News Herald Arrest Report

61-year-old charged with child neglect

A Lenoir City woman was arrested Friday after being accused of transporting an adult grandson, a wanted fugitive, and a 5-year-old grandson to the store with illegal drugs and paraphernalia in the vehicle.

Responding to Panther Paw Lane to assist with detaining Christian Peyton Bennett, 20, Lenoir City, who was wanted for felony charges out of Knox County, Brendan DeBoer, with the Ninth Judicial Drug Task Force, located Bennett in the company of Sandra Kay Bennett, 61, Lenoir City, two other people and the juvenile.

After getting consent to search Sandra Bennett's vehicle, police found a set of digital scales under the child's booster seat, nine hypodermic needles in the seat next to the booster chair and torn plastic bags containing more than 100 pills that field tested positive for methamphetamine in three separate kits, DeBoer wrote in the report.

"When initially speaking with Sandra Bennett she stated that she received a call from Christian Bennett, her grandson, asking for a ride to the store," according to DeBoer. "She stated that she knew that he was wanted and she had been telling him to turn himself in. She also stated that her husband told her not to go and that she was going to get in trouble."
 
Sandra Bennett left her home with juvenile grandson to pick up Christian Bennett and the other two individuals and then drove to a gas station, according to the arrest report. One of the other people in the car was also a convicted felon, DeBoer wrote.
 
"After leaving the gas station, an officer familiar with Christian Bennett observed him and made contact," DeBoer wrote. "Sandra Bennett knowingly hindered arrest of Bennett as well as the legal process of trial by aiding him in transportation to avoid contact with law enforcement. Sandra Bennett also placed a 5-year-old child in danger of exposure to dangerous drugs and paraphernalia as well as events that could have occurred during an encounter with police effecting an arrest."
 
Sandra Bennett was charged with accessory after the fact and child abuse or neglect-nonviolent and released on $20,000 bond.
Christian Bennett was charged with failure to appear and released without bond.
 
Maryville man nabbed for drugs, paraphernalia
 
A Maryville man was taken to Loudon County Jail after law enforcement officers saw a driver appear to tie his arm off with a bandage with intent to inject narcotics.
 
Noticing a black Dodge Ram pickup sitting idle at a retail store parking lot in Greenback, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Cody Fritts spoke with the driver, Dustin Jeremiah Cross, 36, Maryville, who had a baggy containing a brown substance believed to he heroin and a blue pill in his right hand, according to the arrest report.
 
Cross tried to conceal the baggy by putting it in the back pocket of his pants, Fritts wrote. After getting consent to conduct a search, police found 0.7 grams of heroin in a small baggy in the back pocket of his jeans and a blue pill believed to be 30 mg oxycodone, according to the report.
 
After Cross was taken into custody, he told deputies that he had a syringe in the back seat of the truck, Fritts wrote. The syringe was found in a sock inside a backpack.
 
Cross was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule I substance, simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $29,000 bond.
 
May 9
 
Elaina Hope Duffield, 35, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule IV substance and released on $7,000 bond.
 
Jose Efrain Gonzalez-Cruz, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
 
 Kathy Michelle Green, 47, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and driving under the influence and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Terry Dean Marshall, 56, Loudon, was charged with three counts of simple possession/casual exchange and released on $3,000 bond. Noticing a red Chevrolet Silverado pickup speed through a stop sign at Stallcup Road and Fork Creek Road, LCSO Deputy Cody Fritts recorded the vehicle at 62 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to the arrest report. Fritts spoke with the driver, Marshall, and could smell marijuana in the truck. Marshall told deputies that before the traffic stop he had dropped off a man who had smoked marijuana, according to the report. Marshall said he did not have anything illegal in the truck, Fritts wrote, noting that Marshal pulled out a silver container from his jeans pocket. The canister contained 1/2 of a green pill believed to be 20 mg Opana, 1/2 of a white pill thought to be 2 mg Xanax and two pink pills identified as oxycodone, according to the report. Fritts also wrote that he saw yellow and green powder in Marshall's left nostril. Marshall admitted to snorting a pill before being stopped.
 
David Michael Morgan, 34, Philadelphia, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Caroline Bridgett Strange, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Nathan James Teter, 21, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond. Dispatched to a call of a domestic dispute at a convenience store in Lenoir City, LCSO Deputy Kenny Palmer spoke with a woman, who said she and her husband were at home when Teter became upset, according to the arrest report. The woman said Teter came up behind her while she was looking at her husband's phone, Palmer wrote in the report, noting that he snatched her from behind, took her and her husband's phones by force and went down to the lake. The woman said she thought Teter threw the phones into the water, Palmer wrote. The couple went to the store to call the police "because they were scared of Mr. Teter and didn't have a phone," Palmer wrote. Teter told police nothing had happened and that he was packing his belongings and leaving the residence. Teter told police the cellphones were downstairs, and he continued to say that no incident had occurred. The woman told deputies that Teter had a mental illness but would not get help, according to the report.
 
May 10
 
Candace Olivia Brock, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with theft under $500 and released on $1,500 bond. According to LCSO Deputy Sgt. Charlie Cosner, Brock stole a purse from a vehicle in the 200 block of Chrisman Road earlier this month. Brock admitted to taking the purse after getting into an argument with a woman about $75 she claimed the woman owed her, according to the arrest report. Brock took the purse, fled the residence and stole about $138 from the bag, Cosner wrote in the report.
 
Joseph Ray Crawford, 37, Vonore, was charged with reckless driving and released without bond.
 
 Abby Renee Duggan, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with forgery and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Dylan Curtis Ferguson, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with forgery, domestic assault-misdemeanor and contempt of court and held on $850 bond.
 
Christopher Brian Lee, 27, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jeff William Potts, 38, Knoxville, was charged with theft over $60,000 and released on $20,000 bond. According to the arrest report, Potts negotiated four checks totaling $108,220 at a credit union in Lenoir City without having adequate funds in the account. Potts received notification about the checks in February and was given 15 days to resolve the issue. Police also told Potts about the problem with the checks, according to the report. Potts was not cooperative and taken into custody, according to the report.
 
May 11
 
Marcus Undra Branyon, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with criminal trespass and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Melissa R. Eubanks, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and released on $1,500 bond. According to the arrest report, a woman said she was in a grocery store in April in Loudon when two other women walked up and started talking to her. A few minutes later, she realized that her purse was missing from her shopping cart. On the same day, the woman received a call from a bank representative notifying her that a woman named Misty Hill attempted to cash a check and was denied, according to the report. The teller told police that Hill's description matched one of the women at the grocery store. After further investigation, police found that Eubanks assisted Hill in the theft, according to the report. Hill was previously charged with violation of probation and three counts of theft of property.
 
Chastity Alice Marlow, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession of a Schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $4,000 bond. During an investigation with the Tennessee Department of Children's Services, police found Marlow in possession of a metal spoon used to make illegal substances, according to the arrest report. The spoon had crystal substance Marlow identified as methamphetamine, according to the report.
 
Michael Eugene Pack, 36, Loudon, was charged with evading arrest and held on $7,500 bond. LCSO deputies found Pack had a extraditable warrant out of Georgia for probation violations, according to the arrest report. As police were on the way to the man's location, Pack had gotten a ride to another residence, and when law enforcement arrived at the second location, Pack fled on foot, according to the report. He was caught by LCSO Lt. Paul Curtis and a K-9 unit.
 
Virgil Allen Russell, 53, Loudon, was charged with driving on a suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Dakota Gunner Weaver, 21, Philadelphia, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession/casual exchange and tampering/fabricating with evidence and released on $2,000 bond. Spotting a 2007 white Chevrolet Impala with illegal window tint at Pond Creek Road and Galyon Road, LCSO Deputy Kevin Dailey stopped the car and spoke with the driver, Weaver, who was unable to provide documentation on the tinting, according to the arrest report. "Mr. Weaver appeared to be nervous through his actions by shaking uncontrollably while handing myself his information," Dailey wrote in the report. "As I was speaking to the driver an odor of raw marijuana was coming from the vehicle." Weaver told deputies that marijuana had been in the car, and he was also in possession of scales. After Dailey asked Weaver twice if he had anything illegal in the Impala, deputies found a 6.9 gram bag of marijuana under the front dash "with an attempt to conceal," Dailey wrote.
 
May 12
 
Judy Carol Bivens, 53, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond. Responding to a call of a domestic dispute in the 8900 block of Watkins Road, LCSO Deputy J.C. Schultz spoke with a woman, who said her roommate, Bivens, became angry and verbally abusive with her, grabbed her by the hair and threw her against a wall, according to the arrest report. Schultz saw signs that hair had been pulled from the woman's head and noticed marks on her back, according to the report. Schultz also saw a 3 foot hole in the living room wall, according to the report. "Ms. Bivens then stated that (the woman) spilled beer on her and threw a can at her, and that was why she shoved her into the wall," Schultz wrote. While being taken to Loudon County Jail, Bivens said the woman had an "ass whipping coming" when she was released from custody, according to Schultz.
 
Thomas Daniel Bryant, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with theft under $500 and held on $1,000 bond. Responding to a call of a shoplifter at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with a loss prevention employee, who said Bryant put on multiple layers of clothes and left the store without paying for the merchandise. The items were valued at $56.32.
 
Coty Joe Giffin, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and prohibited weapons and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Dwayne Edward Hubbard, 41, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held on $15,000 bond.
 
Jeffrey Edward Isenberg, 45, Knoxville, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident-property damage and held on $4,000 bond.
 
Daniel McArthur Roberts Jr., 22, Loudon, was charged with reckless driving and released on $1,000 bond.
 
May 13
 
Leatha Ann Cardin, 50, Kingston, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Crystal Dawn McIntosh, 37, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Johanna Lorine Metze, 38, Philadelphia, was charged with possession of legend drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia and held without bond. Noticing a vehicle that had been sitting idle at a gas station in Philadelphia for 30-40 minutes, police spoke with a man, who said his girlfriend, Metze, was in the parking lot and had been "shooting up," according to the arrest report. Police located Metze behind some bushes and during a search of her purse found a syringe and a bottle of gabapentin that was not prescribed to her.
 
Timothy Mark Swinger, 50, Philadelphia, was charged with public intoxication and held without bond.
 
Makayla Marie Byrd, 28, Knoxville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Michael Bert Davis, 23, Knoxville, was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and released on $2,000 bond.
 
 Juan Alberto Lopez, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear-general sessions and released on $5,000 bond. Stopping a vehicle for speeding on Highway 11 West, LCSO Deputy Tony Branson found that a passenger, Lopez, had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear. During a search, deputies found 2 grams of marijuana in Lopez's left pocket and a marijuana pipe in his other pocket, and also located a device for smoking marijuana. The driver, Trevor Allen Reynolds, was issued a cite-in for possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
Crystal Dawn McIntosh, 37, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Wayman Michael Moody, 56, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $4,500 bond.
 
Carlos Joel Perez-Merino, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
May 14
 
Dustin Anthony Harris, 31, Greenback, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Sandra Gail Masingill, 49, Greenback, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jeremy Adam Simon, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,000 bond.
 
May 15
 
Abel Cifuentes, 18, Jemison, Ala., was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and held without bond.
 
Christopher Morris Mann, 43, Knoxville, was charged with theft of property and released on $10,000 bond.
 
 Joseph Patrick Parks, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Gabe Ray Russell, 37, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $2,000 bond. Spotting a Ford Focus run through a stop sign at Spring Street and Highway 11, LCSO Deputy Kevin Dailey stopped the car and spoke with the driver, Russell, who admitted to having a revoked license. "After notifying Russell he was going to be placed into custody, he became belligerent to myself with threats and slurs," Dailey wrote. "I placed him into my backseat where he began to hit my partition and back doors all while yelling insults after I notified him the vehicle was going to be towed." During a search of the car, officers found a needle inside a cup filled with soda, according to the arrest report. Russell complained of chest pains, and underwent an exam at Fort Loudoun Medical Center. The tests came back negative. With assistance from another deputy, Dailey refused to slide into the seat of the patrol car and tried to kick Dailey, according to the report. Russell was placed in leg constraints, Dailey wrote.
 
Jarrod Luke Ryan, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Brian Tashawn Thomas, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $1,000 bond.
 
May 16
 
Tommy Lynn Overton, 59, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and held without bond.

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