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One of 15 or more people believed involved in burglary-ring arrested

Cocke County Sheriff Armando Fontes, left, and David Veridal look over some of the
believed stolen items recovered in a raid of Bobby Stewart's residence on Lookout Drive,
in Newport, on Tuesday, Sept. 24. The raid is part of a larger investigation of 15 or more
people who worked together to trade stolen merchandise for narcotics, according to the sheriff.
Published: 7:30 AM, 09/26/2013 Last updated: 7:31 AM, 09/26/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-One of 15 or more people believed to be involved in a burglary-ring that exchanged stolen property for drugs was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 24, the Cocke County Sheriff's Office reported.

Bobby Lynn Stewart, 36, of 641 Lookout Drive, in Newport, was arrested and charged with theft over $1,000 and possession of drug paraphernalia following a raid of his residence, Det. Kevin Benton, Det. Paul Wilson, and Sheriff Armando Fontes stated.

The sheriff, Chief Deputy John Carrell, Det. Wilson, Det. Benton, and other officers raided Stewart's residence on Lookout Drive, which is located within Newport's city limits, the report stated.

For more details, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk. 

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