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Friday, January 12, 2018

Jefferson County Grand Jury
A Jefferson County Grand Jury meeting earlier this week, indicted two men on Attempted Aggravated Robbery charges, in separate incidents. Timothy Waye Bales, 36, Autumn Harvest Drive, Kodak on June,8, 2017, allegedly attempted to rob James King by pulling a knife on him and then burglarizing King's vehicle. When officers attempted to arrest Bales he fled, and so he also is charged with Aggravated Assault, Burglary of a Motor Vehicle and Evading Arrest. Christopher Allen Brown, 29, Indian Cave Road, New Market, allegedly pulled a handgun and attempted to rob Tony Gregg, Greggs Lane, Newport, attempting to take the victim's property on August 31, 2017. Brown who has a previous conviction for a dangerous felony, was indicted on charges of Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. Heather Leshea Watkins, 29, Panorama Drive, Morristown, is indicted on charges of Aggravated Robbery and two counts Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Watkins in June, 2017 allegedly used a knife to rob Sebastian Lopez of money and also encouraged two minors in an act of delinquency. Joseph Scott Clouse, 24, Milldale Road, Dandridge, allegedly was involved in a number of home burglaries in Dandridge, Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains and New Market in 2017. Clouse is charged with 16 counts Aggravated Burglary, four counts Theft over $2,500, three counts Theft over $1,000, 10 counts Theft, Vandalism and three counts Unlawful Possession of a Weapon. When arrested, Clouse who is a convicted felon with a previous drug conviction, was in possession of two firearms. James Dewayne Rogers, 21, and Arita Marie Viers, 43, both of Baker Springs Road, White Pine, are charged with Incest. Rusty Wayne Davis, 27, West Highway 11E, New Market, is indicted for Theft over $60,000 and Vandalism over $60,000. The charges involve the theft of a 2012 Peterbilt truck and trailer owned by Doug Owens of Pro Resources 1, Keller, Texas on May 15, 2017. Booker Fredrick Jones, Jr., 38 of Knoxville is charged with Carrying a Weapon on School Property. He allegedly carried a firearm onto the campus of Carson Newman University in December 2017. Christopher Allen Martin, 36, Tavares, Florida is charged with two counts Aggravated Assault, Child Abuse, Child Neglect, Simple Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. In August, 2017, the defendant allegedly neglected and injured a child under the age of eight and then held a knife on Darrell and Cheyenne Brashear. Steven Andrew Morrison, 38, Christie Lane, Jefferson City is charged with causing injury to a domestic abuse victim and also injuring a child under the age of 10, in September 2017. Marlon Dean Spencer, 52, Agape Way, Dandridge, faces two counts of Rape, in August, 2017, events involving a "mentally incapacitated or physically helpless" victim. Koltan Joseph Taylor, 26, West Dumplin Valley Road, New Market, is charged with Rape of a Child under the age of 13, in June, 2016.

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    Friday, December 07, 2018

  • Shots fired at Hamblen officer
  • Jail and justice center options
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  • Alexander lauds Corker

    Thursday, December 06, 2018

  • TennCare fraud is alleged
  • Couple arrested in Evans assault
  • Judge Carter Moore hears pleas
  • King arrest
  • Pennington found competent
  • Tennessee attorneys provide more free service
  • New laws effective January 1

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  • Newport swearing-in
  • Victim remembrance
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Senate Republicans

    Monday, December 03, 2018

  • President George H.W. Bush dead at 94
  • Tennessee musicians laud President Bush
  • Republicans want to change Tennessee election rules
  • Smokies fatality

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