Failure to appear
Selena Lea Vick, 27, of 109 Hunting Woods Drive, in Bybee, was arrested Jan. 18, and charged with failure to appear out of Circuit Court, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported.
Violation of probation
John Howard, 32, of 105 Keystone Way, in Newport, was arrested Jan. 13, and charged with violation of probation, Patrolman Josh Holt reported.
Driving on a revoked license (4th offense)
Clifton D. Raines, 48, of 2800 Early Road, in Newport, was arrested Jan. 17, and charged with driving on a revoked license (4th offense), no insurance, and violation of registration, Patrolman Travis Gorrell reported.
Driving on a suspended license
Jason A. Martin, 29, of 108 English St., in Newport, was arrested Jan. 18, and charged with driving on a suspended license and no seatbelt, according to a report with the Newport Police Department.
Ollie May Swagerty, 64, of Jay Bird Street, said on Jan. 18 that an acquaintance came to her residence and hit her with a garden tool handle, Patrolman Billy Woods reported. Swagerty then left in a vehicle. Officers noticed red marks on Swagerty's arm, according to the report.
David Duke and Bonnie Hayes, of Lower English Creek Road, in Newport, stated to Lt. Richard Caldwell that a person who lives in their neighborhood had harassed them by accusing them of kicking her door in and taking items from her residence, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported. Duke and Hayes said they felt harassed from the allegations.
Janet Taylor, 55, of Lower English Creek Road, reported Jan. 15 that someone broke into her residence and stole several items of older jewelry with a total value of $14,505, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported.
Dispute over $20
Kristin N. Holder, 29, of Highway 160, in Newport, said on Jan. 13 that an acquaintance had beat on the door to her residence five times. She said she opened the door on the fifth time and the acquaintance allegedly threatened to kill her if she did not pay him $20 that Holder allegedly owned him, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Owings and Heath Willis reported. Holder called 911, waited for officers to arrive and told the officers she was in fear for her life, the report stated.
Vehicle reported stolen
Ricky Moon, 53, of Dandridge, reported that his 1991 Chevrolet Blazer had been taken from the Renner Trucking lot while he was working, Deputy Sheriff Michael Whitmer reported.
Possession of Schedule 6 for resale
Adam Colombe, 26, of 490 North Susong St., in Newport,
was arrested Jan. 16, and charged with possession of Schedule 6 (marijuana) for
resale and possession of drug paraphernalia, Cocke County Sheriff Armando
Fontes reported. "Upon a continued drug investigation" by the
department, officers executed a search warrant for Colombe on the Susong
residence, which involved the busting down of the front door of the residence
by Chief Deputy John Carrell. Other officers joined in the search warrant that
was held at about 8:35 a.m. at the isolated residence located at the end of
Susong Street. Four individuals apparently asleep at the time of the search
warrant were detained. Two were later released. Also arrested with Colombe was
Michael David Cox, 27, who was wanted out of Hamblen County for jail escape and
violation of probation, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported. Carrell
announced "Police with a search warrant!" three separate times before
busting open the door of the Susong Street residence.
Cox allegedly identified himself as "Michael David
Yelvington" and being 28 years old, Emmons reported. An ID check showed
his real name is Michael David Cox, Emmons said.
Driving on a suspended license
Tanya Sue Moore, 31, of 519 Old Knoxville Highway, in
Newport, was arrested Jan. 18, and charged with driving on a suspended license,
Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported.
Man in wreck treated for minor injuries
Nicholas R. Brown, 32, of Sevierville, was traveling north
on the Hooper Highway, on Jan. 17, at about 8 p.m., when his 1999 Chevrolet
S-10 pickup truck left the right side of the road and struck a guardrail, Lt.
C.J. Ball reported. Brown said he overcorrected, causing the truck to travel
across the southbound lane and come to a final rest when it hit a ditch line
head-on, the report stated. An Allied EMS ambulance transported Brown to the
Newport Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries, the report stated. He
was later released and arrested by Deputy Sheriff Josh Hall for driving on a
suspended license, Lt. Ball wrote.
Michael Ray Massie, 56, of Deep Road, in Cosby, said on
Jan. 16 that someone tried to break the front door of Massie's Market, at 5040
Hooper Highway, with a rock, Sgt. Robert Thornton and Deputy Sheriffs Heath
Willis and Rodney Hazelwood reported. The front door of the market had not been
broken out, but suffered damage estimated at $2,000, the report stated.
Stove missing from purchased property
Josephine Williams, 49, of Roy Road, in Cosby, stated on
Jan. 16 that she purchased a mobile home located at
119 Padgett Mill Road that was bought "as is,"
Sgt. Steve Johnson reported. After the purchase was finalized, the home was
entered and a white General Electric cooking stove worth $500 was removed from
the property, according to Williams.
Two handguns reported stolen
Elmer Clayton Ball, 31, of Roy Road, in Cosby, said on
Jan. 17 he returned home and discovered someone had stolen two handguns from
his residence, K9 Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported. A Hi-Point 9 mm handgun
is valued at $500. A Bryco handgun is estimated to cost $200, the report
stated. A suspect was named.
L.C. Sparks, 48, of Big Creek Road, in Grassy Fork, said
on Jan. 15. that someone stole from his property his Husquavarna 445 Rancher
with a 20-inch bar on it, Sgt. Tony Whitten reported. The Rancher is valued at
Stephen James Griffin, 21, of Irish Cut Road, in Newport,
said that on Jan. 13, he was inside his residence when he heard two loud booms
outside, then his mother texted him and said be on the look out for a person
walking outside, Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported. Griffin said he walked
outside and found the driver's side door to his 1995 Ford pickup truck had been
left open and the dash around the steering wheel was damaged, the report
stated. Nothing was missing, Griffin stated. He also said he did not see anyone
walking around outside, Willis reported.
Denneasa Jeffers, 29, of Windspirit Way, in Newport, said
that on Jan. 15, an acquaintance called her and told her everything she had
done the previous day, including going to Greeneville, Deputy Sheriff Heath
Willis and Sgt. Robert Thornton reported. Jeffers said the person told her he
would come to her residence and kill everyone, the report stated. She said the
harassment has been ongoing for six or seven days.
Stolen vehicle recovered
Kenneth Riley, 69, of Morristown, told Deputy Sheriff
Tony Bailey on Jan. 18, that last February, someone test drove his 1978
Chevrolet truck, and two days later the truck was missing, according to a
report by Bailey. Riley said he thought his truck was at an address off Joyful
Way. Bailey said he went to the address and spoke with Omer Clester who said he
bought the truck from Riley for $700. Riley, however, had the title and took
the vehicle back with him to Hamblen County.