Man leads officers on chase
A Wartburg man led officers
on a chase earlier this week across U.S. Highway 321 multiple times
after allegedly attempting to steal two televisions from a Lenoir
City retail store.
Lenoir City Police
Officer Brandon Gentry wrote in his report that he noticed a man,
later identified as Timothy Wayne Cross, 22, running on foot toward
Highway 321. The man crossed the highway and went into the Food City
“He went behind one of the buildings where I lost sight of him.
He was then spotted in the area of TVA Credit Union. I spotted
the subject hiding behind an electrical box,” the officer wrote
in his report.
“When I pulled up to him and began to get out of my vehicle he
began running toward Highway 321. He again crossed the Highway
going toward Walmart,” Gentry said. “When approached by officers
he once again ran across Highway 321 where I encountered him in
the TVA Credit Union parking lot. At this time I gave chase on
foot. After deploying my taser I was able to get the suspect
Cross was charged with theft under $500 and evading arrest and
held without bond.
Infant injured in wreck
A LaFollette woman is facing charges for driving under the
influence and vehicular assault after an infant was injured
earlier this week in a wreck.
Responding to a wreck on U.S. Highway 11, LCPD Officer Brandon
Gentry talked with a driver, Alisha Rebecca Green, 28, who
allegedly had slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet. Green
performed poorly on field sobriety tasks.
“Once at the emergency room the hospital personnel were unable
to get a blood sample from Ms. Green due to her prolonged drug
use,” Gentry said. “A one month old child was in the vehicle at
the time of the accident. The child sustained an injury to her
head due to Ms. Green’s reckless actions.”
Green was charged with driving under the influence and vehicular
assault and held on $14,000 bond.
- Paul Tyler Arden, 53, Loudon, was charged with two
counts of contempt of court and held on $1,838 bond.
- Trevor Allen Coleman, 23, Sweetwater, was charged with
failure to appear on violation of probation/theft under
$500/simple possession and held on $10,000 bond.
- Curtis David Costner, 27, Sweetwater, was charged with
child support and released without bond.
- Diedra Diniel Hammons, 22, Loudon, was charged with
leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and
driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on
- Telisha Danielle McCord, 31, Philadelphia, was charged
with contempt of court and released on $481.35 bond. Loudon
County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Lance Anderson wrote in his
report that McCord had a warrant out of juvenile court for
- Joseph Jordan Seigle, 32, Friendsville, was charged with
failure to appear and released on $4,000 bond.
- Judith Anne Kolassa, 60, Loudon, was charged with
domestic assault and released on $2,500 bond. Responding to
a Loudon residence in reference to a domestic dispute, LCSO
Deputy Craig Brewer talked with a man who said that he had
been laying in bed resting when Kolassa came into the room
to talk. “The discussion got heated and he got into his
wheelchair and was trying to go out of the room. Mrs.
Kolassa was getting in his face and then tried to take the
phone out of his shirt pocket,” Brewer said, adding that
Kolassa allegedly also grabbed the man around the neck. “On
trying to get his phone again she then twisted his hand
leaving redness and a little swelling on his thumb.”
- Coy Lee Best, 28, Friendsville, was charged with theft
of property and held on $5,000 bond.
- Ted Dustin Hamilton, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with
failure to appear on payment review and released on $646
- Adam Hutcahison (sic) James, 29, homeless, was charged
with driving on a revoked license and held on $2,000 bond.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Lay wrote in his
report that James had a revoked driver’s license for a prior
- Christopher Murray Pierce, 52, Knoxville, was charged
with violation of probation on possession of a Schedule II
substance and held without bond.
- Sena Joy Seals, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with theft
under $500 and released on $1,000 bond. LCPD Officer Dennis
Guider wrote in his report that Seals was observed scanning
some items at a Lenoir City retail store checkout line but
placed other items, including diapers, toys and drinks, in
the buggy without scanning the merchandise, which totaled
- Brendon Thomas Sokol, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with
driving under the influence-third offense and driving on a
revoked/suspended license and held on $6,000 bond.
Dispatched to a wreck at Tinnel Road and U.S. Highway 11,
LCSO Sgt. Michael Watkins wrote in his report that a white
Ford Ranger was flipped on its side. One male was inside the
vehicle and another was standing outside, “throwing empty
beer from the vehicle into a ditch because the driver asked
him to,” Watkins said. Sokol allegedly had a strong odor of
an alcoholic beverage, said that he had consumed five beers
and refused to complete field sobriety tasks “due to ‘he was
going to jail anyway’,” Watkins said, adding that Sokol had
two prior DUI convictions.
- Laura Jean Winckler, 44, Loudon, was charged with
violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
- Amy Elizabeth Everett, 32, Clinton, was charged with
violation of probation and held without bond.