News Herald Arrest Report

Kentucky residents arrested for drugs

A driver and three passengers from Pikeville, Ky., were taken to Loudon County Jail on numerous drug-related charges Saturday after police stopped a vehicle for weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 75.

Dispatched to a call of a reckless driver, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Cody Fritts spoke with the driver, Paul Young, 29, and passengers, Santana F. Hall, 20, Mary M. Ratliff, 34, and Kerria A. Young, 42, at mile marker 68, according to the arrest report.

"Mr. Young kept reaching in his pocket and couldn't be still," Fritts said.

After asking Paul Young if he had any illegal items in his possession, Fritts located a set of brass knuckles in the man's jean pocket, according to the report.
While speaking with deputies, Kerria Young identified herself as Brandy Good.
 
During a search of the vehicle, police recovered multiple drugs and paraphernalia items.
 
"In plain view in the back seat were four syringe caps and a syringe," Fritts wrote in the report. "In plain view ... were two Suboxone strips and rolling papers (which) Ms. Ratcliff stated were hers."
 
In addition to those items, police spotted a pill bottle in Hall's bra containing two Klonopin, one Subutex and a Suboxone strip, according to the report. Officers also found four syringes and a baggy containing a substance believed to be methamphetamine in Kerria Young's purse in the front seat floorboard, Fritts wrote.
 
Deputies also located four syringes and a spoon in Ratcliff's bag and two Suboxone strips in Paul Young's wallet.
 
Paul Young was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and prohibited weapons and released on $12,000 bond.
 
Hall was charged with three counts of simple possession/casual exchange and held on $9,000 bond.
 
Ratcliff was charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $6,000 bond.
 
Kerria Young was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, identity theft and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $37,000 bond.
 
Aug. 30
 
Lorencio Amaya, 37, Lenoir City, was charged with driving without a valid license and leaving the scene of an accident-property damage and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Mary Leatha Brewster, 39, Knoxville, was charged with contempt of court and held on $394 bond.
 
Michael L. Ramsey, 48, Greenback, was charged with identity theft and held on $5,000 bond.
 
Aug. 31
 
Chaison R. Chambers, 21, Maryville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Todd Ellis Elden, 40, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released without bond.
 
Jeromockco Lata Peak, 37, Sweetwater, was charged with contempt of court and released on $150 bond.
 
Sept. 1
 
Kevin Matthew Estrada, 29, Knoxville, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession/casual exchange and held on $19,000 bond.
 
James Darin Owen, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and held without bond.
 
 Christopher Blane Sisson, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.
 
Ronald Earliee Trice, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Sept. 2
 
Kevan Lee Condra, 25, Chattanooga, was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange, driving under the influence, driving on a revoked/suspended license and violation of implied consent and held on $7,500 bond.
 
Julio Rojas, 32, Philadelphia, was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Paul David Conrad, 48, Greenback, was charged with driving under the influence, driving on a revoked/suspended license and open container and released on $4,000 bond.
 
 Misty Devon Jaques-Davis, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
 Jamie Diane Kitts, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $30,000 bond.
 
 Debbie L. McDonald, 51, Loudon, was charged with driving while intoxicated and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Richard Fredrick Stoltz, 44, Sweetwater, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Sept. 3
 
Matthew Paul Bingham, 38, Greenback, was charged with joy riding, theft of credit card and resisting arrest and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Christopher Bradle Hensley, 27, Philadelphia, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,500 bond.
 
Christopher Leon Lane, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property, violation of probation and failure to appear-general sessions and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Chadlee Strickland, 32, Greenback, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering/fabricating with evidence and released on $16,000 bond. Stopping a vehicle for having tinted windows that were darker than the legal limit, LCSO Jamie Ketner identified the driver as Sasha Carter and the passenger as Strickland. "Ms. Carter was nervous while I was speaking with her and her travel plans did not make sense," Ketner wrote in the arrest report. "I asked her was (there) anything illegal inside the vehicle and she stated 'no'." Carter did not give consent to search the vehicle. A K-9 drug dog gave a positive alert to illegal narcotics inside the vehicle. During a search, deputies found two needles in Carter's bag, a spoon with residue and cotton swabs in the glove compartment and a white powdery substance between the passenger seat and the console, Ketner wrote. "Mr. Strickland was asked several times while on scene and before we went to the jail if he had anything (illegal) on his person, and he stated 'no' several times," Ketner wrote. "Once at the jail, Mr. Strickland was searched and he had one uncapped needle in his underwear. Mr. Strickland did attempt to conceal the paraphernalia."
 
Sasha Rebecca Carter, 31, Alcoa, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Sept. 4
 
Roy Anderson Baker, 51, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and released on $1,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a theft at a retail store in Lenoir City, police learned that the suspect, Baker, had left the store and was heading toward a nearby restaurant, according to the arrest report. Baker was located at the restaurant and taken back to the store, where police learned from loss prevention personnel that Baker had concealed two items without paying for the merchandise, according to the report.
 
Robert Lamon Brown, 30, Athens, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Harley Daniell Grimes, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Corey Joe Huffman, 24, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, evading arrest and resisting arrest and held on $14,000 bond.
 
Lesa Annette McCulloch, 53, Madisonville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Anthony Richard Tinnel, 36, Philadelphia, was charged with making false reports and released on $10,000 bond.
 
Sept. 5
 
Juan Carol Calderon Cordova, 21, New York, was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and held without bond.
 
Michael Eugene Chastain, 42, Loudon, was charged with criminal trespass and held without bond.
 
Corey Levi Davis, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Katherine Fincher, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with theft under $500 and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Evan Wesley Gilbert, 21, Loudon, was charged with child endangerment and domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond. Responding to a call of a domestic dispute at a location on Cox Road, LCSO Chris Bowen spoke with a woman, who said that she and Gilbert had gotten into a verbal altercation, according to the arrest report. The woman said she and her family were scheduled to go to lunch, but when a family member went to get Gilbert, he was still asleep and was "argumentative" when he woke up, Bowen wrote in the report. Members of the family left to go to the function, but Gilbert, the woman and her 6-week-old child stayed at home. "The victim stated that there has been at least three incidents where the defendant had threatened herself and the victim stating that he would murder them," Bowen wrote. "She exited the vehicle last week in fear, taking herself and the child from the car as he was making threats." The woman also told deputies that in one episode, Gilbert was speeding down the road "stating he would run them in the back of a semi," Bowen wrote, noting that the man was also accused of taking the child in the carrier and "shoving and banging it on the side of the vehicle ranting and raving as he did so," according to Bowen. "The victim stated that she then went to get the child from him and he tried to leave (the child) in the vehicle without the infant (restrained) by the car's safety equipment." The woman said Gilbert was a "habitual binge drinker" and a marijuana smoker, according to the report. "It's at the time that he is coming off a heavy night of drinking and smoking that he has the fits of rage," Bowen wrote. "He has made several threats to all family members as to murder them as well as hurt himself."
 
Christopher Neil Gracie, 30, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and held without bond.
 
Jamie Lynn Virginia Stoner, 25, Sweetwater, was charged with theft of property and criminal trespass and held on $4,000 bond. Responding to a call of a shoplifter at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with a store employee, who said Stoner concealed $244.43 worth of items and did not pay for the merchandise, according to the arrest report. Stoner was previously charged with trespassing at the store's location in Madisonville.
 
James Arthur Winckler, 73, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and refusal to sign agreement to appear and released on $2,500 bond.

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