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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leroy A. Solomon, 64, 228 Lamaster Street, was charged with public intoxication by Patrolman Matthew Elliot on Wednesday.
Reckless endangerment (two charges), reckless driving,
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.
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
Javier Alonso, 37, of 555 Fish Farm Way, in Newport, was
arrested Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with public intoxication, Sgt. Stephen
Olegario D. Morales, 46, no address given, was arrested
Tuesday, Aug. 2, and charged with public intoxication, Patrolman Allen Stump
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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.
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
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.
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.
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.