woman arrested for drugs, public intoxication
Dispatched to the 300 block of Matlock Alley for a suspicious woman
wearing a black bathing suit and stumbling around, Loudon County
Sheriff’s Office Deputy Brian Smith found Kayla Ann Murrell, 24,
Murrell told Smith her name
was Kayla Jones with a birth date of Oct. 8, 1990, but dispatch
could find no record of that name.
Murrell said she had no identification and did not know her
Social Security number. Checking the house for signs of an
attempted burglary, Smith found a black purse in the back yard
with Murrell’s identification.
“Ms. Murrell was very unsteady while walking, standing, seemed
to be very hyper, unable to stop moving and all are signs of
being under the influence of a narcotic stimulant,” Smith wrote
in his report. After placing Murrell into custody, Smith said he
found a black and chrome pipe in her purse, which is commonly
used for smoking marijuana.
Murrell was charged with criminal impersonation, public
intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on
- Stephanie Marie Armstrong, 29, Lenoir City, was charged
with failed to appear-general sessions and released on
- Jeffrey Leroy Einkorn, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with
domestic assault and released on $2,000 bond. Observing a
green Ford Expedition with its hazard lights on alongside
Highway 72 near a Lenoir City subdivision, LCSO Deputy Brian
Smith noticed Einkorn walking on the side of the road and
the Expedition had moved toward the entrance of the
neighborhood. Smith wrote in his report that Einkorn and his
girlfriend had gotten into an argument, and she was
attempting to get him to return home. Einkorn’s girlfriend
said Einkorn had been speaking to another woman, had gotten
mad at her and “pushed a table across the room breaking some
pictures and approaching her in a aggressive manor placing
her in fear of being harmed.” Einkorn confirmed he did push
the table and jump at the female, and was taken to Loudon
- Jerold Anthony Kilgore, 23, Harriman, was charged with
contempt of court and released on $1,500 bond.
- Jeremiah Ray Rust, 34, Kingston, was charged with
shoplifting and released on $3,000 bond.
- James Robert Strickland, 39, Lenoir City, was charged
with domestic assault and violation of probation and held on
- Matthew Paul Bingham, 36, Greenback, was charged with
driving under the influence and driving on a
revoked/suspended license and released on $4,000 bond.
Stopping a black Ford Escape for going 70 mph in a 35 mph
zone on Morganton Road in Greenback, LCSO Deputy Craig
Brewer smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Bingham,
who told the deputy he had too much to drink. “On arrival at
the jail he was read implied consent law and agreed to
having breathe given for purposes of blood alcohol content
to (which) the results showed his blood alcohol to be a
.139,” Brewer wrote in his report. Running Bingham’s name
through dispatch revealed his license was revoked.
- Katie Ruth Cook, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with
driving under the influence and held on $2,000 bond.
Responding to a call at a restaurant along U.S. Highway 321
to investigate a complaint on a possible intoxicated driver,
Lenoir City Police Officer Tony Arden saw a red Ford
Explorer blocking other vehicles from leaving restaurant’s
drive through. The driver, Cook, appeared “disoriented and
confused,” and Arden could smell a strong odor of alcohol
inside the vehicle. After asking Cook to exit the vehicle,
Arden said the driver was unsteady on her feet, had
bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. “Ms. Cook stated that she
had pulled from the drive thru window after paying for her
order and was waiting for it to be brought out. I asked Ms.
Cook to perform Standard Field Sobriety Tests and she
performed very poorly with each task,” Arden wrote in the
report. Two children were in the vehicle.
- Diedra Diniel Hammons, 22, Loudon, was charged with
aggravated burglary, theft of property, forgery and
vandalism and held on $16,000 bond. Dispatched to a Lenoir
City retail store because an off-duty deputy noticed a
suspect believed to have warrants, Lenoir City Police
Officer Tim Holloway identified Hammons. “It was verified
she had four warrants for her arrest from Loudon County,”
Holloway said in the report.
- Christopher Danie Hutchinson, 32, Knoxville, was charged
with contempt of court and held on $200 bond.
- Joshua Kareem McCowan, 35, Sweetwater, was charged with
violation of probation and held without bond.
- Brian Keith Moore, 48, Evansville, was charged with
public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
- Jimmy Wayne Potter, 68, Loudon, was charged with
aggravated assault and released on $5,000 bond. Dispatched
to 300 block of Ootsima Lane for a possible domestic shots
fired call, LCSO Inv. Sgt. Jeff Russell found Potter and
another man standing in the road. According to the report,
the man would not leave the residence after Potter asked.
After arguing, Potter went inside the house and returned
with a hand gun, firing three shots in an attempt to get the
man to leave. Potter then got a shotgun, according to the
report. “After firing one round he placed the gun on the
ground and continued to walk toward (the man) until officers
arrived,” Russell wrote in his report.
- Charles Sherman Thaxton, 51, Loudon, was charged with
five counts of violation of community corrections and held
on $25,000 bond.
- Jessie Marie Desola, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with
driving on a revoked/suspended license and released without
bond. While parked on Kelly Lane, Lenoir City Police Officer
Blake Garland observed a person in a Chevrolet Impala known
to have a revoked drivers license. “Upon contact with the
defendant and running her information through dispatch, I
determined that her license was revoked,” Garland said in
- Clarence Reed Julian, 42, Kingston, was charged with
contempt of court and released on $150 bond.
- Jacob Aaron Parks, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with
violation of probation and released on $1,000 bond.
- Ronald Jack Taylor, 42, Lenoir City, was charged with
attachment for juvenile court, two counts of theft of
property, aggravated burglary, burglary of motor vehicle and
aggravated assault and held on $12,750.
nabbed on drug charges
A Riceville woman is facing drug possession and paraphernalia
charges after initially telling police that she was “lost” about
3:10 a.m. Sunday along Highway 11.
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jamie Ketner said in his
report that he gave directions to the driver of a black Dodge
Durango at a local hotel and left the area. About 30 minutes later,
he saw the same vehicle get off the ramp at Interstate 75 and Pond
While speaking with the driver, Deborah Jean Wilson, 48,
Riceville, Ketner and another deputy smelled marijuana in the
vehicle, according to the police report. Wilson told police that
she had smoked a “joint” and said she had some “Ice” and
marijuana in the Durango.
Police found 6 grams of marijuana, one pack of rolling papers,
one pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and about 3
grams of a substance believed to be meth that was separated into
five different bags.
After Wilson was arrested and transported to Loudon County Jail
without incident, a field test on the baggies came back positive
Wilson was charged with the manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of
a Schedule II substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and
simple possession/casual exchange and held on $33,000 bond.
Lenoir City man jailed for break-ins
A Lenoir City man has been arrested on multiple theft and
burglary charges related to vehicle break-ins at the Lenoir City
swimming area known as “The Bluffs.”
Jeffrey Jacob Graves, 28, Lenoir City, became a suspect after
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office officials checked surveillance of
the area and Graves was interviewed. He was arrested Friday and
charged with three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and
three counts of theft of property and released on $18,000 bond.
Graves was served six active warrants while being held at Loudon
County Jail for an investigation.
Graves admitted to taking part in the crimes, according to a
release from LCSO. Investigators are pursuing charges against
another person linked to the crimes.
LCSO has tried making people who use the remote location aware
that there were ongoing thefts in the area and recommends anyone
using the area to use common sense and exercise caution since it
is on private property.
- Rocky Robert Henry, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with
child support and released without bond.
- Christi Lee Jacobs, 41, Lenoir City, was charged with
violation of probation on simple possession and held without
- Jermi Lee Jones, 26, Rex, Ga., was charged with criminal
trespass and released on $5,000 bond. Responding to a report
of a suspicious person at the Avalon Golf and Country Club
swimming pool, police spoke with a complainant who said an
“unknown black male was beating on the door of the pool
house.” The complainant told police that the man jumped the
fence at the pool and went into the bathroom. “(The
complainant) also states that the black male stated he could
go where ever he wanted before jumping the fence,” according
to the police report. Police found Jones outside the
bathroom of the pool house.
- Dustin Scott Lynn, 32, Loudon, was charged with
aggravated stalking and released on $5,000 bond. Seeking an
order of protection against Lynn earlier this month, a woman
filed an incident report June 15 alleging that Lynn had
driven by her apartment and stared at her as he drove by.
Two days later while at Lenoir City Police Department, the
woman told police that Lynn was again staring her down as he
passed along Highway 321. On June 18, the woman saw Lynn
driving on Simpson Road West toward a rental company in
Lenoir City. During a police interview, Lynn said he was at
the rental storage area but was not there for “any
legitimate purpose,” according to the police report. Lynn
was charged with stalking based on “three separate
incidents” of harassment, according to police.
- Bradley Andrew Morgan, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with
failure to appear and released without bond.
- Susan Ruth Anderson, 51, Loudon, was charged with
driving under the influence-first offense and released
- Joseph Ray Crawford, 36, Vonore, was charged with
driving under the influence, violation of probation and
driving without a valid license and released on $2,500 bond.
- Paul Leroy Crawford, 40, Vonore, was charged with public
intoxication and released on $3,000 bond.
- Sean Ashraf Youssef, 26, Jacksonville, Fla., was charged
with criminal simulation and driving without a license and
held on $7,000 bond. Conducting a traffic stop on a Dodge
Caravan for speeding, police spoke with Youssef, who said he
did not have a valid driver’s license in Florida or
Tennessee, but that he did have an Illinois license. A check
through dispatch revealed that Youssef did not have a valid
license, and the man “appeared to be deceptive,” according
to police. After getting consent to search the vehicle,
police found a counterfeit $20 bill in his wallet and
another fake bill in the glove box.
- Larry Eugene Costner, 51, Vonore, was charged with
driving under the influence-fourth offense reduced to first
offense and held on $2,500 bond.
- Larry Jeff Goodman, 19, Loudon, was charged with theft
under $500 and released on $1,000 bond. According to
officials at a local retail store, Goodman, a store employee
at the time of the incidents, was seen taking items during a
two-week period. The stolen merchandise totaled $111.46.
- Richard Lynn Littleton, 39, Lenoir City, was charged
with driving on a revoked license and held without bond.
- Chelsea Hannah Sims, 22, Whitwell, was charged with
driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.
- Joshua Dale Bryant, 33, Knoxville, was charged with
resisting arrest and disorderly conduct and held on $5,000
- Todd Allen Calhoun, 53, Philadelphia, was charged with
public intoxication, bringing contraband into a penal
institution and driving under the influence-first offense
and held on $6,000 bond. Responding to the scene of a
possible intoxicated couple at a gas station along Broadway
Street in Lenoir City, police spoke with a white male,
identified as Calhoun, who was seen stumbling outside the
front door of the store. According to police, Calhoun was
holding a cup of coffee and spilling it on himself. Police
also spoke with another defendant, Angela Copeland, who also
displayed signs of intoxication. Copeland was found with an
outstanding warrant out of Blount County. After the two were
transported to Loudon County Jail, police found a hypodermic
needle in the man’s shoe.
- Angela Faye Copeland, 36, Maryville, was charged with
driving under the influence, violation of probation and
assisting other agency and held on $1,000 bond.
- Michael David Carter, 45, Kingsport, was charged with
driving under the influence-second offense, possession of
drug paraphernalia and simple possession/casual exchange and
held on $8,000 bond.
- Stuart Michael Hamm, 42, Loudon, was charged with public
intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
- Susie Charlene Hancock, 40, Crossville, was charged with
driving on a suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
- Gerald Clint Liles, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with
aggravated assault and released on $5,000 bond.
- Margaret Jeannette Minix, 35, Lenoir City, was charged
with driving under the influence and released on $1,000
- Manuel Ruiz Ruiz-Diza, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with
driving without a valid license and released on $1,000
- Dennis Elliott Wallace, 60, Maryville, was charged with
driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.
- Brittany Renee Wright, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with
driving under the influence and cite-in and released on
- Mark Anthony Stevens, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with
disorderly conduct and held on $2,000 bond.