News Herald Arrest report

Three nabbed in meth, pills bust
 
Two Lenoir City men and one Philadelphia woman were taken to Loudon County Jail over the weekend on drug possession and paraphernalia charges when the driver of a Dodge Avenger was stopped for failing to dim his headlight for an oncoming patrol car.

Spotting a 2010 black Dodge Avenger coming toward him along Norwood Street, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Kevin Dailey saw the driver, Bradley Lucas Brooks, 33, Lenoir City, dim his lights once he passed the officer, according to the arrest report. After conducting a traffic stop, Dailey identified two passengers, including Roseanna M. Forsythe, 32, Philadelphia, and Marcus Undra Branyon, 30, Lenoir City, and another passenger who was not charged.

"Mr. Brooks was asked to step out so I could speak with him," Dailey wrote. "After speaking with Mr. Brooks, his story and his passengers' stories did not match up. While patting Mr. Brooks down for weapons, I observed three clear baggies inside his left shoe."
 
Two baggies contained what was believed to be methamphetamine and the other contained 3 1/2 pills believed to be lisinopril, according to the arrest report.
 
During a search, police found "multiple" baggies and a scale inside Branyon's shoes, according to the arrest report.
 
"Mrs. Forsythe the other rear passenger, who was consistently moving around in the back seat, exited the vehicle, where she admitted to a black bag being in the back seat where someone else had left it," Dailey wrote. "She did state she was trying to hide the bag, which was discovered between the rear seat."
Inside the bag, police located one needle, a bag of meth, one bag of Suboxone and a scale, Dailey wrote.
 
Forsythe was charged with two counts of manufacture/sell/possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering/fabricating with evidence and held on $41,000 bond.
 
Brooks was charged with possession of legend drugs and manufacture/sell/possession of a controlled substance and released on $16,000 bond.
Branyon was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Rhode Island pair jailed
 
A Rhode Island man and woman were arrested for possession of a Schedule VI substance after getting pulled over for following too closely to a delivery truck last week on Interstate 40 near mile marker 364.
 
Spotting a sedan closing to within a car length of the truck, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Woody stopped the driver, Ruben Medina, 34, Johnston, R.I., who appeared to have a "marijuana shake" on his shirt, according to the arrest report. Woody wrote in the report that he could smell burnt marijuana on Medina as he filled out paperwork.
 
"He would later state that he had a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle," Woody wrote. "I conducted a sniff of the exterior of the vehicle and received a positive alert."
 
The passenger, Kerrilynn Ann Marciezyk, 37, Johnston, R.I., told police "on two separate occasions" that the vehicle contained no drugs, according to the report.
During a search of the vehicle, police found a leafy substance believed to be marijuana and "several cigarillos which were consistent with smoking marijuana.
 
The marijuana weighed a little more than 1/2 ounce, Woody wrote.
 
Medina was charged with possession of a Schedule VI substance over 1/2 ounce and released on $30,000 bond.
 
Marciezyk was charged with possession of a Schedule VI substance and released on $30,000 bond.
 
Jan. 25
 
Tony Joe Mincey, 37, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of a handgun while under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Arnold Wilburn Presley, 56, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Cory Nathan Russell, 24, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jan. 26
 
Michael David Lee Arp, 26, Sweetwater, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,500 bond. While on patrol along Highway 11 in Philadelphia, LCSO Deputy Robbie Lane saw a red Dodge pull into a driveway, quickly pull back onto the road and continue toward Sweetwater at a "high rate of speed," according to the arrest report. Stopping the vehicle at a post office parking lot in Philadelphia, Lane spoke with the driver, Arp, who had a smell of alcohol and displayed multiple signs of intoxication, Lane wrote. "Mr. Arp was swaying and used (his) arms to balance and put his foot down during one leg stand," according to the report. The passenger, Justin Brannon, also smelled of alcohol and had "red watery eyes and slurred speech," Lane wrote. "I asked Mr. Brannon if he had been drinking and he stated he had a 40 ounce," Lane wrote.
 
Justin Ryan Brannon, 18, Sweetwater, was charged with underage consumption and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Octavio Abrego-Espinoza, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of failure to appear-general sessions and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Ashley Nicole Claxton, 25, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a possible domestic dispute in the 16000 block of Highway 72 in Loudon, police spoke with a woman who said Claxton got into an argument with her and hit her in the face, and the woman showed discoloration on her lip, according to the arrest report. When contacted by police, Claxton was "very agitated and semi-cooperative" and "kept screaming that (the other woman) was trying to take her kids," according to the arrest report. The woman also told police that Claxton pushed her son while attempting to reach her, according to police.
 
Bradley Michael Hacker, 32, Rockwood, was charged with theft of property and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Nichols Jackson Hawn, 24, Harriman, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Rebecca Ann Key, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of community corrections and held without bond.
 
Kenneth Carl Loveday, 44, Knoxville, was charged with burglary and held on $10,000 bond.
 
Shannon Elaine Patterson, 39, Loudon, was charged with simple possession and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Timothy Michael Patterson, 37, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Elizabeth Ann Romaella, 47, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and driving on a suspended license and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Sarah Lynis Smallwood, 28, Sweetwater, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Patrick Ryan Vought, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with joyriding and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Jan. 27
 
Pedro Fabian Aguilera, 22, Loudon, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and solicitation of a minor and released on $5,000 bond. A man reported to police that his 17-year-old daughter was still being contacted and visited by Aguilera. "(The man) states that he has told Aguilera on more than one occasion that he did not want him to have any contact with his daughter," according to the arrest report.
 
Chelsey Jo Coker, 19, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Casey Elizabeth Sloan, 31, Kingston, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Robert Ray Thompson, 44, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Deborah Jean Wilson, 48, Riceville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Jan. 28
 
Thomas Mason Cratty, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of community corrections, violation of probation on theft and resisting arrest and held without bond. Responding to a call of a wanted person at a gas station on U.S. Highway 321, Lenoir City Police Officer Brandon Gentry spoke with Cratty, but when the man was told he had active warrants for his arrest, Cratty attempted to run away "and then resisted when I grabbed his arms," according to the arrest report. "He continued to resist as I attempted to place him in handcuffs," Gentry wrote.
 
Pamela Renea Doctor-Bunch, 43, Knoxville, was charged with theft of property and held without bond.
 
Devin Jamar Hundley, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and vandalism and released on $2,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of an individual attempting to get into a residence in the 2400 block of Town Creek Road West, LCSO Deputy Ben Everett spotted a man leaving the home in a silver Hyundai Sonata. After being pulled over, Hundley told deputies that he left work earlier in the day and went to a restaurant in Turkey Creek, where he met three people who were passengers in the Sonata, Everett wrote in the report. Hundley kicked in the door of his girlfriend's home, took her phone and left, Everett wrote. After an investigation, Hundley was determined to be the primary aggressor.
 
Lizandro Lopez, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.
 
Cecil Ronald Melton, 65, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and held without bond.
 
Daniel Ray Poe, 28, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Nancy Jane Rogers, 64, Maryville, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
April Gail Taylor, 37, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Nathan Brandon Underwood, 27, Loudon, was charged with criminal trespass and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Becky Juanita Viars, 46, Loudon, was charged with attachment-juvenile court and held on $500 bond.
 
Jan. 29
 
Tabatha Michelle Decker, 34, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked license and held without bond.
 
Alicia Ann Taylor, 34, Greenback, was charged with attachment-juvenile court and held on $150 bond.
 
Coy Lee Best, 29, Friendsville, was charged with theft under $500 and released on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a shoplifter at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with loss prevention employees, who said they saw Best pull store bags from his pocket and place multiple items from the shelves into the bags, according to the arrest report. Best also placed two boxes of toys into a cart along with the bagged items and left the store without paying for the merchandise, according to police. The estimated value of the items was $498.42.
 
Dylan Curtis Ferguson, 22, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
Heather Yvonne Graham, 41, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear and held without bond.

 
Melanie Leigh Hollis, 50, Loudon, was charged with criminal trespass and released on $2,000 bond.
Jan. 30
 
Thomas William Ervin, 54, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Augustin Lara Espinoza, 25, Sweetwater, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Cody M. Graves, 21, Maryville, was charged with criminal court capias and released on $7,000 bond.
 
Gary Marquis Hampton, 26, Loudon, was charged with theft of property, reckless endangerment and evading arrest and held on $40,000 bond.
 
Johnny Ray Kirkland, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,500 bond.
 
Eric Scott Risley, 32, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jan. 31
 
Nicholas Allen Bahr, 23, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jare Lyons Barkley, 50, Maryville, was charged with driving under the influence, possession of legend drugs, open container, violation of implied consent, simple possession/casual exchange and following too close and released on $8,000 bond.
 
Bobby Lee Bell, 34, Chattanooga, was charged with theft over $500 and held without bond. Dispatched to a call of a theft at a retail store in Lenoir City, police spoke with a loss prevention employee, who said Bell was seen taking a shopping cart "full of unpaid merchandise" from a customer, according to the arrest report. Bell pushed the cart past the registers without paying and handed the cart off to Steven Eugene Brannan, 33, Blaine, who then left the store, according to police. Brannan was also charged with theft over $500 and held without bond. The value of the items was estimated at $856.59.
 
Stephanie Nichole Buckner, 28, Sweetwater, was charged with failure to appear and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Isaac Lamar Conner, 20, Hardin Valley, was charged with violation of probation and failure to appear and released without bond.
 
Shelby Jonell Gentry, 22, Hardin Valley, was charged with violation of probation and failure to appear and released without bond.
 
Nicole Ann Gibson, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear and held on $4,000 bond.
 
Jose Efrain Gonzalez-Cruz, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence, driving without a valid driver's license and violation of implied consent and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Derek Todd Lawson, 32, Huntsville, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Katie Jane McKiddy, 36, Madisonville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Walter Wuther Pond, 63, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Jeanette Nicole Snapp, 48, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation, violation of interlock device and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $4,000 bond.
 
David Eugene Turner, 58, Lenoir City, was charged with fugitive from justice and held without bond.
 
Braden William Wiebe, 19, Knoxville, was charged with underage driving while intoxicated and violation of implied consent and held without bond.
 
Feb. 1
 
Edith Rosetta Babb, 18, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond. Responding to a call of domestic violence in the 6300 block of White Wing Road, LCSO Deputy Brian Smith spoke with a woman, who said she and Babb got into an argument about how the woman's boyfriend treats her, according to the arrest report. The woman told deputies that she attempted to make Babb leave the room. Smith wrote that he didn't notice any marks on either woman, but determined that Babb was the primary aggressor.
 
Scottie Lee Denton, 31, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Jordan Michael Hardin, 20, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held without bond.
 
Larry Allen Horton, 31, Knoxville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.

Man charged with assault in dispute about job

A Philadelphia man was taken into custody earlier this week after getting into an altercation over an employment issue.

Responding to a call of a domestic assault in the 5200 block of Foshee Road, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Lance Anderson spoke with a woman, who said Kenneth Doyle Smith, 55, Philadelphia, began arguing over his employment after arriving after work, according to the arrest report.

"The victim stated during the argument the (man) grabbed the victim's arm and hit her twice in the face with a closed fist," Anderson wrote, noting that he saw bruising on the woman's forearm, a mark on her right cheek and another mark on her left cheek. The woman also had a bloodshot left eye, according to Anderson.
 
Smith fled from the residence before police arrived.
 
About 8:35 p.m. that day, Anderson and another deputy noticed a red Ford F-150 in the parking lot of a boat ramp along Highway 72 North matching the description of Smith's vehicle, according to the report. After stopping the truck, police found a loaded handgun in Smith's front right pocket and a loaded handgun on the driver's side door.
 
Smith was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Feb. 1
 
Johnny Mark Hall, 25, Harriman, was charged with violation of probation and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Charles John Hatcher, 31, Maryville, was charged with criminal trespass and theft under $500 and released on $4,000 bond. Loss prevention personnel at a retail store saw Hatcher take a universal product code label off a toy car, which was valued at $6.95, and place the label onto a remote control car costing $54.97, according to the arrest report. Hatcher went through the self-checkout line and only paid $6.95.
 
Rock Allen Kennedy, 29, homeless, was charged with two counts of failure to appear-general sessions and held on $10,000 bond.
 
Stephanie Jesse Rutledge, 25, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond. Responding to a call of a reckless driver on Interstate 75 South, LCSO Deputy Kenny Palmer followed the driver of the vehicle onto U.S. Highway 321 and Town Creek Parkway, according to the arrest report. The vehicle swerved into the middle of the road, and Palmer pulled over the driver, Jared Coatney, at Harrison Avenue. Coatney was arrested for driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. Palmer wrote in the report that he found a passenger, Rutledge, was passed out when he approached the vehicle. "I had Ms. Rutledge to wake up at which time I observed she appeared to be under the influence," Palmer wrote. "I asked Ms. Rutledge if she was OK, at which time she stated she had diabetes and she thought her sugar was low." Emergency personnel ran a check on Rutledge and reported that the woman's sugar level "was fine and (emergency officials) did not have any reason to transport her," according to Palmer. Rutledge displayed signs of intoxication, and she told police she had taken two Suboxone, Palmer wrote.
 
Jared Anthony Coatney, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Feb. 2
 
Anthony Lee Hood, 26, Sweetwater, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released on $2,500 bond.
 
Jeremy Lamont Kerr, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with contempt of court and held on $297 bond.
 
Carol Ann Markowski, 58, homeless, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held on $2,000 bond. Dispatched to a driver assist call on Interstate 75 at mile marker 75, police arrived in the middle of a verbal dispute between Markowski and a man, according to the arrest report. Both individuals were separated, and police interviewed the couple, according to the report. "The (man) was complaining of a hand injury of which there was still fresh blood on his hand and visible bite marks on his right little finger," Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Smith wrote in the report. Markowski admitted to police that she bit the man's hand.
 
Geneva Ann Sargent, 30, Kingston, was charged with theft under $500 and held without bond.
 
Feb. 3
 
Michael Lance Courtney, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of bond restriction and held without bond.
 
Shelby Jessica Davis, 22, Tellico Plains, was charged with failure to appear and held without bond.
 
Brian Wayne Mendenhall, 28, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $30,000 bond.
 
Barkley Blair Wiseman, 33, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Feb. 4
 
Debra Kay Bailey, 57, Strawberry Plains, was charged with driving on a suspended license and held without bond.
 
Christopher Allen Davis, 29, Maryville, was charged with contempt of court and held on $1,500 bond.
 
Whitney Alison Washington, 27, Knoxville, was charged with driving under the influence, aggravated assault and resisting arresting and held without bond.

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