News Herald Arrest Report

Woman found with drugs, minors in hotel
 
A Philadelphia woman was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and other drug-related offenses after police found her, along with three juveniles, with marijuana in a hotel room in Loudon.

Dispatched to a call of drugs at a local hotel, Loudon Police Officer Brandon Nix spoke with a clerk, who said a smell of marijuana was detected in a room, which was reserved under the name Cicely Dawn Hampton, 18, Philadelphia, according to the arrest report.

When Hampton opened the door for police, Nix could smell marijuana, and he identified three juveniles who were also in the room, according to the report.

"I then asked the subjects if they had any marijuana," Nix wrote. "At this time, Ms. Hampton did give (officers) a small bag of a green leafy substance, which was believed to be marijuana."
During a search of the room, officers found two more bags of the substance, Nix wrote, noting that police also found "small amounts" of the substance on a digital scale.
Drugs recovered from the scene weighed 42 grams, Nix wrote. Police also found a small amount of marijuana on one of the juveniles in the hotel room and one of the minors had an active runaway petition, according to the report.
 
Hampton was charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $24,000 bond.
 
Man arrested heading to buy school bus
 
A New Orleans man was taken into custody last week after getting pulled over for tailgating.
 
Stopping a gray Chrysler Town & Country minivan for traveling too closely to a tractor-trailer at less than one car length, Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Cutshall spoke with the driver, Terrance Michael Horne, 28, New Orleans, who told police that he was traveling from Louisiana to New York to purchase a school bus, according to the arrest report.
 
Cutshall wrote that he smelled marijuana in the vehicle, and Horne told the trooper the van contained "just about a blunt left" of marijuana, Cutshall wrote.
During a search of the van, police found a bag of a leafy substance believed to be marijuana inside a sock and a grinder in the rear floorboard, according to the report. Police also located a camouflage backpack in the cargo area containing a Mason jar with two more bags of the substance, according to the report.
 
"I asked him which bag belonged to him and he said that the camouflage backpack was his," Cutshall wrote.
 
Horne told the trooper that the marijuana in the sock was also his, along with a Ruger 9mm handgun that was found under a mattress, according to the report.
Horne was charged with possession of a Schedule VI substance for resale and possession of a firearm during a dangerous felony and released on $40,000 bond.
 
Feb. 8
 
Justin Lewis Baker, 20, Powell, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Harold Benjamin Gunter, 63, Oak Ridge, was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $17,000 bond. Stopping a vehicle because a passenger, Misty Seay, had outstanding warrants for child support, police patted down the driver, Gunter, and found a pack of six syringes, according to the arrest report. During a search of the vehicle, police found one round yellow pill believed to be oxymorphone hydrochloride 40 mg and a white round pill believed to be hydromorphone hydrochloride 4 mg, according to the report. Police also located seven syringes and a red band inside a pink purse in the center back compartment, according to the report.
 
Misty Elwana Seay, 38, Lenoir City, was charged with purge payment and released on $400 bond.
 
James Allen McMillan, 33, Maryville, was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange, driving on a revoked/suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Eduardo Tello, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Feb. 9
 
Brandon Scott Coffman, 25, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released without bond.
 
Michael Willis Crabtree, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with burglary/theft over $10,000 and released without bond.
 
Benjamin Ray Hopkins, 39, Maryville, was charged with driving under the influence-second offense, driving on a revoked license-third offense and theft under $500 and held on $8,000 bond.
 
Johnny Andrew Kelley, 26, Kingston, was charged with forgery, illegal possession/fraudulent use of a credit card and theft under $500 and held on $36,000 bond.
 
Lisa Nicole Phillips, 28, Oliver Springs, was charged with criminal impersonation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Orion Heath Phillips, 40, Loudon, was charged with three counts of illegal possession/fraudulent use of a credit card and released on $3,000 bond.
 
Walter Jay Roach, 31, Loudon, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
 
Nicholas Ray Tackett, 27, Loudon, was charged with aggravated assault and held without bond.
 
Dumitru Turcan, 30, Green Acres, Wash., was charged with public intoxication and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Elaine Francis Wirth, 35, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Feb. 10
 
Samuel Douglas Branum, 21, Philadelphia, was charged with two counts of contempt of court and failure to appear-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Willie Deshawn Lewis, 31, Tallahassee, Fla., was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, criminal impersonation and habitual motor offender and held on $18,000 bond.
 
Kassie Michaelle Littleton, 33, Loudon, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Scott Brandon Milan, 52, Lenoir City, was charged with theft under $500 and released without bond. According to the arrest report, Milan pushed a "cart full of merchandise" past all points of sale before being stopped by loss prevention personnel. The value of the items totaled $98.94.
 
Wesley Demetris Norwood, 37, Chattanooga, was charged with robbery out of Georgia and held without bond.
 
Feb. 11
 
Ashley Jean Griffs, 35, Sweetwater, was charged with contempt of court and held on $1,500 bond.
 
Brian Wayne Mendenhall, 28, Loudon, was charged with violation of probation and released on $15,000 bond.
 
Lacy Diann Hickman, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear and held on $48,000 bond. Stopping a red Saturn because the driver, Hickman, had an outstanding failure to appear warrant, police learned through a check with dispatch that Hickman's license was also revoked, according to the arrest report. During a search of the car, police found a digital scale, a bag of needles in the glove compartment and a pill bottle containing multiple clear plastic baggies, according to the report.
 
Sara Marie Moore, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and held on $1,000 bond. While conducting a search of Lacy Hickman's car, police also found a red bag in the back seat that Moore, a passenger, said belonged to her, according to the arrest report. The bag had a plastic case containing spoons with drug residue, and a used needle were found in the bag, according to the report.
 
Tamara Charleigh Richesin, 25, Sweetwater, was charged with two counts of criminal simulation and driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $22,000 bond.
 
Joshua Leon Thomas, 33, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held without bond.
 
Feb. 12
 
Amber Joy Burgess, 36, Harriman, was charged with theft of property and held without bond.
 
James Harrison Burnette, 49, Rockwood, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held without bond.
 
Dylan Taylor Burns, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and held on $2,000 bond. Responding to a call of a domestic dispute in the 1400 block of Hines Valley Road, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jamie Ketner spoke with a woman, who said she got into an argument because Burns wanted her to move out, according to the arrest report. The woman and another female told police that Burns "ripped her clothes and poured dish washing soap on" the first woman, Ketner wrote. The woman "also stated Mr. Burns broke three of her cell phones, cut several pair of her pants, ripped her W2s and her vehicle registration," Ketner wrote, noting that Burns had marks on the left side of his face. Burns told police the woman had hit him, according to the report. "I spoke with (her) and she stated that she did not hit Mr. Burns (and) that he did that to himself," Ketner wrote. Burns was determined to be the primary aggressor.
 
Rolando Saucedo Gonzales, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with driving without a valid license, driving under the influence, violation of implied consent and leaving the scene of an accident and held on $4,000 bond. Conducting a traffic stop on a green Toyota in the 400 block of Nelson Street for a faulty headlight, Lenoir City Police Officer Tyrel Lorenz saw signs that the vehicle had been involved in a recent wreck, according to the arrest report. While speaking with the driver, Gonzales, Lorenz could smell alcohol in the vehicle, and the man did not have a driver's license, according to the report. Gonzales told police that a car hit his vehicle and then drove off, Lorenz wrote. During an investigation, police determined that Gonzales had hit two vehicles in the 200 block of A Street, according to the report. Gonzales performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused implied consent.
 
Gerald Andrew Mager, 41, Loudon, was charged with aggravated assault and released on $7,500 bond. Responding to a call of a domestic assault in the 1500 block of Matlock Bend Road, LCSO Deputy Ronnie Reagan spoke with a woman, who said she had been in an argument with Mager, according to the arrest report. The woman told police that Mager choked her and hit head against the asphalt and kitchen cabinets, according to the report. Reagan wrote that he saw marks on the woman's neck that were "consistent with being choked" and cuts on her hands. Mager and the woman were consuming alcohol, and a child belonging to both people was present at the time of the incident, according to the report.
 
Jennifer Lynn Cordell, 34, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jose Cisneros Guzman, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
 
Dylan Chase Johnson, 24, Knoxville, was charged with theft under $500 and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Donna Kay Mullins, 52, Telogia, Fla., was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
 
Feb. 13
 
Randal Dean Belcher, 28, Philadelphia, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $2,000 bond. 
 
Jeremiah Charles Burchfield, 40, Philadelphia, was charged with failure to appear and held on $6,000 bond.
 
Robert Charles Gaby, 30, Knoxville, was charged with violation of probation and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Jeffery Blake Martin, 23, Madisonville, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Christopher Edward Ramey, 41, Dayton, Ohio, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Kristopher Scott Whitehead, 41, Greenback, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and tampering/fabricating with evidence and released on $19,000 bond. Detecting a gold Honda Accord going 57 mph in a 50 zone, LCSO Deputy Kevin Dailey stopped the vehicle along Highway 411 and saw the driver, Whitehead, move toward the passenger floorboard where the man's lunch box was located, according to the arrest report. " As I approached the vehicle, he appeared nervous where he stated he was getting a Mr. Goodbar candy bar out to eat," Dailey wrote in the report. Whitehead was asked to get out of the car "due to his nervous actions," and police found a white cylinder containing one Xanax and one oxycodone pill, Dailey wrote. During a search of the vehicle, police located five syringes and two spoons under a CD player, according to the report. "He did state that he had in fact put the items underneath the CD player when I had previously noticed him moving around inside the vehicle," Dailey wrote.
 
Feb. 14
 
Bradley Lucas Brooks, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon and held on $10,000 bond.
 
Shawn Michael Moore, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $11,000 bond.
 
Shane Matthew Schmeling, 42, Maryville, was charged with driving under the influence and released without bond.
 
David Allen-Drew Via, 19, Lenoir City, was charged with solicitation sexual exploitation of a minor and indecent exposure and held on $20,000 bond.
 
Feb. 15
 
Seth Jordan Curtis, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault and released on $2,000 bond. Dispatched to a call of a domestic disturbance in the 1200 block of East 1st Avenue, Lenoir City Police Officer Jason Arden stopped a white Hyundai Elantra traveling north along Highway 321 and spoke with the driver, Curtis, who said he was at the residence to get some clothes when a woman, the complainant, came outside and was cursing at him and his girlfriend, according to the arrest report. "Mr. Curtis stated that he approached the front door where (the woman) was still verbally engaging them," Arden wrote. "Mr. Curtis stated that he kicked the door twice out of anger. ..." The woman told police that she began to fear for her safety during the altercation, according to the report. "Mr. Curtis is seen (on surveillance video) approaching the door, kicking it twice, then pounding on it with his fists while verbally engaging" the woman, Arden wrote.

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