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August 4 crime reports

Published: 10:28 AM, 08/04/2011 Last updated: 10:28 AM, 08/04/2011

Source: The Newport Plain Talk


Possible injuries

Patrolman David Clevenger said all drivers involved in a three-vehicle accident at the intersection of Highway 25/70 and Filbert Street on Monday suffered "possible injuries." According to Clevenger, they were Cody L. Hance, 20, Newport, Courtney L. Conley, 16, Newport and Lora E. Sutton, 20, Newport. Neither was transported to the hospital. Clevenger said Hance and Sutton had stopped their vehicles in the westbound lane when Conley's 1991 Toyota Camry struck Sutton's vehicle, knocking it into that of Hance.

Victims transported

Patrolman Josh Veridal responded to a two-vehicle accident on Hedrick Drive on Monday, involving a 1994 Ford driven by Eric Click, 18, and Luke Scott Gibson, 18, driver of a 1986 Buick. According to Veridal, Click and Hunter Olden, 17, a passenger in the Gibson car, were transported to BHCC. Other passengers in Gibson's vehicle were Cody Jordan Reed, 15, and Jeffrey Justice Worboys, 19. Click was cited with failure to yield in connection with the accident.

Charges filed 

Adrion T. Thomas, 40, 255 Lamaster Circle, was charged with driving on a suspended license, violation of the implied consent law, DUI, and violation of the light law by Patrolman Josh Holt on Thursday morning.

Bailey charged

Johnny Bailey, 42, 149 Judd's Way, Newport, was charged with DUI and violation of the seatbelt law by Patrolman Donald Coakley on Thursday morning.

Charges lodged 

Joshua C. Duncan, 36, 331 Leaf Way, Newport, was charged with speeding, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, and violation of the insurance law by Patrolman Josh Holt on Wednesday.

Snoddy arrested

Lt. Terry Lawson charged Amber A. Snoddy, 21, 3401 Bass Court, White Pine, with failure to appear (two counts) on Wednesday. Lawson reported Snoddy also had a capias issued against her for drug possession in Jefferson County. 

Public intoxication

Leroy A. Solomon, 64, 228 Lamaster Street, was charged with public intoxication by Patrolman Matthew Elliot on Wednesday.

Reckless endangerment (two charges), reckless driving, speeding

Thomas R. Banks, 18, of 142 Penland Road, in Newport, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with reckless endangerment (two charges), reckless driving (on West Broadway), speeding, a financial responsibility law violation, and drag racing, Sgt. Ricky Parton reported. Adam N. McKinney, 21, of 224 Wintergreen Drive, in Cosby, was also arrested at the time and charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, speeding, drag racing and a financial responsibility law violation, Parton reported.


Public intoxication, resisting arrest, aggravated assault

Joseph J. Pierce, 44, who listed his address as homeless, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 3 and charged with public intoxication, criminal trespass, resisting arrest, and aggravated assault, Patrolman William Garber reported. Pierce was allegedly found lying on the ground at the Stop N Go Market on Cosby Highway. He also allegedly spit in Patrolman Garber's face.


Prescription fraud

Daphne D. Russell, 36, of 478 Ponder Road, in Newport, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with prescription fraud, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported. Russell allegedly admitted altering a prescription from Baptist Hospital of Cocke County, from a count of pills of 12 to 42, the report stated.


Public intoxication

Javier Alonso, 37, of 555 Fish Farm Way, in Newport, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. Stephen Higginbotham reported.


Public intoxication

Olegario D. Morales, 46, no address given, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with public intoxication, Patrolman Allen Stump reported.


Theft over $500

Phil Ruch, 65, of Ravens Branch Road, in Del Rio, said that when he returned on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 4 p.m. to his vehicle, which was parked at his job, Rural Medical, he found the rear door of his vehicle open and his National Bank of Tennessee checkbook was missing, Capt. Scott Lamb reported. The checkbook is valued at $20, the report stated.


Burglary of a vehicle

Travis Wayne Barnes, 22, of Mountain Breeze Way, in Newport, said he parked his 2001 Nissan XTE in the parking lot of English Mountain Christian Church, on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m., and when he returned to his unlocked vehicle 45 minutes later, he discovered someone had stolen his driver's license and medication worth a total of $54, Capt. Ronnie Landers reported.


Harassment alleged

Amy Phillips, 25, of Goodwater Road, in Bybee, said on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 12:55, an acquaintance in another vehicle on West Broadway tried three times to run her off the road. A passenger in the offender's vehicle also allegedly yelled an obscenity at Phillips. Phillips said she pulled into the Citgo gas station at 1321 West Broadway, and waited for police to arrive, Patrolman Amy Elswick reported.


Counterfeit money

Kayla Stuart, manager of Citgo at 366 West Broadway, in Newport, said an individual tried to pass a counterfeit bill. Stuart allegedly told police he found the $100 bill on the side of a road near the Cocke County Fairgrounds. After obtaining consent from Stuart, police searched him, but did not find any more counterfeit bills, Capt. Scott Lamb reported.


Breaking and entering/theft over $1,000

Landon Sutton, 17, of Sequoyah Drive, in Newport, said someone broke into his storage building located on White Oak, sometime between June 1 and July 29. He said they stole a Lincoln Wire-feed welder worth $450, a set of two torches, also worth $450, and other tools and vehicle parts, Patrolman Justin Vinson reported. The total value is $2,070.


Loss/theft of debit card

James Ricker, 28, of Greeneville, said that on Sunday, July 31, at 3 a.m., at Brandywine Creek Bar, the bartender allegedly and accidentally gave his debit card to another man. Later, Consumer Credit Union said Ricker's card had been used six times since it went missing at 3 a.m., apparently by someone else who got the card, Patrolmen Josh Holt and Billy Woody reported.


Alleged assault

Melissa Cardin, of Overlook Way, said that on Friday, July 29, at 5:15 p.m., while in God's Storehouse at 601 West Broadway, an employee allegedly assaulted her 15-year-old daughter, grabbed her, pushed her and tried to take her buggy away from her. Employees, however, told Patrolman Justin Vinson that the mother and daughter came into the store and asked where they could look at merchandise because employees said Melissa Cardin has caused "problems" in the store before. The mother and daughter allegedly began to go to the area, but before reaching it, they began looking and picking up items they were told not to, and put them in their buggy. An employee told Randall Stottlemeyer to get the buggy from the two women and to tell them they were getting the wrong stuff. Stottlemeyer allegedly tried to grab the buggy, and the daughter pulled away. He then tried to pull the buggy and pushed the daughter to gain control of the buggy. She then allegedly began slapping and hitting Stottlemeyer, at which point the mother allegedly grabbed her daughter, screaming, "You can't touch kids that way!" and then called the police. Police also spoke to management who said they have had numerous problems with the mother and daughter, and that they wanted the police to tell them not to return to the store. Police spoke with the two women and advised them of what management had said, and asked them to leave God's Storehouse, Vinson reported.


Theft under $500

Manager Sarah Fulcher of Walgreens at 102 East Broadway, in Newport, said two women and a small boy (ages 5-10 years old) came into the store at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 30. One woman allegedly filled a medication prescription, Patrolman Matt Franklin reported. The other woman, who had the boy with her, allegedly got several items off shelves and put them in a bag and walked out of the store. The first female then followed soon after, Franklin reported. Items stolen include a football worth $6.99, a 12-pack of Sprit ($5.49), Colon Clean ($12.99), and Health bars ($15), for a total value of $40.47, Franklin reported.


Vandalism/theft under $500

Jimmy Fine, 46, of Black Walnut, in Newport, said his daughter woke him up on Friday, July 29, at 8 a.m., to say his 1993 Mazda 929 had been broken into, and miscellaneous items in it had been stolen, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported. The daughter allegedly heard movement outside their residence at about 4 a.m. Items stolen include medication worth $289, a wallet, and cards. Fine named a possible subject. The broken middle console in the vehicle is valued at $50, McMahan reported.



Daryl Ruble Lewis, 31, of 7th Street, in Newport, said on Sunday, July 31, that a man he does not know has threatened "to beat his head in" and "put a bullet in him," Patrolman Matthew Elliott reported.


Counterfeit currency

John Thigpen, 71, of Cope Road, said a white male in his 20's with short hair, driving a gray Honda or Nissan with front end damage, passed a counterfeit $20 bill at his fruit business, which is located in the parking lot of the NAPA Auto Parts Store, on July 29, Patrolman Matthew Elliott reported.


Home burglarized

Judy Ann Posey, 606 Highway 160, reported the burglary of her home on Saturday, July 30, according to Dep. Danny Hartsell. According to Hartsell's report, Rusty Sane reported the burglary, saying he was watching the home while the owners were out-of-town. When he returned to the home, Sane said he discovered the back door kicked in and several items, including a crossbow and six guns missing. Total value of the missing items was estimated at $3300.

Items missing 

Gene Gorrell, 77, 130 Skyhigh Drive, Newport, reported the theft of several items, money, and the fraudulent use of his debit card to Sgt. David Crum on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Items missing include guns, jewelry, tools, an air compressor, and air blower, and two woodcutters with a total estimated value of over $3000. There is a suspect in the case.

Chainsaw taken

Jerry Owenby, 26, 1203 Green Road, Newport, reported the theft of a chainsaw to Sgt. Steve Johnson on Tuesday, August 2. Owenby told Johnson he saw a suspect running down his driveway with the chainsaw, which reportedly has the owner's name engraved on it. The chainsaw is valued at $400.


Vandalism reported


Bene Shelton, 29, 1934 Main Street, White Pine, told Lt. Rick Laws that he had three junk cars he was building for demolition derbies and discovered someone had cut at least 11 tires on them and poured sugar into their gas tanks, inflicting approximately $1,000 damages. There is a suspect in the case.

Aggravated domestic assault

Tamara M. Wilfong, 26, 107 Country View Way, Newport, told Sgt. Brian Holt on Tuesday that she and her boyfriend, identified as James Summers, had verbally argued the night before and she had left with the intention of moving out of the home they shared and spent the night at a friend's house. On Tuesday, Wilfong said as she was a passenger in a vehicle traveling on Whitlock Road near its intersection with Country Path Way, Summers reportedly spotted her and drove off the roadway, through a yard, and struck the side of the vehicle in which Summers was riding, inflicting damages to the front passenger side fender.

Domestic assault/vandalism 

Jeannie James, 42, 129 Farra Way, told Dep. Heath Willis on July 17 that her former husband, Jamie James, came to her home to pick up a dog. Upon his arrival, the victim stated her former husband struck her in the chest and nose and kicked the side of her 2005 Honda Accord. Deputies noted bruises on the victim's chest and nose and a large dent in the vehicle.

Welfare check leads to charges

Dep. Travis Webb reported that on Tuesday, Aug. 2, he went to 522 Orchard View Drive, on a welfare check regarding children living at the residence. Webb said upon his arrival, Michael Brookshire, 39, agreed to let Webb check on the welfare of the children. Webb reported the home was in good condition and the children appeared to be in good health. However, Webb asked Brookshire is he had anything "illegal" on him and when Brookshire emptied his pockets, Webb found rolling papers and a small baggie with what appeared to be marijuana. Webb said he took Brookshire into custody and transported him to the Cocke County Annex.

Child neglect (four counts)

Dep. Randy Cutshaw and Dep. Danny Reece reported on Wednesday they went to the home of Farley Sumar, 4452 Liberty Road, Cosby, to assist Deptartment of Children's Services. Upon their arrival, the officers said the DCS workers stated they had found four children, ages 2,4,10, and 12, home alone. When the children's mother came home, she told officers she had been to town to pawn a bracelet. Sumar was charged with four counts of child neglect.

Vehicle keyed

Whitney Hannah, 23, 3760 Cosby Highway, told Dep. Heath Willis that she had left her 1998 Honda Accord at a friend's home and when she returned, she discovered someone had keyed the vehicle's passenger side, inflicting approximately $1,000 damages.

Theft reported

Pamela Horn, 31, 1501 Canal Way, Newport, reported the theft of $632 from her pocketbook to Lt. Richard Caldwell on Wednesday. Caldwell said Horn told him she had people at her home at the time of the theft. There is a suspect in the theft.

Items missing

Ann K. Turner, 44, 134 Lawn Way, Newport, told Lt. Richard Caldwell on Tuesday that when she returned home she found several items missing, including her driver's license, assorted CDs, a checkbook and old coins. 

Gate damaged

 Christine Fish, 40, 1321 Highway 73, Newport, told Lt. Richard Caldwell that on Monday, a JB Hunt company truck came through the Fish Farm property packing house and ran over a gate, doing $700 damage.

Assault on an officer and resisting arrest

Alfred Byron Cole, 52, of 115 Dunn Way, in Cosby, was arrested Saturday, July 30, at 10:30 p.m. at the TMC Campground, in Newport, and charged with assault on an officer and resisting arrest, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported. Hartsell wrote that he responded to a call of an assault at the campground. He wrote that when he knocked on the door to talk to a female, Cole allegedly jumped off the couch and stated he was going to kill the officer. Hartsell reported that he told Cole it was the Cocke County Sheriff's Department, and that he just needed to talk to the female. Cole than allegedly picked up a large glass liquor bottle and started to the door still saying he was going to kill Hartsell. Backup arrived to assist Hartsell. Cole allegedly walked to the door and threw the liquor bottle at Hartsell and took off running. He also allegedly hit Hartsell in the side with his fist. Cole, who was allegedly "very intoxicated," was finally taken to the ground by Hartsell and Newport Police Department Patrolman Billy Woody, After a five-minute struggle, he was placed into custody, the report stated.


Violation of probation

John Travis Campbell, 29, of 577 Jimtown Road, in Newport, was arrested Saturday, July 30, and charged with violation of probation, Constable Roger Henderson and Deputy Sheriff Henry Casey reported.


Criminal littering

Belinda Dianne Jewell, of 160 Easy St., in Newport, was cited into court on Saturday, July 30, and charged with criminal littering, Det. Bryan Murr reported. Jewell allegedly left some trash, which included an item addressed to her, on a property owned by Tommy Large.


Driving with a suspended license

Brittany Horn, 22, of 209 Buffalo Road, in Bybee, was arrested Thursday, July 28, and charged with driving with a suspended license, K9 Constable Derek Wright reported.


Driving with a suspended license

Joseph Davis, 25, of 629 Pecan Tree Lane, in Newport, was arrested Sunday, July 31, and charged with no seat belt and driving with a suspended license, K9 Constable Derek Wright reported.


Aggravated burglary and aggravated assault

Steven Turner, 24, of 1580 Blue Mill Road, in Del Rio, was arrested Sunday, July 31, and charged with aggravated burglary and aggravated assault, K9 Constable Derek Wright reported. Ronald Turner, 28, of the same address, was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary, Wright reported.


Violation of probation

Brittany Baxter, 22, of 2700 Green Hill Road, in Del Rio, was arrested July 25 and charged with violation of probation, Sgt. Tony Whitten reported.


Driving on a suspended driver's license

Cheyenne W. Lowe, 32, of 3301 Nun Cove Way, in Sevierville, was arrested Friday, July 29, and charged with driving on a suspended driver's license, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported.


Driving on a suspended license

Kevin Burgess Morris, 29, of 130 Collins St., in Newport, was arrested Friday, July 29, and charged with driving on a suspended license, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported.


Possession of Schedule 2 and possession of drug paraphernalia

Charles Wesley Sutton, 30, of 720 Big Bear Road, in Cosby, was arrested Friday, July 29, and charged with possession of Schedule 2, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving on a revoked license, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported.


Violation of an order of protection

Jeffery T. Parrott, 58, of 1458 Minco Way, in Newport, was arrested Friday, July 29, and charged with violation of order of protection, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported.


Violation of probation

Rebecca Leann Sutton, 33, of 720 Big Bear Road, was arrested Friday, July 29, and charged with violation of probation, Lt. Daniel Conard reported.


Driving on a suspended license

David H. Price, 39, of 114 Lincoln Ave., in Newport, was arrested July 27 and charged with driving on a suspended license, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury reported.


Violation of probation

Brandon Lynn Hall, 29, of 264 Bonanza Drive, in Newport, was arrested July 28, and charged with violation of probation, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported.


Driving on a suspended license

Derrick A. Bruce, 31, of 2007 Cherokee Drive, in Morristown, was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with driving on a suspended license, Deputy Sheriff Randy Cutshaw reported.


Driving with a revoked license (second offense)

Bernie Gay Coggins, 43, of 1901 Coggins Road, in Del Rio, was arrested Monday, Aug. 1, and charged with driving with a revoked license (second offense), violation of light law and driving uninsured, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.


Public intoxication and misuse of 911

Steven Clyde Edwards, 53, of 441 Variety Drive, in Newport, was arrested July 28 and charged with public intoxication and misuse of 911. Edwards allegedly dialed 911 from his cell phone, but refused to speak to officers when they arrived at his residence, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.


Phone harassment/threats

Regina Lunsford, 37, of Hartford Road, said an acquaintance has been trying to get her to hang out with her, but she said she did not want anything to do with him and to leave her alone. The person then allegedly called her and stated he would hurt her. She said she hung up on him. She also said he texted her about 50 times, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.


Trailer top catches phone line, snaps power pole

Richard Cantrell, 42, of Marshall, N.C., stated on July 30 that he had been hauling trays from Shelton's and Sons Packing House off Highway 160, in Hamblen County, to a location off Shady Road in Cocke County, when his box trailer apparently caught an AT&T phone line. The line snapped a power pole, causing power to go out, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.


Theft reported

Carl Tyree, 49, of Strawberry Way, in Newport, stated that on Monday, Aug. 1, sometime between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., someone stole around 300 pounds of aluminum cans from just outside their residence, Lt. Rick Laws reported. Tyree said the cans are worth about $200.


Violation of probation

Brandon Lynn Hall, 29, of 264 Bonanza Drive, in Newport, was arrested July 28 and charged with violation of probation, Deputy Sheriff Travis Webb reported.


Harassment alleged

Barbara Evans, 20, of Travis Way, in Newport, said an acquaintance came to her residence on Monday, Aug. 1, at 1:20 a.m., and knocked repeatedly on her window and then on the front door, Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer reported. Evans said she answered the door because she was afraid the baby would wake up. The acquaintance said Evans owed him money for fixing her vehicle. When Evans told him to leave her property, he cussed her more. She had to tell him to leave three times before he left, Whitmer reported.


Three checks allegedly forged

Kenneth Lane, 74, and Alma Jean Lane, of Bogard Road, in Newport, reported to the Cocke County detective's division that a suspect allegedly stole three checks from their residence and cashed each one for $200 without the permission of either couple, Det. David Crowder reported.


Vandalism reported

Jack Sutton, 61, of Cleveland, Ohio, said that on Sunday, July 31, at night, someone threw a rock, which busted the windshield on his parked Ford Escape. The vehicle was parked at 1680 Highway 73 in Newport, according to a report with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department. The windshield is valued at $350.


More vandalism reported

Deborah Lynn Jenkins, 48, of Green Forest Road, in Cosby, said that on Sunday, July 31, at night, someone broke out the rear window of her 1996 Dodge Caravan that was parked at 1870 Vince Lane, in Newport, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported. The windshield is valued at $300.


Theft reported

Bettie Korbilka, 53, of Baysinger Road, in Newport, stated on July 27 that sometime between that day and March, someone stole mail from her mailbox on numerous times. The suspects also pulled up her mailbox and threw it into the weeds, Lt. Rick Laws reported. She said her family sent $250 in cash during that period to her mailbox, which she believes was stolen with the mail.


Burglary reported

Someone who threw a cinder block through the glass in the back door broke into the Mystical Way residence of Jim Moore, 63, of Saraland, Ala., on Saturday, July 30. Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer and Sgt. Robert Thornton reported that the thief or thieves stole two Magnavox 32-inch flat screen TVs worth $1,000. Damage to the back door is estimated to be $800. Damage to a closet door is estimated to be $50.


Vandalism reported

Kenny Stuart, 36, of Dark Hollow Road, said he woke up Monday, Aug. 1, at 2:38 a.m. to the sound of glass being shattered. Stuart told Deputy Sheriffs Heath Willis and Robert Thornton that he grabbed his gun and went out the back door, but did not see anyone. Stuart's wife said someone was trying to break in, the report stated. Stuart returned to the residence and saw the living room window had been broken out.


Burglary reported

Diane Lynn Burroughs, an employee of Strange Materials, on West Highway 25/70, in Newport, said that on July 29, someone stole a Craftsman riding lawn mower worth $400 and miscellaneous hand tools worth $150, from a storage building on the business's property, Deputy Sheriff Chuck Evans reported.


Burglary reported

Cody Maulin, a contracted worker for City Mortgage, said that property on South Ridge that is vacant and owned by a bank, had some items stolen from it when he went to it on July 29, Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall reported. Items reported missing were an air conditioning unit worth $8,500, a stove worth $800, a dishwasher worth $400, and a refrigerator worth $1,300, the report stated. The total value of stolen items is $11,000.


Vandalism reported

Tina Duncan, of Ponder Road, in Newport, reported on July 29 that someone vandalized her mother Rhonda Lindsey's 2000 Ford Ranger. Duncan said a tire had been cut with a knife while parked at their residence, Evans reported. In addition, Duncan stated the door on the Ford truck appeared to have been scratched with a knife, the report stated. The tire is valued at $200, and a scratch on the passenger door is valued at $200.


Recovery of stolen items

Brenda Shell, 47, of Shawnee Road, in Newport, had property stolen from her property on July 17 returned to her two days later. An individual allegedly called the Cocke County Sheriff's Department on July 17, saying he had found several items belonging to Shell, on Ridgecrest Road in Cocke County. Capt. James Holt located Shell, the owner of the missing property, and returned it to her, Det. David Crowder reported. Those items are a Honda Karcher pressure washer, a Stihl weed-trimmer and a leaf blower, the report stated.


Vehicle fire

Burnett Ray Duncan, 42, of Ponder Road, said that on July 24, at about 3:10 a.m., he heard the horn of his 1999 Ford F350 truck blowing. He looked out to discover his truck was on fire, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported. The Cosby Volunteer Fire Department responded and put the fire out.  The hood of the truck had been scratched, and it appeared an accelerant had been poured in the cab of the truck and then ignited, the report stated. Duncan reported the value of the truck to be $15,000.


Theft reported

Paul Edward Sheppard, 40, of Bruners Grove Road, reported on Monday, Aug. 1, that a check mailed to him on July 18 never arrived. Sheppard told Sgt. David Crum that he knew two suspects who may have stolen the check from his mailbox. In a separate report, Dorothy A. Schoolcraft, 49, of the same address, said someone stole her Highpoint 45 caliber semi-automatic weapon from the residence.


Land dispute

Rodney Jenkins, 42, of Rankin Hill Road, in Newport, said he was cutting grass for an acquaintance, as asked for by the acquaintance, on Sunday, July 31, when the acquaintance showed up, yelled at him to get off his property in 30 minutes, and allegedly waved a gun around, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported. The suspect admitted he did stop and tell Jenkins to get off his property, but he denied pulling out a gun on him. The suspect showed officers court papers where a land dispute between the two men is in court, Emmons reported.


Assault alleged

Tammy Trentham, 45, of Starlight Drive, in Newport, said that on Saturday, July 30, at about 7 p.m., she went to visit a man at one of the campground sites at TMC Campground, Deputy Sheriffs Heath Willis and Mike Whitmer reported. Trentham said a female got jealous, followed Trentham to the front gates, pulled out some of her hair and struck Trentham several times in the facial area, the report stated. When officers arrived, the suspect was allegedly threatening Trentham with a mop handle. Officers observed the missing hair and redness in Trentham's face, the report stated.


Theft reported

Carl L. Massey, 40, said he parked his 2000 Chevy truck at the Highway 25E boat launch. Someone went through the back glass and got a pocketbook belonging to Rachael Travis, 30, of Marshall, N.C.  Items in the stolen pocketbook include $100 in cash, credit cards, ID's, three checkbooks, and keys to her vehicle, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported. The thief apparently tried to use one of the credit cards on the same day at a BP gas station on West Highway 25/70, the report stated.


Aggravated assault

Michael Patterson, 35, of Cosby Highway Apt. E, in Cosby, reported that on Sunday, July 31, at about 9 p.m., a suspect he named came to his porch at his apartment and pulled an unknown rifle and said he would shoot him, according to a report by the Cocke County Sheriff's Department. The suspect was gone when officers arrived, the report stated.


Public intoxication

Crystal Gail LeMaster, 37, of 515 Carson Springs Road, in Newport, was arrested Monday, Aug. 1, and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.


DUI (first offense)

William Dale McGaha, 31, of 551 Shellbark Road, in Newport, was arrested July 29 at 2:11 a.m. and charged with DUI (first offense), Sgt. Steve Johnson reported. At the intoximeter at the county jail, McGaha scored an 0.08, Johnson reported.


Vandalism reported

James Edward Kelly, 50, of Bogard Road, in Cosby, said that on Tuesday, Aug. 2, when he went to 1727 Lower English Creek and noticed the windows to his camper had been busted out, Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported. Kelly also said he found two tires on his 1979 Chevy truck had been cut down, the report stated. He listed a suspect. Vandalism to the camper is valued at $1,000 and vandalism to the tires is valued at $320, according to Kelly, as stated in the report.


Screen to window found cut

Maxine Lam, 48, of Mountain Vista Way, in Newport, reported on Monday, Aug. 1, that someone had cut a screen to a window in her residence, which Lt. C.J. Ball reported as an attempted break-in. The screen damage is valued at about $50, Ball reported.


Theft of property

Anna J. Last, 23, of Dark Hollow Road, said she had a 2003 Chevy truck parked along her street for about three hours while she and another person attempted to fix a fence where some cows had escaped. She said when they returned to the unlocked truck, she discovered someone and stolen her brown wallet which had Social Security cards, driver's license, debit cards, and miscellaneous photographs. The driver's license is valued at $25, and the wallet is valued at $50, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.


Threats and harassment

Andy R. Turner, 26, of Star Way, in Bybee, said an acquaintance has threatened him on several occasions, threatened to take a key and scratch his vehicle's paint job, and start an altercation at his job in Morristown so he would get fired. He said he would like to obtain an order of protection against the person, Lt. C.J. Ball reported.

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