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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Presnell sentenced
A Newport man who earlier this year pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a fatal crash, Monday was sentenced in Cocke County Circuit Court. Jacob Presnell, 21, Myers Circle, Newport, had guilty to vehicular homicide and two counts reckless aggravated assault, stemming from a single vehicle crash in October, 2015, on Old Asheville Highway. The crash claimed the life of William Durkin, 19, Ivey Way, Dandridge, and seriously injured Presnell. Two others sustained minor injury. Judge Duane Slone imposed a four year sentence, and released Presnell on the time he has served. The balance of the term will be on supervised probation, but only after he completes a Sevier County term he is currently serving. The defendant also is to complete a drug and alcohol assessment and follow the recommendations. Asst. DA Tonya Thornton also told the court she is dismissing the charges against two defendants. Jefferson Mantooth, 47, Padgett Mill Road, Cosby, was charged with domestic assault and rape in connection with an incident in May, 2015. Thornton says she cannot find the victim in the case. Albert Eugene Pack, 71, Pack Way, Newport, charged with the sale and delivery of Oxycodone, also had his charge dismissed. The court also issued arrest warrants for two defendants, Audie R. Perkins, Jr. and Sarah Sneed, who did not show for their court hearing.

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • No school in Cocke County
  • Arrowood arrest
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine is the new rescue squad Capyain
  • Family of four die in West Tennessee home fire
  • 250K Tree Day in Tennessee

    Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Jefferson County Grand Jury
  • January 23...mark it on your calendar
  • Tennessee fire safety
  • TDOT is ready
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter open for business

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