violation leads to charges for two men
Men from Loudon and Philadelphia were taken to Loudon County Justice
Center last Friday after initially getting pulled over for a routine
Noticing a driver
who was not wearing a seat belt traveling along Pond Creek Road,
Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Dailey attempted to stop
the vehicle at Elm and Church streets, but the driver, Joel Hamilton
Lynn, 28, Philadelphia, proceeded to Thompson and McCrary streets.
Approaching the vehicle from the passenger side, Dailey noticed
that Franky Ray Robinette, 47, Loudon, “began to sniff through
his nose repeatedly and was unable to get his driver’s license
out due to him shaking too much,” according to Dailey, who also
said Lynn looked nervous and would not look at the deputy.
While Robinette was stepping out of the vehicle, deputies
noticed a clear bag with white powder residue underneath his
left thigh. Dailey then went to the driver’s side and saw Lynn
take multiple pills, and the man refused to spit them out,
according to the arrest report.
“As I tried to detain Mr. Lynn, he began to sit back farther in
his seat where he clinched his fist in a fighting stance,”
according to Dailey. “I then hit Mr. Lynn in the mouth with a
closed fist twice where I gained control of the subject and took
him into custody.”
After Robinette and Lynn initially would not tell deputies what
they had consumed, Lynn eventually said he had taken Xanax,
according to the arrest report. A check through the National
Crime Information Center revealed that Lynn’s license was
revoked, and he had multiple warrants out of Loudon County.
Robinette also had a warrant out of Monroe County.
Police found a loaded 9-mm handgun in the backseat of the
vehicle, along with a pill crusher, which Dailey said was a
broken radiator hose clamp, a coffee filter and a spoon with
white powder residue.
Robinette was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and
unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon and held on $6,000
Lynn was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license,
unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon, resisting arrest,
tampering/fabricating evidence, failure to appear-general
sessions and violation of probation and held on $21,000 bond.
Man charged with DUI, reckless driving
A Cleveland man is facing multiple charges after getting stopped
for speeding and nearly colliding with a patrol car and other
vehicles on Interstate 75 south.
Responding to a call of a driver who was speeding and leaving
the roadway about 6:45 a.m. Saturday, Loudon County Sheriff’s
Office Deputy Brandon Burley said the vehicle came close to
hitting his patrol car. While attempting to stop the vehicle,
Burley saw the vehicle leave its lane on “multiple occasions”
and nearly strike other vehicles and the guardrail before he
eventually got the driver to pull over.
The driver, identified as Richard Carl Stephens, 22, Cleveland,
displayed signs of intoxication. In “plain view” in the car was
a prescription for clonazepam, according to Burley. When asked
to get out of the car, Stephens had a hard time removing the key
from the ignition and almost fell on the road as he was trying
to walk, according to the report.
Stephens failed field sobriety tasks and was asked to the stop
the tests for his own safety. Stephens admitted to consuming
alcohol and taking clonazepam.
Police found a sleeping medicine called quetiapine fumarate,
hydroxyzine hydrochloride and two containers of alcohol in the
vehicle. Stephens refused implied consent.
Stephens was charged with driving under the influence, reckless
endangerment and violation of implied consent and released on
- Brandon James Clemmer, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with
making false statements and theft of property and held on
- Michele Lea Smith, 38, Loudon, was charged with driving
under the influence-second offense and released on $2,000
- Ronnie Dean Brown, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with
burglary and theft of property and released on $8,500 bond.
- Danny Kevin Chavis, 49, Lenoir City, was charged with
violation of probation, simple possession/casual exchange
and evading arrest and held on $3,500 bond.
- Jacob Allen Myers, 25, Maryville, was charged with theft
of property and released on $10,000 bond.
- Ginger Gail Neeley, 48, Lenoir City, was charged with
violation of probation and held on $4,000 bond.
- Franklin Eugene Spears, 48, Lenoir City, was charged
with two counts of driving under the influence and held
- Charles Sherman Thaxton, 51, Loudon, was charged with
violation of the sex offender registry and held on $5,000
- Gerardo Rivas Castaneda, 30, Madisonville, was charged
with driving on a revoked license and released on $2,000
- Joseph Anthony Cole, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with
facilitation of attempted possession of a Schedule II
substance and evading arrest and held on $2,000 bond.
Traveling to the 200 block of Taylor Drive on an active
warrant, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Bowen
saw Cole open the door, say “Oh God,” and then close and
lock the entrance to the home. As other officers were
responding to the scene, Cole’s father told deputies that
Cole was not there. Police then searched the area for Cole
before asking permission to search the residence. Deputies
were denied access to the home. A witness told officers that
Cole was at a location on Cedar Park Drive. Deputies found
Cole locked in a back bedroom. According to Bowen, Cole “ran
knowing (police) may have a warrant for his arrest.”
- Philip Leahy Ericson, 32, Knoxville, was charged with
vandalism, prohibited weapons and possession of drug
paraphernalia and released on $14,000 bond. Responding to a
report of a front window being broken out in the 400 block
of Highland Avenue, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy
Chris Hutchens spoke with a man who said he was awakened by
the sound of glass breaking. When he went outside, he saw a
man running down Highland Avenue. Deputies found a Chevrolet
truck just up the road from the residence with a broken
window and items strewn on the street. Deputies also found a
broken basketball goal in the 300 block of Highland Avenue
with a wrench from the truck stuck in the net. Finding
Ericson at a location in the 600 block of Highland Avenue,
the man attempted to communicate with officers through the
door and refused to open the entrance, telling deputies he
was going back to sleep. Hutchens said in the report that
Ericson fit the victim’s description and did not look like a
person who had been asleep. During a patdown of Ericson,
deputies found a set of brass knuckles and a needle in his
right pocket and a bag of needles in a cargo pocket.
- Jacob Israel Jackson, 22, Cleveland, was charged with
driving under the influence and released on $2,500 bond.
- Philip Lawrence Jenkins, 31, homeless, was charged with
aggravated burglary, theft of property and violation of
probation and held without bond.
- Christopher Jace Mangrum, 21, Cleveland, was charged
with driving under the influence and released on $2,500
- Steven Alexander Washburn, 24, Knoxville, was charged
with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on
- Jose Danilo Baca-Velazquez, 58, Lenoir City, was charged
with aggravated assault and held without bond.
- Freddie Oliver Johnson, 45, Lenoir City, was charged
with contempt of court and theft between $10,000-$60,000 and
held on $5,500 bond.
- Tracy Renea Callison, 43, Sweetwater, was charged with
violation of community corrections and held without bond.
- Timothy Nathaniel Kirby, 29, Lenoir City, was charged
with driving under the influence, simple possession/casual
exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and released
on $4,000 bond.
- Bradley Joseph Taylor, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with
the manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI
substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on
inmate charged with assault at Loudon County Jail
A homeless man who was
being housed on previous charges is facing a new count of
assault this week after an altercation with deputies at Loudon
Conducting a routine
check at 9:20 a.m. July 13 at the jail, Loudon County Sheriff’s
Office Deputy Jordan Samuels noticed that Philip Lawrence
Jenkins, 31, homeless, had the light off in his cell. According
to jail policy and Samuels’ police report, lights are to remain
on 5 a.m.-10 p.m. daily.
“Mr. Jenkins did not like the reasoning he was given (for
keeping the light on) at which time he began to yell and
kick the door to holding cell 4,” Samuels wrote in his
report, noting that he then called two other deputies to the
Jenkins refused to obey officer commands after multiple
warnings, according to Samuels.
When police opened the door to the cell, Jenkins “assumed a
fighting stance with closed fists raised and yelling at
deputies,” Samuels wrote.
Jenkins was taken to the ground by the three deputies and
placed in a prone position in the cell. One of the deputies
injured his right knee in the altercation, according to the
Samuels noted that Jenkins “did knowingly and recklessly
cause bodily injury” to the deputy. The deputy was taken to
Fort Loudoun Medical Center for a medical evaluation.
Jenkins, who was previously charged with aggravated
burglary, theft of property and violation of probation, was
charged with assault and held on $2,500 bond.
Man nabbed for drugs, paraphernalia
A Sail Creek man was taken into custody this past week on
drugs and paraphernalia charges after initially getting
pulled over for a stop sign violation.
Noticing a vehicle run a stop sign at Pond Creek Road and
Highway 11, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kenny
Palmer stopped the driver along Highway 11 and spoke with
Harrel Franklin Bryant, 38.
While speaking with Bryant, Palmer said the man appeared to
be “very nervous,” and as Bryant was getting his paperwork
for the vehicle, Palmer saw a brown Crown Royal bag in the
“I asked Bryant what was in the bag, at which time he stated
a piece of tile,” Palmer said, noting that Bryant consented
to a search of the vehicle.
On a request from the deputy, Bryant pulled out four white
non-narcotic pills and four oval peach pills believed to be
Buprenorphine Hydrochloride. While searching the vehicle,
deputies found two cut straws with powder inside and a
grater with blue powder.
Bryant was charged with simple possession/casual exchange
and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $4,000
bond. He was also cited for a having a traffic control
device and no insurance.
- Tanya Dawn Everett, 35, Maryville, was charged with
violation of probation-Blount County inmate and held
- Bettina Denise Foley, 35, Kingston, was charged with
violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
- Darryl Lee Foley, 37, Kingston, was charged with
violation of probation on simple possession and released
- Tony Lynn Frogg, 36, Harriman, was charged with
violation of probation-driving under the influence and
released on $3,000 bond.
- Charles Allen Hutcheson, 40, Knoxville, was charged
with violation of probation and held without bond.
- Christopher Darrell Little, 25, Tellico Plains, was
charged with failure to appear-general sessions and
released on $2,000 bond.
- Jose Alberto Rodriguez, 30, Loudon, was charged with
driving under the influence, possession of a handgun
while under the influence and violation of implied
consent and released on $3,000 bond.
- Robert Andrew Yelverton, 26, Loudon, was charged
with failure to appear-general sessions and released on
- Brett Austin Gerth, 20, Lenoir City, was charged
with domestic assault and held on $1,000 bond.
Responding to a call of a domestic dispute between a
mother and son in the 900 block of Unitia Road, Loudon
County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Kevin Dailey spoke with a
woman who was “visibly upset” with her son, Gerth, about
some pain medicine that was prescribed to her. “I first
spoke to the offender who stated he never touched his
mother but did get in her face and was mad due to his
mother not giving him the neurontin,” Dailey wrote in
his report. The woman said Gerth was upset as he came
down from his room and became more upset when he learned
that his step-father had eaten the last Pop-Tart. “He
went up stairs to where she was at and got in her face
making her think he was going to push her,” Dailey wrote
in his report. “He stated he was going to give her hell
all day unless she gave him medicine. She had also asked
Mr. Gerth to go back to his room, however, he refused
and stated that no one could make him, not her, her
husband, or the cops because he would kick their ass.”
While speaking with the woman, Gerth began to argue with
her, and police then placed him in the backseat of the
patrol car. The woman told deputies that Gerth had been
arrested on multiple occasions for domestic assault and
“still continues to bully her,” Dailey said.
- Ashley Kaye Greenwood, 27, Madisonville, was charged
with contempt of court and held without bond.
- Britney Nicole Russell, 25, Philadelphia, was
charged with failure to appear-driving on a revoked
license and public intoxication and released on $2,000
- Leslie Dianne Stump, 33, Crossville, was charged
with failure to appear on driving-revoked license and
released without bond.
- David Wayne Tallent, 52, Vonore, was charged with
failure to appear-general sessions and released on
- Michael Carl Marsh, 30, Loudon, was charged with
driving under the influence and released on $1,000 bond.
- Katie Jane McKiddy, 36, Madisonville, was charged
with theft and held on $2,000 bond.
- Richard Darren Queen, 43, Lenoir City, was charged
with public intoxication and held on $1,000 bond.
- Natalisha Coray Sona, 20, Sweetwater, was charged
with failure to appear-municipal court and held without