Home   |  Staff   |  Local News   |  Area Events   |  Birthdays   |  Photos   |  Contact Us   |  Employment
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Jenkins and Freeman sentenced
Judge Ben Hooper heard a number of cases Monday in Cocke County Circuit Court, including the cases of two men who violated their probation. In October, 2011, Philip Bradley Jenkins, 23, Airport Road, Bybee, along with a co-defendant pleaded guilty to charges they burglarized 16 homes, but during the last burglary the home owner held them at gunpoint till officers arrived. At that time Jenkins said he had allowed drugs to control his life. Judge Hooper gave him a ten year sentence, ordering that one year be served in jail and that the balance be served on probation. But Monday, Jenkins was back before Judge Hooper charged with fifteen probation violations. The court talked about the relationship between drugs and home burglaries in the community. "Our problems in this county are killing us," he told the defendant. "We must give some consideration to the victims." The judge then ordered Jenkins to serve the ten year sentence. Jeremy John Freeman, 28, Mulberry Street, Newport also appeared before Judge Hooper on a four probation violation charges. The defendant said he had attended New Hope Drug Rehab in Sevier County on two occasions, but the program was not effective. Freeman said the program didn't address effective ways to deal with drug addiction except through Bible study. He told the court that the program "was like a Bible camp," and was not effective. More recently however, Freeman has been attending narcotics anonymous classes at Helen Ross McNabb Clinic, while in custody. He said that program is helpful because it "is helping me learn new techniques” for dealing with drugs. Judge Hooper ordered Freeman to serve a six year sentence but it will be served in the Cocke County Jail, so the NA classes can be continued.


Return to Today's News Stories - Front Page

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

  • Balch charged with attempted robbery
  • Grand jury indicts Hall

    Monday, August 25, 2014

  • Dog incidents in Cocke County
  • Barn destroyed by fire
  • No charges in weekend stabbing incident
  • Purkey injured in bicycle/ pickup collision
  • Arrests in Parrottsville altercation
  • Trice arrested..........again.

    Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Rhodes dies of crash injuries
  • Strand retires after 16 years on the bench
  • Overholt charges thrown out
  • Arbogast injured in tree incident
  • Gridiron scores

    Friday, August 22, 2014

  • Unemployment inches up
  • Candidates qualify for November election
  • EDC board urged to spin off Chamber

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Alleged racial slur leads to arrest
  • Arrest in theft of farm equipment
  • Jewelry missing from Walmart
  • Meth use down in Tennessee
  • Douglas Lake evacuation
  • Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration
  • Corker on Syria
  • Cosby home destroyed by fire
  •    

    Home  |  Staff  |  Photos  |  Local News  |  Contact Us  |  Employment

    © 2007 92.3 WNPC - Bristol Broadcasting Company, Inc.
    All Rights Reserved