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April 12 crime reports

Published: 9:23 AM, 04/12/2012 Last updated: 9:26 AM, 04/12/2012
 


Source: The Newport Plain Talk

POLICE REPORTS

 

Theft under $500

Jonathan T. Baxter, 19, of 1303 Ivey Hall Drive, in Newport, was arrested April 11, and charged with theft under $500, Patrolman Matthew Elliott reported.

 

Theft under $500, criminal trespassing

Billy McMahan, 21, of 229 Bowman Drive, in Newport, was arrested April 11, and charged with theft under $500 and criminal trespassing, Patrolman Matt Franklin reported.

 

Domestic assault

Patricia Welch, 66, of 410 9th St., in Newport, was arrested April 11, and charged with domestic assault, Patrolman Amy Gentry reported. Mark Welch, her husband, said she assaulted him, the report stated. Mark Welsh, 50, was arrested and served an active warrant for domestic assault entered on April 6. He allegedly punched is wife, Patricia, in the nose, Patrolman Joshua Veridal reported.

 

Theft under $500

Joy McMurray, 68, of 399 Kelly Road, in Del Rio, was arrested April 11, and charged with theft under $500, Patrolman Donald Coakley reported.

 

Filing false police report charged

Wade Roberts, 66, of 3235 Messar Branch Road, in Hartford, was charged on April 10 with filing a false police report, Patrolman Robby McMahan reported. Roberts allegedly said he parked his 2011 Kia Rio in Row 9 in Walmart's parking lot, went inside the store, left the store about 9:30 p.m., and discovered his Kia had been stolen, the report stated. Video footage reviewed by officers and Loss Prevention Officer Shane Bowers, however, allegedly showed Roberts arrived as a passenger of a two-toned older model Ford pickup truck. The video did not show the Kia Rio in Row 9 of the parking lot at any time, the report stated.

 

Driving on a suspended license (2nd offense0, no insurance

Jason P. Clevenger, 38, of 115 New Cave Church Road, in Newport, was arrested April 11, and charged with driving on a suspended license (2nd offense) and no insurance, Patrolman Josh Holt reported.

 

Theft over $1,000

Steven Huff said two computers were missing from the Cocke County Courthouse Annex, in Suite 110: a Dell Latitude 810 laptop valued at about $1,777, and a Dell Latitude E6500 laptop valued at about $918, Capt. Scott Lamb reported. Huff said on April 10 that only employees from the University of Tennessee had access to the equipment, the report stated.

 

Assault alleged

Randy Brown, 36, of 638 Upper Broad St., in Newport, said on April 10 that an acquaintance and he engaged in a verbal altercation where the acquaintance allegedly tried to punch him, so Brown defended himself, striking the man with a closed first four or five times in the face, Patrolman Robby McMahan stated. The acquaintance said Brown began to push him and suddenly punched him about three times with a closed fist, and then the two fell on the ground where Brown allegedly struck him several times throughout his body. A witness said he observed the acquaintance/man try to strike Brown several times before Brown started to defend himself against the man's attacks, the report stated.

 

Counterfeit bill

Jack Davis of Walmart, on Cosby Highway, said that sometime during the day on April 9, someone passed a counterfeit $20 bill. It was found in the drawer of a register, Sgt. Ricky Parton reported.

 

Vandalism/theft over $500

Patrolman Donald Coakley reported that someone broke into a Coke machine at Walmart on April 10 or April 11, causing damage of about $870.


SHERIFF'S REPORTS

 

Driving on a suspended license

Christopher Lee Stewart, 28, of 1635 Highway 73, in Newport, was arrested April 7, and charged with driving on a suspended license and financial responsibility, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported.

 

Aggravated domestic assault

Mark Donald Saul, 49, of 517 Little Hollow Way, in Cosby, was arrested April 9, and charged with aggravated domestic assault, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported. When officers arrived, Saul allegedly came to the door and stated he was ready to go to jail because he had a violation of probation warrant out on him, and that he did assault his wife because she has allegedly been lazy the last two days and he could not get her to clean or help with his children, the report stated. Saul said that when he got mad, he ate around 30-40 pills. Lewis said he called an ambulance for Mark Saul and his wife. After Saul was released from the emergency room at Newport Medical Center, Deputy Sheriff Jason Oury picked him up and transported him to the Cocke County Jail, the report stated.

 

Aggravated criminal trespass

Louie Clegg, 27, of Oak Hill, Ohio, was arrested April 9, and charged with aggravated criminal trespassing, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Danny Hartsell reported. David Swarers, 32, New Orleans, La., was arrested at the same time and also charged with aggravated criminal trespassing. Both men were allegedly discovered traveling in a boxcar of a Norfolk Southern train from Knoxville, and were headed to Asheville, N.C., the report stated.

 

Domestic assault and aggravated domestic assault

Charles Robert Prevost, 45, of 502 Overlook Way, in Newport, was arrested April 9, and charged with domestic assault and aggravated domestic assault, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.

 

Driving under the influence

Deanna Marie French, 30, of 1425 Chapel Hollow Road, in Del Rio, was arrested April 6, and charged with DUI K-9 Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported.

 

DUI

Rose Anna Bunton, 30, of Sevierville, was arrested April 5, and charged with DUI, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported.

 

DUI and two charges of assault

Eddie Reed, 32, of Sevierville, was arrested April 5, and charged with DUI and two charges of assault, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported.

 

Driving on a suspended license and driving uninsured

Crystal A. Melton, 25, of 302 Wolf Creek Road, in Del Rio, was arrested April 9, and charged with driving with a suspended license and driving uninsured, Sgt. Steve Johnson reported.

 

Driving on a revoked license (2nd offense)

Travis Lynn Hurst, 25, of Sevierville, was arrested April 10, and charged with driving on a revoked license (2nd offense), K-9 Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported.

 

Assault and resisting arrest

James Grady Ball, 33, of 496 Jim Town Road, in Newport, was arrested April 11, and charged with assault and resisting arrest, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Chris Gregg reported.

 

Failure to comply with child support

Thurman Greg Ledford, 33, of Morristown, who was in the Cocke County Jail Annex on another charge, was served a warrant charging him with failure to comply with child support, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.

 

DUI (1st offense) and simple possession of Schedule 4

Mark Jeffery Binley, 34, of Sevierville, was arrested April 11, and charged with DUI (1st offense) and simple possession of Schedule 4, Sgt. Robert Thornton and Deputy Sheriff Ed Brannon reported.

 

DUI and violation of implied consent

Jonathan B. Walker, 28, of Providence, R.I., was arrested April 8, at 2 a.m., and charged with DUI and violation of implied consent, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported.

 

Violation of community corrections

Jimmy Grooms, 47, of 1048 Huff Road, in Cosby, was arrested April 11, and charged with violation of community corrections, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.

 

Violation of probation

Zachary Fountain, 21, of 650 8th St., in Newport; Ralph R. Campbell, 47, of 215 Clevenger Cut-Off Road, in Newport; Chris Dale Black, 60, of 4332 Big Creek Road, in Hartford; Eric Lee Johnson, 20, of 222 Lime Road, in Newport; Shannon Dyke, 28, of 2511 Moore Ridge Road, in Bybee; and James Kelley Moore, 22, of 508 Sorghum Way, in Newport, were arrested and charged with violation of probation, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported.

 

Stolen property

Terry Ray, 40, of Pecan Tree Lane, in Newport, said on April 6 that sometime between Feb. 1 and April 6, someone entered her residence and stole a Dish receiver worth $300 and a cable box worth $250, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.

 

Aggravated burglary

James Stephens, 23, of Splashaway Road, in Newport, said on April 7 that someone broke into his residence and stole $910 worth of items, including an Xbox worth $300 and a .22-caliber rifle worth $150, Deputy Sheriff Tony Bailey reported.

 

Theft over $500

Mark McCarter, 41, of Yonkers Way, in Cosby, stated on April 7 that on April 5 or thereabouts, someone stole a homemade 16-foot car hauler on his property that is worth $600, Deputy Sheriff Hollis Emmons reported.

 

Break-in reported

Marcie Williams, 41, of Blue Mill Road, in Del Rio, said that on April 6, someone broke into her residence and stole $550 in cash, jewelry, and damaged a window with a value of $350, Sgt. Tony Whitten reported.

 

Vandalism alleged

Jeremy Mantooth, 25, of Mantooth Road, in Newport, said on April 7 that someone broke into his residence and damaged a tail light for a Honda Accord worth $30 that he had in his home, Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported.

 

Theft reported

Carolyn Cagle, 67, of Morristown, said two vehicles were stolen from his Grassy Fork residence: a 1950 Ford and a 1972 Jeep Commando, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported.

 

Vandalism reported

Carlene Keifer, 43, of Armory Road, in Newport, said on April 6, that she returned to her residence and found vandalism done to the residence, Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported.

 

Officer's investigation

Shannon C. Green, 38, of Rich Hollow Way, in Cosby, said on April 6 that someone stole four tires and rims for a Razor ATV he had on his property, worth $1,000, a 10-karat tennis bracelet worth $7,000, a 22-inch gold chain rope worth $5,000, and a gold wedding ring set worth $1,000, Deputy Sheriff Joseph Owings reported.

 

Arson/vehicle fire

Jerry Cody, 75, of Newport, said he heard a noise on April 7, around 11:45 p.m., went outside, and saw a male running from a 2006 Ford F-250 pickup truck he had on his property, the Cocke County Sheriff's Department reported. No value was listed for the truck.

 

Theft reported

A woman from Newport said on April 9 that she received a threatening text from her ex-boyfriend, Lt. Richard Caldwell reported. The male allegedly stated in the text that he would make her life a "living hell, and watch what happens to you," the report stated.

 

Theft alleged

Peggy Lillard, 72, of Shag Road, in Newport, said on April 9 that someone stole several items from her property, including a 15-foot metal pool worth $500, and a four-foot metal set of steps with a handrail worth $250, Sgt. David Crum reported.

 

Stolen vehicle

Jerry Black, 52, of Haire Road, in Hartford, said a female he let drive his 1988 Toyota RN5 came to his residence on April 9 and said a long-haired man came out of some woods and jumped into his vehicle and drove it off, Sgt. David Crum reported.

 

Officer's information

Sherry Morse, 43, of Gopher Way, in Parrottsville, stated on April 11 that she allowed an acquaintance to have a cell phone on her plan, but later the offender would not give the phone, a Motorola Smart Phone valued at $400, back to her, Sgt. David Crum reported.

 

Harassing phone calls

Tim Abramson, 69, of Highway 411, in Newport, said on April 9 that an elderly lady has been making harassing phone calls to him, K-9 Deputy Sheriff Blaine Lewis reported.

 

Theft under $500

Joe Trice, who works for Oak Crest Lumber Company, said on April 6 that as he was locking up the business, he saw a male load up metal from their lot onto a blue Dodge pickup parked on West Highway 25/70, Deputy Sheriff Heath Willis reported. Trice said he followed the alleged offender into Jefferson County, where his 1986 Dodge Ram pickup broke down on Highway 25/70, the report stated. Trice said that the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department arrested Jess Woody, Jr., 49, of 1336 Good Hope Road, in Parrottsville, on prior existing warrants in Jefferson County, as well as new ones, according to the report.

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