worth $200), two leaf blowers (worth $300 each), a pressure washer (worth $500), and a pair of Nike Cortez women's shoes worth $100, according to a report by Sgt. Jason Smith. Damage to the window is valued at $200.

 

Vandalism and theft under $500

Shayelan Scheffers, 17, of Wild Acres Drive, in Newport, said on Saturday, July 16, that someone broke the passenger window out of her 1998 Toyota Camry. A purse was reported missing. The vehicle was parked at KFC, at 805 Cosby Highway, Patrolman Justin Vinson reported. The suspect was seen on video breaking into the vehicle, and then running towards the Stop-N-Go Market at around 10:30 p.m. The purse's contents included ID's, an ATM card, and a wallet, for a total value of $150, Patrolman Justin Vinson reported.

 

Threats made

Candice Adams, 21, of Hill Road, in Newport, said on Friday, July 15, that she was at work at the Huddle House on 1130 West Highway 25/70, in Newport. She allegedly said an acquaintance sat in the restaurant in her section. While there, he allegedly pulled a knife out of a cast on his right arm, showing it to Adams. She told Lt. Terry Lawson that she thought him showing the knife was a threat to her safety and well-being, the report stated.

 

DUI (1st offense), other charges

Randy D. Hurley, 40, of 606 9th St., in Newport, was arrested Monday, July 18, and charged with DUI (1st offense), violation of registration, and violation of financial responsibility, Patrolman Amy Elswick reported.

 

Possession of drug paraphernalia

Crystal J. Walker, 28, of 583 Travis Way, in Newport, was arrested this morning (Tuesday) at 4:20 a.m., at the basketball courts at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue, and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license, Patrolman William Garber reported. Garber reported that he found a small black purse with three empty syringes/needles and an empty capsule of suspected morphine, in the vehicle Walker was driving, according to Garber's report.

 

Alleged assault

Amber Mendolera, 20, of Alex Street, in Newport, said that on Sunday, July 17, she and an acquaintance were arguing as they walked up Cosby Highway. Mendolera said that when she tried to get away, the acquaintance would poke her face with his fingers, grab her purse and wrist, and try to pull her. She claimed he hit her and busted her lip, but police saw no marks at the time of the report by Patrolman Justin Vinson. He did report that Mendolera had slight bruising on her right bicep that she claimed came from the acquaintance pulling her purse. The suspect flagged Vinson down, who wrote that he saw the two people walking on Cosby Highway, for about 1.5-2 hours before the suspect flagged Vinson down. Mendolera was allowed to continue on to a friend's residence. The acquaintance was taken to his residence.


SHERIFF'S REPORTS

 

Fugitive from justice

Roger William Picknell, 53, of 154 Shane Way, in Newport, was arrested Wednesday, July 13, and charged with being a fugitive from justice. Picknell allegedly had an active warrant from Ohio, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported.

 

DUI, and DUI by consent

William Keith Decker, 43, of Albertville, Ala., was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with DUI, driving on a revoked license (sixth offense), and Tennessee implied consent law, Sgt. Robert Thornton reported. Elton James Decker, 37, of Altoona, Ala., was a passenger in the stopped truck. He was also arrested and charged with DUI by consent. Elton Decker allegedly let his brother William Decker drive his truck knowing he had been drinking alcohol, the separate report stated. Elton Decker was also intoxicated, according to the report.

 

Domestic assault charged

Steven Rollins, 19, of 567 Travis Way, in Newport, was arrested Wednesday, July 13, and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported. He allegedly punched his wife in the mouth with his right fist, Webb's report stated.

 

Theft over $500

Joey Lee Arrowood, 42, of 588 Bonanza Drive, in Newport, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charged with theft over $500, Deputy Sheriffs Chuck Evans and Tony Bailey reported.

 

Domestic assault

Justin David Dubiel, 28, of 147 Cricket Hollow Road, in Cosby, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charged with domestic assault, Deputy Sheriffs Joey Owings and Heath Willis reported.

 

Domestic assault and vandalism

Jamie Nathaniel James, 36, of 2744 Halls Top Road, in Hartford, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charged with domestic assault and vandalism, Deputy Sheriffs Heath Willis and Robert Thornton reported.

 

Vandalism and public intoxication

Robert Duan Schooner, 41, of 1730 Walnut Hill Lane Apt. A, in Sevierville, was arrested Monday, July 18, and charged with vandalism and public intoxication, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Owings reported.

 

Officer's investigation

Sharon "Sherry" Etherton, 51, of Morristown, allegedly entered John E. Carden's Pond Curve Way, Del Rio property from the French Broad River and was very disoriented, on Friday, July 15, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported. Etherton allegedly stated she remembered getting into her 1997 Toyota Camry at the Waffle House on the Cosby Highway, in Newport, but remembered nothing else until she was floating in the river, according to the report. Officers found the Toyota at a boat dock near the French Broad River, near Wolfe Creek Bridge. She was transported by ambulance to Baptist Hospital of Cocke County for an evaluation. Ron Etherton was notified and transported to retrieve the Toyota Camry and its belongings, Evans reported. The report also states that Evans found Sharon Etherton's purse on the passenger side front floor area. The keys were inside the purse. "No further investigation is needed," Evans wrote.

 

Public intoxication

Denver Hartsell, 74, of 914 Fairview St., in Newport, was arrested Monday, July 18, at 9:25 p.m., and charged with public intoxication, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.

 

Public intoxication

Henry Douglas Reus, 46, of 7088 Armory Road, in Newport, was arrested Sunday, July 17, and charged with public intoxication, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported.

 

Driving on a suspended license

Scottie Neal Hicks, 38, of 675 8th St., in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with driving on a suspended license, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported.

 

Driving on a suspended license

Kenneth Lee Wright, 21, of 411 Jefferson Ave., in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 16, and charged with driving on a suspended license and a capias out of Sevier County.

 

Driving on a revoked license

David G. Gatlin, 30, of 946 Baysinger Road, in Newport, was arrested Friday, July 15, and charged with driving on a revoked license, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.

 

Aggravated burglary

Donald J. Davis, 59, of Pecan Tree Lane, in Newport, told Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey that sometime between Thursday, July 14, and Sunday, July 17, someone took six guns from a closet in the bedroom, including a Western Arm pump firearm worth $3,500, and a double barrel firearm worth $600, Bailey's report stated. Two pocket watches worth $500 and a ladies pocket watch worth $450 were also reported stolen, the report stated.

 

Theft of antiques

William Coffey, 60, of Point Pleasant Road, in Newport, stated that on Friday, July 15, someone cut a lock off of an outbuilding on his property to gain entry to the building. Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported that he drove to Morristown Iron and Metal, where he identified his property on their lot. The report stated the following were stolen: a wood stove worth $500, two horse-drawn plows worth $200, an anvil worth $100, and six iron skillets worth a total of $150.

 

Batteries reported stolen

Michael Jarnigan, manager of Squirrel Mountain Stone, in Newport, said that when he left work on Thursday, July 14, around 1 p.m., he stopped and placed a note on an old tri-color pickup truck on the businesses' property that said, "Don't leave vehicle unattended on the property." Jarnigan said when he returned a day later to check on equipment sitting near the pickup, he discovered four batteries were missing that are worth a total of $300, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported. A suspect was named.

 

Burglary reported

James Ensley, 66, of Hot Springs, N.C., told Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans that on Sunday, July 17, several items were taken from his RV while he was away. Items stolen include an RV battery worth $200, a battery charger worth $200, miscellaneous wrenches worth $75, and a total of $800 in cash. He said an acquaintance admitted taking some of the items.

 

Aggravated burglary

Jessica Booth, 32, of Rhododendron Trail, in Cosby, told Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall that when she returned to her residence on Friday, July 15, she discovered a window had been broken out and someone entered it. Items missing include $5,000 in cash and a .45-caliber Glock firearm worth $450. Damage to a window and door is valued at $300, Hall's report stated.

 

Fraudulent use of credit card

Randy Lane, 52, of Clear Wood Road, in Newport, said on Monday, July 18, that he noticed a $50.38 charge on his VISA statement that he said he did not make, Sgt. Brian Holt reported. Lane stated that he then looked for his wallet, but could not find it, according to Holt's report.

 

Burglary reported

Terry Cameron, 53, of Dark Hollow Road, in Cosby, said he went to an outbuilding on his property and discovered someone had stolen his 2004 Troybilt Pro-line garden tiller, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported. The tiller is valued at $300, the report stated.

 

Vandalism reported

Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported that on Saturday, July 16, Deputy Sheriffs Heath Willis and Joseph Owings did a property check on the Dollar General store on the Cosby Highway in Cosby, and noticed the front door busted out. The suspect apparently broke the glass out of the front door, but nothing appeared to be missing from inside the store, Bailey reported. Damage is valued at $300.

 

Aggravated burglary

Duretha Knight Howard, 43, of Brookfield Drive, in Newport, said that on Sunday, July 17, she discovered a 9-mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol was missing, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported. Howard said the gun is valued at $400.

 

Aggravated burglary

Tommy Owens Jr., of Fox and Hounds Way, in Newport told Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey that when he returned to his residence on Friday, July 15, his son told him his pressure washer was missing. The father reported that the theft occurred sometime between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and that three family members were inside the residence sleeping when the incident occurred. The Troybilt pressure washer is valued at $366.25.

Print This Story Print This Story Email This Story Email This Story To A Friend

Subscribe to The Newport Plain Talk by clicking SUBSCRIBE. Sign up for Breaking News emails from The Newport Plain Talk by clicking EMAIL ALERTS and inputting your email address next to "Add Me" near the top right corner.

Find more businesses on

Attorneys · Automotive · Health Care · Restaurants Retail · Services · Home & Garden · Recreation
 

GET BREAKING NEWS

Enter your email address to sign up.
Email Address:
Receive special offers from The Newport Plain Talk.


PHOTO GALLERY


RECENT GALLERIES

View All Galleries