News Herald Arrest Report

Trio arrested for assault in vehicle
 
A man and woman from Loudon and a Vonore woman were charged with aggravated rape and other offenses stemming from an incident that took place March 9 in the 300 block of Get Good Hollow Road.

During the incident, Tozha J. Grissom, 19, Loudon, got on top of a woman who was sitting in her car at the residence and began hitting her in the face "while demanding (the woman) turn over narcotics," according to Loudon County Sheriff's Office Inv. Sgt. Charlie Cosner in the arrest report.

The woman "was able to start her car, but Ms. Grissom turned the vehicle back off and told her that she was not leaving, then continued the attack," Cosner wrote. "When (the woman) refused to turn over any narcotics, Grissom put her arm around (the woman's) neck and began choking her."
 
Nathan Brandon Underwood, 28, Loudon, and Natasha Lynn Ramsey, 23, Vonore, "instructed and encouraged" Grissom to choke the woman, and Underwood "was demanding" that the attack continue because he knew the woman had at least nine pills, according to police. Underwood and Ramsey forcefully opened the woman's hand as Grissom searched her bra for drugs and took $300, according to the report.
 
"In an attempt to end the attack and under duress, (the woman) complied with the demands to penetrate her own vagina as proof that she did not have narcotics inside her vagina," Cosner wrote. "Ms. Grissom then removed (the woman) from the vehicle by pulling her by the hair and then forcing her face down on the ground where she was searched again."
 
Grissom took narcotics that were located in the woman's bra. The victim sustained injuries to her face and neck and was treated at Fort Loudoun Medical Center, according to the report.
 
Underwood was charged with aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated robbery, two counts of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault and held without bond.
 
Grissom was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery and held without bond.
 
Ramsey was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery and released on $69,000 bond.
 
Niota man faces multiple charges after chase
 
A Niota man was taken to Loudon County Jail on Sunday after injuring a deputy at a gas station and leading police on a chase from U.S. Highway 321 in Lenoir City down Interstate 75.
 
Learning about a possible intoxicated person at a convenience store on Highway 321, LCSO Deputy Lane Anderson spoke with a driver, Emacia Tramaine Blair, 23, Niota, who had watery, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, according to the arrest report.
 
"The driver kept trying to roll the window up on my hand and started backing the vehicle up," Anderson wrote in the report. "I opened the driver's door and asked the driver to exit. The driver heavily accelerated while I still had a hold of the driver's door. I was able to let go of the door but did sustain minor injuries to the top of my right hand and thumb."
 
Blair drove over the curb, through a group of bushes and turned onto Highway 321, according to the report. The driver then made his way onto Interstate 75 South, forcing another vehicle off the road, Anderson wrote.
 
During a chase, which reached speeds of up to 100 mph, Blair's vehicle began "throwing sparks and heavy smoke from the undercarriage" after passing a semi-truck at mile marker 73 and stopping on an exit ramp, where the man was taken into custody, according to Anderson.
 
Blair was charged with driving on a suspended license, aggravated assault, driving under the influence, due care, evading arrest, financial responsibility and violation of implied consent and held on $56,000 bond.
 
March 28
 
Rachael Dawn Crum, 22, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Christa Jean Lanagan, 28, Greenback, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Heather Ann Newman, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI substance and held on $31,000 bond.
 
Joshua Luke Proaps, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Johnny Wayne Rhea, 23, Coalfield, was charged with contempt of court and held without bond.
 
Gary Wayne Riley, 27, Franklinton, N.C., was charged with driving on a suspended license and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Tara Leigh Trujillo, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with aggravated domestic assault and held on $5,000 bond.
 
Christopher Allen Ward, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI substance and vandalism and held on $53,000 bond.
 
March 29
 
Sara Rebecca Bilbrey, 26, Cookeville, was charged with theft of property, manufacture/sell/possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and criminal impersonation and held on $14,000 bond.
 
Jason Lee Holland, 36, Whiteside, was charged with theft over $1,000 and released on $40,000 bond.
 
Tommy Keener, 76, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Michael Ruslan Meredith, 25, Maryville, was charged with driving under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Charles Cody Minnear, 30, Cookeville, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, possession of a Schedule VI substance with intent to resale, theft under $500 and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $16,000 bond.
 
Gerald Alan Ragle, 70, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond.
 
William Todd Sedlar, 50, Lenoir City, was charged with two counts of domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $2,000 bond.
 
March 30
 
Emily Nicole Bethancourt, 21, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held on $4,000 bond.
 
Bryan Ross Campbell, 36, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and violation of implied consent and released without bond.
 
Dillon Leigh Disney, 18, Greenback, was charged with two counts of leaving the scene of an accident/property damage and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Margaret Suzie Grant, 33, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Kristy Leigh Jaynes, 36, Crossville, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and held on $20,000 bond.
 
Anthony J. Johnson, 20, Greenback, was charged with underage consumption and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Christopher Lee Kissior, 21, Lenoir City, was charged with criminal trespass, vandalism and assault and released on $3,500 bond.
 
Joseph Jason Pliske, 34, Madisonville, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $8,000 bond.
 
Justin Paul Wright, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of probation and held on $2,000 bond.
 
March 31
 
Cody Michael Chastain, 24, Loudon, was charged with three counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and three counts of theft of property and held on $18,000 bond.
 
 Kenneth Charles Dunn, 50, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence, violation of implied consent, possession of a Schedule III substance and two counts of possession of a Schedule II substance and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Regina Darlene Hunter, 48, Ten Mile, was charged with failure to appear and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Brittany Elizabeth Miller, 20, Maryville, was charged with theft of property and released on a $2,000 bond.
 
Shane Nathan Miller, 22, Maryville, was charged with theft under $500 and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Douglas Scott Reppond, 53, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $25,000 bond.
 
Meleena Ann Wilson, 35, Philadelphia, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.
 
April 1
 
Nicholas Jeremiah Adkins, 28, Knoxville, was charged with vandalism and released on $1,000 bond. Responding to a call of a fight in the 200 block of Turman Drive, LCSO Lt. Tony Branson stopped the driver of a Lincoln Town Car at a retail store in Lenoir City and spoke with the driver, Adkins, who asked if he could get his jacket after exiting the vehicle, according to the arrest report. Branson noted that the outdoor temperature was 65 degrees that day. When Adkins put the jacket on, he put his hands in his pockets, Branson wrote. During a search, police found insulin needles in one of Adkins' pockets, according to the report.
 
Thomas Daniel Bryant, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
Bradley Lamarr Butts, 20, Sweetwater, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI, criminal impersonation and prohibited weapons and held on $14,000 bond. Spotting numerous people and a vehicle in the middle of Spring Street in what LCSO Deputy Chris Jenkins called a "high drug trafficking area," the officer saw the individuals go down a side street as he approached, according to the arrest report. A man who was part of the group initially identified himself as Alex Miller, but a check through the National Crime Information Center did not return a match, according to Jenkins. "The male appeared to be very nervous and appeared to be hiding his real identity," Jenkins wrote. "I then asked the subject for a real name and he still advised that was his name." During a search, police found a pair of brass knuckles inside the man's right front pocket. After more questioning, the man told deputies his name was Bradley Jones, Jenkins wrote. Five grams of marijuana was found inside two clear plastic bags during a search of the man's backpack, according to the report. The man was later identified as Bradley Butts and had outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Monroe County.
 
Ashly Dawn Novitzke, 28, Philadelphia, was charged with three counts of burglary of a vehicle and three counts of theft under $500 and held on $22,500 bond. On March 6, Novitzke entered multiple vehicles without consent and took clothes from a Ford F-150, according to the arrest report. The vehicles were located inside a high fence at a local wrecker service on Highway 70, according to police. The vehicles had been seized by police related to previous offenses.
 
James Lee Rigney, 30, Lenoir City, was charged with attachment-juvenile court and held on $2,225 bond.
 
Leaman Byron Vincent, 36, Knoxville, was charged with theft of property and forgery and held on $20,000 bond.
 
April 2
 
Clarence Edgar Greene, 69, Sweetwater, was charged with misuse of the 911 emergency system and public intoxication and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Ruth Lynette Johnson, 33, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and simple possession/casual exchange and held without bond.
 
John James Soto, 30, Sweetwater, was charged with driving on a revoked license and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $8,000 bond. Noticing a vehicle cross over the center line "several times" while traveling along Interstate 75 South, LCSO Deputy Robbie Lane stopped the car and spoke with Soto, who told deputies he was "very sleepy" and was on his way home from work. After a check through dispatch, Soto was placed under arrest for an outstanding warrant and a revoked license. During a search of the man's vehicle, deputies found three used needles and two bottles of pills inside a lunch bag in the front passenger floorboard, Lane wrote in the report. Also found were three capsules believed to be 80 mg morphine and another 80 mg morphine pill with "several over the counter pills" in the other container, according to the report. "Mr. Soto advised that the Morphine was empty and was old capsules," Lane wrote, noting that he later verified Soto's claim about the morphine.
 
Gwendolyn Marie Wilcox, 21, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $1,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a possible overdose in the 800 block of Vale Street, an officer arrived to find an unconscious man in the bathroom, according to the arrest report. While officers were checking on the man, three people were seen leaving the residence in a blue Chevrolet, according to the report. That night, officers found the vehicle at a fast food restaurant in Loudon and spoke with Wilcox and Autumn Julian. A marijuana pipe and a piece of straw with white residue were found in the vehicle, according to police. Wilcox and Julian told police the pipe belonged to them, according to the report.
 
April 3
 
Autumn Chassity Julian, 22, Loudon, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Shannon Melissa Badiu, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
David Joseph Ervin, 40, Pineville, was charged with driving under the influence and held without bond.
 
Jordan Michael Hardin, 20, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Kristian Nicole Hatcher, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with public intoxication and theft under $500 and held on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of an intoxicated person at a retail store on U.S. Highway 321, Lenoir City Police Officer Jason Arden spoke with Hatcher, who displayed signs of intoxication, according to the arrest report. Hatcher told police that she had stolen merchandise from the store inside her purse. The items were valued at $54.12.
 
William Scott Martin, 46, Greenback, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held without bond.
 
 Amanda Darlene Massengill, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with contempt of court and released on $250 bond.
 
Alvaro Mondragon-Valentin, 31, Friendsville, was charged with driving without a valid license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Anthony John Patanella, 66, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.
 
Juan Josue Rodriguez, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with driving without a valid license and released without bond.
 
Toby Douglas Skipper, 37, Philadelphia, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, driving under the influence and evading arrest and held on $8,000 bond.
 
April 4
 
Bryant Ramirez Aguilera, 20, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, manufacture/sell/possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony and tampering/fabricating with evidence and held without bond. Spotting a blue Lincoln Navigator with tinted windows swerve over the center line along Mulberry Street, police spoke with the driver, Aguilera, about the tinted windows and learned that the man had a suspended license out of Georgia, according to the arrest report. Police found a glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine on a passenger, Dandy Mejia. During a search of the vehicle, police found a loaded .40-caliber Glock handgun between the center console and the driver's seat, and officers also located a small baggy containing a crystal substance that tested positive for methamphetamine inside a cigarette pack, according to the arrest report. Officers found two other baggies containing meth inside the car. Because of the packaging and the amount of plastic baggies recovered from the vehicle, Aguilera was charged with possession with intent to sell. Aguilera tried to get rid of the additional baggies during the police investigation, which led to the tampering charge, according to the report.
 
Dandy Mejia, 20, Loudon, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and held without bond.
 
Jeremy Harrell Morgan, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of a drug paraphernalia and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Timothy Edward Wright, 47, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.

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