Woman smashes car to keep
son off road
A Lenoir City woman is facing charges for vandalism and domestic
assault after telling law enforcement that she smashed a car to keep
her son from getting behind the wheel.
Dispatched to a Hines Valley Road residence in reference to a 911
misdial, Loudon County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Pete McGinley talked
with a woman, who said that Penny Joann Rose Covington, 37,
allegedly awoken residents by beating and smashing windows out of a
“All persons statements both verbal and written stated that she
did bust out both drivers side windows along with the front and
back glass along with both headlights,” McGinley said. “Cpl.
(McGinley) located the defendant at the residence along with a
baseball bat at her side. ... She stated that her son was on
drugs and would not stop and that she vandalized the car to keep
him off the road.”
Covington was charged with aggravated domestic and felony
vandalism and released on $5,000 bond.
Men found with marijuana
Two Maryville men are facing charges for possessing marijuana
after throwing a baggy of the illegal substance out of a vehicle
prior to contact with law enforcement.
LCSO Deputy Bobby Hamilton wrote in his report that while
directing traffic following a wreck Thursday at Meadow Road West
he noticed a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for traffic
throw a plastic baggy of marijuana out of the window.
“When I and Sgt. Michael Watkins talked with the passenger of
the Bronco II a Mr. Johnny Tipton he stated to us that he did
throw the marijuana out the window because it was inside the
vehicle and that it did not belong to him either,” Hamilton
said. “Defendant appeared to be intoxicated on something and he
stated to Sgt. Watkins that he had smoked two marijuana joints
Hamilton said the marijuana weighed over 2 ounces.
Tipton, 32, of Maryville, was charged with
manufacture/sell/delivery/resale of a Schedule VI substance and
released on $7,000 bond.
Dalbert Dee Hill, 61, also of Maryville, was also arrested in
connection with the incident and was charged with manufacture,
sell, delivery and resale of a Schedule VI substance. He was
released from Loudon County Jail on $7,000 bond.
- Joshua Anthony Ward, 34, Sweetwater, was charged with
contempt of court and released on $625 bond.
- Elaine Francis Wirth, 34, Knoxville, was charged with a
Monroe County warrant and held without bond.
- Jana Michelle Woody, 31, Lenoir City, was charged with
an attachment-general sessions court, possession of drug
paraphernalia and Schedule IV drug violations and held on
$1,500 bond. Lenoir City Police Officer Jeff Anderson wrote
in his report that while at a residence attempting to serve
a warrant on Woody, officers allegedly found drug
paraphernalia in Woody’s purse. “... In her purse was four
needles and cotton pieces used as a filter. One pink pill
(Zolpidem 5mg) Schedule IV was located in her purse as
well,” Anderson said.
- Robert Brian Beason, 32, Lenoir City, was charged with
seven counts of aggravated sexual battery and released on
$7,000 bond. LCSO Deputy Kenny Palmer wrote in his report
that Beason had seven active warrants for violation of
community supervision for life.
- April Dawn Denton, 41, Lenoir City, was charged with
violation of probation for theft-first offense and violation
of probation for theft-third offense and held on $2,000
- Christopher Shane Fisher, 27, Kingston, was charged with
failure to appear on violation of probation and released on
- Angela Gwen Long, 49, Oliver Springs, was charged with
failure to appear for driving under the influence and
implied consent and released without bond.
- Jessika Lauren Massey, 28, Lenoir City, was charged with
failure to appear-suspended driver’s license and violation
of probation-driving on a suspended license and dog at large
and released on $3,000 bond.
- Travis Matthew Allen, 33, Athens, was charged with theft
under $500 and prohibited weapons and held without bond.
LCPD Officer Jason Felts wrote in his report that Allen was
observed walking out of a Lenoir City retail store “pushing
a buggy with items he did not pay for ...” “After stopping
him and patting him down, I found a pair of brass knuckles
in his front pocket,” Felts said.
- Holly Elizabeth Breeding, 40, Greenback, was charged
with driving under the influence and released on $2,500
bond. Tennessee Highway Patrol Trooper Rodney Best wrote in
his report that Breeding, who allegedly flipped her vehicle
near Morganton Road, had a strong odor of an alcoholic
beverage and bloodshot eyes. Best noted that beer was found
inside the vehicle, but Breeding denied drinking. “While
awaiting the blood to be drawn, Ms. Breeding advised me that
she had drunk one beer earlier,” Best said.
- Shelby Jessica Davis, 21, Tellico Plains, was charged
with violation of probation and simple assault and held
- Jessica Marie Graves, 26, Lenoir City, was charged with
contempt of court and failure to appear-general sessions and
held on $1,500 bond.
- Christopher Dewayne Johnson, 21, Loudon, was charged
with burglary and theft of property and held without bond.
- Jason Aaron Kee, 35, Athens, was charged with public
intoxication and released on $1,000 bond. LCSO Deputy Jamie
Pistole wrote in his report that a woman said that Kee
allegedly had been drinking all day and was being
belligerent. “After speaking with both parties it was
believed that Mr. Jason Kee would be a harm to himself or
others if released with his intoxicated condition. Mr. Kee
did admit to drinking approximately a 12 pack of beer in an
unknown amount of time prior to contact with law
enforcement,” Pistole said.
- Daniel Alex Lane, 59, Rossville, Ga., was charged with
violation of implied consent and driving under the influence
and released on $4,000 bond. Loudon Police Officer Bennie
Houser wrote in his report that a driver, Lane, had a strong
odor of an intoxicant, but the driver said that he had not
been drinking. Lane had a prior DUI charge in Georgia,
- Barry Lynn Morris, 52, Rossville, Ga., was charged with
public intoxication and released without bond. LPD Officer
Bennie Houser wrote in his report that after arresting the
driver, he noticed Morris, a passenger, had a strong odor of
an intoxicant and was unsteady on his feet.
- Quan D. Do, 39, Lenoir City, was charged with driving
under the influence and released on $1,000 bond. LCSO Sgt.
Jerramie Bowen wrote in his report that Do, a driver, had a
strong odor of alcoholic beverage and performed poorly on
field sobriety tasks. “Mr. Do stated that he had been to a
bar in Maryville (Barleys) and had drank about four to five
beers,” Bowen said, adding that an alcoholic drink was also
found in the cup holder of the vehicle.
- Stacy Leann Isbell, 45, Loudon, was charged with driving
on a revoked/suspended license and released on $1,000 bond.
- Shane Edward Snyder, 30, Loudon, was charged with
driving on a revoked/suspended license and released on
- Jody Justin Wright, 42, Lenoir City, was charged with
failure to appear and released without bond.
- Karl Albert Wunderlich, 48, homeless, was charged with
resisting arrest, public intoxication, assault, disorderly
conduct and assisting other agency and held on $8,500 bond.
- Kristina Layne Booth, 34, Knoxville, was charged with
driving on a revoked/suspended license, driving under the
influence, possession of drug paraphernalia, Schedule III
drug violations, tampering/fabricating with evidence and
violation of implied consent and held on $21,500 bond.
Dispatched to Interstate 75 and Highway 321 in reference to
a possible drunk driver, LCSO Sgt. Jerramie Bowen talked
with the driver, Booth, who allegedly had slurred speech, an
odor of an alcoholic beverage and red, watery eyes. Booth
performed poorly on field sobriety tasks. “Inside the
vehicle in plain view was a 24oz (Miller Light) beer can.
While in the back of my patrol unit Mrs. Booth was being
looked at by EMS she did put something into her mouth later
to be found was a Suboxone 8mg sublingual film,” Bowen said.
“Mrs. Booth was told to spit it out and she did swallow it.”
Law enforcement also found another Suboxone strip, several
bags of needles along with a spoon that had residue and had
been burnt for narcotic use, Bowen said.
- Orlando Ramos Chavez, 33, Lenoir City, was charged with
driving under the influence and driving on a
revoked/suspended license and released on $2,000 bond.
Stopping a vehicle for crossing the center line of Browder
Hollow Road multiple times, LCSO Cpl. Rondel M. Branam wrote
in his report that the vehicle was slow to respond to
emergency equipment. The driver, Chavez, allegedly had red,
watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an
alcoholic beverage, Branam said. Chavez performed poorly on
field sobriety tasks and was found to have a suspended
- Brian Keith Dotson, 18, Greenback, was charged with
underage driving while intoxicated and released on $1,000
bond. LCSO Deputy Brandon Burley wrote in his report that he
stopped a vehicle for speeding and jumping railroad tracks
and found the driver, Dotson, to have a strong odor of an
alcoholic beverage. Burley noted that a can of beer was in
plain view in the vehicle and Dotson admitted to drinking
multiple alcoholic beverages in addition to smoking a gram
of marijuana. Dotson performed poorly on field sobriety
tasks. “During the investigation Dustin Lynn Carver was
established as the front seat passenger of the vehicle.
Carver did have red/watery bloodshot eyes, slurred speech
and did admit to consuming multiple alcoholic beverages
prior to law enforcement contact,” Burley said.
- Dustin Lynn Carver, 18, Friendsville, was charged with
underage consumption and released on $1,000 bond.
- April Michelle Drinnon, 38, Lenoir City, was charged
with domestic assault and held without bond. Dispatched to a
possible domestic fight at a Riverview Road residence, LCSO
Cpl. Rondel M. Branam talked with a man, who said that
Drinnon allegedly began pushing another man around the
living room and had been drinking heavily while watching the
Super Bowl. “I did notice that (the man) had deep scratch
marks to both sides of his neck and when I asked him what
had happened he stated that he did it himself,” Branam said.
“I then made contact with April Drinnon who was in her
bedroom and she did have blood on the palms of her hands. I
asked April what had happened and she stated that there was
an argument but everything was fine now.”
- Gabriel Patino Garcia, 31, Loudon, was charged with
contributing to the delinquency of a minor and public
intoxication and held on $2,000 bond. Dispatched to a wreck
without injuries, LPD Officer Bennie Houser wrote in his
report that he arrested the driver, a juvenile, for underage
DUI. “Mr. Garcia was a passenger in the vehicle and was
trying to walk away from the scene of the wreck. Mr. Garcia
had a strong odor about his person and he stated he had
drank one beer,” Houser said. “Mr. Garcia is 31 years old
and the driver of the vehicle was 17 years old.”
- John Palladin Gibson, 42, Lenoir City, was charged with
violation of probation and held without bond.
- Abadir O. Hashi, 38, Minneapolis, Minn., was charged
with child endangerment out of Ohio and held without bond.
Dispatched to Interstate 75 in reference to a reckless
driver, LCSO Deputy Cody Fritts wrote in his report that the
driver, Hashi, was found to be a fugitive from justice and
had an active warrant for child neglect out of Franklin
- Chad Norris, 34, homeless, was charged with theft of
property $1,000-$10,000 and held without bond.
- Diedra Diniel Hammons, 22, Loudon, was charged with
leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and
driving on a revoked/suspended license and held on $2,500
- Joseph Jordan Seigle, 32, Friendsville, was charged with
failure to appear and held without bond.