News Herald Arrest Report
Man charged with drugs, guns, contraband
A Loudon man was arrested on multiple counts related to the possession of drugs and guns Friday on Lakeview Road.
Spotting a 1987 brown Ford Ranger traveling along Lakeview at Beals Chapel Road, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Kevin Dailey confirmed through dispatch that the driver, Robert Andrew Yelverton, 26, Loudon, had a revoked license. The driver proceeded to turn into a utility office and exited the truck, according to the arrest report.
"As I attempted to detain Mr. Yelverton, I felt his hand reaching for his waistband," Dailey wrote in the report. After the man was detained, a lighter and cigarette pack fell out of his pocket. Police located .46 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 1 Xanax pill and a marijuana joint inside the pack.
Yelverton told police the items were his, Dailey wrote.
Police also found an unloaded 12-gauge shotgun behind the seat in the truck.
In a separate report, LCSO Deputy Eric Curtis recovered methamphetamine that was inside a folded $1 bill in Yelverton's wallet during a search at Loudon County Jail.
"Your affiant is familiar with this method of packaging by this defendant due to a recent intake into the Loudon County Jail, approximately one week ago, where Mr. Yelverton had folded one dollar bill containing a white crystal-like substance that also field tested positive for the presence of methamphetamine," Agent Brendan DeBoer, with the Ninth Judicial District Attorney General drug task force, wrote in the report.
Yelverton was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, two counts of manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a controlled substance, simple possession/casual exchange, unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon by a felon and contraband in a penal institution and held on $18,000 bond.
Woman arrested for aggravated assault
A Loudon woman was taken to Loudon County Jail on Sunday after a physical altercation.
Dispatched to a call of a dispute at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with a woman who had "several lacerations and blood coming from her face," according to the police report.
The woman said she and her husband were in the store when the man saw his ex-wife, Victoria Mae Purdy, 44. Purdy confronted the woman about calling her daughter a "derogatory name," according to the report.
"Ms. Purdy then stated that if (the woman) ever said that about her daughter again she would 'kick her ass'," according to the report.
"(The woman) told Ms. Purdy that she would not do it, at which point Ms. Purdy made a fist with her right hand and struck (the woman) on the left side of her face," according to police.
The woman was taken to Fort Loudoun Medical Center for an evaluation and had two facial fractures.
Purdy was charged with aggravated assault and released on $10,000 bond.
• Joey Franklin Ferrell, 27, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
• Brian Trent Myers, 47, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $6,000 bond.
• Joyce Ann Brookshear, 39, Sweetwater, was charged with theft under $500 and criminal trespass and released on $4,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a shoplifter at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with a loss prevention employee, who said a female, later identified as Brookshear, put four packs of markers in her purse and attempted to leave the store, according to the arrest report. Brookshear dropped the markers, left the store when approached by a store employee and got into a Toyota Camry, according to police. Police located the vehicle at the intersection of U.S. Highway 321 and Interstate 75. Records showed that Brookshear has been banned from the store since September 2013, according to police.
• Christopher Steven Dailey, 33, Loudon, was charged with two counts of domestic assault and held on $4,000 bond. Responding to a domestic assault call in the Angel Row area of Loudon, police found two male witnesses who directed police to an area across the railroad tracks on Commerce Street. Police saw that a woman with a small child was being verbally abused by a man as they were walking down the street, according to the arrest report. After conducting interviews with the woman and witnesses, police determined Dailey was the primary aggressor against the woman, who was with her 5-year-old child, according to police. The woman had redness on the back of her neck, according to the report.
• Shari Megan Dalton, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule IV substance and held on $10,000 bond.
• Jason Michael Kuhn, 34, Walland, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and released on $4,000 bond.
• James Lee Rigney, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with attachment-juvenile court and contempt of court and held on $300 bond.
• Jose Vasquez-Hernandez, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
• Todd Derek Dossett, 31, Loudon, was charged with driving on a suspended/revoked license and released on $1,000 bond.
• Justin Tyler Goodman, 27, Knoxville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
• Jeffery Alvin Graves, 50, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $1,000 bond.
• Latresha Mae Littleton, 35, Madisonville, was charged with violation of probation and released on $1,500 bond.
• Lesley Lee Mason, 23, Cleveland, was charged with violation of probation and criminal impersonation and held on $10,000 bond. Receiving a call about a theft in the 700 block of West Broadway Street, Lenoir City Police Officer Jamie Whitt arrived and found the property in question, and Mason admitted to taking the item, which was not named in the arrest report. As Whitt conducted the field interview, Mason told police that he did not have identification and said he was Bo Lee Mason and born in August 1990. "This is not his given name," Whitt wrote in the report. He did this to conceal his identity because he had a warrant for violation of probation ... out of Lenoir City Municipal Court," Whitt wrote. The original complainant did not want to prosecute Mason for theft, according to police.
• Kristen Nicole Mynatt, 22, Greenback, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $2,000 bond.
• Travis Shane Patterson, 36, Sweetwater, was charged with theft of property and released on $5,000 bond.
• April Michelle Agee, 37, Harriman, was charged with criminal trespass and held without bond.
• Whitney Amanda Lynn, 31, Loudon, was charged with theft of property and held on $5,000 bond. Police received a report of the theft of multiple items Dec. 16 in the 900 block of Valley Vista Drive in Loudon, according to the arrest report. Numerous rifles, a handgun, a chainsaw, personal papers and personal checks, automobile titles, debit and credit cards and gas cards were reportedly taken from the property. A man at the residence said he suspected Lynn. About 2 a.m. the next day, police stopped a car on Highland Avenue in Loudon, and in the vehicle were Lynn, Travis Patterson and another woman. The woman told police that Lynn, Patterson and another man took the items from the Valley Vista residence, according to the arrest report. The woman told police that the items were at the home of Patterson's mother, and the guns were recovered from a residence in the 200 block of Childress Avenue in Sweetwater. Patterson said he placed the guns at the residence in Sweetwater, and Lynn admitted to assisting with the theft, according to the report. Lynn and Patterson said the other man was with them during the theft but "became scared and ran away into a wooded area behind (the) residence," according to the report. The stolen items were valued at more than $1,000.
• William Spencer Bright, 19, Athens, was charged with two counts of theft under $500 and criminal trespass and held without bond.
• Linda Sue Lance, 38, Madisonville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
• Michael William Carver, 29, Athens, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
• Megan Ashley McCurry, 18, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a possible assault in the 400 block of Grayson Freedman Lane, Lenoir City Police Officer Jason Arden spoke with a female juvenile, who said McCurry was demanding that she be taken to the store to get cigarettes, according to the arrest report. The juvenile told police that McCurry took her keys and said she would drive herself to the store, Arden wrote in the report. The juvenile told police that she followed McCurry outside and grabbed her arm. McCurry "turned on her and struck her with a closed fist about the head and face before the victim's boyfriend was able to separate them," Arden wrote. McCurry tossed the female's keys onto the grass and walked away, according to the report. The female had red, swollen skin on her head and face, and McCurry admitted to the assault, according to the report.