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Friday, April 21, 2017

Hembree arrest
A man sought in connection with a 2014 fraud case has been arrested by Cocke County authorities. Warrants in the case allege that Richard Hembree, 31, Shale Road, Newport, and another man did sub-contract work for Eddie Ball Guttering, but then also, without authorization negotiated contracts on their own. Warrants in the case allege that Hembree and his co-defendant bid contracts under the pretense that they were working for Ball, when they were not. Some of the jobs reportedly were not completed, and tools were stolen from the company vehicle. Ball told officers that his loss totaled nearly $10,500. The offenses allegedly occurred throughout the Fourth Judicial District, as a result of the conspiracy. Deputy Eric Ramsey said he and other officers Wednesday went to the Hembree mobile home and observed occupants in the residence. The occupants declined however to open the door. The officers made forcible entry finding Hembree hiding in a rear bedroom. He faces charges of criminal conspiracy, theft over $10,000 and criminal impersonation in connection with the Ball fraud. Hembree also is charged with theft, in the theft of a game feeder and trail cams from the Tammy Woods property on Friendship Road in November of last year. Another occupant of the residence, William Ray McCarter, 30, Roy Road, Cosby also declined to open the door to the Hembree home on Wednesday. As a result he is charged with accessory after the fact.


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