News Herald Arrest Report

Parents arrested for child neglect

A couple from Lenoir City was taken to Loudon County Jail on child abuse charges stemming from a domestic dispute early Sunday morning.

Dispatched to the site of an argument in the 6300 block of Industrial Park Drive, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Kevin Dailey arrived to find an unattended 2-year-old child in a green Saturn Vue with the windows down and the keys in the ignition, according to the arrest report.
 
The child's mother, Ashley Anna Wilson, 25, Lenoir City, and father, Michael Paul Sonnier, 40, Lenoir City, had been arguing inside the apartment and both appeared to be under the influence, Dailey wrote in the report.
 
"They continued to stumble around the apartment while the father stated he did not know what county he was in, as well as stating the apartment was actually a hotel room," Dailey wrote. "Mrs. Wilson stated she had driven her daughter around the block to get her to go to sleep."
The mother appeared confused, and the couple said they were not under the influence of anything illegal and agreed to take field sobriety tests, according to police. The couple performed poorly on the sobriety checks.
 
The child was turned over to the Tennessee Department of Children's Services.
 
During the sobriety tests, a small baggie with half a Xanax bar was found in Sonnier's shoe, Dailey wrote. Sonnier said the medicine belonged to him, but he did not have a prescription.
 
Sonnier was charged with child abuse or neglect and simple possession and held without bond.
 
Wilson was charged with child abuse or neglect and released on $5,000 bond.
 
June 27
 
Aaron Scott Bolt, 41, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Patricia Ann Chapman, 34, Greenback, was charged with public intoxication and released without bond.
 
David William Denny II, 57, Dalton, Ga., was charged with identity theft and held on $45,000 bond. Spotting a blue Dodge Ram leave its lane of travel and nearly hit his patrol car along Interstate 75 near mile marker 76, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Woody stopped the truck and gave a ticket to the driver, Kenneth Smith, and a warning to the passenger, Denny, according to the arrest report. As the truck was driving off, Woody noticed a stop lamp violation, and he also learned that Denny and Smith were on federal probation and were prohibited from being in contact with each other, according to police. Woody then stopped the truck a second time and conducted a search, locating multiple credit and debit cards on Denny and Smith and another card in the console, which belonged to a woman from Georgia. "Upon making contact with this individual she advised she had poor credit and did not have a bank account or a credit card," Woody wrote. "Both suspects were exercising control over the victim's personal information through the use of this credit card." An official with the federal probation office told Woody that Denny was banned from having any credit cards, which was a violation of his probation.
 
Kenneth Author Smith Jr., 49, Cleveland, was charged with identity theft and released on $30,000 bond.
 
Elijah Justice Monroe, 18, Maryville, was charged with failure to appear and released without bond.
 
Joshua Vance Morgan, 24, Knoxville, was charged with domestic violence and false imprisonment and released on $8,000 bond.
 
June 28
 
Emily Nicole Bethancourt, 21, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and criminal impersonation and held on $13,000 bond.
 
Aaron Michael Cusick, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Dylan Ray Daggett, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault and vandalism and released on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a domestic dispute in the 200 block of West 5th Avenue, police learned that Daggett had gotten into an altercation with an older man, who had a bruise and swelling on his left cheek and dried blood on his ear, according to the arrest report. A man and woman told police that Daggett kicked in the front door of the home earlier in the day after being locked out. When the man came home, he told Daggett that he would have to pay for the damages, and a dispute ensued, in which Daggett pushed the man onto the floor, according to the report. As Daggett's mother attempted to separate the two, Daggett slipped past her and hit the man in the face, according to police. The scuffle continued, and the two men were separated before police arrived. Daggett was found to be the primary aggressor, according to the arrest report.
 
Shellie Ann Helton, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault and vandalism and held on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a disturbance in the 500 block of Duggan Road, LCSO Deputy Lance Anderson spoke with Helton, who said she came into a home that did not belong to her and damaged multiple items. A woman told deputies that she and her husband were not at the residence when the vandalism took place, Anderson wrote, noting that the woman said Helton was going to "blow up their house and kill them" during a phone call, according to the report. The woman told police that she was afraid and did not want to write up a statement on the incident, Anderson wrote.
 
Brian Keith Jones, 45, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Ashley Nicole Plemons, 27, Sweetwater, was charged with driving under the influence and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $6,000 bond. Dispatched to a wreck on Interstate 75, THP Trooper Paul Clendenen spoke with the driver, Plemons, who said she had taken Xanax and Suboxone earlier in the day, according to the arrest report. Plemons performed poorly on field sobriety tests. "I have a witness statement stating she had come out of her lane of travel several times before drifting off the roadway," Clendenen wrote in the report. Police found half a Xanax pill in a small box in Plemons' purse, according to the report. Plemons did not have a prescription bottle or documentation for the medicine, Clendenen wrote.
 
Joshua David Tillman, 37, Athens, was charged with failure to appear and released on $2,000 bond.
 
June 29
 
Douglas W. Hutchison, 37, Madisonville, was charged with violation of probation and released on $50,000 bond.
 
Danny W. Mills, 50, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of contempt of court and held on $2,638.07 bond.
 
Lawrence Allen Powell, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence, evading arrest and two counts of cite-in and released on $5,000 bond. Responding to a call of an intoxicated driver on Old Highway 95, officers attempted to get a 1993 Nissan to stop, but the driver continued down the roadway and crossed the center line multiple times, according to the arrest report. The car was eventually stopped at A and B streets in Lenoir City. Police spoke with the driver, Powell, who displayed signs of intoxication. Officers found an empty vodka bottle in the front floorboard of the car, and another bottle was found in a backpack in the front seat. Powell performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused a blood draw.
 
Richard Lee Romano, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-felony and released on $5,000 bond. Dispatched to a domestic dispute at a gas station on Highway 321, Lenoir City Police Sgt. Jeremy Dishner spoke with a woman, who said Romano had assaulted her at his mother's house on 3rd Avenue. The woman told police that the couple got into a verbal argument after leaving a restaurant in Lenoir City. The woman said Romano was intoxicated and was "being belligerent while eating," Dishner wrote. When the couple got to the home, Romano hit the woman in the head and face, according to the arrest report. The woman had a swollen lip, a broken nose and a "large hematomia" on the left side of her face, according to Dishner. Romano was determined to be the primary aggressor.
 
Tim Gerald Shope, 49, Sweetwater, was charged with failure to appear and held on $8,000 bond.
 
Perry Darrell West, 41, Tellico Plains, was charged with capias for failure to appear and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Claiborne Clay White, 56, Lenoir City, was charged with contempt of court and held on $600 bond.
 
Lindsay White, 31, Knoxville, was charged with contempt of court and held on $150 bond.
 
June 30
 
Charles Robert Lowry, 36, Sweetwater, was charged with failure to appear and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Belstsasar Cruz Martinez, 28, Knoxville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Dawn Marie Powell, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear and held without bond.
 
Ricky Glenn Powell, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Corey Ozell Spoon, 23, Lenoir City, was charged with theft of property and released on $2,500 bond. A woman reported June 19 that multiple items had been taken from her property in the previous two weeks, including a Dewalt drill set, a saw, a Troy-Bilt wood splitter and a Makita chain saw, all of which were valued at $1,200, according to the arrest report. After an investigation, police determined that Spoon, who was a resident at the home, had taken the items to a various pawnshops in the area and sold them for cash. Spoon admitted to taking the items and has since returned everything except the chain saw, according to police.
 
July 1
 
Kendriah Jane Glenn, 28, Sweetwater, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $4,500 bond.
 
Rosemary Lynn Henderson, 25, Vonore, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $3,000 bond.
 
Adam Wallace Irwin, 23, Greenback, was charged with manufacture/sell/possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession/casual exchange and held on $9,500 bond.
 
Rodney Gerald Jones, 59, Section, Ala., was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and simple possession/casual exchange and held on $12,000 bond.
 
Jessica Sue Justice, 27, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Daphne Noel Sutton, 31, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence by consent and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Christy Ann Whisenhunt, 34, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and failure to appear-general sessions and held on $4,000 bond.
 
Latonda Shaneen Hughes, 35, Knoxville, was charged with criminal negligence homicide and held without bond.
 
Melody Renee Idol, 23, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, driving on a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $2,000 bond. Speaking to a woman, Idol, about two outstanding warrants, an officer asked if she had anything illegal in her possession, and Idol indicated that she did, according to the arrest report. Idol retrieved three small Ziploc bags containing a crystal substance that field tested positive for methamphetamine from her bra, according to the report. Each bag weighed about 0.5 grams. Idol told police she was selling the drugs for someone else, according to the report.
 
Michael Dennis Isbill, 42, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $1,500 bond.
 
Christopher Dewayn Johnson, 23, Loudon, was charged with vandalism over $1,000 and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Tamara Charleigh Richesin, 25, Sweetwater, was charged with eight counts of criminal simulation and held on $7,500 bond.
 
Jason Lynn Roberts, 28, Loudon, was charged with violation of community corrections and held without bond.
 
 Hilerio Saucedo, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and held without bond.
 
July 2
 
Stephanie Mei Mei Chu, 28, Blaine, was charged with two counts of manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $82,000 bond. Spotting a driver, Chu, throw an item later identified as a marijuana joint out of her vehicle along City Park Drive, police conducted a search and found a large amount of drugs and other items in the car, according to the arrest report. During the search, officers recovered a full Mason jar of marijuana, along with three Ziploc bags, 1 vacuum seal bag and a green container, all holding marijuana. Police also located four separate bags of cocaine, one baggie containing five Adderall capsules, a glass pipe with marijuana residue and a digital scale. The marijuana weighed about 111.50 grams, while the cocaine weighed 4 grams.
 
Stephan Shane Coker, 40, Loudon, was charged with possession of a Schedule II substance and driving without a valid license and held without bond.
 
Christopher Michael Nicely, 32, Knoxville, was charged with two counts of child support and released on $280 bond.
 
Richard Allen Penton, 51, Lenoir City, was charged with stalking and released on $1,500 bond.
 
July 3
 
Jason Lane Aldridge, 43, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and held without bond.
 
Michael James John Amble, 52, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Stephen Shane Bourgault, 45, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence, violation of implied consent, driving without a valid license and open container and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Travis Scott Brown, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with boating under the influence and released without bond.
 
Kristian Nicole Hatcher, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of domestic assault, manufacture/sell/delivery of a Schedule II substance and failure to appear and held on $37,000 bond.
 
Christopher Allen Johnson, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of parole on burglary and held without bond.
 
Tara Nicole Keller, 29, Maryville, was charged with criminal impersonation, theft under $500 and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $6,000 bond.
 
Andrew Emil Kotronias, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
Johnny Ray Lee Jr., 29, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.
 
Adam Wayne Varner, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and held without bond.
 
James Dee Webb, 31, Townsend, was charged with theft under $500 and held on $2,000 bond.
 
July 4
 
Barbara Rachel Abston, 21, Harriman, was charged with theft under $500 and released on $2,000 bond.
 
John Henry Bowen, 33, Friendsville, was charged with domestic assault and held without bond.
 
James Martin Kennedy, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Jonathan Chester Mather, 38, Knoxville, was charged with reckless endangerment and released on $10,000 bond.
 
Christopher Adam Russell, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and released without bond.
 
Shelby Marie Wyman, 26, Maryville, was charged with fugitive from justice, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and held without bond.
 
July 5
 
Phillip Lawrence Jenkins, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of community corrections and held without bond.

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