News Herald Arrest Report

Local officers make major pill seizure

A man and woman from Kentucky were arrested and charged with drug possession after getting stopped for speeding in the early morning hours Sunday along Highway 11 in Loudon.

Clocking a red Chevrolet HHR going 53 mph in a 30 mph zone, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Tony Branson pulled over the car and spoke with the driver, Brandon Gene Marshall, 32, and passenger, Melinda Marshall, 38, both of Beattyville, Ky.

Officers on the scene smelled marijuana inside the car and asked Brandon Marshall to step out of the vehicle, according to the arrest report.

During a search, officers found a large stash of pills in Melinda Marshall's purse, including 150 hydromorphone, three alprazolam and 15 methadone.
 
Melinda Marshall was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and two counts of manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and held on $84,000 bond.
 
Brandon Marshall was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and held on $2,000 bond.
 
July 5
 
Gordon David Clark, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of community corrections and held without bond.
 
Coty Joe Edwin Giffin, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with capias-municipal court and released without bond.
 
April Tiffany Jenkins, 37, Madisonville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia and held without bond.
 
Ardeshir R. Oskooie, 59, Knoxville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and driving under the influence and released on $7,500 bond.
 
July 6
 
David Eugene Hayes, 39, Knoxville, was charged with contempt of court and held on $500 bond.
 
Rodney Lynn Huffine, 52, Loudon, was charged with contempt of court and held on $150 bond.
 
Kristina Elizabeth Jones, 47, Philadelphia, was charged with burglary, trespassing and possession of burglary tools and held on $13,000 bond. Dispatched to a burglary in progress in the 400 block of Spring Street, LCSO Deputy J.C. Schultz arrived to find that the front door of the home had pry marks and that the lock was broken, according to the arrest report. "Ms. Jones stated that she was looking for 'Theresa's' clothes and knew that the residence was posted," Schultz wrote in the report. "Ms. Jones had a burglary tool (a hatchet) insider her waistband. There was a pillowcase sitting by the front door full of electronics and housewares." The homeowner told deputies Jones did not have permission to be on the property. After taking Jones into custody, officers found a needle inside her bra, according to the report. Jones said she had "shot up with a hydro" earlier in the day, Schultz wrote.
 
Amanda Mae Love, 27, Rockwood, was charged with theft of property and released on $1,000 bond. Responding to a call of a theft at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with an employee, who said Love concealed items valued at $15.57 in her purse and left the store without paying for the merchandise.
 
July 7
 
Rebecca Lynn Bradford, 31, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Jeremy Harrell Morgan, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Stephanie Denise Proaps, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond. According to an arrest report, Proaps, who has a bond restriction for domestic assault, came to the victim's home unannounced and began arguing with the man and tearing up his documentation. The individuals got into the man's truck, continued to argue and Proaps started hitting the man, according to police. The man had a bloody lip from the altercation. He drove to Lenoir City Police Department and dropped off Proaps, who also had marks on her body from the incident, according to the report. "The defendant has continued to violate her bond restriction because both parties stated they have had contact with each other in the past days including intimate contact," Lenoir City Police Officer Keith Sennett wrote in the report. "It has been determined that both parties have been the aggressor in this domestic assault."
 
Joshua Luke Proaps, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Corey O'Zell Spoon, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of order protection and held without bond.
 
July 8
 
Todd Carl Allen, 48, Abingdon, Va., was charged with driving under the influence and held without bond.
 
Jeremy Lamont Kerr, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.
 
Savannah Marie Boyer, 27, Greenback, was charged with simple possession of a controlled substance, driving on a revoked/suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $4,500 bond.
 
Jamie Dawn Oody, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with theft under $500 and criminal trespass and released on $2,000 bond.
 
 Jack Franklin Price Jr., 44, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,500 bond.
 
Jacky Franklin Price Sr., 73, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,500 bond.
 
Bryan Trevor Stokes, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear and held without bond.
 
Susan Fox Wilkerson, 51, Lenoir City, was charged with criminal trespassing and theft under $500 and held without bond. Dispatched to a call of a theft at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with loss prevention personnel, who said Wilkerson picked out multiple items, including three pieces of clothes, three toys and beauty and hygienic products and put them in her purse, according to the arrest report. Wilkerson then left the store without paying for the merchandise, which was valued at $56.13. Wilkerson was banned from entering the store in December 2015, according to the report.
 
July 9
 
Harvey Alexander Green, 24, Friendsville, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Anthony Paul Leonardo, 20, Pigeon Forge, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $44,000 bond. A little after 2 a.m. July 9, LCSO Deputy Jamie Ketner watched as a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu pulled into a gas station parking lot on Highway 321, and he noticed that the occupants appeared to be passed out, according to the arrest report. Ketner asked the driver, Leonardo, about the condition of his girlfriend, Alison Sewell, and Leonardo said he had become upset, Ketner wrote in the report. "I left the store and as I was driving off I was approached by a customer and she stated that when I left the (site) Mr. Leonardo was stealing things from the store," Ketner wrote. "I waited for Mr. Leonardo to exit the store and I asked him about the stolen items." Leonardo then presented a pack of crackers and said he bought them at the store before admitting to taking the item, according to the report. Ketner, who noticed that Leonardo appeared to be nervous and sweating, asked the man if he had anything illegal in the vehicle. Leonardo told deputies "there may be needles, but she (Sewell) had a needle exchange card," Ketner wrote. A K-9 unit was used on the car, and the dog gave a positive alert to narcotics, according to the report. During a search, officers found three spoons with narcotics residue, a digital scale, a box of baggies, other loose baggies, one of which contained crystal residue, two needles and about 20 grams of a substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine. Leonardo was also in possession of $530. "Mr. Leonardo stated that their plans were to buy methamphetamine and mix (it) with the other crystal substance ... found in the glove box and sell it," Ketner wrote.
 
Alison Marie Sewell, 31, Pigeon Forge, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $42,000 bond.
 
John Henry Wallace, 37, Knoxville, was charged with violation of bond restrictions and held without bond.
 
Diana Delores White, 58, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and retaliation for past action and held on $6,000 bond. Spotting a tan minivan leave its lane of travel along Highway 11, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Clendenen stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver, White, who had bloodshot eyes, according to the arrest report. "She claimed she had consumed one beer that day and the only prescription medication she was taking was for high blood pressure," Clenenden wrote in the report. White, who was unable to perform field sobriety tests, was given a blood test at Fort Loudoun Medical Center after being taken into custody, according to the report. Officers found Percocet in White's purse, and the woman later admitted that she had been awake and drinking until 4 a.m., Clendenen wrote. Officers located an open beer container in the van and arrested the owner of the vehicle, Douglas White, for DUI by consent. "After reviewing the video I discovered that while I was away from my vehicle Diana White repeatedly stated 'That (expletive expletive)' and 'I am going to kill that (expletive expletive)'," Clendenen wrote in the report. "She also said '(Expletive) with my damn (expletive) life, no you don't do that (expletive) to me.'"
 
Douglas Edward White, 54, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence by consent and held on $1,000 bond.
 
July 10
 
Shane Charles Butler, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released without bond.
 
Gregory Scott Denmark, 44, Philadelphia, was charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting arrest and held on $3,000 bond.
 
Jason Lee Peeler, 36, Madisonville, was charged with child support and held without bond.
 
Julie Wells Perkins, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and held without bond. Responding to a call of a shoplifter at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with an employee, who said Perkins selected items from the store and gave them to her husband, Timmy Perkins, to hide. The couple left the store without paying for the items before being stopped by loss prevention workers, according to police. The items were valued at $49.57.
 
Timmy Lee Perkins, 50, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and held without bond.
 
July 11
 
Stephanie Marie Norris, 34, Knoxville, was charged with an Anderson County warrant for child support and a Knox County warrant on felony theft and released without bond.
 
Brenda Eileen Prince, 48, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and held without bond.

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