News Herald Arrest Report

2 nabbed for drugs in seat belt stop
 
Two men were taken to Loudon County Jail on numerous charges related to drugs, illegal weapons and contraband after initially getting pulled over for a seat belt violation Monday in the Spring Street area of Philadelphia.

Stopping the vehicle, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Cpl. Chris Hutchens identified the driver as Jason Scott Rinehart, 43, Madisonville, and the passenger as Jeffery Scott Elsea, 46, Niota, according to the arrest report.

Elsea told police they were headed to his daughter's house to drop off some money, according to Hutchens in the police report. "Both were very nervous during the encounter and Elsea's phone continuously rang during the stop," Hutchens wrote.
 
When the deputy asked for Elsea and Rinehart to get out of the vehicle, Elsea told Hutchens that a revolver was located under a seat, according to the report.
Hutchens found a Smith & Wesson revolver in the car, but the gun was not listed as stolen, he wrote in the report.
 
A K-9 unit gave a positive alert to the vehicle, and police found two clear baggies located inside a camera case. One bag contained methamphetamine and the other had marijuana, according to the report.
 
Police also found a meth pipe inside the case and a set of brass knuckles beside the driver's seat, which was "accessible to both occupants," Hutchens wrote.
During a search at Loudon County Jail, police found five more baggies of meth in Elsea's socks and two baggies of meth inside Rinehart's hat, according to police.
 
Elsea was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony, contraband in a penal institution, prohibited weapons, simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $40,500 bond.
 
Rinehart was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, contraband in a penal institution, prohibited weapons, simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $30,500 bond.
 
Loudon man charged with stealing motorcycle
 
A Loudon man was taken into custody March 2 after a police officer in Greeneville alerted law enforcement in Loudon County that a motorcycle he was planning to purchase from a seller on Craigslist was stolen from a location in Florida.
 
Responding to the call of a vehicle theft in the 900 block of Carding Machine Road, Loudon Police Department officers learned that the man in Greeneville visited Loudon to meet Michael Kaleb Giles, 25, Loudon, about buying the bike, according to the arrest report.
 
The man "became suspicious about the story Giles was telling in reference to the motorcycle, so he ran the Vehicle Identification Number through N.C.I.C. (National Crime Information Center)," Det. Brian Jenkins wrote in the police report. "The motorcycle came back stolen out of Jacksonville, Fla. When (the man) discovered this he contacted" local police.
 
The original owner of the motorcycle told police that he had advertised the bike on Craigslist and met with Giles, who said he was interested in buying the vehicle, according to the report.
 
"He states that Giles was riding the motorcycle and following him to a Walmart so that someone could wire Giles the money to purchase the motorcycle," Jenkins wrote. "(The bike owner) states that when he exited the freeway to go toward the Walmart, Giles did not follow, but accelerated up the freeway and fled with the motorcycle."
 
The bike was valued at $6,000, according to police.
 
Giles was charged with theft over $1,000 and held on $20,000 bond.
 
Feb. 29
 
Krystal Lynn Cannon, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear and violation of probation-second offense and held on $8,000 bond.
 
David Lee Cox, 37, Etowah, was charged with failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jarrod Shane Hunt, 35, Madisonville, was charged with immediate methamphetamine precursor and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Timothy Allen Lankford, 38, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jose Cruz Tinoco, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation on burglary and held on $250,000 bond.
 
Eric Matthew Leach, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with assault and was held on $2,500 bond. When a guard attempted to take Leach, a Loudon County Jail inmate, back to his holding area after his allotted phone time, Leach became angry about not having some clothes dropped off from the previous night, according to the arrest report. A deputy told Leach that he would check the facility's lost and found for clothes for him to wear, according to the report. "At this time Leach threw a half full bottle of Mountain Dew at myself, hitting me in the leg, and screamed 'That's what everyone (expletive) says, but nobody ever does anything in this (expletive) jail'," according to the deputy involved in the altercation. As the officer tried to get the inmate into his holding cell, Leach "rushed the door, pushing it into my legs and feet" before the officer was finally able securing the inmate in the cell, according to the arrest report. "Leach's actions did intentionally, knowingly or recklessly caused bruising to this officer's legs and feet," according to the deputy.
 
March 1
 
Joshua Stephen Hatfield, 31, New Tazwell, was charged with contempt of court and held on $400 bond.
 
Charles Thomas Hughnett, 66, Harriman, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Glen Donald Rucker, 53, Loudon, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $5,000 bond.
 
Vincent Bernard Thomas, 45, Knoxville, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a domestic dispute in the 150 block of Creekwood Circle, police spoken with Thomas, who told police that he had been doused with pepper spray by a woman at the residence, according to the arrest report. A woman told police that Thomas was intoxicated, attempted to have sex with her and slapped her in the face, according to the report. Police noticed red marks on the woman's face.
 
March 2
 
Bobbi Jo Gilbert, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession/casual exchange and held without bond. After delivering a search warrant to an apartment in Lenoir City related to the possible sale of methamphetamine, police found a homemade pipe that was used to smoke meth, digital scales, two guns and a small amount of marijuana, according to the arrest report. The items were found "in plain view" where Gilbert and a woman sleep, according to the report. Police learned that the woman had left the home before officers arrived, but her cellphone was found on a nightstand. A 6-year-old child also lives at the residence, according to police.
 
James Douglas Jenson, 36, Kingston, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
Verni Garardin Samayoa, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released without bond. Dispatched to a call of a possible student under the influence at a school, Lenoir City Police Officer Jason Arden spoke with Samayoa, who had a "strong smell" of marijuana and had red, glassy eyes, according to the arrest report. Samayoa admitted to smoking marijuana before arriving at school, Arden wrote.
 
Tara Nicole Shankle, 23, Athens, was charged with theft under $500 and held without bond.
 
Keith Walker, 52, Sweetwater, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
March 3
 
Justin Ross Hoffman, 22, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released without bond.
 
Daltone Bradley Major, 34, Loudon, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Haley Renee Parris, 19, Cleveland, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange out of our Georgia and held on $4,000 bond.
 
Alissa Anne Sutton, 32, Loudon, was charged with fugitive from justice and held without bond.
 
Renee Eugenia White, 33, Oak Ridge, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $6,000 bond.
March 4
Layton Levonne Carroll, 39, Oak Ridge, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Jack Shelley Christian, 45, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked/suspended license and violation of implied consent and released on $2,500 bond.
 
Darrel Lebron Crouch, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions, driving on a revoked license and resisting arrest and held on $4,000 bond.
David Cornelius Gardner, 38, Loudon, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and held on $1,000 bond.
 
William Joseph Mashaw, 41, Seymour, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $3,000 bond.
 
Travis Burton McCollum, 43, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.
 
James Russell Porcella, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
 
Jeremy Russel Vandermeeden, 34, Greenback, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Amanda Kristine Windham, 33, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence by consent, simple possession/casual exchange and contempt of court and released on $2,150 bond.
 
March 5
 
Morgan Holtz Brown, 25, Kingston, was charged with theft under $500 out of Roane County and released without bond.
 
Kaleigh Janee Collins, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession and public intoxication and released on $5,000 bond.
 
Antonio Creswell, 49, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Melissa Beatrice Davis, 45, Oak Ridge, was charged with contempt of court and released on $150 bond.
 
John Duwayne Dixon, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $10,000 bond.
 
Hazel Virginia Hardin, 61, Maryville, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $4,000 bond. Spotting a silver Chevrolet Venture speeding along Highway 411 North, LCSO Deputy Kenny Palmer clocked the vehicle going 70 mph in a 50 mph, according to the arrest report. Stopping the vehicle at McGhee Road, Palmer spoke with the driver, Hardin, who appeared "very nervous," according to the report. During a search of the car, police located a cigarette pack containing a baggy with a leafy substance believed to be marijuana, Palmer wrote. Police also found a marijuana pipe, rolling papers and Zig-Zag wraps in a bag of clothes, according to the report. Hardin told police that the items belonged to her.
 
Terry Bryan Hardin, 40, Madisonville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $2,500 bond.
 
Brandon M. Kimpson, 21, Loudon, was charged with theft of property and released on $1,000 bond.
 
David Ray Martin, 24, Cookeville, was charged with driving under the influence by consent and possession of a firearm and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Carlos Perez, 34, Loudon, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Luis Angel Saucedo, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Wesley David Shores, 23, Silver Point, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $4,000 bond.
 
James Edward Stephens, 33, Morristown, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a handgun while under the influence and two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and released on $14,000 bond.
 
Tanner Earl Wilkerson, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and held on $2,000 bond.
 
March 6
 
Renaldo Lavell Bell, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and held on $1,000 bond. Responding to a retail store in Lenoir City for possible narcotics activity, police spoke with Bell, who had multiple outstanding warrants out of Knox County, according to the arrest report. After Bell was taken into custody, police found a small, glass jar in the man's front pocket, which contained a substance believed to be methamphetamine, according to police.
 
Carlos Marco Clark-Morales, 43, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jose Luis Cortes, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with evading arrest, manufacture/sell/possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and tampering/fabricating with evidence and held on $33,000 bond. Stopping a vehicle along Highway 11, Loudon Police Officer Bryan Blakney and Sgt. Mike Newman saw the driver, Cortes, attempt to put an item in his mouth as he was being stopped, according to the arrest report. "He was ordered several times to spit out the substance but he failed to do so," Blakney wrote in the report. "He was then ordered out of the car but he remained in the car stuffing more of the substance in his mouth." After removing Cortes from the car, police found multiple pieces of a leafy substance in the driver's seat, according to the police report. "He then tried to take the remaining substance from his pocket and stuff it in his mouth as well," Blakney wrote. Police told Cortes to put his arms behind his back, but the man did not comply, and when Newman went to detain him, Cortes "spun around in an aggressive manner toward Sgt. Newman and myself," Blakney wrote. As police continued attempting to detain Cortes, the man bit Newman on the finger, and Blakney then used a Taser as Cortes continued resisting, according to the report. The man was detained after a second Taser, Blakney wrote.
 
Shanda Nicole Gibson, 35, Madisonville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and violation of probation and held on $33,000 bond.
 
Cody Allen Cothran, 23, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Wilford Jeremiah Gartin, 27, Seymour, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of a Schedule VI substance, contraband in a penal institution and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $38,000 bond. Responding to a call of a single-vehicle wreck along Interstate 75 at mile marker 81, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Smith wrote in the police report that a red Dodge Dakota had run off the road traveling more than 100 mph and stopped at the tree line. The driver, Gartin, and passenger, Joseph Tillman, refused medical treatment, according to the arrest report. The truck was registered as a 2001 Buick, Smith wrote. Police also determined that Gartin was driving while impaired, according to the report. "The passenger stated that the truck had been his for a little over four months," Smith wrote. "He also stated that he just hadn't registered it in his name yet and was planning on doing it next week." Tillman had a bag containing 2 grams of meth at the time of the wreck, according to police.
 
Joshua David Tillman, 37, Athens, was charged with driving under the influence by consent and possession of methamphetamine and held on $6,000 bond.
 
March 7
 
Charity Lynn Wampler, 36, Philadelphia, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $3,000 bond.

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