News Herald Arrest Report

Woman jailed for pill possession

A 62-year-old Philadelphia woman is facing narcotics and drug paraphernalia charges after getting pulled over for a traffic violation Friday on Moat Sewell Road.

Stopping a vehicle because the driver, Donna Jean Carpenter, 62, Philadelphia, and a passenger, Marcia Anne Brown, 55, Loudon, were not wearing their seat belts, Loudon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chris Jenkins learned through the National Crime Information Center that Brown had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear.

While detaining Brown, Carpenter was taken out of the vehicle, and deputies saw her attempt to put a clear wrapper into her pockets, Jenkins wrote in the report.
 
The wrapper contained three numerous prescription pills, including a purple pill believed to be 5 mg oxymorphone hydrochloride, 1 1/2 green pills believed to be oxycodone hydrochloride and 1 1/2 peach pills believed to be 0.5 mg alprazolam, according to the report.
 
Deputies also found two cut straws, commonly used to consume illegal drugs, on Carpenter, Jenkins wrote, noting that officers located two more peach pills believed to be alprazolam in Carpenter's purse.
 
"Ms. Carpenter ... did not have a prescription for the pills and could not produce any prescriptions for the pills," Jenkins wrote.
 
Carpenter was charged with two counts of manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule IV substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $21,000 bond.
 
Brown was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Ohio men arrested
 
Three men from Ohio were taken to Loudon County Jail on multiple drug charges during a routine speeding stop last week on U.S. Highway 321.
LCSO Sgt. Jerramie Bowen could smell marijuana in the vehicle when the driver, Anthony Malachi Harris, 32, Cincinnati, Ohio, rolled down the window, according to the arrest report.
 
Harris told deputies that he was on the way to Ohio from Atlanta and arrived in Georgia on Saturday, April 30, while the back seat passenger, Deante Lamor Childress, 35, Hamilton, Ohio, said he got to Georgia on April 29, according to the report.
 
Harris and Childress told deputies their girlfriends had rented the vehicle they were driving, Bowen wrote.
 
"Their stories did not match up where they had been and what they were doing in Georgia," Bowen wrote.
 
A search of the vehicle unveiled 248 grams of a white powder in a bag in the back floorboard of the driver's seat. The powder tested positive for cocaine.
Harris told Bowen that he did not know about the drugs in the car, according to the report.
 
When Childress got out of the vehicle, Bowen saw an object at the front of his pants, and Childress told deputies that he had "less than a half ounce" of marijuana, according to the report.
 
During a pat down, Childress attempted to flee the scene but was taken into custody after a "short foot pursuit," Bowen wrote, noting that Childress threw out the evidence during the pursuit, and it could not be located.
 
While in pursuit of Childress, the front seat passenger, Donte Lamont Thomason, 41, Cincinnati, Ohio, took an item out of the glove compartment and threw it in the back floorboard, according to the report.
 
Childress was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance, tampering/fabricating with evidence and resisting arrest and released on $62,000 bond.
 
Harris was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and released on $40,000 bond.
 
Thomason was charged with manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule II substance and held on $40,000 bond.
 
May 2
 
Geoffrey Deangelo Herman, 26, Chattanooga, was charged with vehicular homicide driver intoxication and released on $20,000 bond.
 
Jose Antonio Huezo-Hernandez, 35, Mableton, Ga., was charged with violation of creel limit of white bass and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Jose Carlos Polanco, 43, Douglasville, Ga., was charged with violation of hunting and wildlife laws and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Thomas Russell Sanders, 35, Lenoir City, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, prohibited weapons, violation of implied consent and driving under the influence and released on $3,000 bond. Responding to a wreck on Pine Grove Providence Road, LCSO Deputy Chris Jenkins spotted a silver Nissan Sentra sitting in a ditch on the opposite side of the road, and the driver, Sanders, appeared to be sweating and was disoriented, according to the arrest report. Sanders, who displayed signs of intoxication, consented to a search. Deputies found a pair of brass knuckles in his right front pocket and a syringe in his left pocket. Jenkins also found a wrapper with two halves of a prescription medicine in Sanders' overalls, according to the report. Sanders would not comply with attempts conduct a field sobriety test.
 
May 3
 
Travass Adam Hill, 41, Lenoir City, was charged with attachment-juvenile court and released on $150 bond.
 
Ruth Lynette Johnson, 33, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault-felony and held on $7,500 bond. Dispatched to a call of a domestic dispute on Daily Avenue, LCSO Deputy Craig Brewer spoke with family members, who said Johnson was causing a disturbance at the residence. As a dispute escalated, Johnson took out a knife, stabbed a chair in the room and threatened to kill her husband, Brewer wrote in the report. "They got outside and then she had picked up a stone and was trying to break out the window out of the vehicle in the driveway," Brewer wrote. Johnson admitted that she cut the chair, according to the report.
 
Carolyn Louise Sarten, 53, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,000 bond.
 
John Henry Wallace, 36, Philadelphia, was charged with violation of bond conditions and released on $2,500 bond.
 
Ciara Shantee Winckler, 26, Loudon, was charged with court capias and violation of probation and released on $15,000 bond.
 
May 4
 
Darryl Franklyn Carter, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond. Responding to a call of a disturbance in the 1300 block of 1st Avenue, Lenoir City Police Officer Jason Arden spoke with a woman outside the residence, who told police she had been assaulted by Carter, according to the arrest report. "She stated that Mr. Carter approached her stating that she was wasting utilities and began arguing with her prior to the physical encounter," Arden wrote in the report, noting the woman had scratches, red skin and bruising on her arms. Carter did not have any injuries, and police determined he was the primary aggressor, according to the report.
 
Juan Castro Cruz, 42, Knoxville, was charged with driving without a valid driver's license and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Steven Troy Kivett, 47, New Tazewell, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license for DUI and held on $5,000 bond.
 
Chad Norris, 35, Sweetwater, was charged with failure to appear and released on $2,000 bond.
 
May 5
 
Bradley Leeondon Buscher, 31, Sweetwater, was charged with contraband in a penal institution, driving on a revoked/suspended license, simple possession/casual exchange and tampering/fabricating with evidence and released on $19,000 bond. Noticing a green Jeep Cherokee going 36 mph in a 30 zone, LCSO Deputy Kevin Dailey saw the Jeep make a "quick maneuver" into the parking lot of a credit union office to "obscure my view," according to the arrest report. "As I came around the corner the driver was jumping into the back seat as the passenger was moving laterally into the drivers seat," Dailey wrote, noting Buscher, the driver, had a revoked license. "The subject was "extremely nervous through the entire investigation," Dailey said in the report. After Buscher was detained, Bailey saw the man "digging behind his back," according to the report. After being asked multiple times on the scene and before being booked into Loudon County Jail if he had anything illegal on him, Buscher said he did not, according to the arrest report. A strip search at the jail revealed that Buscher had synthetic urine on him, Dailey wrote, adding that when he entered the holding area with another officer, three Suboxone strips were found. Two strips were unopened and the third was open and contained two unused strips, Dailey wrote.
 
Kenneth James Carter, 45, Sweetwater, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of burglary tools and two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and held on $8,500 bond. Spotting a blue Buick Century with illegal tint on Highway 11, LCSO Deputy Kevin Dailey learned that the tag of the vehicle was registered to a Mercury, according to the arrest report. Stopping the Buick at Elm Street, Dailey spoke with the driver, Nichole Fritts, and the officer also identified Carter, Donald Ruff and Tim Shope, all of whom "appeared to be anxious," according to the arrest report. Dailey also found that Johnson's license was suspended. During a search of the vehicle, deputies found a black box with 1.9 grams of marijuana, a spoon and needles under the driver's seat belonging to Carter, according to the report. Dailey located a bag containing 3.1 grams of marijuana under the front seat, a pair of duffle bags, two walkie-talkies, a camouflage mask, three crow bars, a headlight, shears, three black gloves, two camouflage gloves and a black handkerchief, according to the report.
 
Nicole Mechelle Fritts, 36, Sweetwater, was charged with driving on a revoked license, simple possession and possession of burglary tools and held on $6,500 bond.
 
Donald Clayton Ruff, 33, Sweetwater, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and possession of burglary tools and held on $4,000 bond.
 
Tim Gerald Shope, 48, Sweetwater, was charged with possession of burglary tools and simple possession/casual exchange and released on $4,500 bond.
 
Jeremy Wade Duncan, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Jerry Allen Gay, 59, Seymour, was charged with driving under the influence and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $5,500 bond.
James Tyler Gracie, 25, Loudon, was charged with domestic assault and held on $2,000 bond.
 
Cody Will Harper, 27, Madisonville, was charged with theft under $500 and theft of property and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Joel Hamilton Lynn, 29, Philadelphia, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond. Spotting a tan Mercury Sable traveling along Spring Street, LCSO Deputy Cody Fritts wrote in the arrest report that he had prior knowledge that the driver, Lynn, had a revoked license. Lynn appeared to be "very shaky and seemed nervous," Fritts wrote in the report. After Fritts asked Lynn if he had any illegal items in his possession, the man located a glass pipe used for smoking methamphetamine from the middle console of the vehicle. Deputies found two Suboxone strips in his wallet.
 
May 6
 
Jonathan Allen Brogdon, 39, Loudon, was charged with contempt of court and release on $150 bond.
 
Colby Ryan Coco, 27, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-general sessions and released on $4,000 bond.
 
Jerry James Corkern, 28, Philadelphia, was charged with domestic assault-misdemeanor and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Steven Cain McDaniel, 27, Tellico Plains, was charged with contempt of court and held on $3,690 bond.
 
April Rose Seiber, 24, Kingston, was charged with theft under $500 and criminal trespass and held on $4,000 bond. Seiber was arrested on a warrant stemming from an incident that took place April 18 at a retail store in Lenoir City. Seiber took two gallons of oil to the customer service desk without paying for items, "returned" the merchandise and received $81.55 on a gift card, according to the arrest report.
 
Joshua Derek Smith, 28, Knoxville, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
 
John Russell Stone, 19, Philadelphia, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and released on $1,000 bond. While patting down Stone for weapons in the 700 block of Spring Street, LCSO Deputy Jamie Ketner saw a clear baggy in his left pocket containing a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine. Stone was in "close proximity" to a school at the time of his arrest, Ketner wrote in the report.
 
Peggy Joan Taylor, 56, Lenoir City, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Robert Ray Thompson, 44, Lenoir City, was charged with contempt of court and failure to appear and held on $500 bond.
 
May 7
 
Kayle Hope Abercrombie, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with contempt of court and held on $1,083.61 bond.
 
Christopher Lloyd James, 29, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Timothy David Manning, 32, homeless, was charged with public intoxication and released on $2,000 bond.
 
Rachel Michelle Patterson, 38, Oliver Springs, was charged with theft of services and released on $2,000 bond. Patterson was arrested on a warrant related to an incident March 14 at a restaurant in Lenoir City. Patterson and a friend ate at the restaurant and left without paying for the food, and the bill was $12.38, according to police.
 
Ashley Nacole Plemons, 27, Sweetwater, was charged with two counts of simple possession/casual exchange and possession of drug paraphernalia and released on $6,000 bond.
 
Victor Shandale Shofner, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with violation of community corrections and held without bond.
 
Jennie Mechel Thomas, 40, Loudon, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and held on $1,000 bond.
 
Steven Jason Voiles, 40, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $1,000 bond.
 
May 8
 
Chaison R. Chambers, 21, Maryville, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Joshua Stephen Hatfield, 31, New Tazewell, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Kristen Nicole Hatfield, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with underage consumption and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Billy Jake Mason, 26, Coker Creek, was charged with failure to appear-municipal court and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Dustin Laramie Pratt, 20, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and released on $1,500 bond.
 
May 9
 
Elaina Hope Duffield, 35, Loudon, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule IV substance and held without bond.
 
Jose Efrain Gonzalez-Cruz, 24, Lenoir City, was charged with driving under the influence and held without bond.
 
Kathy Michelle Green, 47, Lenoir City, was charged with driving on a revoked/suspended license and driving under the influence and released on $3,000 bond.
 
David Michael Morgan, 34, Philadelphia, was charged with public intoxication and released on $1,000 bond.
 
Caroline Bridgett Strange, 46, Lenoir City, was charged with simple possession/casual exchange and held on $1,000 bond.

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