Domestic fight ends with fire at apartment
A Loudon woman faces charges of arson and vandalism stemming from a domestic dispute in the 700 block of West Broadway Street in Lenoir City.
On Jan. 20, Melody Dawn Shaver, 46, Loudon, was involved in an altercation with her boyfriend, who had left his apartment "in order to get away" from the woman and to "avoid conflict, as Shaver had already smashed the windshield on his truck," Lenoir City Police Capt. Kevin Condee wrote in the arrest report.
When the man returned to his apartment, he found that the residence was on fire, and Shaver had left the scene, according to police. A couple were sharing the upstairs portion of the apartment and were at home when the fire took place.
"They were able to evacuate themselves from the house and call 911," Condee wrote.
Loudon Police officers located Shaver at her home in Loudon.
"Prior to contacting Shaver, the officers could hear Shaver talking loudly inside her apartment and heard her state that she had set fire to (the man's) apartment," Condee wrote.
Shaver was taken to Lenoir City Police Department for questioning but declined to be interviewed and requested an attorney, according to police.
Shaver was charged with aggravated arson and vandalism under $500 and released on $102,000 bond.
Lenoir City man arrested for meth
A Lenoir City man was taken to Loudon County Jail on Sunday after being initially pulled over for failing to come to a complete stop at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highland Park Drive.
Stopping the female driver of a 2002 Mercury at Old Midway Road, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jamie Ketner identified a passenger in the front seat and another passenger, Lucas Tanner Massey, 30, Lenoir City, in the back seat, according to the arrest report.
After getting consent to search the car, Ketner noticed a small baggie containing crystals in the seat, which tested positive for methamphetamine, Ketner wrote in the report. The meth weighed about 0.5 grams.
Ketner learned that the other male passenger, who was not listed in the most recent Loudon County Jail intake report, had a warrant out of Roane County for vehicular homicide.
During a search of Massey at the jail, police found two small baggies containing crystal substances that tested positive for meth, according to the report.
Massey was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and held on $15,000 bond.
Kelly Denise Bailey, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with reckless driving and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
Chelsey Jo Coker, 19, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation on assault and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $3,000 bond. Noticing a person with an active warrant sitting as a passenger in a red Saturn in the parking lot of a retail store in Philadelphia, LCSO Deputy J.C. Schultz took Coker into custody and told her multiple times to tell him if she had anything illegal in her possession before entering the jail, according to the arrest report. During a search at the jail, police found 1 gram of a leafy substance in Cokers purse, Schultz wrote. Ms. Coker stated that she forgot the marijuana was in her purse, according to Schultz.
Travis Dewayne Garren, 38, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and released on $8,000 bond.
Monica Renee McCulloch, 31, McMinnville, was charged with violation of probation on a Schedule II substance and held on $50,000 bond.
Hank Wade Miller, 29, Tellico Plains, was charged with contempt of court and held on $3,872.58 bond.
Joseph Nathaniel West, 23, Loudon, was charged with three counts of failure to appear and held on $16,000 bond.
Matthew French Bricker, 43, Kingston, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without a valid driver's license and cite-in and released on $6,000 bond.
Tammie Lynn Harget, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released without bond.
Michael Justin Haynes, 30, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $4,000 bond.
Krystal Mae-Lena Hixson, 28, Greenback, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $2,000 bond. Spotting a 1998 silver Saturn going 63 mph in a 50 mph zone at the intersection of Highways 411 and 95, LCSO Deputy Kevin Dailey stopped the driver, Hixson, in Vonore and learned through dispatch that her license was suspended, according to the arrest report. During a search of the vehicle, police found a silver container with a small red straw, which is commonly used to snort cocaine, Dailey wrote in the report.
Jacob Allen Settles, 18, Harriman, was charged with theft under $500 and released on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a theft at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with an employee, who said he saw Settles put two boxes of cold medicine in his hooded sweatshirt, according to the arrest report. The employee told police that Settles paid for some other items at checkout but did not pay for the medicine before leaving the store through the grocery exit, according to the report.
Marc Alan Aslinger, 27, Clinton, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and held without bond.
Khanita Shanae Clark, 27, Detroit, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $3,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a domestic disturbance in the 100 block of Interchange Park Drive, police spoke with a woman who said she had been assaulted by her girlfriend, according to the arrest report. The woman told police that Clark threw her down and struck her head on the ground multiple times, according to the report. The woman had "several marks" on her face, and Clark also had marks from the dispute, accoding to the report. "Witnesses on scene stated that Ms. Clark was screaming that she was going to kill the victim and attempting to get back into the hotel room," according to the report. Police determined Clark was the primary aggressor.
Maynor Isaias Juan Lopez, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and released on $1,000 bond.
Timothy Chad West, 29, Sweetwater, was charged with two counts aggravated burglary/theft of property and held on $10,000 bond.
Matthew Alexander Inman, 20, La Follette, was charged with theft under $500 and held without bond.
Jose Miguel Lopez, 27, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
Lucas Tanner Massey, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and held on $15,000 bond.
Joshua David Morgan, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $1,000 bond.
Joshua Edward Davis, 19, Sweetwater, was charged with underage consumption and held on $2,000 bond.
Timothy Lee McCauley, 35, Philadelphia, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest and held on $12,000 bond.
Albert Norman Rhyne, 45, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence-third offense, driving on a revoked license-third offense, failure to appear on a revoked license and violation of probation and held on $8,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a wreck in front of a retail store on Highway 444, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Rodney Best arrived to find a green Mazda sitting in a ditch, according to the arrest report. After speaking with employees in the store, the trooper located the driver, Rhyne, walking down the highway to his home before taking the man back to the scene of the wreck, Best wrote in the report, noting that Rhyne had a smell of alcohol. "I then (asked) him if he was driving the car he stated no," Best wrote. Rhyne was placed into custody after officers learned that he had two warrants out of Loudon County, according to the report. Police found the keys to the car located in Rhyne's jacket pocket, and the keys fit the ignition, according to the report. Rhyne performed poorly on field sobriety tests.